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Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by MCBladeRun, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Huw

    Z Club Member

    I like that idea Martin, be interested in how you get this to work. :thumbs:
  2. MCBladeRun

    Z Club Member

    I've been thinking about it today, would be complex but, must be a simple solution to it. I'd think it would have to go further back in the circuit such as near the steering wheel controls?

    The other thing is the lamps would have to be either able to dim down, and if not..

    A normally closed, double pole relay for both main / dipped, and for both sides of the car, where the indicator wire that would go to the amber lamp below the bumper could set the relay to open.. Would also need to delay closing otherwise you'd get a flashing headlamp = I'm not an emergency vehicle!

    Think the theory is sound, just need to research it. Haha love it
  3. toopy

    Z Club Member

    I hate the way some of the new led lights change to indicators and back again, why is that a good idea? seems daft to me!

    I was behind an SUV the other day, think it was a Jag, and the indicator looked about the size of the long side of a matchbox! can't believe it's legal, bit of fog or heavy rain and you'd need binoculars to see it!!
  4. MCBladeRun

    Z Club Member

    Little update, got my headlights, relays and indicators set up the way I want them.

    DSC_0206.JPG Dipped beam (I had to crouch down in order for the focus of the beam to be in view of the camera)
    DSC_0207.JPG This is the main beam and I am stood upright, I should mention as well, the drive slopes downward away from the garage.
    DSC_0007_BURST20200801195054673.JPG And finally, all 3x lights are amber indicators.

    I blew my stop fuse twice trying to rig the Sidelights to function with the indicators - thought I needed to wire the earth into the black negative, turns out you don't. The side lights function OK just with the +ve? I probably was earthing the +ve from the Sidelights circuit, causing the 20amp fuse to blow.

    The nice thing about the under bumper light is that it functions as both a side light and indicator. So I'll stick the side light back on when I get my clear lenses.
    SacCyclone, Rushingphil and jonbills like this.

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