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Old 01-04-2011, 10:53 AM
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Default HID question about fog lights 9145

Friday morning I ordered a HID kit off ebay one of the $30 kits 35 watt 5000k. I know this isn't top of the line HID of anything so please no comments about sending these back and getting more expensive ones; I'm only 17 and just need extra light on back roads. Monday they came in and I NEVER realized how yellow my stock lights looked. I was iffy on buying them because I thought my lights were already pretty white.

But the question I have is if a relay would help any on flickering? The first time I turned them on was this morning and after a 15 minute drive to school I got out of the truck and looked at the difference. I noticed a slight flickering (My friend said he couldnt even tell) but would a relay help with this or do they need more time to be broke in? Thanks guys & gals with the help.

Also I was looking at buying them for my headlights if I get the flickering fixed for the fogs but I dont wanna be blinding cars sitting 14" taller than stock height. Any body have issues with getting pulled over for headlights being to bright with HID's? I love the pure white with a bluish tint.

These pictures are with only the fog lights and running lights on..




and pics of before and after the lifts

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Old 01-11-2011, 04:46 PM
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Dang NO response to this in a week? I got a bigger response within about an hour on a CHEVY S10 forum (www.s10forum.com) asking about HID lights for my RANGER than on here... haha I understand the relay question may be a noobish question but I was just looking for any personal experiences or stories if it worked or didn't work? Or if anyone has had trouble getting pulled over or blinded oncoming traffic? I'd rather have somebody say "no problems" than not getting a response. I'm not trying to sound like I'm fussing or mad just a bit confused? lol

But anyways, Monday I ordered the hi/low kit & it said it'l be here Thursday if anyone wants me to upload before and after pics I will just let me know? or low beam vs high beam pics just let me know.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: HID question about fog lights 9145

Threads slip through sometimes. It happens, just because some chevy S-10 forum answers doenst mean FRF is in any ways a lesser forum.

Now about your headlights, first off your HIDs arent the best quality. Check your fuses, lines and wires. I have a buddy who was pulled over for his lights. His F150 is lifted and his HIDs are bright. really bright. Put them on a toggle switch, it already should be though. that way, you can turn them off when behind someone. You wont need that much light at all.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: HID question about fog lights 9145

Yeah you need a relay. My HID was doing the samething. When i turned my truck on they would start to flicker sometimes. And when i bought the Relay if fixed the problem. So you need a relay. Also i have HIDs 8k in my Headlights and i have green HIDs in my fogs and i have a relay to those also.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: HID question about fog lights 9145

Thanks for the help guys, And do you happen to know at night if I'm allowed to run just the fog lights and running lights (headlights off)? It's in Florida if that matters. Earlier I quickly tried googling that but couldnt find anything so I'm about to look further into that. I don't know if either of you know the answer to that off the top of your head?
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:31 PM
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Okay from what I read it seems that in every state it is Illegal to drive at night without the headlights on. With HID fog lights being so bright do you guys think cops would notice the headlights off? I would only do think when I'm really close to other cars or situations like that.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: HID question about fog lights 9145

Well you SHOULDN'T need a relay. The existing 9145 lamps are 45 watts each. You're using less power now than you were before and the stock wiring can handle up to 65 watts each without a problem. In fact, the stock wiring already has a relay on it in the power distro box. I would look at your wiring connections first to make sure they are clean, tight, and sealed before you go hacking in a relay.

As far as legality, it depends on how the laws are written in your state, but they are probably written in such a way to make it illegal. So I wouldn't do that. Yes the police will notice and they will not be at all amused or impressed.

Regarding the height of your stock headlights, that is a very legit concern. You will definately need to aim the lights down a bit after changing them to HID's. The adjustment screws are behind the headlight assemblies.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for all the information about the wiring. I did not know any of that thank you.

My HID headlights should be here tomorrow. If I put in the right side HID bulb and left the left Halogen bulb in then pulled up to a wall if I matched the right beam with the left beam would this work or will the cut off line need to be lowered even further do you think?
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:50 PM
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Well, you might need to lower it more than the stock one due to how much more light is scattered out of the main focus of the beam. You'll have to play it by ear.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: HID question about fog lights 9145

Yeah check your wire connections like said above. But i am pretty sure your going to need a relay. I didnt have a relay when i first got my HID and they did the same thing flicker but when i got the relay if fixed that problem.

And i heard the relay is better for your HIDS
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STOCK low


HID low


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