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I just got my HIDs installed and they work great. One problem... when I flip the high beams on, the fuse blows and everything goes out. Any idea what could be causing the fuse to blow??
 

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you might have the wires crossed where they plug in the factory headlight plug on the high beam side. i dont know if thats it just a guess, when i installed mine it said make sure the pos and neg plug into the pos and neg in the factoy harness i had to use a test light to figure out witch was witch cause both wires where black. if it didnt do it before the hids its gotta be something there try unhooking them see if it still does it...
 

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What do you mean at the factory plug? I had high beams this morning, then installed the HIDs this afternoon. The HIDs work fine (I also have a switch in-line so I can turn them on/off), but when I turn the high beams on, its instant fuse blown whether I have the HIDs on or not.
 

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They wouldn't turn on if that were switched... I did that with my headlights when I first put them in... It may be a bad ballast. Use the low beam on the high beam side and see what happens.
 

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i have the dual low beam/ dual high beam conversion thats becoming ever so popular. My inside lights are low beams (HIDs) and the outsides are high beams (stock H7 bulbs). The ballasts are both good and the bulbs are both good. It doesnt have anything to do with the HIDs... its something in the wiring harness. Like I said, the high beams worked this morning
 

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You probably have some wires crossed some where along the line. Check everything again and troubleshoot by plugging a different ballast into the other side. Good luck!
 

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Negative, crossed wires wont cause a fuse to blow. Not in headlights...

Ok, you said the high beams worked this morning which is before you put in the HID's... durr... so, swap the damned ballast and see if that makes a difference.

You probably have some wires crossed some where along the line. Check everything again and troubleshoot by plugging a different ballast into the other side. Good luck!
I concur CJ
 

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what would swapping the ballasts do? I have two ballasts (one for each low beam obviously). how would switching them change anything as far as the high beams are concerned? Sorry to be negative nancy here, but i've blown 6 fuses now trying different stuff, and at over $1 each, this is gettin expensive
 

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What I mean here is, use that ballast you're using on the low beam to see if the high beam ballast is overloading power and causing it to pop...

LOL, I agree with you there. I blew about 25 fuses in my truck when I was putting my system in my truck late at night... I put the positive on the negative and kept trying to attach the ground to the power :) hahaha :)
 

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I only have HIDs on the dual low beams. The high beams are the stock H7 bulbs. I dont have high beam ballasts
 

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would putting a relay in to the low beams help this? The low beams dont seem to be affected... only the high beams cause the fuse to blow. Should I put a relay onto the stock high beams? If so, I'll need help with what specific relay pins go to what specific wires. Thanks
 

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Hmm, ok... I thought you had HID's on the high's. My mistake. Umm, so when you turn the high beam on, it blows the fuse...?

Take the ballast off the high beam and try that. If it doesn't pop the fuse anymore, then you know it has to do with something with that relay to the stock harness... Or the ballast is actually pulling all the power off...

Also, you can try leaving the low beam disconnected and turn the high beam on and see if that pops the fuse... I know this is gonna cost a pretty penny, but it's better than taking it somewhere and having them either monkey it or more or you can spend about 15-20 of your own money and learn :)

Let me know what happens!
 

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There are no ballast on the highbeams rah. he said stock H7 halogens on high and HIDs on low only. That's really weird maybe it's just because the damn stock bulbs pull more power than the HIDs but with them combined it's enough to blow the fuse. probably need an inline relay or some shit. Not sure my HIDs are for high and low and are plug and play. So all i had to do was remove the stock bulbs plug in the connectors from the ballast to the stock head light plug and bam HID's that operate like the stock bulbs only way better.

For further assiatance from people on here you may add what kind of kit you used to wire your headlights this way and got through how you installed it. I'm sure someone on here could then tell you whats up.
 

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What do you mean at the factory plug? I had high beams this morning, then installed the HIDs this afternoon. The HIDs work fine (I also have a switch in-line so I can turn them on/off), but when I turn the high beams on, its instant fuse blown whether I have the HIDs on or not.
by the factory plug i mean the one that was pluged in to the back of the stock bulbs when u started. thats where i plugged my ballast in to. i dont really understand why you put them on a switch.. but u might wanna try a relay. i dont really know.. the lite eyes 10k kit i installed on my 05 was very simple..just put the bulbs in and plugged in the ballast that was it..
 

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Negative, crossed wires wont cause a fuse to blow. Not in headlights...

ya i beleive on a stock headlight system.. but i think hids is a different story..i could be wrong though....
 

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Hey everyone thanks for the help. I think the hardest part here is getting everyone on the same page.

The system I put in is plug and play just like all of yours. The only thing I did different was put a switch in to allow me to turn the low beams on and off. From the stock wiring harness, there is a positive and negative wire going to the ballasts. All I did was interrupt that power wire with a switch, so when the switch is off, theres no power going to the HIDs (LOW BEAMS!) and when its on, the HIDs work properly. Putting the switch in did not mess up the HIDs at all... they're still plug and play, and THEY work great... its the high beams that are giving problems.

Some of the things I've already tried, all resulting in instant blown fuse: High beams on with HIDs on, High beams on with HIDs OFF.

Would it help to put a relay in the STOCK high beam side?

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Should I completely disconnect the positive wire (HID) from the main harness and require that all of it's power come from a relay, allowing the high beams to get the juice they need from the stock harness. This seems like it would work, I'm just not sure exactly what pins (30,85, 86, 87) go to what wire (SPECIFICS). Thanks again for all your help
 

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A fuse will most likely continue to blow due to a short circuit. To find the problem, use process of elimination. Remove the HID kit completely, turn on the headlights (low beam and high beam), and test the harness with a multimeter. If you get 12V, then your problem is not the wiring. Check the ballast to make sure all the connections are correct (red says +, black says -, and there are no short circuits). If you don't get 12V, then the problem is in the wiring, and you should check that.
 

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The HIDs were put in at the same time as the dual low beam conversion, so if I remove the HIDs, I'm removing my low beams. How do I test the high beams if every time I flip the switch (regardless of if the HIDs are on or not) the fuse blows?
 

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i think your problem lies in your switch you used, you were probably fine using just high and lows and probably fine, as most of us are running both sets, but i'd bet the last dollar in my pocket the switch you used isn't the correct amperage and causing for lack of better terms a bottle neck (increased resistance) and the incandescent light plus the hids are causing a huge amount of current draw thereby popping fuses if everything has been tried on your end try removing the switch and see if that makes a difference
 
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