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Old September 21st, 2017, 06:28 PM
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Headlight Wiring Help

Need a little help with wiring ups set of headlights, I thought it was going to be 123 but once taking out the old headlight I am left scratching my head with how this was rigged. It doesn't even look like they used the existing headlight. They wired in a secondary bulb that is tied to the upper side light. I will try to upload a video of what is there but any help would be great.


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Old September 21st, 2017, 06:38 PM
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Sometimes it's better to rip out the SPOT and replace. This is a great opportunity to upgrade your headlight wiring harness to include a relay.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 06:59 PM
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Sounds like they are running the headlight off the running light circut . It's two different fuses .

I'd trace the correct wire for the headlamp hi and low (two separate circuts) and make sure the have continuity to the fuse box.

Then remove the hack job and either install new lamps or run relays . Relays are suggested as they will prolong the life of your lighting switch , they suck .
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Old September 21st, 2017, 07:52 PM
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Could be an attempt at a city light, required in some regions abroad.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for the help, first I'm hearing of this city light setup but so be it. Will look to cut out most of the rat nest and replace. Does anybody have a good field guide with pictures, most wiring diagrams make my head hurt. And how involved is it to run the relays.
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 06:32 AM
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Susquehanna Motor Sports makes a plug and play harness that plugs into the headlight plug, which routes back to the battery, then to a relay and back to the headlights- gets full power to headlights via a relay- nice improvement in performance and safety. In other words it makes your existing switch activate headlights via a relay with direct battery power.
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Red Bison makes one as well

Installed pretty easily, I ran a weatherpack 2 prong back to the port side bullet connectors (I think that marks the last of the bullet style connectors on my vehicle) then the positive terminal back to the battery (you can install on the starter post as well but this was just cleaner).

Hard to go wrong with these, mine had to run over the radiator support to make it to the other headlight. I just secured it with a handful of zip ties.
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