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Old 08-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
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Driving Lights Wired with Headlights?

I want to install some bumper mounted driving/fog lights and would like them to be "always" on when the lights are on, whether low or high beam. Is this possible? Any tips on the most efficient way to wire?

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:25 AM   #2
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You should wire them using relays and trigger the relay when the headlights are turned on. If you do not use relays you may fry your harnesses.

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Old 08-12-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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Driving or Fog lights? There is a difference. You better have them wired through a switch and not always on.
If you install driving lights that are always on you better hope you never come across me at night. If you're heading my way with your driving lights on and can't turn them off I'm going to turn on all 8 of the lights on the front of my Jeep and burn your retinas out of your skull. Then the cop behind me will pull you over and write you a ticket.
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Ok, then guess I mean fog lights but white, geez, want them to gel light edge of road to help see the critters
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I always have mine on when driving these back country roads to do just that and pass plenty of cops. Its no different than the Tahoes or F150s that have their lights on as well. If you go higher on the wattage just point them down a bit more . But yeah you should just setup some type of a relay switch. I have the factory white fog lights and they are already pointed down Anita so no worries there.
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I always have mine on when driving these back country roads to do just that and pass plenty of cops. Its no different than the Tahoes or F150s that have their lights on as well. If you go higher on the wattage just point them down a bit more . But yeah you should just setup some type of a relay switch. I have the factory white fog lights and they are already pointed down Anita so no worries there.
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Yeah I get it. But read mine again. The stock fog lights aren't that,bright and are already pointed down. Pass plenty of cops and other cars and have never been flashed. What I was telling the OP was that he can do it to have the lights hit the edges of the road which is exactly why I do that. But he also needs to be aware of the wattage and angle to start off with. But mine dont stay on when I have high beams.
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Yeah I get it. But read mine again. The stock fog lights aren't that,bright and are already pointed down. Pass plenty of cops and other cars and have never been flashed. What I was telling the OP was that he can do it to have the lights hit the edges of the road which is exactly why I do that. But he also needs to be aware of the wattage and angle to start off with. But mine dont stay on when I have high beams.
there are laws in most states for the maximum amount of lights you can have on at a time. and i believe 55w is the highest wattage u can legally run. (i just dont have my 100w windshield hellas on when anyone is around)
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I think there are some like that in Texas but I can't remember exactly what the limit is but they are more lenient out in the country roads. No need for them in the city. And when the OP was talking about lighting up the edges of the road for the critters I presumed he was talking about country roads.
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Yeah I get it. But read mine again. .
Yeah ok, read mine again. Now we can continue this roundrobin but if you read it one more time you'll see I wasn't talking about fog lights. I was specifically said driving lights; there is a huge difference.
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