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    aftermarket HID lights affecting ECM ?

    Our 2012 went into the limp/no power mode the other day, took to the dealer..was told that aftermarket HID lights effect the ECM...anybody else heard this one ?

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    I've been running aftermarket Hids on every car I've owned and never had an issue like that.

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    Re: aftermarket HID lights affecting ECM ?

    I have never heard of a problem like this from HID's. I have had HID's on my headlights and fogs for over 55,000 miles on this car and never a problem.

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    Re: aftermarket HID lights affecting ECM ?

    I think it MAY depend on the watt draw. I've heard GM has computer "problems" with some aftermarket items that draw more (much) than usual amounts. If I remember correctly a notice was issued by GM to the dealers regarding this.

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    Re: aftermarket HID lights affecting ECM ?

    I'm thinking of having HID put in my 2010, does anyone know what watt draw is to much?

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    Re: aftermarket HID lights affecting ECM ?

    Anything over 55W.
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    Re: aftermarket HID lights affecting ECM ?

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    Anything over 55W.
    So 55w HID bulbs all ok in Fogs & Hi/lo beams?? or is there a problem with the high beams?

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    Re: aftermarket HID lights affecting ECM ?

    Well, 55W in your fog lights will piss anybody you meet off, and are too bright for so low a light (also the fogs are only fused for a 35W draw). 55W in the lows will be ok, because they are a projector system and project the light optimally to keep you seeing and other people safe (not blind). 55W in the high beams is way more than sufficient, 35W HIDs are 3 times brighter than halogens, so any change is better, but aside from that, high beams aren't used when oncoming too much, so 55W could be acceptable.
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    Re: aftermarket HID lights affecting ECM ?

    Thanks for the advice, going with 35 w for fogs and low beams.

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