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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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High Beam Wire Tap

I'm in the process of installing off road lights to my TH and want them to be triggered with the high beams, I have a relay and currently am trying to figure out which wire will act as a switch, preferably on the drivers side. Any help asap is welcome.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 04:51 PM
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The green connector plugged into the back of the headlight housing has 3 wires in it. One is common, one is to illuminate the headlight, and one is to toggle the high beam solenoid. It's that high beam solenoid wire you're looking for.


Unfortunately, I don't know where it goes from there.
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Wondering if anyone has located a place to tap into the high beam solenoid actuator circuit. Looking to do the same (relay to turn on lighting with high beams)

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I ended up finding the green connector behind the headlight, and it had three wires attached to it. There was a black, a white with blue stripe, and also a white with green stripe. The black is (obviously) the ground for both. The white with blue stripe is for the low beam. And the white with green line is the high beam.
(All on the drivers side)

I cut open the tubing a few inches away from the green connector and used a wire tap clip to connect a wire to it.

Now I don't have the wiring diagram I made on me but I used a 20amp inline fuse, a standard 40 amp relay, and I also used a project box with a master switch in case I ever wanted to disable my off road lights if someone else was driving.

The setup I have works exactly how I planned it to, immediately with the high beam switch, and off when on low beams or when master switch is off.
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Perfect, thanks!

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Any issues with the computer while the high beams are on? I'm thinking about the same thing for my lights.

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Any issues with the computer while the high beams are on? I'm thinking about the same thing for my lights.
With my wiring set up only using the headlight wire as a trigger for the new relay i added there should be no additional power draw from the headlight. That being said i would not be able to test this fully as I have added the Xenon Depot LED headlight and foglight kit, so i already have headlight resistors installed.

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With my wiring set up only using the headlight wire as a trigger for the new relay i added there should be no additional power draw from the headlight. That being said i would not be able to test this fully as I have added the Xenon Depot LED headlight and foglight kit, so i already have headlight resistors installed.
Thanks, I have a relay setup on my switch as well. You've given me enough confidence to give it a shot.

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Yep exactly the same as what I did and no probs at all.

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Any pictures would be super handy if you have a few spare minutes

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