Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Costa del leeds, west yorkshire
Which diode for duel beam headlights
Morning guys simple question for the person that knows the answer!
Ive got the aftermarket projector headlights with separate headlight and full beam!
I wasn't overly impressed with the light output so ive upgraded the bulbs to 100w hids and wow what an improvement (its passed 2 mots like this because they are in projector housings so maintains the correct beam pattern )
For safety/overloading reasons ive also rewired them with relays fed from the battery and all works well!
Except when i quickly flash my full beam (ie letting someone pull out) the nissan set up momenteraly turns off the headlights when the full beams are on, and the quick on/off/on/off/on upsets the headlight ballast and they just shut down! Leaving me with no lights at all!
So what im wanting to do is figure out a way of getting the headlights to stay on when i flash my high beam.
Im thinking just connet the output of my full beam relay to the trigger wire of my headlight relay and replace the headlight relay with a slow acting relay to allow for the split second changeover?
But in doing this,it would allow the headlight trigger power from the switch to bleed through to the output side of the fullbeam relay and light up my fullbeams! Unless theres a diode of sorts between them allowing power to only travel from the fullbeams to the headlights and not the otherway around.
Everyone following this? Good cos im struggling to explain it lol
So basically im looking for a link to the right diode i can put inline, bearing in mind its going into an engine bay environment! So would need to be tough and waterproof!
Unless anyone has a better idea?
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