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Fuse blown?

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So last time I disconnected my battery and then tried to reconnect it and turned on my lights I heard a rather audible click noise and my headlights won't turn on.
I think the fuses are blown or something, since everything else works fine.
How do I replace em? How do I prevent them from blowing again when I put in new once?

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Have you checked the fuse box?


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How do I tell if a fuse is good or if it is busted?

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The fuse has a small metal connector that will be clearly visible if you hold the fuse up to the light. If the metal is a single piece, you're good. If it's not connected, it's blown.


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That's good to know!
But how for I prevent the new fuse from busting right away?

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Well, did you do anything while you had the battery disconnected? If you didn't touch anything electrical, it should all be working fine once you replace the switch.

If you worked on something involving the lights, then it will blow again if something is wired incorrectly or not grounded properly.

That POP noise that you heard is almost certainly a fuse blowing.

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Well here is the whole story
I was working on taking out my cold air intake and after everything is done I turned my car back on and my left low beam, on which I installed HIDs about a month ago, wouldn't turn on, the right onever worked fine.
I assumed I bumped the wiring and it had come undone so I tried playing with it for about 15 mins without success, so I tried switching the right Low Beams fuse with the right one thinking the left fuse is busted, then I heard the popping noise and now I am here.
Any idea what could have caused the right fuse, which was in the left low beam spot jb the fuse box, to bust?
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Sounds like you've got some frayed wires or something. The pop was the fuse blowing once it connected to the left circuit.

Check your HID ballast and make sure no wires are exposed. Make sure the ballast itself doesn't have any holes or open seams in it.

Check for exposed/frayed wires. Check for ground cables that aren't properly attached. Things like that.

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It wasn't the HID ballast, I tried the one from the left side on the right side and it worked fine!
So it has something to do with the left headlights

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Seems like the only thing wrong was both the fuses!
They both blew and I replaced email abduct now it works fine with regular bulbs!'

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