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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys. I finally got my APEXCONE 5000K 50watt HID kit installed, looks great, pics coming soon, maybe tonight. Any way. I've had the it knstalled since Saturday and have gone through 2 sets of fuses. I'm 100% positive that all connections are intact and that there is no bare metal/wire showing. I contacted the RPM store and they recommended that I go up to a 15amp fuse and see if this solves the problem, otherwise they recommend to purchase a complete wiring harness that they have in stock. Now, stock fuses are 10 amps, 1 fuse per headlamp. theRPMstore also said that the ballasts draw 6 amps of power when turned on, so a 10 amp fuse should be okay, rigfht? I don't want to fry my ballasts or bulbs. What do you guys think I should do? Thanks. Also thanks to those of you who helped me during the install.
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Hey guys. I finally got my APEXCONE 5000K 50watt HID kit installed, looks great, pics coming soon, maybe tonight. Any way. I've had the it knstalled since Saturday and have gone through 2 sets of fuses. I'm 100% positive that all connections are intact and that there is no bare metal/wire showing. I contacted the RPM store and they recommended that I go up to a 15amp fuse and see if this solves the problem, otherwise they recommend to purchase a complete wiring harness that they have in stock. Now, stock fuses are 10 amps, 1 fuse per headlamp. theRPMstore also said that the ballasts draw 6 amps of power when turned on, so a 10 amp fuse should be okay, rigfht? I don't want to fry my ballasts or bulbs. What do you guys think I should do? Thanks. Also thanks to those of you who helped me during the install.[/b]

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What DJ said...I haven't gotten mine yet cuz I screwed up when I ordered my kit...And I rarely drive at night so I'm not in too much of a hurry, but in the next month or 2 I will be switching it...Definitely before Daylight savings ends....But you should def get the harness...From what I heard it's pretty simple to install and takes maybe an hour or so.
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I wanna say due to the wattage but I wouldn't be sure i've heard more problems with 50w than 35w versions so it's a toss up.

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Here are some pics of my 55watt 5000K hids
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