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Old 10-21-2003, 08:28 PM   #11
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So anyhow, when the high beams come on, the relay will close and feed power to the low beams. Normal low-beam operation is unaffected. I think I'd recommend running a separate power feed to the low beams through the relay, rather than trying to run all four headlamps using the power feed for the high beams.
I tried this on my 96 (had done it on other cars without any problems) but found one annoying little problem:

The $&%@ Lamp Monitor tells me I have headlamp problems whenever I turned on the highbeams!
I looked thru the wiring diagrams, and it'* probably fixable using a basic little diode or something where the sensing wire comes into the monitor module (to prevent "back feed" when both circuits are hot), just been too lazy to dig any deeper into it
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The kit I got had a 9006 compatible bulb, so it fit in the stock housing with no monkeying around. The bulb is a little longer and thinner than a normal 9006 halogen.

HIDs have a ballast to boost the volts so you don't need any extra power supply.
Hopefully the rest of these FAQs will get written up.
http://hidforum.com/ayh/
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That sounds good Andy, but what interests me is how Murdock is gonna retrofit his headlamps to HID...futhur more what car was the HID assembly for? Or are you simply going to do what Smellbird has done

Fuddy has already do that to...

Hmmmm
No it'* not meant for 9006'*.. but I'm not going to fork over that kinda $$ for it when I can get one for free.. all I have to do is monkey around
and look and disect.. worse case worse.. THERE'* DUCT TAPE !!! hahaha


So relay it is..as long as it can handle 12Volts.. and splice it before the transformer
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Hackin on homie...gotta love a project
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hee hee.. have to next is the bling bling...

Quick question though.. if I wire up to feed back before the transformer.. will it loop back into the switch for the normal headlight and throw some error code? or on my Driver info? Or should there be also a relay there?
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