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Old 10-19-2012, 05:43 AM   #271
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How difficult is it to install HIDs in the fogs. I have yet to check it out on my own as I have a busy schedule. Anyone do a write up?
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And no, the fog lights are easy to do. You can do the driver's side from the access under the headlight, but you do need to get under the car or access the fender well for the passenger side.
Personally I'd recommend that if you are going to get under the car for the passenger side that you may as well do the drivers side from down there as well. It's easier to mount the ballasts and mess with wiring that way.

It's straight forward plug-n-play (no relay is required) so there really isn't anything more to it than removing the stock lights and putting in the HID's.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:40 AM   #272
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Personally I'd recommend that if you are going to get under the car for the passenger side that you may as well do the drivers side from down there as well. It's easier to mount the ballasts and mess with wiring that way.

It's straight forward plug-n-play (no relay is required) so there really isn't anything more to it than removing the stock lights and putting in the HID's.
Seems easy enough. Hard part for me is finding time to do this..

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I just don't like the relays because of the extra wiring "mess."

That and if you tapped power from the driver side headlight wouldn't it show a pass. side error when using a relay kit?
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I just don't like the relays because of the extra wiring "mess."

That and if you tapped power from the driver side headlight wouldn't it show a pass. side error when using a relay kit?
Fair enough on the extra wiring, though I've got mine pretty nicely tucked in.

The relay does not tap into either headlight harness. Only the resistors, which then connect to the headlight harnesses.

Here is the install diagram again for those new to the thread:

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I just don't like the relays because of the extra wiring "mess."

That and if you tapped power from the driver side headlight wouldn't it show a pass. side error when using a relay kit?
I routed the wire in the front of the hood, along with the latch wire... Everything else is tucked either in the wheel well, or on the bottom side of the headlight assembly, pretty easy to do and not a mess, just takes a little time to organize.

As far as the relay/power issue... I should probably give it a simpler approach...

Think of each headlight as a lever that activates something.
In normal use, you throw the lever, it switches on a light attached to your battery.
With this relay setup, you throw the switch activate another switch that turns on a light attached to a different battery. The first light bulb that normally comes on... well it's been replaced with an iron ball....
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is this going to be around the same type of installation for the new 2013 FUSION HYBRID?

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Finally got around to making a video for how I did my HID's. Excuse any mis-sayings and the like as it was spur of the moment.

I have some details in the video description. Feel free to ask questions.

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Do you know about what I would need 4 a 2013 FUSION hybrid ?

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Do you know about what I would need 4 a 2013 FUSION hybrid ?

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The same equipment that you need for the Focus.

Might have a different bulb size and the routing of wiring will be different.

Can't comment on anything more specific as I don't have a 2013 Fusion.
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so getting a relay for the h11 bulb and the resistor as in the first post the wiring up the resistor to the bulb connector....would i need to purchase two resistors? or just the resistor kit in the first post?
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