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Old 11-12-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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HID Aftermarket Kit: Relay Harness Necessary?

Hey Guys,

Got a quick question for those of you who have installed HID Aftermarket kits. Did you need to install the relay harness for your kit to work properly?

I purchased mine from Vision Bulbs and the tuning shop near my house said that the relay harness was not necessary for installation.

Can you guys tell me what you used to set up your HID aftermarket?

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Old 11-12-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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No sir - at least not for our ProLumen kits, they're direct plug and play. I'm not sure about Vision's kit though.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:53 PM   #3
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No sir - at least not for our ProLumen kits, they're direct plug and play. I'm not sure about Vision's kit though.
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Thanks... Anyone else who has purchased an HID kit from Vision Bulbs have any input?
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:05 PM   #4
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ive read (can't member where) that the relay harness is set up to power the hids from the battery instead of from your stock wiring..its suppose to take the wear and tear off of your stock wiring...dont know if its true or not..
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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ive read (can't member where) that the relay harness is set up to power the hids from the battery instead of from your stock wiring..its suppose to take the wear and tear off of your stock wiring...dont know if its true or not..
True, an HID kit runs at 35W AFTER startup, at startup it takes 2-3x the amount of power. So older cars especially or cars prone to wiring failure should have a relay. Having is like an insurance, kind of like a turbo timer for high HP FI cars, may not need it always but nice to have just in case.
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