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Old 06-11-2010, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how/passing lamps with high beams on

Have an 09 FLHT, how do I wire for passing lamps to stay on all even with High beams,
The reason I ask is I just installed a head amp flasher for day time driving. It runs in the high beam mode, which shuts down passing lamps.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool Hi beam with Auxiliary lamps on

I would study the wiring diagram for possibilities. Keeping in mind that doubling up the current on one 15 Amp fuse may be excessive. On the other hand, a relay may open the ground on the auxiliary lamps when the high beam is switched on, this could be changed. There is probably more than one way to achieve this challenge. Wish I had an '09 wiring diagram. I've wondered the same thing before.
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The passing lamps get their power from the headlamp low beam wire at the headlamp connector . You can swap the passing lamp wire to the high beam so the passing lamps will be on in the high beam mode but will be off in the low beam mode . If you want the passing lamps on any time you switch them on you'll need to power them from a different source , the accy. connector under the seat would be one place but a relay should be wired into the circuit . Also there's a separate power and ground wire taped to the headlamp wire harness that could be used , they have rubber covers on their connectors that will get removed .
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Not much to do at my shop yesterday so I sat down with an '05 factory service manual to figure out the simpelest and safest way to put the touring passing lamps on their own circuit independant of the headlamp function .
If anyone is interested do a shout out and I'll post the procedure .
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I just installed a head lamp flasher for day time driving.
IMHO you should take that back off and throw it away.

They piss me off, and many others here have said the same thing.

... and if you wind up getting the driving lights to do it too,

I'd expect to eventually get a beatin' if I was you.



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My local dealer ordered me a set of fog lamps (68913-98b) for my FLHRC. I had tried several aftermarket ones and they didn't last. So far these are lasting. On the left side my bike had a dummy toggle switch, maybe all Kings have one and that is what they used to wire mine in except he went straight to battery. He put the relay in the cover with the toggle switch and they stay on with that switch and it doesn't matter if you are useing reg or bright lights if that toggle is on there on.
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Get you aset of HD #68913-98b. Use the toggle switch across from spot lamps. My dealer used that switch and put relay inside the cover. Run wire to any hot and it will work whether in low or high beam. Mine is on a FLHRC and my wife has a Heritage but you will have to order a toggle switch if you want to match it. No promblems so far.
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IMHO you should take that back off and throw it away.

They piss me off, and many others here have said the same thing.

... and if you wind up getting the driving lights to do it too,

I'd expect to eventually get a beatin' if I was you.



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I agree. May as well just ride with an reflective orange vest with a big X on it. At least one wouldn't look quite as retarded. Just my opinion on those things. Nothing personal aimed at anybody who uses them.
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Seen that the other day passing a guy with it in his bike. i thought something was wrong but now i know different, it is a little annoy.... to each there own i guess.
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