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Old 01-17-2005, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default Keeping my fog HIDs from flashing when I remote start, lock or unlock my car..??

I have an HID fog light kit, the fogs are wired into the parking lights (low beams, and high beams) If I accidentily leave the fog light switch depressed, the next time I go to remote start the car, the lights will flash and then blow the fuse (I already upgraded the fuse to 20amps and don't want to go any higher)

What would be the best solution to this problem--I can't gaurentee that I am always going to remember to switch off the fogs when I stop at night, if shutting off all of the lights powers them down--I just want to get the alarm to stop flashing the fogs, can I do that without disrupting the parking light flashing feature? It is nice to be able to start the car from 10-15 stories up or from far enough away to be able to see the parking lights flash at night.

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:24 PM   #2
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you could put a relay on an output from the alarm that is latched open when you remote start the car, and use that relay to interrupt your fog light wiring to your parking light circuit. the relay can be wired in so that the fog lights are tied to the parking lights when closed, and when the alarm remote starts, it could open the relay, thus interrupting the circuit to the fogs. it has been 4+ years since i was an installer, but trust me it could be done. i had the same kinda relay wired up so i could turn on my rear defroster when i remote started my car.
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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just had another thought, you could take the output wire from the alarm that goes to the parking light circuit, and put a relay on that so you could safely up the amperage of the fuse. then all the lights could turn on safely when you remote start.

the main funcion of a relay is to take a low current switch and use it to control a high current circuit. btw if you have increased the size of the fuse on this output wire already, i would switch it back soon, and not use the remote start until you get it fixed. most alarms are not capable of putting out more current than they are fused for, say bye bye to the alarm brain if that continues.
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:05 PM   #4
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try this:

1) disconnect the alarm/remote start system's parking light output
2) wire the parking light light output to Pin 86 and Pin 87
3) wire ground to Pin 85
4) if you modified the fog light relay, disconnect the trigger wire and and wire it to Pin 87a
5) wire Pin 30 to vehicle's stock parking light wire or where the alarm/remote start system's parking light wire was originally connected to

how this works:
1) when you remote start or arm/disarm the alarm the vehicle the fog light trigger wire is temporarily disconnected
2) all other times the fog light trigger wire is normally connected to the vehicle's parking light wire and will function normally and allowing you to control the fog lights w/o headlights etc...

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Old 01-17-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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screw the search button...thanks!!

I take it those pins are labeled, right?....burn me..hehe
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:18 PM   #6
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1) well, no one really posted a msg about doing such a modification... so a search would have been fruitless.

2) unless you get them 'no name' brand 12 volt relays, i only use bosch...

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screw the search button...thanks!!

I take it those pins are labeled, right?....burn me..hehe
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:53 PM   #7
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Can't the remote starter be set not to flash?
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:58 PM   #8
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Sorry re read the post, You want the best of both worlds.
How about a starter with a two way pager.
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:00 PM   #9
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redirect the wires that goto the foglights. run the lights directly from the battery for main power, and then have a contactor/relay run by the manual foglamp switch and have it run off a non headlamp circuit that is still ignition switched.
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:16 PM   #10
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greek to me...so what would be the easiest way for lil' ol' ADD me (who has to label wires with little pieces of colored string?
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