HID fog lamps

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by davidlmc, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. davidlmc

    davidlmc New Member

    I am going to be purchasing the HID kit for my fogs on 07 Silvy.....do I need a relay like you do for the headlights ? If I don't need it I won't get it.:happy:
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I personally wouldn't do HIDs without a relay.

    I've known and met a number of people whose dead ballasts took out other truck components at the time of ballast death. (One lost his truck's computer because of it.) There are even posts on this site by individuals who have had electrical problems after the death of a ballast

    Thus, I see use of relays as VERY inexpensive insurance and would do it even if an installer said I didn't need to. The costs of fixing the damage that -might- occur if there's a ballast problem more than covers the cost of the relays ... and you gain peace of mind.
  3. davidlmc

    davidlmc New Member

    Thanks....that is great to know. I didn't know that a dead ballast would do damage to other components as well. Relay it is.
  4. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I agree with surreal. My hid kit for my fogs and low beams came with relays so I didn't have to bother purchasing them

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