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Old 03-27-2014, 07:33 PM
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going to be installing an HID kit for my 05 hemi... I have the hi beam kit not bixenon so its a low beam xenon and hi beam halogen. im afraid that this kit might blow a "fuse" which will take out the FCM (front control module) because that's the only "fuse" for the headlights is that module. im just afraid that something will get corroded or short out and will take it out at the FCM not a fuse because there is no fuse... is this something to worry about?
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I don't think it would. I've been running HID's on my low beams for going on a year now with nary an issue. Have them on my fogs as well. Both are working trouble free.
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hmm okay... I also have HID fogs and never had an issue. but those have a fuse, the headlights don't. so im a little hesitant and don't want something to short out and take the module out because there's no fuse for the headlights.
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I bought Spyder head lights with separate hi and low beams. Low beams are HID, hi beams are not.
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For any HID on high or low beam should have relays and 50w 6 ohm resistors (it's not expensive). The hi and low beams are definitely canbus, but fogs are not for 3rd gen.

If you don't add these your lights may flicker, but more importantly you run the risk that the HID will damage your electrical system over time since it was designed for canbus. On initial bulb warmup, the HID causes a electrical current spike that over time can damage your electrical system as it wears down contact points. Once the HID warms up it draws less current then the canbus.

Fogs shouldn't be an issue for 3rd gen since they are not canbus.
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I appreciate that information a lot... could you explain real quick what I need to do and how to hook that up? so I buy 2 relay kits or 1? each HID bulb and ballast is wired to each side... not wired together so do I need 2 relay kits or just 1? and same with resistors...
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Here are the light's I bought.

And here are the canbus/anti flicker adapters I bought. 2 relays came in 1 kit.
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thank you... will that protect my Front Control Module? that computer Warning Canceller & Anti Flicker kit?
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okay... thanks! will that kit basically act like a fuse and blow before reaching the module? is that the point of it?
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