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For those of you that have upgraded to HIDs, where did you pull power for the ballasts? Is there power up front somewhere to tap into, or did you have to run a power line from the battery?

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Its wise to take time in the beginning of modifications, to run an auxillary 8 gauge fused wire from the battery up front to an auxillary fuse block so you can easily add things like lights, whips, hids, all sorts of relay assisted accessories!! Here is an example.....
ST Blade Fuse Block - 12 Circuits with Cover - Blue Sea Systems
 

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Its wise to take time in the beginning of modifications, to run an auxillary 8 gauge fused wire from the battery up front to an auxillary fuse block so you can easily add things like lights, whips, hids, all sorts of relay assisted accessories!! Here is an example.....
ST Blade Fuse Block - 12 Circuits with Cover - Blue Sea Systems
That's what I was planning on....just wanted to make sure there wasnt something already there. Not looking forward to gutting this thing again! :)
 

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That's what I was planning on....just wanted to make sure there wasnt something already there. Not looking forward to gutting this thing again! :)
You know secretly deep down you love it and want to do it again :) LOL Have fun. It will be done right and you will enjoy being able to expand!!
 

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You know secretly deep down you love it and want to do it again :) LOL Have fun. It will be done right and you will enjoy being able to expand!!
guilty, lol!
 

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I could tell.... Most of us are.. lol

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For those of you that have upgraded to HIDs, where did you pull power for the ballasts? Is there power up front somewhere to tap into, or did you have to run a power line from the battery?

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If you're talking about factory headlight replacements, you're supposed to plug the ballasts into the factory light harness for power.
 

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ya when I ran the factory location headlights with aftermarket hid's I just plugged them right into the factory harness,
 

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What hids did you get Benzo?
 

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If you're talking about factory headlight replacements, you're supposed to plug the ballasts into the factory light harness for power.
Yep, but when you have the harness with the relays, there's a plug for the factory harness, then a lead that runs to the positive terminal on the battery. The kit on my first Rhino just used the stock plugs, but my second one, and with this kit, there's the 12v lead as well.
 
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What hids did you get Benzo?
I ordered the xentec from ebay 30-35 bucks shipped complete kit lifetime warranty, I removed mine cuz every time i started the maverick it would switch the lights on and off to go to day time start, brp needs to fix the ignition to be day time ignition spot first then turn all the way is night time and lights come on , lol

I just use the 40 led bar now ,

the maverick uses (4) -9005- 55watt bulbs for the head lights , so both bulbs are a Hi beam u can call it , normal lights are 35watt.

when u search ebay just type in 9005 hid kit 6000k is best or less, they come with all wires and harnesses to plug and play ! u can get the hid kit in 35 or 55 watt , 55watt cost lil more - also the 35watt hid kit is brighter then the stock 55watt, so 35 is all u need plus u save sum power on the battery

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HID-XENON-KIT-H7-H1-H3-H4-H11-HB4-9004-9007-6000K-8000K-5000k-9003-9005-9006-880-/290976928619?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43bf93936b&vxp=mtr
 

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yes ddm tuning is another good spot there on ebay to I think
 

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Yep, but when you have the harness with the relays, there's a plug for the factory harness, then a lead that runs to the positive terminal on the battery. The kit on my first Rhino just used the stock plugs, but my second one, and with this kit, there's the 12v lead as well.
Sounds like you bought the wrong kit. Don't waste time with that junk. Buy the plug and play kit on ebay from a reputable (high feedback) vendor and you'll be fine. There's no need for another voltage feed. If existing cabling is good enough for higher draw factory halogen lights it's more than adequate for the HID ballasts.


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Sounds like you bought the wrong kit. Don't waste time with that junk. Buy the plug and play kit on ebay from a reputable (high feedback) vendor and you'll be fine. There's no need for another voltage feed. If existing cabling is good enough for higher draw factory halogen lights it's more than adequate for the HID ballasts.


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its a good kit....this setup uses the factory plugs to activate the relays and power comes directly from the batt. Not a bad setup really. However, I installed a power distribution block up front for some other stuff so it was an easy install. However, if I was to do it again, I'd go your way...lol. And to top it off, UTV Inc made me a deal on these that was waaaay to good to refuse.
 

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Seems strange that power is right there in the plug yet you have to provide auxiliary power. Either way having a power distribution block up front is always handy!


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