96 Landcrusier Highbeam wire

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 16:27
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Hi all i am new to this website can some body please tell me where the high beam wire is so i can splice in my IPF lights Cheers Will
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Reply By: Utemad - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 16:37

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 16:37
Don't know cruisers but all vehicles are similar.

Pull the covers off from under the dash and find the loom that goes to the stalk with the high beam switch. Then get your multi meter and find which wire has 12v when high beam is on and none when it is off. Make sure it is the wire that turns high beam on and not the flasher wire (2 different wires on my Rodeo, don't know if the same on your cruiser).
Then run a new wire from the HB wire to a switch then to your spotlight relay.

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Reply By: mr diamond - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 18:14

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 18:14
i might be wrong i usually am.
but if i remember from years back the 80series run power to the head lights and use negative to switch it off and on.
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:58

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 21:58
You will have to use a relay because the 12 volts is connected to the common pin on the globe and the light is eluminated by earthing the relevant filament. If you connect a relay across the high beam filament via a switch you will be away. the simplest way to find the relevant wires is to look at the socket on the back of th light and note the colours then follow the colours back to the loom. Eric.
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Reply By: Bob H - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 22:48

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 22:48
Hi Bill, Mr Diemond is correct. The 80 series does indeed use negative to switch the headlights. I have just fitted spoties to my 80 series and had to make a call to my friendly auto elec to sort out why only 1 light would come on and not two. The easiest way I found was to take the switch wire from the earth on the lights themselves. This is the middle wire of the three. You will also need to run the wires through a good relay eg. a 30 amp relay should do the trick along with 6 or 8mm wire. Hope this info is helpful and many happy k,s motering. Rember, Cruisers rule. Bob H
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:04

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:04
Gday Will
You can switch the spotty relay with negitive by putting positive to pin 80 and running pin 81 to the headlight highbeam negitive feed. go to www.lcool.org and have a look in the tech pages...some good diagrams there.
The plugs on the 80's have high and low written on them.
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Reply By: Bill2584 - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 15:43

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 15:43
Thanks for all the advice. 1 more Question What would be the best way of splicing into the wire.
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:27

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:27
Buy the inline crimps U get from Repco or most electronic shops (pack of 5 I think to suit the wire dia.). U put the crimp over the straight wire then insert the wire to be connected alonside, then squeeze the metal crimp with your pliers, dead easy!

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Follow Up By: Utemad - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 10:50

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 10:50
If you use these sorts of crimps make sure they are the silicone filled ones. Otherwise they are a pain in the arse waiting to happen. These connectors are awful and will fail eventually. The best way is to solder the connection and then insulate it.

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