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EDIT: The 65 watt bulbs are 9005 bulbs for the high beams. NOT for the foglights.

My question is: Would using these 65 watt bulbs on my car cause a problem of any sort?

I figure the light simply may not shine to its full potential, but I'm afraid that the power supply for that part of the car may try too hard to give 65 watts as opposed to 55 watts and some wire insulation may melt or I'll blow a fuse.

Thanks to any input.

Oh, and yes. I did try searching :p
 

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I haven't heard of anyone actually melting the wiring for the fogs on this car yet, but that's a pretty common problem when using over-wattage bulbs in a lot of cats. It's possible they'll blow the fuse, but not too likely. They will definitely run VERY hot, and could cause problems over time. What bulbs did you get and where from? Can you exchange them?
 

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Grabbed them off ebay for a good price/package. They're pretty generic, I'm not even sure if there's a brand name. The case just says "HID Super xenon crystal 8500k bulb". I figured I'd just try my luck with them.

Any idea of what kind of problems they'd cause over time?

Edit: Please note edited statement from original post. These are not for foglights, they're the high beam 9005 lights. Do these even have a suggested wattage for the 3s?
 

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The factory 9005s in my high beams were marked 60 watt. I put 65 watt 9011 HIRs in 8 or 9 months ago and have had no problems. These are genuine Toshiba bulbs though, not some no-name ebay brand, so the rated power consumption is probably accurate.

With the ebay bulbs quality/longevity is a crap shoot. They may (or may not) draw more than the supposed wattage, which can be a problem. They could burn out in a day or a week or they could last for years. You pays your money and takes your chances. Performance is also a concern. They are coated with some sort of blue stuff to make them "8500K" and that will reduce light output. If you just want looks and are not concerned about performance then this probably isn't an issue.
 
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