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Hi people im new at this forum but I need help with my sportge, I recently bought and install a hid kit 881 35 watts on my fog lights. First of all when the guy finish instaling the lights, they didnt started, they only flash onece and never again, the technician said that it was a voltage problems so he installed a direct line from the battery. After a couple of months using the HID, they melted the fog lights, I would like to know if somebody knows why that happened and what should I do in this case, also,what is the correct way to install it and what do I need to do it...recently I ordered a pair of warning cancellers and it still doenst work
In the other hand, I would like to intall HID on the hi beam but im afraid that the HID will melt the headlights too.

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Frank
 

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I haven't had any problems with my HID fog lights, mine were installed by a trusted automotive electronics specialist. From what I remember him telling me, the ballasts needed to be run from the battery with a relay (apparently there isn't enough voltage from the factory fog light wiring harness to power the ballasts). The way he installed them, the indicator light in the instrument cluster does not light up when when the lights are activated, but the fog lights will turn of when locked via the key fob.

Did the bulbs melt or did the housing melt? I haven't encountered any melting, although I rarely use my HID fog lights. My HID low beams are fine.

You don't need HID high beams.
 

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hi fncbtt,

I have 3 HID's kit installed on my sportage. the installation procedure we used for the foglights was a direct line via a relay harness connected to the battery. I have around a year and a half of use out of all 3 kits and I don't have a single problem yet. If you need any help let me know. I'm also from Dominican republic and live in Santo Domingo.

The foglights on our sportages are rated at 27 watts so no bulb over that wattage will turn on hence the need of a direct line out of the battery. I used a hi/low harness out of a h4 hi/low installation. (I only took one side of the wiring), but since it has relay and some sort of controller I've never had a problem with mine.

Hope this helps.
 

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I had the same problem when i installed hid's in my fogs 2 years ago... it is said that certain brand hid kits make more heat than others and thats whats caused the melting of my fog housings, therefore i just installed an led bulb in the fogs instead, not much light but good for show, and i kept hid's in my low and high bems...
 
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