80 Series lights

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:16
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Hi everyone.

Just having a small problem wiring up my driving lights on the cruiser. Have searched the forum and found many threads and articles, all very helpful. Have ended up using the wiring as per the driving lights article.

My question is, when i am splicing into the power wire at the high beam to take to the switch, do i take it from the regular headlight or from the high beam light? As the 80 series has the four lights, two headlights and two more for high beam. Regular headlight seems to have 3 wires, high beam light has two, power and earth?

Bought a pre-made wiring loom and is nothing but trouble so i chucked it and am having a crack myself.

Thanks in advance,

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Reply By: Craigww2 - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:25

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:25
Use the high beam one as when your high beam comes on it turns on the relay so the spotties can turn on. This also means when you dip your lights for on coming traffic your spotties go off automatically.
If you hook it up to your low beam and the switch for your spotties is left on your spotties will be on when ever you turn your lights on.
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:09

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:09
Also make sure to use a dash mounted switch to isolate the spots if needed.
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Reply By: Nebster - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:21

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:21
heres a couple of links that might help or add to the confusion ;D

80 Series Wiring
60 series wiring

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Follow Up By: Luke C - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00
Thanx everyone,

I'll see how i go tonight. And Derek, just about to install one of your dual battery systems in preparation for the big trip. Will leave feedback once it is operational.

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Reply By: Hairy - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:46

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:46
Im no auto elec, but Ive always used one of your h/beam wires as your switch wire to the relay and taken your power direct from your battery through your fused relay. Also put a switch in between the battery and relay ( in dash )
Does that make sense?
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