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I was looking into the Pilot kit, but I was wondering why some places offer a "Battery relay kit". I thought they were supposed to just be plug and play. This is the kit I was looking at, but if you look on the site they sell the relay kit. The only thing I can think of, is the kit might be for if you want to put HIDS one something that doesnt have any lights at all (golf cart, 4 wheeler.. etc), then you just run a trigger switch to the relay and the ground and power comes from battery.

9007 Kit: http://www.pilothid.com/9007bixenon.html
Relay Kit: http://www.pilothid.com/relaywirekit.html

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i dont have a relay on mines, and i have them in my fog lights too. i dont know what you would need a relay for. looking at the pic in the link, it looks like everything is there that you need
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Yeah, I actually had the wrong link posted for the 9007 kit, but changed it. I had the hi/low kit on there, and I ment to put the Bi Xenon kit on there, which has everything to. I think that relay is just for what I said.
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mine came with a pretty nice harness
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Was wondering if I bought these for my 04 if I would have to change out the headlight housing or could I just put them in and they work correctly.
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Joe.....

if the kit is for for a 9007....your good to go.



Alrighty.....some HID kits don't attached to existing wiring....they are a seperate system. They don't draw any power from the stock harness....they get their power from the battery.....and use the stock plugs to tell the balast to turn on. That's what i understand.

Most all the kits out there, are plug and play. They draw power from the old lamp sockets. Old socket to Balast, Balaast to bulb. just like that....no external wiring needed.
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The reason for a relay is to take the current load off the headlight switch in the trk. If the headlamps draw more cuttent than the trk switch is rated at it will over time burn the switch and wiring.

If they supply a wiring harness with a relay I would use it. They did it that way for a reason.
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The reason for a relay is to take the current load off the headlight switch in the trk. If the headlamps draw more cuttent than the trk switch is rated at it will over time burn the switch and wiring.

If they supply a wiring harness with a relay I would use it. They did it that way for a reason.
But they don't, it's sold sepratley. It says this in the 9007 kit "You do not need to purchase additional supplements. We will provide you with everything you need for a successful installation." Also, it shouldent draw more because HIDS are supposed to draw less arent they?
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yeah but that initial spark when they come on draws a good bit... mine has wires that run to the battery and grounds, and uses the driver side socket as the switch, I don't see a relay anywhereo am I safe???
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LOL, its getting rather confusing.
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