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Old 12-16-2006
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Relay for headlights?

Is there some type of relay or fuse of some sort for our trucks for the low beams? I'm trying to hook up my HID's, but I can't for some reason. So I may be thinking that a relay is umped up or a fuse is blown. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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No relays. For 2001, each low beam has an individual fuse (38 & 42, distribution box) and the high beams are on a common fuse (33, dash box).

The main fuse upstream of the headlight switch that feeds both highs and both lows is 24 in the distribution box.
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My fuse blew when I put in my HID's, they woudln't work and that was the first place I looked. Blew the CRAP out of my 10 amp fuse. I put 20's in it and never looked back.

It is under the hood right in the middle towards the drivers side. There is one just to the right of it also, the one towards the d side is the d side headlight, the other one is the pass side.

If you need help again, call me, I'll take pics of mine and see if I can help ya out. I'm going offroading, but just hit me up.
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My fuse blew when I put in my HID's, they woudln't work and that was the first place I looked. Blew the CRAP out of my 10 amp fuse. I put 20's in it and never looked back.
In almost all cases, the rated fuse capacity is chosen to protect the existing wiring and connectors which have been sized to handle the anticipated current safely.

If the fuse melts because of an increased current load, upping the fuse size is NOT a legitimate fix. Instead, a relay should be used to control a new headlight circuit that is properly wired and fused.
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In almost all cases, the rated fuse capacity is chosen to protect the existing wiring and connectors which have been sized to handle the anticipated current safely.

If the fuse melts because of an increased current load, upping the fuse size is NOT a legitimate fix. Instead, a relay should be used to control a new headlight circuit that is properly wired and fused.
Very true. I only had a problem with the left headlight, it was because of power surge when they turn on. After they turn on, they barely use any power, it is just that 1 little burst (about 3 seconds) that I have to have the higher amp fuse.

It's a strange way that HID's work.
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when i got my plug and play lights..they sent a 30 amp that i threw in there..havent blown it yet..
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