> You buy a Diode by resistance, the colored bands on them, or in the case of a ballast resistor it will have the Ohm printed on it.
Your sure about that? That sound more like a resistor than a diode, e.g., I haven't seen diodes with colored bands on it.
Diode qualities typically are not resistance, but rather amperage, forward and reverse voltages, and leakage.
digikey.com has almost everything, including detailed data sheets, or you could just try radioshack:
check you local state laws as far as headlight height. in most states including mine there is a minmum and maximum for height on them. so if you just ride with only the fog lights on at night then your in the wrong due to the height from the road(basicly the officer can say that the fog lights are your headlights due to it being the only light being projected from the vehicle forward). also as far as fog lights go, i know hear they cant be on while high beams are on. only time fogs can burn are with low beams. atleast thats with this state and most of the time thats the same with most. (thats why most factory fog lights go off when you hit the high beams).^^^^ The legality depends on the state. Here in Indiana, we can run just fogs as long as your amber lights are also on. However the only thing you have to be careful of here is the cops have the descression to decide if your lights are insufficiently lighting the road. If you put Xenon's or brighter fogs in you don't have to worry. Here in the city, I run just fogs and can see fine, however out in the country the headlights are very much needed. So it just depends on the state.