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    Default how do i make driving lites come on with the hi beam?

    have under mirror lights,want to have them come on with the hi beams,which wire do i need to tap into? tips?
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    Yup. Your driving lights should be wired directly to power w/ a relay (inline with the positive side) connected to the high beam wire (eitherside). The relay will only be activated when you hit the highbeams (therefore adding power to the relay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migolito View Post
    Yup. Your driving lights should be wired directly to power w/ a relay (inline with the positive side) connected to the high beam wire (eitherside). The relay will only be activated when you hit the highbeams (therefore adding power to the relay.

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    Agree with the above. Easiest way is to tap into the load side of the high beam relay located in the relay block under the seat. Since it is a good idea to power via a relay, plenty of room under the seat to place a relay, and easy to power it and tap into the HB relay. Make sure you fuse the driving lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssncob View Post
    Agree with the above. Easiest way is to tap into the load side of the high beam relay located in the relay block under the seat. Since it is a good idea to power via a relay, plenty of room under the seat to place a relay, and easy to power it and tap into the HB relay. Make sure you fuse the driving lights.
    i have a 2010,how or which realy is it?
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    I purchased a plug and play replacement switch harness from electrical connections for my 08, and it worked perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor City View Post
    I purchased a plug and play replacement switch harness from electrical connections for my 08, and it worked perfect.
    not fog lites driving lites under my mirrors
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    Under your seat is the fuse panel...find the hi-beam fuse and tap into the wire at the fuse, run that wire to the switch part of a NEW relay that you will install. A fused wire from battery to relay to lights and when you turn on hi-beam your new lights will too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow_wolf View Post
    i have a 2010,how or which realy is it?
    Sorry, can't afford the new ones (mine's an 02) . Pull out your manual (you do have one of those right?) or read the top of the relay box where it should be printed on the lid.

    Or give me yours for a week or two (or possibly more, don't know how long it will take) and I'll wire it up for you.
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    Under the seat, remove the relay cover, second bank from the front(blue sockets), second relay from the right side. The blue/black wire goes hot with the high beams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techdude2000 View Post
    Under the seat, remove the relay cover, second bank from the front(blue sockets), second relay from the right side. The blue/black wire goes hot with the high beams.
    i gotta say to the point,correct and helpfull!!!!

    did it today it was cake thanks alot!!!!
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    Are you sure that is legal to have high beans and driving lights on at the same time ? I know on vehicals you can't run both at same time...

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    He said driving lights, driving lights are basically supplemental high beams, I think the law is restrictive when it comes to fog lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wgreen12 View Post
    Are you sure that is legal to have high beans and driving lights on at the same time ? I know on vehicals you can't run both at same time...
    ...for what Rick is considering...consider it a simple experiment.

    There are places here in the West where that setup would be useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgreen12 View Post
    Are you sure that is legal to have high beans and driving lights on at the same time ? I know on vehicals you can't run both at same time...
    like i care,hahahaha
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    10-wingstuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by wgreen12 View Post
    Are you sure that is legal to have high beans and driving lights on at the same time ? I know on vehicals you can't run both at same time...
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisE View Post
    He said driving lights, driving lights are basically supplemental high beams, I think the law is restrictive when it comes to fog lights.
    Quote Originally Posted by yellow_wolf View Post
    like i care,hahahaha
    Not that it matters to Rick, but in California he would be required to run the driving lights with High beams On as they are considered to be supplemental lighting for High Beams. There are no restrictions as to when or How Fog Lights can be used, (Headlights do need to be on). As long as no more than four lights are burning at one time. Low beam and High beam on at one time is considered to be ONE light. High Beams, Low Beams and Driving lights on at the same time are legal (4 lights legally). Turning the Fog lights on also would be considered illegal (6 Lights).

    So Rick, when ya gonna hook up your Headlight Modulators?????



    BTW, Thanks for the post. Reminded me I wanted to hook my PIAA Driving lights up that way also. I'm making a list of projects to do while I'm recovering from total Knee Replacement Sugery (Times Two) in a few weeks....
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