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Old 04-11-2013, 01:59 AM
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Fog light high beam override

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Ok guys, I have an idea. Maybe some of the electrical geniuses on here will be able to chime in and help out. I have aftermarket spyder ccfl headlights with low beam projectors and high beam bulbs separate. There are actually 4 seperate bulbs total for high and low beam which all illuminate while on high. Every light including the foglights are HID, each set has been wired up with relays. They work great except for the fact the fogs cutoff with the high beams on. There was a simple mod available on the earlier model trucks to run a jumper from the high beam relay to the fog relay in the fusebox. My first question is this possible with the 2011 and up models. My next question is would it be possible to make a jumper wire with a diode from the high beam + to the foglight + so when the foglight/low beams are on the diode is blocking current feedback into the high beam wire and when the high beams are activated the current goes through the high beam jumper wire to the fog light + to effectively keep the foglights on when receiving voltage from the high beam circuit. I was also thinking that a double pole double throw relay would work but it seems a diode would be easier. Any help would be appreciated.I am going to do a write up on this with pictures just looking for ideas. Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:16 PM
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You may want to check on laws in your area. Newer cars/trucks cut the fogs off when you put your high beams on because it's only legal to have 4 forward facing lights on at a time. So your 2 low beams and 2 high beams would be the 4.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:26 PM
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but if u have stock lights high/low is a single bulb then couldnt u get away with running + fog lights and im sure with these trucks thousands of people are already breaking federal laws (delete) so lights are probably very low on there worry list lol
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A jumper with diode to the foglight relay is the ticket. But you're a jackass none the less for running HIDs in halogen housings and fogs. And your spyder "projectors" are hardly that, at best.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for calling me a jackass... People like you make these forums a bit of a pain in the a$$. I have retrofitted "real" projectors into headlights a few times. I actually took a set of factory retrofitted headlights off the truck to replace them with these. They had morimoto projectors in them. I like the look of the spyder style headlights and just an FYI the spyder headlights have a nice cutoff in them just like the morimotos.
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As you can see, very little rotational adjustment but very distinct cutoff lines and the light dispersion is pretty darn good. I'm sure that hid planet would tear them apart but considering how many pnp HID's are running around these absolutely do not blind anyone. Again I don't want to start a battle here about the quality of the projectors. These are not as quality as morimoto projectors but these are pretty damned close side by side on the same truck. Oh and exactly which diode would you use? I am also going to retrofit projectors into the factory fogs very soon.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:11 PM
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As you can see, very little rotational adjustment but very distinct cutoff lines and the light dispersion is pretty darn good. I'm sure that hid planet would tear them apart but considering how many pnp HID's are running around these absolutely do not blind anyone. Again I don't want to start a battle here about the quality of the projectors. These are not as quality as morimoto projectors but these are pretty damned close side by side on the same truck. Oh and exactly which diode would you use? I am also going to retrofit projectors into the factory fogs very soon.
That's not too bad actually.
Diode 1N4001 will be fine to put between the high beam and the foglight RELAY. its a 50v 1.0amp diode so it can't be used to directly power the fogs.
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