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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, I want to have the ability to turn on my driving lights (the 194 bulb in the headlight housing) independently of the headlight switch. Basically, I don't want to have to turn the parking lights or headlights on to get the driving lights on!

So, I was thinking of simply running the power from the cigarette lighter (only has juice when car is running) to a switch, then run the switched power to both driving lights. Couple of questions:

1) Will I need to add a relay to this wiring? I haven't had any experience with relays, but when I installed aftermarket fogs in my last car I did not use a relay so I wanted to ask because I would hate to set my 6 on fire!

2) Will I need to re-ground the driving lights or simply just swap the power wires to my switch?

Any help would be appreciated! I replaced the bulbs with LED's that light up very brightly during the day time and I think they look great. I just don't want all of the other lights on with them!
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anybody have any info or input on this? just wondering what it's going to take!
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i have no help...sorry

but im curious as to why you would want to do this. i never understood the need for running lights in the first place.

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Thanks for the help. To answer your question: because I like the way it looks and it will be DIFFERENT than other 6's on the road.
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Your best bet would be finding the wire going in to the relay, bypasing it, and adding a switch. I don't think it would be easy.

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