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Old 04-22-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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HID fogs keep popping fuses?

I've got a set of DDM 35watt xenon bulbs for my fog lights to rally brighten up my dark country back-roads, but for some reason they keep blowing fuses. I even tried a 40 amp fuse in its place and it still blows it. I've got the thing running on a harness directly from my battery, so I don't quite know what the issues is.

Also, while we're here and because I don't want to start another thread and clog the forum, my car gives off warning lights for the entire right side (brake and headlight), and sometimes my passenger side brake light and headlight don't come on, and the right turn signal flicks at about twice the speed of the left one. Any idea what's up with that?

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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DDM ballasts are of poor quality. I had one set melt my fuse in the wiring harness...

HIDs and e46 fog lights are not meant to be.
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Try to put halogen bulbs back & see it it still blows the fuse.

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