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Old 12-20-2006
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relay to keep both high beams and low on at the same time?

ok so here's the deal I have a 2003 honda civic for my daily driver. why you ask b/c I get 40 MPG in that juicy hog. and the ranger is pulling 11 MPG. anyways well out in the sticks where I live there isn't any street lights or anything and it gets really dark.I like to use my high beams but when I turn them on the low beams shut off unless I can hold the lever a certain way to keep them both on.

So can I rig up a relay from the High beam power wire to a relay to supply the low beam with power when I turn on my high beams?
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yeah this is the real "headlight mod"
its not that hard todo but i think you have to put a relay on the wires from the switch itself.
ill look for the link to it.
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One thing though: it's a good idea on some vehicles to beef up the ground wire. It just depends on how thin it is. The wires are sized to handle continuous current for one light only as a rule.
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Just get a set of fog lights........or driving lights.

The bulbs will burn out faster doing that mod, not to mention heat up more. If you do this mod, keep us posted.
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Actually, that's a good point and I agree: driving lights on a separate circuit will cost more, but may save you damage and will probably give you better performance than both your beams on.
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well I'll look into it, its just I dont want to turn my honda into a rice rocket ya know, but I'll see how much those driving lights cost. and report back to you guys.
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