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Old 10-16-2005, 10:02   #1 (permalink)
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Fitting spotlamps with a dim-dip system

Can anyone help me or point me to a diagram for fitting a pair of auxhilary
driving lamps to a vehicle with the UK dim-dip lighting system. I am
struggling here as the dimdip circuits puts my spots on with the sidelights.


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Old 10-20-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting spotlamps with a dim-dip system

Use relays. Wire the relay to the low/hi beam connector or wire itself.
When the low beams are on, the set of lights wired on the lows will come on.
Ditto for the high beams.

If it's just one set you want for the highs (or lows), use a test light.
Turn on your lights and probe to find which terminal/wire is hot for the
power feed you'll need. Wire one relay coil terminal here, ground the
other. Feed a wire (fused) from your battery to a switch terminal on the
relay, continue wire from other switch terminal to light set. Ground light
set.


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> Can anyone help me or point me to a diagram for fitting a pair of
> auxhilary
> driving lamps to a vehicle with the UK dim-dip lighting system. I am
> struggling here as the dimdip circuits puts my spots on with the
> sidelights.
>
>



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Old 10-22-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting spotlamps with a dim-dip system


"Shayne" <jinxsm@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Use relays.


Yes I have done that but the run-dip system sends 4.5 volt to the main beam
bulb with the parking lights. This is enough to fire the relay and put the
driving lamps.


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Old 10-22-2005, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting spotlamps with a dim-dip system

Hmmm... Maybe a resistor in-line to the relay, then?

Or maybe there's another contact in the light switch you can wire to that's
only hot when you physically turn the lights on.

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> "Shayne" <jinxsm@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>> Use relays.

>
> Yes I have done that but the run-dip system sends 4.5 volt to the main
> beam
> bulb with the parking lights. This is enough to fire the relay and put the
> driving lamps.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting spotlamps with a dim-dip system


"Shayne" <jinxsm@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Hmmm... Maybe a resistor in-line to the relay, then?
>
> Or maybe there's another contact in the light switch you can wire to

that's
> only hot when you physically turn the lights on.


I tried a resistor but the relay just refused to switch - the main light
switch seems the best bet - so now to dismantle the steering column!!

Thanks


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