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Old December 8th, 2016, 12:39
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they are pretty much all the same. fairly standardized.

where in california are you?
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Old December 8th, 2016, 12:40
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Ahh. If you were 2 hours closer Id' say come by and I'd fix it for you.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 12:43
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Ahh. If you were 2 hours closer Id' say come by and I'd fix it for you.
Haha thanks dude, I'll have it shipped over! Well I've got a couple options. I can try to make that H4 Harness work. I'm skeptical only because of the amount of weird plug connections going into those silver boxes. The next option would be your suggestion of splicing into another wire. Not sure which one I would have to use.
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Send me pictures of the plugs you're talking about.

Its very rare someone builds headlights that are not bolt in.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 12:47
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Send me pictures of the plugs you're talking about.

Its very rare someone builds headlights that are not bolt in.
These are what I mean, I assume the other side of the plug (going into the headlight) is normal. And if that's the case, the new harness will work. I hope! Hard for me to even think about this right now! Working!

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Old December 8th, 2016, 12:49
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Re: Headlight/Running Light question

yeah it looks like a crappy install.

i'd just find a factory headlight wire and splice into it for signal.

or just leave it alone. seriously, how often do you want to run the running lights without the headlights? it wont really matter.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 12:55
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yeah it looks like a crappy install.

i'd just find a factory headlight wire and splice into it for signal.

or just leave it alone. seriously, how often do you want to run the running lights without the headlights? it wont really matter.
Well, I like driving with all the dash lights on. It's an OCD thing, I guess! I just like everything working as normally as possible. I can't picture why that wire is even there, considering how there is a wire from the harness that goes to the battery. I appreciate the help, man. I'll try to figure it out!
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I don't know about CA, but I remember when I learned to drive many moons ago, it was actually illegal to drive with just the parking lights on anyway. I doubt it's ever enforced but you do live in CA, so...
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Old December 8th, 2016, 13:22
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I can't picture why that wire is even there, considering how there is a wire from the harness that goes to the battery. I appreciate the help, man. I'll try to figure it out!
They wire that goes to the battery actually provides power to the lights.

The one going to your marker light just tells them to turn on and off. The extra wiring is there because those lights use more power than the factory ones, so they needed bigger wires.

Take that signal wire off, move it to the original headlight wires, and you should be good.
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They wire that goes to the battery actually provides power to the lights.

The one going to your marker light just tells them to turn on and off. The extra wiring is there because those lights use more power than the factory ones, so they needed bigger wires.

Take that signal wire off, move it to the original headlight wires, and you should be good.

Took the headlights out to see what was going on in the back. I don't know hwere to splice that new wire. I would pay somebody $150 to just do it for me at this point. They are h4 housings but the extra bulb confuses me and I'm sure that h4 harness wouldn't work now.


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Saturday is the Naxja SoCal christmas party in long beach.

If you come down, I'll help you fix this real fast.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 14:42
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Old December 8th, 2016, 14:45
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Saturday is the Naxja SoCal christmas party in long beach.

If you come down, I'll help you fix this real fast.
Man, I'll be out wheeling this weekend! Can't believe this is stressing me out so much. I was really hoping to be able to put in a new harness for safety purposes.

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Old December 8th, 2016, 15:11
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Saturday is the Naxja SoCal christmas party in long beach.

If you come down, I'll help you fix this real fast.
The connector on top, with 3 wires coming out of it headed back to the engine compartment, is that a place I can splice into? There is green, black, and white.
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Re: Headlight/Running Light question

Yes, i'm just not 100% which wire. Should be able to determine that with a volt meter or test light.

Find the one that comes on when you turn the headlights on.

There is a ground, a low beam wire, and a high beam wire.

You probably want the low beam wire.

If your headlight kit is low and high beams, you may have to splice in two.
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