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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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This one local dealership by me said two mazda6s have ruined had hid systems melt the whole lighting of the car because they don't work good on our cars. I just want to clarify any info on this because i was really hoping to purchase hids for my car. Has anyone heard anyting about this they said it gets to hot for the car to handle, any info anyone knows would help out?
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you sure they were real HID's or did they really mean the look-alike bulbs, which can have a higher wattage, and yes, can melt the harness


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most likely he was talking about the hid look-alike holagen bulbs that are about 100 watts , they will melt your harness after a while

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thats what i figured, not a single person that i know of on this forum has had a complaint or problem with a true HID system, other than bulbs rattling over bumps, or where to mount ballasts


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I had the silver part of the housing burn around the foglight hole. Just a little "1/8 burn mark. I think it was a factory defect. My dealership replaced the housing but in the end blamed it on my HID's. I asked them how my HID's caused the burn way over there and how come it wasn't on both sides? They kinda just gave up.

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i don't know why people have problems mounting the ballasts... just mount it on the under side of the actual headlight.... that way its all one piece... that's where I put mine.


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i don't know why people have problems mounting the ballasts... just mount it on the under side of the actual headlight.... that way its all one piece... that's where I put mine.
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Not all ballasts are the same size... and the wiring for each kit varies.


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i don't know why people have problems mounting the ballasts... just mount it on the under side of the actual headlight.... that way its all one piece... that's where I put mine.
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Same here! It's very convenient.

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Everyone's right. It's probably some high watt "ricer" bulbs that was stuck in the headlight. HIDs if I remember correctly actually burn a bit cooler then traditional halogens. But if you put a high watt colored bulb in there, it's definitely going to melt. Common problem with those bulbs.

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if this was ture... u think they would put it in the mazdaspeed 6?
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Same here! It's very convenient.

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Everyone's right. It's probably some high watt "ricer" bulbs that was stuck in the headlight. HIDs if I remember correctly actually burn a bit cooler then traditional halogens. But if you put a high watt colored bulb in there, it's definitely going to melt. Common problem with those bulbs.
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Well that is partially true. It does "burn cooler" while running, but it can actually "burn hotter" than halogens during the 3-5 second intial warmup. Thus, that is how harnesses can be melted by HIDs. Thus, an upgraded wire harness is still recommended for aftermarkey HIDs.


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