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Old 05-19-2016, 05:17 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by rebelx View Post
I don't want to use foCCCus on my car. Would not having resistors w/HIDs create an overload load less than having resistors w/HIDs?

Essentially, if the car is still supplying X watts necessary to drive halogens to the HIDs, where does the excess go? Burn off as heat?

Isn't the point (from what I understood in limited conversation from some other folks) of resistors (besides canceling the error code) to safely handle the additional load that the HID system does not need but the car supplies regardless?
The resistors won't limit anything since they are mostly used with a relay harness kit... the resistor are just wasting power at the regular BCM output for beams (making it believe there's left are right low beam connected) you still draw power directly from the battery with the relays thus having the almost double of power per light used (35watt HID + 55 watt resistor, each beam)
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