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Hello out there,
I will be installing a set of HID's onto my CTS this weekend and would like to know if I will have to change the size of my headlight fuses to a higher amount? Basically, is it necessary to up the size of the light fuses to a higher amount size since I will be adding hid kits to my fogs and low beams?
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Short answer: no.
 

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Hello out there,
I will be installing a set of HID's onto my CTS this weekend and would like to know if I will have to change the size of my headlight fuses to a higher amount? Basically, is it necessary to up the size of the light fuses to a higher amount size since I will be adding hid kits to my fogs and low beams?
Thanks.......
HIDs draw 35W, while the regular bulbs run on 55w...
plus many here have switched to HIDs without any problems with the fuses...
Now start MODDING!!!
 

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HIDs draw 35W, while the regular bulbs run on 55w...
plus many here have switched to HIDs without any problems with the fuses...
Now start MODDING!!!
Ding! Correct, the ballast you install actually lowers the wattage output to the HIDs.
 

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Ordinarily headlights are on an automatic reset circuit breaker. If you're driving along and the headlights start blinking on and off you might have a short or the circuit is otherwise overloaded.
 

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Although the nominal power of the hids is lower than halogens, sometimes the transient power load of the hid ballasts can be high, resulting in blown out fuses. These gas discharge lamps require a lot of power to "strike" the bulb (turn it on) initially. Some of the cheaper hid ballasts out there are of questionable quality, and sometimes blown fuses is one of the side effects.
 

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Although the nominal power of the hids is lower than halogens, sometimes the transient power load of the hid ballasts can be high, resulting in blown out fuses. These gas discharge lamps require a lot of power to "strike" the bulb (turn it on) initially. Some of the cheaper hid ballasts out there are of questionable quality, and sometimes blown fuses is one of the side effects.
^ Part of the long answer. :)
 
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