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Old 12-04-2004, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The low beam has a total of four fuses associated with it: 11,12,24,25
11 and 12 are the 7.5 A and 24,25 are the 5A.
After installing the Mccollouch HID kit, should I replaced the all the fuses with a 15A or just 11 and 12, and replace 24 and 25 with a 10A? Or should I just replaced only fuse 11 and 12?


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What you need to consider is the size of the wires and the amperage they are carrying. Run too much current through too small a wire with too large a fuse and you risk melting the insulation and starting a fire. here is a site that give wire size vs amps info. http://www.batterieswholesale.com/ba...wire_gauge.htm
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what are these pics of??bumping up the fuses by 1 size shouldn't hurt! but don't go up too much
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HIDs run at a lower wattage and amperage than halogens, except at startup, and especially cold starts. Replace the main low beam fuses.
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