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Old 03-03-2003, 05:48 PM   #21
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Humm... another fine article for techinfo forum... hint hint Will...???
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A few years ago when I had my '88 Bonnie, I bought a kit from JC Whitney that allowed your low beams to stay on with the high beams. It was just a relay that you wired into the wires to your headlights. It worked. It was only for GM cars of certain years. Can't remember now what the cutoff year was. Only problem I had was that over time, the insulation melted off the wires! The ground wire to the headlights actually broke after having the insulation melt.

Late breaking news!! Just looked through my son'* Whitney catalog and found the kit. It'* on page 12 of the newest catalog. It'* called "Simultaneous High/Low Beam-On Kit". $19.99. For '88-'98 Chevy/GMC car or truck. There'* also a kit on page 9 of the same catalog for '88-'03 Chevy/GMC trucks.
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A few years ago when I had my '88 Bonnie, I bought a kit from JC Whitney that allowed your low beams to stay on with the high beams. It was just a relay that you wired into the wires to your headlights. It worked. It was only for GM cars of certain years. Can't remember now what the cutoff year was. Only problem I had was that over time, the insulation melted off the wires! The ground wire to the headlights actually broke after having the insulation melt.

Late breaking news!! Just looked through my son'* Whitney catalog and found the kit. It'* on page 12 of the newest catalog. It'* called "Simultaneous High/Low Beam-On Kit". $19.99. For '88-'98 Chevy/GMC car or truck. There'* also a kit on page 9 of the same catalog for '88-'03 Chevy/GMC trucks.
Forgot to mention, that when I had the relay in the car to have all four lights on at once, I also had 100 watt high beam bulbs in the car. That may have contributed to the insulation melting on the wires with the extra current draw. I also got the bulbs from JC Whitney. I thought they were useless though as they didn't seem to be any brighter than the stock high beam bulbs.
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The fog light issue is pretty easy. You have to use a relay to sense when the Highs come on, then send power from an aux fusebox to the fogs. Pretty simple, the 3rd gen F-Body guys have been doing it for a while. Only takes a 4 pin relay and some 14ga wires. What that will do to the Drivers Info Center I dont know?

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What that will do to the Drivers Info Center I dont know?
Hopefully nothing; the monitor is looking for voltage _drops_ as compared to its memory of current flow in the same circuit(*) from previous driving sessions, although I would certainly make temporary wiring connections first, before any cutting and soldering if you can avoid it, just to make sure that the DIC doesn't go berserk with the new lighting setup before you go making any connections permanent.

Also make d*mn sure your ground circuit connections are clean and tight up front; if you get current backflow through other circuits sharing the same bad ground, all kinds of interesting things can occur.
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