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Old 01-13-2020, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Headlights on and off with ignition on a 1993 SE

I'm looking for a how to. I would like to wire my headlights on and off with ignition but still be able to turn off with the switch if needed.

Any ideas or threads already out there? I searched and couldn't find one.
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You want them to ONLY turn on if the ignition switch is ON AND the headlight switch is ON? Correct?
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Correct.
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Why ???
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I agree with Robson, why?



You could do that with some fancy wiring. Add a relay that get power when the ignition is on and no other time. But that between the switch and the lights.
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You’d need to install a relay for each side. Use a SPDT relay. Connect the Red/White wire coming in from the left headlight fuse to pin 30 on the relay. Connect the headlight switch side of the Red/White wire to pin 87. Connect pin 85 to ground. Connect Pin 86 to a switched 12v wire.

Connect the Red wire coming in from the right headlight fuse to pin 30 on the relay. Connect the headlight switch side of the Red wire to pin 87. Connect pin 85 to ground. Connect Pin 86 to a switched 12v wire.


You may be able to find an unused fuse in the fuse box that is switched. You can also splice into the Black/Blue wire at the ignition switch. These relays don’t draw very much current so they won’t be much of a load. The original Red and Red/white wires will still be carrying the load.
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.

As to why, I live in the country. Dark two-lane roads-lights on for safety.

Modern cars have daytime running lights and they forget to turn the real lights on so they have tail lights. Always on is what I prefer.
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The instructions I gave are only for the headlights.
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Why not just turn on parking lights when you drive. The annoying chime will let you know if you leave them on when power is off.
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That would mean my chime works. It doesn’t. And it doesn’t remind me to turn them on.
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