Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:52 pm Post subject: HID kit: Really need the Relay Harness??
I'm in the process of installing my DDM HID 6K kit...tested it out a little with installing one of the lights. DDM sent me a defective ballast, so i have to wait on a new one to come in. The one worked without the relay harness of course, and nothing seemed to be wrong, no fried wires or anything. As I have read on here that if you install the HIDs without the relay harness it will fry and ruin wires.
So do I really need to install the Relay Harness? Why would some wires fry when the HIDs use less energy than halogen bulbs?
yes, you need one. The initial burst of energy when the ballast ignites causes stock wiring to fry.
lol it takes a while to fry wiring, thats why
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alright...i do have it and have tried to install it but I cant seem to figure out how to make it work. My buddy had a Mazda3 and used the same kit without a wiring harness and had no problems...guess its just the difference of the car
Can Mazda3's have HID's installed from the factory? If yes, then they do not need the harness because the wiring is already seat up to handle the power and such needed to run HID's as were our wiring is not. If no, then he probably needs the harness and is a matter of time before the wiring is shorted or fried out.
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You should have some instructions with the harness...I'm not sure exactly what you have, so it's kind of difficult to provide instructions.
However, in short, it should ideally come with a fuse. That end gets hooked up to to a positive power source (preferably the positive stud on the fuse box). You will have a switch, and wire(s) that go to your ballasts...it's really not that hard.
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