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Unread 11-19-2015, 05:32 PM   #1
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Installed HID lights on my 98 Cherokee need help

my old headlight went bad so I decided on getting a HID conversion kit, the kit came ready to hook up to the old plugs.

I plugged everything in and it started humming under the steering wheel (resistor) so I unplugged the resistor and they worked for a while now my left turn signal wont work, my dome light won't come on when I open the door, and the lights seem very dim?

Any idea on how I could fix this? does the pull out headlight switch have a certain amount it came handle?

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Unread 11-19-2015, 05:41 PM   #2
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If you didn't add a relay harness you may have fried some stuff
The switch is finicky and the whole system has an amount it can handle: not enough.
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Unread 11-19-2015, 05:47 PM   #3
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If you didn't add a relay harness you may have fried some stuff
The switch is finicky and the whole system has an amount it can handle: not enough.
Alright, I did blow a fuse.. I haven't messed with it since.. any good diagrams on building a relay?
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Unread 11-19-2015, 06:41 PM   #4
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Alright, I did blow a fuse.. I haven't messed with it since.. any good diagrams on building a relay?
They have a couple of decent pre-built relay harness' on ebay. I picked one up the other day for around $30 with set of HID's. Have not installed it yet, but it looks to be good quality plus plug and play.
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Unread 11-20-2015, 05:34 PM   #5
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You didnt get wiring and HIDs for $30
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