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HOW TO: Making the low beams stay on with the high beams - '99-'02 GM trucks

Discussion in 'Tech How To' started by DV2000NJ, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    It can still be done... But there's a little more risk involved.

    It might not have any issues other than bulbs burning out faster...

    I can't say, as I've never heard of anyone doing it with that setup before.
     
  2. SDMFz71

    SDMFz71 I see you have traveled some...

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    No I don't think I will try on her van. She would not be happy if her headlights didn't work at all, they suck enough already, and then she would take it out on me.

    But I will definately do it on my '02 Silverado, and when I get some decent foglights I will be hooked up!
     
  3. DV2000NJ

    DV2000NJ The Browmaster

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    You could always find a place to mount some auxiliary lights on the van. :dunno:
     
  4. Kyles03

    Kyles03 Fits gonna hit the shan

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    Nice write up Dan! Im going to go do this on my buddies 01.
     
  5. bubbatrucklover

    bubbatrucklover Heavy Metal Red Neck

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    Nice write up.:thumbs:

    As stated I didn't realize it was that easy. I also think it was stupid it didn't come this way from the factory.

    Only question is: Is time a factor when doing this mod? for example if I do it on a day it's not raining or don't have truck porn to look at do I have to wait the approximate time you did? or just work strait through tne mod?




    :rollin::lolup:
     
  6. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy No, that's not a banana in my pants.

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    I should also add that this mod is a MUST if you have HID's in your low beams. If you switch on your high beams and your HID's go out, they may need a warm up time again when you turn your highs back off. That can leave you driving with VERY dim HID's and can be a dangerous situation if you have bad road conditions. What you can't see can kill you.
     
  7. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    Wondering if this mod will work on a GMT400(aka my '95 burb)?
     
  8. merlin5577

    merlin5577 Work harder, others on welfare depend on you!

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    Nice write up Dan, and thanks for the humorous injections. lol.

    For anyone who doesnt want to cut up there factory wiring painless performance makes a kit to do this mod on pretty much and 88-07 truck. I have on on each of my trucks and they do work awesome.
     
  9. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy No, that's not a banana in my pants.

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    You can do it on yours but its not as simple as cutting and grounding a wire. You'll have to wire in a relay into your wiring harness.
     
  10. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    Yep!

    If your DRL's are low beams, though, it's REALLY REALLY easy :thumbs:
     

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