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Old 07-25-2006, 11:49 PM   #11
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mine works fine.... nothing over heats... its brighter then H*ll...
you should be able to hook it up the same way as mine..
I tried just jumpering around the Hi/Lo switch first. They all worked as intended, but they were dimmer when all four were on. Using a seperate circuit with a relay kept the current load on the original circuit through the switch about the same as normal and all four lights are as bright as when just a pair at a time.

I don't think I'm going to leave it like this. This was just sortta a "lets go take a look-see" based on the fellow original question. Down here in "Flat-Land" a pair of SilverStar'* are plenty bright enough. Besides, it'* one less thing to break on a already base model car.
did you see this.. if you wire it ujp this way iot doesn't draw off the switch. it draws off the bat/realy...

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...r=asc&start=20

witch way do you have it npow???
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did you see this.. if you wire it ujp this way iot doesn't draw off the switch. it draws off the bat/realy...

witch way do you have it npow???
Yes, only difference between what you are showing and what I did is where I got the signal to turn the relay on. I'm took it off the wire leading to the high/low beam switch under the steering column.

Note, my car doesn't have anything fancy in the circuits. No DRL, no twilight sensor, etc. Just one wire from the fuse block to the headlight switch, down to the Hi/Lo switch which is a SPDT pushbutton, then off to the high beams (and the high beam indicator in the IP) or low beams.
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I see that someone linked the thread I started on this topic. I never got around to replyong to it again.
From what I understand about the bulb failure warning system being affected, It looks like there was a relay added to only one side of the high beams. I haven't researched the bulb monitor system in these Pontiacs since my car doesn't have it, but from what I have learned about the bulb monitor systems on other cars, it compares the left and right side electrical load and lights the idiot light if it "sees" a difference. If someone were to add a second relay to the other side and power the low beams separately with individual relays for each side, it seems like that would keep the balance intact and fool the bulb monitor into thinking everything is normal. Just an idea.
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