HID and LED Lights Install - GMT-400

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OK, so a electrolytic capacitor no bigger than 20 V DC (15 preferred) and 500uf....right?

What does "uf" stand for (just out of curiosity)?

Microfarads

Actually, I think anywhere from 500uf to 2500uf should work fine.

The bigger the number the more of a charge the capacitor can hold. I don't know the resistance of the coil that energizes the relay, so I can't calculate it exactly.
 

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Matt, if you have a Radioshack close by, then try this 1000uf capacitor. If it doesn't work, you'll only be out 2 bucks at most. :thumbs:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...Name=Type&filterValue=Electrolytic+capacitors

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Great, I'll pick one up tomorrow (RadioShack is only a 7 minute drive away; we actually have 2 for some stupid reason - can't believe they both are still open).

Thanks :cheers:.
 

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PS-And I do agree that Bernie should post some write ups for us to learn from him he's my hero.

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I'm nobody's hero GMC... Well, maybe my cat's. :D

Damn, the shits getting deep. :D2


GMC, I don't have a moisture problem in my headlights (brand new TYC Elegante non-projectors [they do make the Elegante in a projector, but not for the GMT-400's]). The problem was in my front corner marker light (the little one, not the big on on the front) which seems to be cleared up now, but there is a dead bug in it from leaving the bulb and socket out for 2 nights.

I picked up the capacitor today. $1.68 with tax. Man, that was a little out of my price range :lol:. I'm waiting for the sun to go down a little before I go out and try it because it is really hot here (I think the hottest so far this year).

I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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IT WORKS!!!!!
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Give me a little bit and I'll try to summarize this and draw a new diagram (at least to the best I can).
 

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Final Wiring Diagram

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The capacitor from RadioShack (here) did the job. Now the lows don't flick off and back on when you turn the highs on. The lows do stay on a hair after you turn the knob off, but it is only like 1/2 a second (hardly noticeable).

If anyone has questions, post'em up.

Special thanks to Bernie :flag: and Dennis :cflag: for helping me out so much and sticking with me through this.
 
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Of course it works, we're expets... err...ecxparts... err... professinals... err... guys who know STUFF. :D2
 

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