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Old 05-03-2015, 01:58 PM
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lowbeam/high beam 1993 bronco

has anyone successfully wired their headlights to where the low beams stay on with the high beams on?
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why? if your lenses are clean and clear and your running a quality bulb the high beam alone puts out plenty of light. having them adjusted correctly is also a must.

if your experiencing pour light there are a number of things to look at doing. JBG sells a replacement headlight harness that is plug N play and is a nice improvement.
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was looking at options other than driving lights. I know the bow tie boys had the option to run both when their trucks have separate bulbs for both low and high.
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DO NOT attempt this kind of wiring modification! Neither the wiring nor the internal circuit breaker in the headlamp switch are capable of handling the load of all four filaments (two per lamp) at once. Hell, the lamps themselves are not capable of sustaining that kind of operation for more than a few minutes. If you want driving lights, add them and fuse them according to the manufacturer's recommendations. DO NOT wire driving lights into any existing circuit. Again, the wiring/fuse will not be able to handle that additional load.

The other option, is to carry a Class C fire extinguisher in the truck and hope you didn't miss the last insurance premium payment.
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got it. I'll just have to do driving lights, fused, with a relay. debating on switched separate or relayed into a key on circuit
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got it. I'll just have to do driving lights, fused, with a relay. debating on switched separate or relayed into a key on circuit
Single Pole Double Throw switch with center Off.....

Relayed power to use on high beam circuit, Off position, independent operation straight from a fused battery source.
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power from say battery, relay wired to high beams? High beams on driving lights on, or ....?
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Assuming you're looking at the back of the switch skinny side up (not sideways).

Top = connect to high beam with relay protection (inline relay between switch and high beam circuit)
Middle = off
Bottom = Power to battery (suggest an inline fuse as well) for independent operation (don't need high beams on.)
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got it, doubt I'll use a separate switch, as my dumb *** would probably leave it on n come back to a dead battery, lol.
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