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Old 06-15-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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High and Low Beams - Same Time

Has anyone come up with a way to run the High & Low beams at the same time? I know you can hold the switch but that isnít easy to do on a winding road. Iím out in the sticks and need more candlepower at night to see the animals on the side of the road.


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Old 06-15-2005, 10:00 AM   #2
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You'd burn out your bulbs too quick to do it that way, both "lights" or filaments are in the one bulb. There'd be way too much heat in that one little bulb, imho, to last very long.

Why don't you go buy yourself a nice set of fog/driving lights?
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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if u get headlights with dual chambers, one for high beam and one for low, then this mod will be better suited for your needs, ie: hella duals, st-170's, euro 2k2's, ebay halos, or mach hids.
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I wasn't aware that the heat was an issue.

My understanding is that there are no aftermarket headlights for the 05. I already have the factory fogs but they go off when I turn on the high beams.
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put a light bar on top!!
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put a light bar on top!!
I'm driving country roads not a road rally!

I have IPF head light on my Jeep and they kick out twice the light on high beam as the Focus. I was hoping for some way of either running the Fogs with high beam or another non-evasive option.
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Old 06-17-2005, 05:22 PM   #7
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If you do the Fog Light Mod, the fog lights will stay on with the high beams (and when the headlights are off if you want). It helps.


Edit: Why did I answer this? You did the mod days ago.
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If anyone's interested, there is a way to modify the multi-function switch to keep the low beams on with the high beams. I had to do it when I installed my Mach Audio/EAP HIDs, otherwise it would switch off the HIDs when the halogens turned on.

All you do is short between two of the wires with a small piece of wire that's stripped on both ends. It takes all of five minutes to do...I can't remember which two you jump between, but if anyone needed the info I could crack my steering column open and take a picture...
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If anyone's interested, there is a way to modify the multi-function switch to keep the low beams on with the high beams. I had to do it when I installed my Mach Audio/EAP HIDs, otherwise it would switch off the HIDs when the halogens turned on.

All you do is short between two of the wires with a small piece of wire that's stripped on both ends. It takes all of five minutes to do...I can't remember which two you jump between, but if anyone needed the info I could crack my steering column open and take a picture...
Here you go, complete with pictures and instructions: http://www.ofoc.ca/hid/step05.html

Warning, DO NOT do this if you have stock headlights, OFOC nor myself are responsible if your electrical system causes malfunction.
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Thanks now my dual lights work great
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