Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday December 20, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Electrical & Lighting

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
Ahzlon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 45216
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Essex, Vermont
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
Silver

Question Driving Lights High Beam Only

I'm trying to get a set of Hella 500 driving lights to only work when my high beams are on.. I connected them up to the proper lead on the wireing harness... but i'm running into a problem...
it seems that when u have the low beams on there is still power running to the high beam side... 11.69v and the same when the high beams are powered... i tried to wire it up opposite from the way that the fogs are set up
has anyone tried to connecting up a set of lights like this
if i didn't answer enough question or good enough discription ask.. cause i would really like to fix this... thanks for you help everyone
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Ahzlon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2004, 01:18 PM   #2
jharl
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 29379
Join Date: Nov 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Spokane, WA
Vehicle:
99 Outback Wagon
Red

Default

I don't know if the legacy's and imprezza's have similar headlight wiring, but I just did this with a set of PIAA driving lights. They only come on with the high beams, plus I have a switch if I don't want them to come on at all. All I did was use a voltmeter to go through the 3 different wires going to the headlight harness. I found the wire that only showed volts going to it when the highbeams were on. One of the three wires showed volts both times(high beams on or low beams on) so watch that. I haven't had any problems with this setup.
Jason
jharl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
Ahzlon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 45216
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Essex, Vermont
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
Silver

Default

Yep... I did the same thing.. but when the low beams are on there is still voltage running to the high beams.... IDK if this is a "pre-heat" kind of thing for the lights...

i'm almost thinkin of gettin a better look at the wireing diagram and running the wire right under the dash as close to the relay as possiable...

please help peoples... i'm almost at my wits end
plus a general question... do all subarus headlights/running lights shut off when u shut off the car.. unless you have the switch up on the steering column switched on

thanks all
Ahzlon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2004, 02:02 PM   #4
bleuquila
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 31922
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: new mehico
Vehicle:
03 wrx wagon
fastAr than sound

Default

There are three wires leading to the headlights; did you tap into the center wire? If you did, there will be 12V when the high beams are on, as well as the low beams. What you need to do is move the tap to the low-beam ground wire, but I don't know what color it is on an RS. The way the Subaru lights work, is when the high beams are on, the low beams ground wire will have 12V, and you can use that to trigger the Hellas. It's easy to test for, as there will only be ~12 V when the high beams are on, not both.

And yes, the lights will turn off when the car is off. The parking lights, which is the switch on the top of the steering column will turn on the side markers even if the car is off, but not the main headlights.
bleuquila is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fog light w/ high beam only? subaru0276 Interior & Exterior Modification 1 11-30-2008 10:03 AM
People who drive with High Beams s-one Off-Topic 43 12-05-2003 03:34 PM
Someone confirm/deny method for switching driving lights/high beams on at same time wingtipz Electrical & Lighting 10 01-24-2003 01:38 PM
Fog light + High beam Jerry Interior & Exterior Modification 1 08-17-2001 07:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.