Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams


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Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:58 am



That's half of it. I have the lights and the switch with a relay. Here's what I want to do. Lights will be switched on/off with its own switch at handlebar at anytime with the ignition on. When using them with the high beams on and turning the high beams off with the high/low beam switch, I want the auxiliary lights to go off. Then at anytime I can switch the auxiliary lights back on with its own switch at the handlebar.

How do I go about and wire this setup, if possible ?


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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:38 am

Use a relay with a normally closed contact, wire a switched, fused + source to terminal 30, your handlebar switch from a + source to T85, the blue high beam wire to T86 (handy source under the left pocket at the fog light switch connector) T87 to the lights.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:26 pm

Would that be using a 5 pin relay but using 87a instead of the 87 pin on a NC relay ?
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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:09 pm

keithg64 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:26 pm
Would that be using a 5 pin relay but using 87a instead of the 87 pin on a NC relay ?
Yes. Forgot to mention off will be on and on will be off on your handlebar switch.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:49 pm

Thank you, I will definitely test as I go with this. Thank you.
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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:14 pm

keithg64 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Thank you, I will definitely test as I go with this. Thank you.
You are going to have to have a switch source to T30, otherwise the driving lights will come on with the key off.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:03 am

An alternative would be to use a NO relay (T87) and put a diode in the blue wire from the high beams, your switch wire to the same terminal on the relay (85) and ground 86. Then you could go direct to B+ for T30.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:27 pm

Thank you DaveO but can you draw me a schematic of both ideas ? Thank you. You can even PM me.
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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:41 pm

Another way to put what I'm trying to do is.

HB on - SW on - Lights on
HB off - SW on - lights off
HB off - SW on - lights on
HB off - SW off - lights off

I want high beams on, lights on, switch on. Then high beams off, lights off, switch still on. Then high beams off, switch on, lights on.

Possibly done through a 5 pin relay with or without a diode ?
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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:20 pm

keithg64 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:41 pm

Then high beams off, lights off, switch still on. Then high beams off, switch on, lights on.

Those 2 things are not possible at the same time.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:36 pm

Ok, Thank you, is there a specific size of diode that will work better than the other? I have looked at a Schottky diode or is there something better for this setup.
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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:43 pm

keithg64 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Ok, Thank you, is there a specific size of diode that will work better than the other? I have looked at a Schottky diode or is there something better for this setup.
I would think that would do the trick.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:56 pm

I'm basically trying to have the high beams on, then turn lights on, then the lights would go off when the high beams are switch off. And at anytime the lights can be turned on.
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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:53 pm

With the diode setup, when I shut the high beams off will the auxiliary lights go out ?
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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by DaveO430 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:02 pm

keithg64 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:53 pm
With the diode setup, when I shut the high beams off will the auxiliary lights go out ?
That's the plan, it's what you want isn't it?

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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by keithg64 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:02 pm

That will be fantastic, thank you so much.
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Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

Post by Wingsconsin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:48 am

I think I did what you are trying to do --
The 'fog lamps go OFF when the High beams are on -
The AUX light under my mirrors go ON with the HIGH Beams
Pick up energy from the BLUE wire near the FOG ON switch and use that to flip your relay -
Then your lower lights will switch off when the AUX lights go on...

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