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castle

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I have some larger value Diodes at work.  NTE125 standard recovery 1000volt 1A and 1N5399 1Kv and 1.5 A standard recovery.  Do you think these would work?  Overkill I know but I have them on hand.
 

Dads04Z71

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The diodes recommended in the original post had thin leads so they didn't cause a conflict sharing the female socket with the relay legs.  If the diode leads are thicker, you may (or may not) have a problem fully seating the relay back in its socket.
 

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i did it and all in one right all the diodes and ambers about 45 min would been 20 but as the directions said for my fellow idiots i had one diode reversed and it would turn all on at once whenever there were any lights on so that took some playing also reversd the for on highs so when i turned on for light the hi beams came on that was entertaining i about left but i knew i would forget about it haha thanks guys great write up! :B:
 

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I have a quick question and apologize if I missed it in the 31 pages of this thread.  Can I connect the diode to the parking lamp relay instead of to both the low and high beam relays?  In theory the DRL, should stay on with all lights since the parking/markerblamps stay on with both low and high beams?  My concern is that the parking lamp relay is bigger.  Would connecting to it blow the DRL relay?  Thanks.
 

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frito said:
I have a quick question and apologize if I missed it in the 31 pages of this thread.  Can I connect the diode to the parking lamp relay instead of to both the low and high beam relays?  In theory the DRL, should stay on with all lights since the parking/markerblamps stay on with both low and high beams?  My concern is that the parking lamp relay is bigger.  Would connecting to it blow the DRL relay?  Thanks.

The parking lamp relay should work.  All of these relays are working with 12 volts.  They are passing different amounts of current to their loads so they are probably sized differently due to the contacts making and breaking circuits carrying different amounts of current.
 

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It didn't work.  It was a far stretch so maybe I couldn't get it to make contact, or maybe it just doesn't work or maybe I just dorked something up.  Anyway, got full time ambers on fog, low and high as well as all on high.

Posting on my phone and too tired to convert photos to an acceptable size.  I'll post them laterm
 

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frito said:
It didn't work.  It was a far stretch so maybe I couldn't get it to make contact, or maybe it just doesn't work or maybe I just dorked something up.  Anyway, got full time ambers on fog, low and high as well as all on high.

Posting on my phone and too tired to convert photos to an acceptable size.  I'll post them laterm
have you tried flipping them around? that screwed with me for a while
 

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Dakotawilk said:
which part isnt working?
the ftdrls the all on high or?....
Everything in the instructions are working.  I was trying to tie the DRLs into the parking lamps which hasn't been discussed in this thread.  That's the part that's not working.  Full time DRL and all on high are fine.  I tied the DRLs into the fogs so I can run just the parking lamps, fogs and DRLs.
 

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I did this mod a few years ago, using the instructions in this link.  Works perfectly but it may work slightly different for different model year A/Vs.  In my case (2004 A/V LTZ) the amber DRLs are always on until the headlights come on - then they go dark which is OK with me.

But if it is daytime and I push the fog light button, the DRLs remain on and the fog, parking and taillights also come on.  I find this handy on rainy days when it is to bright for the auto headlights to kick on. What's even nicer you don't have to remember to turn them off when you exit the vehicle - they shut off automatically.

So with the key in run during the day, (the truck may have to be out of Park) punch the fog light button and see what happens.
 

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That part is working.  Here's what I have:
  • DRL on with fog
  • DRL on with fog and low beams
  • Everything (DRL, low beam, high beam and fog) on together
By default, the parking lights come on with any of those combinations.  The combination I didn't get to work was just the DRL and parking lights (no fog, low or high beams).  I think as soon as the parking lights go on without anything else on the DRL goes off.
 

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Just did this and my lows turn on with my DRL's.... I do not want the lows on during the day.  :help:


:edit: just re wired. It works normal.
 

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Got 'er done before our 3,000 mile trip.
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Just did all 5 diodes, works like a charm. This has got to one of the best write ups I have ever seen. Excellent work.
 

grumpy0282

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hi, i did mine a while ago but i did it a bit different
i did mine so lows stay on with the highs and i can control my fogs weather highs are on or not
ive also HIDs in all bulbs
 

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grumpy0282 said:
hi, i did mine a while ago but i did it a bit different
i did mine so lows stay on with the highs and i can control my fogs weather highs are on or not
ive also HIDs in all bulbs

interested on how you did this
 

grumpy0282

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well the lows, the same as in the diagram here, the fogs, (if memory serves as its been a while) also the same thats in the diagram but with a toggle switch in between the 2 relays thats obviously run into the truck
 

rangrsfn

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Mod worked great. Thanks. Can you advise on how to have the ability to turn on fogs with hi beams, using fog switch, but not have them come on automatically with high beams?
 

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Whoops!  My very first drive, to check out my mods, and I got pulled over!  I think the white DRLs made my HID's look more blue than they actually are!  I haven't figured out how to post a picture here yet, maybe later. Today, I removed the cheapo HID system that the guy before me put in, and installed silverstar ultras instead.  Thanks for posting this mod @vertabatt, you rock!
 

grumpy0282

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just cause the hids are a bit blue does not mean they are cheap
you can replace the bulb
http://www.vvme.com/vvme-hid-color-temperature
i have 6000k in the highs and lows and 3000k in my fogs and i love them
(no blue at all)

 
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