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Old 07-02-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Putco H13 Heavy Duty Wiring Harness

Here's the harness:

http://www.amazon.com/Putco-239008HW...+harness+putco

I don't believe they list it on their website anymore as a product, but I got it on Amazon brand new and it's sold on many other sites.

So I installed the harness, it was incredibly easy to do. However when I have the car turned on and it's in Automatic Light Control mode, the resistors are buzzing like I did something wrong and the lights aren't very bright. If I turn the headlights on manually, they work fine.

The weird part about the setup is that Putco gives you a plug on one side to plug the original harness into. But on the other side you just need to leave it hanging there. This is where I might have messed up but I don't see any other solution. Anyone else have this issue? Let me know if you need photos.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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What is it for if you are running h13 bulbs we run h133 in all non RS cars?
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Not quite sure what you mean... does this mean I don't need a heavy duty wiring harness for the Putco high output lights?
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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It's these headlights:

http://www.amazon.com/Putco-230013MW...tco+h13+mirror
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #5
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How much watts to they use? if its 35 watts then you dont need any thing but the bulbs, and next in the day time your lights work on the DRL power and are not as powerful as night time when it goes to full power, so its working fine.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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They are 100W I believe when you switch to high beam. That's why they recommend this wiring harness. I just don't know why I'm getting the buzz under that specific condition.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
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You dont have 12v and its your relays doing that sound.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #8
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Yeah I figured it was the relays making the noise. So what you mean by I don't have 12v? How would I fix this issue?

Thank you so much for walking me through this, btw.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
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Where did you ground them to?
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #10
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Well the power is coming from the post in front of the fuse box on the left. Then I'm grounding each side to a bolt on the front quarter panel (on the top, under the hood)
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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And I originally installed them flipped around the other way, where I was powering it from the post on the right side of the engine bay (positive battery post, under the red plastic thing) but it still made the buzzing noise there.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #12
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Find replacement Bosch relays with a diode across the 85 and 86 circuit. This fixed my problem with a similar product so by a vendor here.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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Find replacement Bosch relays with a diode across the 85 and 86 circuit. This fixed my problem with a similar product so by a vendor here.
Thanks for your reply! Unfortunately I'm not an electrician which is why I got the plug and play wiring harness. I wouldn't know what exactly to get in terms of a replacement relay and types of diodes or which wires are on the 85 & 86 circuits.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #14
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@2SSRS:

I have some high quality photos for you to take a look at before I start adding diodes. Just want to be sure I do it right! Thanks again for your help!

http://minus.com/mcGwu8m05/1g
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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Try what i said on the power and ground wires coming out of your car harness.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:43 AM   #16
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I put a 3amp (couldn't find a 6amp) diode between the red and black coming out of the car harness like you mentioned and it's still buzzing. Here's what I did:



Do you make/sell heavy duty headlamp harnesses that are more plug and play than this one perhaps?
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #17
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I do but with the bulbs you have, i do know there power needs so i don't know what to make.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #18
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So I think I totally F'ed this up. From this description it looks like they are 55W bulbs: http://www.eautoworks.com/Putco-Pure...en-PRD868.aspx

"Putco Pure halogen replacement headlight bulbs deliver 100-watt performance in a 55-watt bulb and produce brightness and intensity approaching that of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights."

So I don't need the harness at all, do I?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #19
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No i dont think you do but you need this so you dont burn the ends of the connecter.

You need to get a set of pass thru H13 9008 Ceramic Male to Female.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #20
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Like this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/H13-9008-Hea...ht_1766wt_1378

Anywhere I can get those NOT on eBay? Like in a store?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #21
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Or this: http://www.amazon.com/TEMPERATURE-CE...sim_sbs_auto_2
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #22
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Like this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/H13-9008-Hea...ht_1766wt_1378

Anywhere I can get those NOT on eBay? Like in a store?
Yes this, i will send you a pm.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:53 AM   #23
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So if i get these bulbs, they wont work or they will cause damage to y camaro unless i get some sort of wiring harness?? I have a 2012 LS and i want to upgrade from the low yellow stock lights to the white-bright lights.....help please...........

http://www.amazon.com/Putco-230013MW...tco+h13+mirror
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