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I had a problem with my aftermarket Kensun HID kit. It was occasionally not firing a headlight up and, during a very cold spell, I had a lot of flickering issues. It made sense that these issues were caused by not enough power getting to the ballasts. Therefore, I decided to install a relay harness. I picked one up that also had the inline resistors to ensure I didn't get a headlight out warning.

After I installed the harness, all fired up and worked very well. However, after I drove the car for about an hour or so, I lost my power steering. When I brought the car into the shop, they discovered that the fuse to the 12v battery post in the engine compartment was blown. That's where I put connected the 12v+ harness wire to as that's the logical place to get the most direct 12v source. The shop can put in a new fuse (relatively expensive part and labor for a fuse!) but I'm obviously not too keen to reconnect the relay harness up the same way.

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I connected my relay to the far end (supply side) of the fuse post, so the power does not flow through the existing fuse (assuming you used the small black box at the top of the the driver side firewall to pull power). Your relay should have its own fuse, so you do not have to tap the main fuse. If something goes bad, it is a lot easier to replace your relays fuse
 

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Thanks telveer for the tip. Makes total sense. I'll try reconnecting the relay wire to the supply side.
 
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