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Old 09-27-2009
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i hope this can be done...

I have a 93 ranger.. i want to know if there is a way to make the high beams and low beams on at the same time when i turn the high beams on.. i know if when the low beams are on and you pull the blinker thing back it makes the high beams and low beams on at the same time.. if you understand what im talking about lol thanks Melvin...
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no when you pull the multifunction switch back it switches to your highbeams, it doesnt leave both on.

what your saying is you want moar light on the road, why not just get some accesory lights?
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then why is it so much brighter when you do that (pull the switch back) than just the high or just the low?
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ive never noticed them to be brighter than my hi's

althought now that ive had hids for months, standard lighting looks insanely dim to me, and i dont have highbeams anyway lol
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I have high beam HID's and they're BRIGHT especially with the fog light mod.
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yeah its ways brighter with u pull it back than just brights
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yeah its ways brighter with u pull it back than just brights
Clearer English please. Haha
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yeah when you pull back it keeps your lows on and turns on your highs... its not good for the wiring or the bulbs though for a long period of time
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i never keep the brights on for a long period of time anyways cause theres away other cars coming
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The only thing that would concern me is IF the OEM Headlight Housings and the Bulb Sockets will handle the extra heat of the lows/highs being on together.

The idea might be good but the over all results may be more trouble than it is worth.
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The only thing that would concern me is IF the OEM Headlight Housings and the Bulb Sockets will handle the extra heat of the lows/highs being on together.

The idea might be good but the over all results may be more trouble than it is worth.
Yep, doesn't sound like a good idea with stock wiring. If you need more light to drive, yet you say you hardly have your brights on due to oncoming traffic, I say just upgrade your bulbs to Sylvania Silverstars or Ultras. That way you'll have more light output with just your low beams on. If you still need more light, maybe it's time to clean your headlight lenses (due to fading or yellowing) or buy new ones.
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here is a link that is over at therangerstation.com
THE BRITE BOX Headlight upgrade at TRS Fab & Off-Road
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Yep, doesn't sound like a good idea with stock wiring. If you need more light to drive, yet you say you hardly have your brights on due to oncoming traffic, I say just upgrade your bulbs to Sylvania Silverstars or Ultras. That way you'll have more light output with just your low beams on. If you still need more light, maybe it's time to clean your headlight lenses (due to fading or yellowing) or buy new ones.
or upgrade to HIDs
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just add some fog lamps if you want the same effect of having both the high and low beam at the same time.
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How about adding some Driving Lights or Long Range Lights, you can hook them up so the High beams will actuate the DL.

Also, consider 65/100 watt headlights...
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i was wondering the exact same thing as the original poster. would it be possible to do without ordering a brightbox?
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Yes it is possible, I did this years ago, no I don't recommend doing it. It caused too much heat build up in the housing and caused both lights(high and low) to go out.
Not a nice thing when I was driving on I-95 in the middle of nowhere. Had to pull over and wait until the morning when I could start driving again. End result was 2 new headlights. spend the money for driving lights or upgrade to hid's or silverstars or hella's ....
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Ranger bulbs are dual filament bulbs; high and low are in one bulb. Different from vehicles that have seperate high and low bulbs. Having both filaments lit at the same time is a heat generator, and power consumer. Neither of which is good for the bulb or the barely adequate wiring. This will most certainly kill your head lights quickly, hopefully before you melt your wiring.


Do an HID upgrade and aim your head lights accordingly, or find some adequate aux lighting.
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alright, ahaha i dont really wanna melt my lights. thanks for the warning guys
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