Quantcast Highbeams and Foglights Simultaneously - Ford Truck Club Forum




Home






Forum






Gallery






Garage






Blog






Arcade






Settings






New Posts






TOTM






Vote








Search






How-To's






Unanswered






FTC Toolbar






Social Sites






Log Out




 
Ford Truck Club Forum > GARAGE TALK > Garage Talk: Electrical & Lighting



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 18th, 2012, 06:41 PM
JSoko's Avatar
JSoko JSoko is offline

 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 15,072
Images: 630
Likes : 36
Liked 188 Times in 170 Posts
Lightbulb Highbeams and Foglights Simultaneously

Highbeams and Foglights Simultaneously...
(an easy and inexpensive how-to)

I was able to accomplish having highbeams and foglights on at the same time using a lighting relay and a KC Hi-brutes kit.

The instructions included in the kit, however, were specifically for GM pickup trucks, to go from a two to four headlight system.

If you are like many truck people, you may be familiar with the lighting system on those trucks; the dims lights are on alone and when you put on your brights the dims shut off - a two on/two off system.

You can accomplish the same result with any relay, wire and connectors you buy at an auto parts store.

To make it even easier, Painless Wiring has these materials similarly packaged as a kit.

The steps in accomplishing this result are:

Remove the headlight by removing the two quick pins and lifting it out (this make the process much easier)
Locate the hot lead for the dim headlight.
Hook it up to the power side of the relay's (30 amp) red wire.
Hook the ground to the frame (bare metal) black wire.
Connect the fog lights up to the out power side of relay's green wire.
Connect the dim side using the white wire.
You'll have a total of four wires to hook up.

The installation should take about an hour and the cost of the pre-made kits came in at around $20.00.

Under the new scenario, your fogs will come on even if you do not have them on when you put on the brights. To avoid this, use install an additional power switch to turn the system on and off.

Additionally, your factory fog indicator light will also be over ridden. To avoid this from happening I also used a extra toggle switch to turn the system on and off when desired.

Have fun!


For Those Who Fought For It...
Freedom Has A Taste The Protected Will Never Know.












  #2  
Old October 18th, 2012, 06:51 PM
skatebowd's Avatar
skatebowd skatebowd is offline

 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cantonment Florida
Posts: 5,613
Images: 247
Likes : 17
Liked 36 Times in 34 Posts
Thumbs up


click below to see my FTC Gallery


Don't forget those that came before you! Be proud of who you are and where your from.

“No damn man kills me and lives.” Confederate Lieutenant General, Nathan Bedford Forrest







Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


(View-All Members who have read this thread : 8
ASwaff400 , BigBlue79 , BlackFlameCustoms , Booba5185 , JSoko , markshere2 , Russo2 , skatebowd


Tags
foglights , highbeams , simultaneously

Forum Jump






   Current Advertisers Privacy Policy FAQ Home Blog Archive Top



FordTruckClub.net is not authorized, endorsed or affiliated with the Ford Motor Company
or any of their subsidiaries. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.