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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big jimmy 91, May 10, 2004.

  1. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    wire in a switch for my head lights to be able to shut them off when I don't want them on
    I mean the way they are allways on even when the switch is turned off
    I would like to be able to turn them off when required without having to shut off the truck
    BTW it is a 91 jimmy with a 2 light system
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  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Did it come like that ? I didn't know a 91 had daytime running lights . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    As soon as I turn the key into the on position the head lights turn on in that half power high beam mode
    It is a real pain for someone to back up into lights at night with dirty windows
     
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    Well I heard that on older vehicles with daytime running lights, you could put emergency brake on a couple clicks to turn them off. If you still have an owners manual , maybe its in there. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    No manual , I will have to try the P B trick though , since it doesn't work anyway /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    1.)Find the wire that powers the headlights when you turn on the truck.
    2.)Cut the wire.
    3.)Wire in a toggle switch.

    That way you leave the toggle switch in the on position, and if you want them off you kick the switch off.

    Harley
     
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    I personally would disconnect the radio dimmer wire from the ignition wire there at the radio. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif That's the most common way you can have the lights be on all the time.
     
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    I personally would disconnect the radio dimmer wire from the ignition wire there at the radio. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif That's the most common way you can have the lights be on all the time.
     

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