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Old 13th December 2005, 15:53   #1
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Hi Guys, I have recently put 90/100 Philips H4 halogen bulbs for my Santro. I wanted to be sure whether fitting of Relays is a MUST. If yes, could someone tell the required rating for the RELAY and preferably the procedure for fittment.

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Relay is a must. Otherwise you will blow your fuses frequently and may also damage your wiring. It costs 300rs total. If you get it fitted from authorized workshop it will cost around 600rs.
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Relay is a must.
I second that ...
all the additional loadmight just play havoc at the worng time and we dont want that right .

They cost around that much only.
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Relay is a must. Otherwise you will blow your fuses frequently and may also damage your wiring. It costs 300rs total. If you get it fitted from authorized workshop it will cost around 600rs.
Alrighty then. That's what I wanted to hear. Shortly I will be making 600kms+ trip along the west coast all the way upto Karwar, hence I required better lights. Those 90/100W bulbs sure put out a lot of heat though, could fry an egg on it I guess.
Could you explain the fittment procedure for relays?
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go to any hyundai workshop and get a relay fitted ...u get Lucas and Bosch relays for under 500rs
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Hey Akkiben, Carthick99 seems to be an expert in lighting. See his posts, especially http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/126577-post12.html.

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You definitely need a relay. And if ur car is still in its warranty period, get the relay fitted in a hyundai service centre and ask them to give in writing that ur warranty isnt void after fitting the relay and the 100/90 headlamps.
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You definitely need a relay. And if ur car is still in its warranty period, get the relay fitted in a hyundai service centre and ask them to give in writing that ur warranty isnt void after fitting the relay and the 100/90 headlamps.

Hey Guys,

I doubt if the HSC will carry out the changes. At least in Mumbai they dont. But if you what Carthick99 said in the below link point 1 there should be no harm. I have been doing the same in all my car sfrom the past 15 years. No problems other than once when the relay got spoilt. All I had to do was change it. It cost Rs100. A proper original relay + wiring job should cost you at least Rs.900/-. Thats what any good electrician in Mumbai will charge. I suggest spend that extra 3-400 and get a good job done rather then do a road side cheapy job done.


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