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20-08-02, 07:40 PM
I got some new lights for my car, Narva conversion lights as EHs had a sealed beam. The swap invloves a whole new outer so no worries of melting lens etc. It came with 50/100W globes (I think) and after reading the other thread like this, doon't want to melt and fuse boxes etc etc.
Could somebody please tell me what i need to rewire these in correctly ?
Relays, if they are 100W hi beams your dip switch on the floor will get very hot and either break, or the terminals will melt, also the light switch itself may get hot and the large plug going into it may start to go soft ( well it all did in my ute )
Relays using wire with a large csa close to the battery. Have a look at the relays with a blade fuse built in to save you the extra hassel of putting inline fuses. Or the dual relay setups used on a lot of driving lights.
Keeping the wire size large and the distance short will minimise your voltage drop so your light output will be maximised.
And just use the current wiring from your dip switch to control the relays.
You can use four relays ( one for Hi one for low on each side ) mounted up under the guards, or the dual relay setups have a black cover that go over them so they dont look out of place in the EH engine bay
have even seen them hidden under the old covers for the old three bobbin regulators.
The coices are endless
Try this link if you need it
20-08-02, 10:40 PM
Thanks for the help Rads. If it now has high beams of 65W then running driving lights on 55W would be no problem would it ? And you don't really use high beams that much so it would only get the occasional 100 W pass. But this would still be hot enough. So, if I do exactly as in that link and use the foot button as my start (yellow and black in link) it should be fine. Do you have to use four relays or is two enough as is in the link?
Thanks heaps for this, i was going to try the lights tonight for a sec before figuring out relays etc etc but lucky I didn'y hey !
Well as for the heat, after about an hour of driving the switch in my old girl when it was running 100/70 9 if I recall would get to hot to put your bare foot on the the switch. I was lazy at that stage and carried a spare switch in the glove box, and also a short piece of wire to bridge out the terminals so i could still have low beam when the switch burn out ! Two relays would do the same job no worries at all.
Try one of these places for the stuff to do it
they are always helpful for me !
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