Relaying dim-dip headlights - Type 44

Jim Haseltine Jim at
Tue Dec 10 23:30:13 EST 2002

When I rebuilt my Ur-q I took the opportunity to rewire the headlight loom
with 2mm cable and install relays. All the relays are mounted inside the car
alongside of the auxiliary relay plate. This allowed me easy access to the
dim-dip circuit. I've posted info at

the new dim-dip stuff is at the bottom of the page.


Jim Haseltine

----- Original Message -----
From: "rob hod" <rob3 at>
To: <quattro at>
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 1:38 PM
Subject: Relaying dim-dip headlights - Type 44

>     I'm currently relaying the headlights on my '88 100. I've found a nice
> place to mount the relays (on the little strut that supports the top of
> radiator from the front valence) and had a lot of fun crimping stuff
> together.  I've done the main beams, but am holding off on the dips
> of two questions;
>     1, dim-dip. If I use the feed to the dip beams to trigger the relay,
> then the dim-dip relay will mean that I get full-dip when running on
> lights rather than dim-dip. I can live with this, but just wondered if
> anyone had gone to the bother of preserving the dim dip feature, and how
> they did it.
>     2, I haven't looked closely, but with the lightswitch on dip and the
> ignition off, is any dim dip applied?, or are only the parking lights
> enabled?
>     TIA
> rob

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