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Old 09-13-2007, 10:39 PM   #21
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Thanks for the link John Deere Boy and although I believe I read all 3 pages of posts I don't think I saw mention of him encountering the DIC Headlamp warning problem. When I saw the interior night picture I didn't see the warning in the DIC. Did he indeed encounter that problem, if so can you direct me to that particular post please.

I understand the principal of hiding 2-20watt bulbs to trick the DIC into believing they are 55 W instead of 35 W, but do you think that may be the only solution to this problem?
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A resistor or other type of load is the only solution i know of. I drove around for two years with my lamp monitor on and driving me insane until i figured out it was the license plate bulbs. (that was before the bonneville club existed)
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I understand the principal of installing a 20 watt bulb in line before the ballast , since the ballast is only capable of supplying 35 watts. Does anyone know what the number of the bulb that has a rating of 20 watts and doesn't supply a lot of heat so as to have the capablilties of burning objects close by?

I prefer the suggestion of a resistor, since this resistor that you would be talking about doesn't actually create light but only draws 20 watts. Is that correct John Deer Boy? Can you elaborate more on the resistor principal please?
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I gave you a link in Micks thread.
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After reading papatim'* link, i'm less sure that wiring in a resistor will work because if the DIC measures resistance while the lights are off, then a resistor in parallel will decrease resistance (we need to increase resistance), and if the resistor is wired in series, it will cause voltage drop to the ballast. I previously assumed the DIC measured current draw while the lights were on.

Continue any more discussion of this problem here:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=85503
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