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Old 14 Jan 2007, 04:28 pm
klabu
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Default Damage other than blown fuse ?

hi
I'm replacing the headlight

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6449/wiresas6.jpg
This wire pair (Balck & Red) (connector removed) powers the HID unit
(Inverter)
pictured here:
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7277/w9027zj2.jpg

I test-plugged to the HID unit.

Unknowingly the wires were in REVERSE position, so HID didn't come on
and the fuse (15A) was blown.

Have I done any damage to the car, wires or HID ?

thanks
2004 TSX


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Old 14 Jan 2007, 07:27 pm
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klabu wrote:
> hi
> I'm replacing the headlight
>
> http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6449/wiresas6.jpg
> This wire pair (Balck & Red) (connector removed) powers the HID unit
> (Inverter)
> pictured here:
> http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7277/w9027zj2.jpg
>
> I test-plugged to the HID unit.
>
> Unknowingly the wires were in REVERSE position, so HID didn't come on
> and the fuse (15A) was blown.
>
> Have I done any damage to the car, wires or HID ?
>
> thanks
> 2004 TSX

===================================

The HID may be TOASTED, since it's (probably) a transistorized module.
You need to own a basic digital multimeter ($25), and practice using it
on all kinds of things, to learn its functions (like polarity).

'Curly'
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Old 14 Jan 2007, 07:56 pm
klara
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Default Re: Damage other than blown fuse ?


motsco_ wrote:
>
> The HID may be TOASTED, since it's (probably) a transistorized module.
> You need to own a basic digital multimeter ($25), and practice using it
> on all kinds of things, to learn its functions (like polarity).
>
> 'Curly'


Actually the HID comes back on after I corrected it

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Old 14 Jan 2007, 10:53 pm
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"motsco_" <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in message
news:12qllrksop9mvf7@corp.supernews.com...
> klabu wrote:
>> hi
>> I'm replacing the headlight
>>
>> http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6449/wiresas6.jpg
>> This wire pair (Balck & Red) (connector removed) powers the HID unit
>> (Inverter)
>> pictured here:
>> http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7277/w9027zj2.jpg
>>
>> I test-plugged to the HID unit.
>>
>> Unknowingly the wires were in REVERSE position, so HID didn't come on
>> and the fuse (15A) was blown.
>>
>> Have I done any damage to the car, wires or HID ?
>>
>> thanks
>> 2004 TSX

> ===================================
>
> The HID may be TOASTED, since it's (probably) a transistorized module. You
> need to own a basic digital multimeter ($25), and practice using it on all
> kinds of things, to learn its functions (like polarity).
>
> 'Curly'


Fortunately, most DC electronics that uses external power usually has some
sort of input protection... series blocking diode, shunt clamp diode, or a
bridge input configuration. Apparently this has the shunt diode at least.

Mike


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Old 15 Jan 2007, 11:31 am
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"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
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> "motsco_" <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in message
> news:12qllrksop9mvf7@corp.supernews.com...
>> klabu wrote:
>>> hi
>>> I'm replacing the headlight
>>>
>>> http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6449/wiresas6.jpg
>>> This wire pair (Balck & Red) (connector removed) powers the HID unit
>>> (Inverter)
>>> pictured here:
>>> http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7277/w9027zj2.jpg
>>>
>>> I test-plugged to the HID unit.
>>>
>>> Unknowingly the wires were in REVERSE position, so HID didn't come
>>> on and the fuse (15A) was blown.
>>>
>>> Have I done any damage to the car, wires or HID ?
>>>
>>> thanks
>>> 2004 TSX

>> ===================================
>>
>> The HID may be TOASTED, since it's (probably) a transistorized
>> module. You need to own a basic digital multimeter ($25), and
>> practice using it on all kinds of things, to learn its functions
>> (like polarity).
>>
>> 'Curly'

>
> Fortunately, most DC electronics that uses external power usually has
> some sort of input protection... series blocking diode, shunt clamp
> diode, or a bridge input configuration. Apparently this has the shunt
> diode at least.
>
> Mike
>
>
>



You guys may not know this, but the OP has also independently posted this
same question to rec.autos.tech (naughty!), and has received some replies
there.


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Old 15 Jan 2007, 11:42 am
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Default Re: Damage other than blown fuse ?

LOL, here you go yet again, Teg

Tegger wrote:
> You guys may not know this,



they know, but no one cares xcept *you*



> but the OP has also independently posted this
> same question to rec.autos.tech (naughty!), and has received some replies
> there.
>


it's all one big happy Interweb <shrug>

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Old 15 Jan 2007, 01:00 pm
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"rumpole" <webtourist@gmail.com> wrote in
news:1168882960.367600.201070@v45g2000cwv.googlegr oups.com:

> LOL, here you go yet again, Teg
>
> Tegger wrote:
>> You guys may not know this,

>
>
> they know, but no one cares xcept *you*
>
>
>
>> but the OP has also independently posted this
>> same question to rec.autos.tech (naughty!), and has received some
>> replies there.
>>

>
> it's all one big happy Interweb <shrug>
>



So you don't care if the best nuggets of wisdom in a thread remain unknown
to you just because you didn't know the thread was active elsewhere?


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Old 15 Jan 2007, 01:31 pm
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> So you don't care if the best nuggets of wisdom in a thread remain unknown
> to you just because you didn't know the thread was active elsewhere?
> Tegger


No, I don't, I don't even try to care.....I got google

it's the INTERNET,
the FACT of the reality is that there is wisdom/stupidity ALL OVER
and one just can not even presume to be able to know/get even a tiny %

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