How do I wire the headlight...
Posted January 15, 2002 - 02:11 PM
I thought I could just wire it using the factory switch so that the low beam is the "off" position and the high beam is the "on" position. Does this work or do I need a 3-way switch (off, lo, high?)
I am NOT an electrician and don't know the first thing about electrical stuff. I can follow directions really well, I just can't figure out what is electrically safe or an immenent disaster.
Detailed instructions would be appreciated since the local shop (not where I bought it) was no help.
Posted January 15, 2002 - 09:42 PM
The present blue wire will wired to position 1 (normally open) of the switch and lead to the low on your headlight(as prewired) For the high beam you will add a wire to the second position on the switch (ie highbeam also normally open)This wire will run to the open spade on your headlight. The black wire is of course your ground. Make sure you respect the same wiring arrangement on the ground. ie dont relocate its position. If you do it will still work but you will shorten the life of your halogen bulbs.
I hope this clarifies?
Posted January 16, 2002 - 03:31 AM
Posted April 22, 2003 - 05:08 AM
Done all of the above to have independant high and low beams. My problem is the following. How do I wire the rear bulb to be on when either the high or the low beam is on.
The rear light currently is wired only to the low beam.
If I now also connect the rear light to the high beam position this will cause both high and low beams to come on at the same time no matter which is selected because the two circuits are now linked via the rear light wiring.
What do I need to do to have independant hi lo and still have my rear light work when either is selected?
Also, why don't horns work with AC current. It looks like I need a battery to get the horn I bought to work correctly. It doesnt even squeak!
Posted May 05, 2003 - 02:54 AM
I just installed one of these: Mini Headlight Switch . This switch has a separate wire for the tailight circuit so that it will be on for both the lowbeam and highbeam circuits. If you follow the blue wire from the headlight, you will find it's spliced to the on/off switch AND to the tailight. I had to find this splice and separate it from the lowbeam circuit. Once this was done, all worked as expected. One thing about this switch, however, is their documentation is wrong regarding the wires for the high and low beam circuits. I had to reverse them to get the correct function. This switch has a kill button also but I used that for the horn.
Posted May 05, 2003 - 02:42 PM
Posted May 06, 2003 - 03:03 AM