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post #41 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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is there a specific kind of relay that i would need to turn them off with my headlights on? and what wires do u have hooked up to the "turn-off with headlights on" relay pins?
also, what can i do to make the switchback flash "amber-on, amber-off, amber-on, amber-off" instead of "amber-on, white-on, amber-on, white-on"?
Any 12 Volt automotive relay (commonly referred to as "Bosch style") will work. Since the headlight fuses (in the engine compartment) only have power when the headlights are on, I installed a tap-a-fuse to the left headlight fuse that runs to one side of the relay coil - the other side of the relay coil goes to ground. The power to your white switchback lead is then connected to the "common" and "normally closed" contacts on the relay. When the relay is energized (by turning on the headlights,) the connection will be disconnected and turn off your switchbacks.

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Regarding changing the switchbacks from Amber-Off to Amber-White, that is not possible - you'd have to buy different switchback bulbs.


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Do you have a pic of what you broke off? Having a difficult time figuring out which set of tabs it is. Thanks.
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Do you have a pic of what you broke off? Having a difficult time figuring out which set of tabs it is. Thanks.
bjclements, are you referring to my original post or one of mmcorange's replies? Other than completely modding the bulb holder as shown in the OP, I'm not sure what you are referring to.


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also, what can i do to make the switchback flash "amber-on, amber-off, amber-on, amber-off" instead of "amber-on, white-on, amber-on, white-on"?
Typically this is determined by the switchbacks used.. some flash A/W/A/W.. some flash A/Off/A/Off..

Usually the listing should provide some way of telling the difference. If your bulbs work one way and you want them to work the other way, you probably have to buy new switchbacks designed that way.
There is a way to fix that using electronics, but it is much more complicated.


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bjclements, are you referring to my original post or one of mmcorange's replies? Other than completely modding the bulb holder as shown in the OP, I'm not sure what you are referring to.
Yea, I'm not sure what is being asked either.



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