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Re: adding relays to euro lights

Dan Simoes wrote:
> This is a relatively simple task, once you know how the relays
> are wired.  I plan to use two relays, one for high beams and one
> for low beams.  Should I use more?
> The question is... there are wires from the headlights that go
> through the fuse box and then to the switch.  What is the
> best place to intercept the wire so that the signal goes
> from the switch to the fuse to the relay, then to the light?
> Should I wire the relays close to the headlight?
> Should I just discard the existing wiring?
> I'm hoping that my existing electrical problem (lights, power
> cut out at random but always with lights on) is somehow related
> to the lights and that adding relays will fix the problem.
> I'd especially like to hear from anyone who has wired relays on a
> car using the quad 4x6 euro light setup (ie urQ or 84 4000/80q)

If you are going to use relays to handle the increased current (power), 
the signal to the relays ( pull-up) should be the same line that 
previously lit the headlamp bulbs, but.... the current for the relay 
contacts that eventually goes to the higher power bulbs, should not come 
from any of the previously used wires... it MUST come from a higher 
current source... in a 5000 I would recommend the emergency starting ( 
jumpering ) post in the engine compartment... that fellow has a direct 
line to mr. battery and is thick and healthy ( in a 5000 ) in your car 
I do not know...( you get the idea ) You must not use the present 
wiring for the headlight bulbs... only to pull and control your 
relays, otherwise there is no gain... keep in mind you will also 
increase the temperature in the bulb connecto sockets.... I don't know 
what wattage you intend to use but... IMHO anything over 60 watts 
requires bigger and wider contact area sockets...
Boa noite !
Good luck