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Old 10-17-2001, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default How to make high beams work independantly of low beams?

Anyone?

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Old 10-17-2001, 07:31 PM   #2
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On morettes maybe? Maybe you can wire in the high beams to another switch......

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Old 10-17-2001, 07:43 PM   #3
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you have morettes and HID combo?
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Old 10-17-2001, 09:05 PM   #4
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um... it will only work if you have separate lights on your headlight... which means you will need morette's or japanese spec headlights ( need 2 separate driving lights)
after that.....
look at the headlight connectors...... it should have 3 connectors...
one is the POS for lo-beams one is POS for hi-beam
and the other is the NEG ground. You will have to get separate connectors for the 2 headlights to be used (one for hi, one for low)
then you will have to cut your original headlight harness.....

find out which wires power the hi-beams and connect(solder) that to the new light plug. same goes for the lo-beams... you can either choose to ground the extra lights to the car or to splice the original ground wire.

to find out which wire is hi-beam and which is low, use a voltmeter, and connect 1 wire to unknown wire, other to ground... turn lights on...

the instructions above let you have separate hi-beams, but will turn off the lo beam lights when hi-beam is on and vice versa....

if you want to be able to have BOTH on, you can either wire a completely separate switch or splice the hi-beam wires again so they power the lo-beam lights.... be advised, the lo beam bulbs must be able to take the extra wattage.... =)

hope my crappy instructions helped... if not, just PM or mail me =)

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Old 10-17-2001, 09:57 PM   #5
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That makes sense, but can't you just locate the low bwam cutoff relay for the high beams, and just bypass it? I'm having the same problem of trying to get my low beam (HID's) NOT to cut out when I turn on the high's
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Old 10-17-2001, 10:49 PM   #6
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I need a help on this, too. Anybody?
I also want to know if it is possible to light up lo-hi-fog altogether without electrical failure.
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Old 10-18-2001, 12:02 AM   #7
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I need to do what TaiChih said.

I have STi HID's and want the low beams stay one when I flash someone.

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Old 10-18-2001, 12:47 AM   #8
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OhhHhHhh hehehe

so... do you guys have different wiring harnesses for the lights???

what Tai-chi mentioned would probably be the easiest route....

you COULD try splicing the hi beam wires so they also lead to the lo-beams... although that may make the lo beams flash as well..... =T ...hrmmm.. sorry i can't help as i have no idea what your harnesses look like GL~!!
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Old 10-18-2001, 01:12 AM   #9
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DAMN IT! I'm going to figure this out eventually. Do we have any electrical engineers? I could go to the stealership and get the wiring diagram for the lights
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Old 10-18-2001, 01:29 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by TaiChih
DAMN IT! I'm going to figure this out eventually. Do we have any electrical engineers? I could go to the stealership and get the wiring diagram for the lights
stealership??!!

j/k man...hehe couldn't resist.... i'm no EE but..... i am pretty good at electrical/mechanical stuff....
do you have the same wiring harness as the stock WRX? if so, i don't mind digging into my engine bay a bit and checking it out. =)

btw... i noticed you're a fellow MD'er ... where from?
i haven't gone to any MD meets yet... but was thinking about heading to Hot Shots sometime... or the big D&B meet... =T i'll see

oh... i'm in Silver Spring btw..
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Old 10-18-2001, 01:38 AM   #11
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Old 10-30-2001, 09:22 PM   #12
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I know this may not be as significant to the two Marylanders...but I also was from MD. I moved to Seattle after graduating from UM. Just wanted to say hello to fellow marylanders. Good to hear people from my hometown.

My folks still live in Potomac...
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Old 10-30-2001, 09:53 PM   #13
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I bought a set of Morrettes, and they came with a relay setup to keep the low beams on when the high beams are on.
The low beams actually are off momentarily when the switch is thrown on the column. This pissed off my HID's quite a bit, so I ended up using a couple of big capacitors to keep the HID power relays engaged even when power drops momentarily.
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Old 10-30-2001, 10:02 PM   #14
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hi pakman! hey Daverup, That's what I was hoping to avoid about the HID's, the momentary cutoff. It's bad for the HID's.
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