Headlight left on warning device

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:19
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Hi all, just go back from a trip to the Snowys and we are sitting at home with fog & rain in the Blue Mountains. Went to the hardware store this morning and when I came out the headlights were still on. This has happened to me quite a few times over the last few weeks. I can see a flat battery coming. Sooo !
Can you buy an after market device to warn you that the lights are still on. Tried Jaycar but the only have a kit that you have to build yourself.
Any other idea's ?

Vince
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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:33

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:33
I have a petrol / Gas patrol 1999 and I bought just what you want in an auto accessory shop at Glendale near newcastle NSW a couple of years ago. It had very poor instructions with it. It works ok. Sort of high pitched scream.You may have to ask the staff . It was as I remember the last one one on the shelf. Any decent auto electrician should be able to knock one up and install for you. My mates later model Patrol diesel does not have one either. I went hunting for one after a flat battery. Only happened once. Best of luck.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:35

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:35
Yeah Vince, its comes with older age.

Cheapest way is to tie a hanky to the light stalk. The message soon gets to the right side of the brain....hahahahaha


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Reply By: ross - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:58

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:58
Im sure you could have some device fitted but it maybe easier to have an automatic cutoff that turns the lights off when you forget with an overide if you need your headlights without the ignition on.

You could possibly have a low voltage switch fitted to the battery so the battery cant go flat.
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Reply By: Ruffstuff. - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 12:10

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 12:10
You can buy the Headlight Alarms from Supercheap & the like, Not very expensive either from memory.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 12:34

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 12:34
All you need is a 12 volt buzzer connected to the Headlight circuit and the Ignition Circuit, with a diode.

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Reply By: Madfisher - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:09

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:09
Like Willem I just give myself a reminder Must be an old fart thing LOL.
I just lock my door, go to get out and it remindes me the lights are on.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:54

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:54
Hi Vince,

Another alternative is the Redarc "Key On-Lights On" module, Redarc KOLO

10 seconds after you turn the ignition on the lights come on.

As soon as you turn the key off out go the lights.

Great safety idea, I know it's actually the reverse of your question but it may solve another thought!

Companies such as Budget etc. use them in the 4WD's they hire to mines!

Geoff

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Reply By: Wisey - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 18:44

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 18:44
Hi Vince
I bought one from Dick Smith a few yrs ago , was $10 then.
Now i need to hook it to my extra reversing lights, Yep I left em on and flattened the battery lol
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 18:52

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 18:52
You could always buy a Toyota and you wont have to worry as they go off automatically when you turn the key off.


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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 17:48

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 17:48
Hi Graham,

Not in the 78, 79 & 105 Series.

Only the 100 Series and probably the chicks Landcruiser too.

I've done it once in the Troopie, great educator that. There's no way the electronic injection on the 1HD-FTE will kick in without battery power!

That's why I've been exploring the idea too.

Except I've been exploring the reverse idea of ignition on, lights on.

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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 19:09

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 19:09
G'day Vince, I just ordered one today, as I am about as forgetful as you by the sounds of it.
Ordered mine from Jaycar agent here.
Part number CAT. NO. KC5317

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Reply By: StormyKnight - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:16

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:16
Yep I did this mod on my HQ before I upgraded to a real 4WD...with the auto turn off..(Toyota)

You just need a 12V buzzer, hook the red positive wire to the a 12V wire that is on when the lights are on, hook the Black Negative wire to your door switch. When you open the door the black wire will be connected to earth thus making the circuit. With your lights on the buzzer will sound. To stop the buzzer, but with the lights on, just shut your door. Worked for me & saved a few starting issues over the years I had that car.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 18:34

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 18:34
Put a relay in the headlight circuit and activate it by the ign circuit.

Should do the trick




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Yes my 100 and my older Corona's had autoshut off lights.





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