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DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS A WAY TO WIRE THE DRIVING LIGHTS TO STAY ON W/ THE HIGH BEAMS.(THE FACTORY DRIVING LIGHTS)

 

 

 

 

They ARE NOT driving lights...they are fog lights. Driving lights project outward and have a high reflection distance. Fog lights point at the ground like a flood light and light the center line and fog line on the road when visibility is poor so you can tell you are on the road. Look at the picture of the button to activate them, it points downward through wavey line, aka fog or snow. All you do by running fog lights 24/7 is piss off oncoming cars. You cannot see any farther down the road, but everything right around you is very bright, giving you the illusion that you are seeing farther. Sorry this is a pet peeve of mine.

 

Forgot one thing...the caps lock key is next to the "a" on the key board....please no caps for the whole post, hard to read.

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humm, I'm interested in this too. I have a 04 2500 HD. Where do you get this diode from. I thought JC Wittney and others sold kits that did this? What does the diode do exactly? How much current does it have to handle? where do I find this high beam relay pin 85, etc...?

 

Hey Scyry,

I think they are day time driving lights. I say this because 1) That is what Chevy calls them and 2) They also installed a set of factory "fog lights" on my truck.

 

However the bottom line is I really don't care what they are called but I would like to have the option of turning them on at the same time as my regular night driving lights.

 

My guess is that the alternator can handle this but does anyone know for sure?

 

Thanks

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TNT,

 

I thought he was refrerring to the factory fog lights, the ones mounted under the bumper, that are activated with the push button on the dash, and only come on the the parking lights or low beams. It is what people are usually asking about in the forums.

 

I am just trying to get across the point that the fog lights do nothing for your driving visibility except for seeing where you are turn into when making a right on a dark road. Yet they still blind people oncoming to you, they are just a hair below high beams on the blinding factor. It won't help you see that deer off to the side a 1/4 mile away, high beams will though. I do think the idea of link the high and low beams is a good idea because the high beams on the trucks are focused a little to narrowly.

 

As for the kits, Painless Wiring had a kit I installed on my truck to keep the low beams on when the highs are on. Was like $12 and took me about 30 minutes to install. I am not the most mechanically inclined either.

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well, i think he was referring to the DRL's.

 

I've long wanted to get my truck to have the DRL's, the corners, the headlight and the brights all in one. maybe the fogs, all 8 would be cool. I am pretty sure he was referring to those...sheesh..

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TNT,

 

I thought he was refrerring to the factory fog lights, the ones mounted under the bumper, that are activated with the push button on the dash, and only come on the the parking lights or low beams.  It is what people are usually asking about in the forums. 

 

I am just trying to get across the point that the fog lights do nothing for your driving visibility except for seeing where you are turn into when making a right on a dark road.  Yet they still blind people oncoming to you, they are just a hair below high beams on the blinding factor.  It won't help you see that deer off to the side a 1/4 mile away, high beams will though.  I do think the idea of link the high and low beams is a good idea because the high beams on the trucks are focused a little to narrowly.

 

As for the kits, Painless Wiring had a kit I installed on my truck to keep the low beams on when the highs are on.  Was like $12 and took me about 30 minutes to install.  I am not the most mechanically inclined either.

 

 

 

 

Hey Thanks Scyry!

I didn't realize he was actually talking about "fog light". Any way, like you I don't want my fogs on at the same time. I want independent control over them. I wouldn't mind my DRL on with my regular lights however.

 

Hey who/where is "Painless Wiring"? Number or URL?

 

Thanks,

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I had a truck that had the "Hi4" dealio to make all 4 headlights come on with the hi beams. I didn't like it. It concentrated the light close to the front of the truck, not far out where I wanted it. I found it harder to see farther since all the light was close up. The headlights on the '03 - '05 Silverado are greatly improved over the OBS and the '99 -'02 NBS headlights. Just install some PIAAs or Silverstars and it's all good.

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Hey Thanks Scyry!

I didn't realize he was actually talking about "fog light". Any way, like you I don't want my fogs on at the same time. I want independent control over them. I wouldn't mind my DRL on with my regular lights however.

 

Hey who/where is "Painless Wiring"? Number or URL?

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is at Summit Racing, can't make a direct link to the part, so you got to input the product number.

 

The Part Number for 99-02's is PRF-30821

The Part Number for 03-05's is PRF-30822

 

they are called Painless Performance High Beam Headlight Relays and run ~$40, I must of been wrong on my previous price idea or had a coupon or something. I swear I paided $10-$15 for the thing, was a poor college student and doubt I could of afforded more :chevy:

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Hey Thanks Scyry!

I didn't realize he was actually talking about "fog light". Any way, like you I don't want my fogs on at the same time. I want independent control over them. I wouldn't mind my DRL on with my regular lights however.

 

Hey who/where is "Painless Wiring"? Number or URL?

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is at Summit Racing, can't make a direct link to the part, so you got to input the product number.

 

The Part Number for 99-02's is PRF-30821

The Part Number for 03-05's is PRF-30822

 

they are called Painless Performance High Beam Headlight Relays and run ~$40, I must of been wrong on my previous price idea or had a coupon or something. I swear I paided $10-$15 for the thing, was a poor college student and doubt I could of afforded more :chevy:

 

 

 

 

Right now you can get the wiring kit to keep high and low beams on at the same time for $9.95 at www.mrtaillight.com of course the shipping is about 10 bucks but still it's a good deal. I just ordered my third to put on my Tahoe. It does only take about 20-30 min. to hook up. That along with Silverstar bulbs and you are set.

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Yes,diode your high beam relay pin 85  to your driving light relay pin 85 and you might as well diode to pin 85 in your lows also. Then you'll have all six lights on when you're on highbeam.

 

 

 

 

 

HEY BILL. LOOKS LIKE I OPENED A BIG CAN OF WORMS W/ THIS QUESTION.

 

COULD YOU HELP ME OUT W/ THE PIN 85 LOCATION AND WHAT SIZE DIODE. I

 

HAVE ALREADY DONE THE HIGH/LOW BEAM DIODE WITH THE HEADLIGHT

 

BOOSTER. IT IS AWSOME. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

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humm, I'm interested in this too. I have a 04 2500 HD. Where do you get this diode from. I thought JC Wittney and others sold kits that did this? What does the diode do exactly? How much current does it have to handle? where do I find this high beam relay pin 85, etc...?

 

Hey Scyry,

I think they are day time driving lights. I say this because 1) That is what Chevy calls them and 2) They also installed a set of factory "fog lights" on my truck.

 

However the bottom line is I really don't care what they are called but I would like to have the option of turning them on at the same time as my regular night driving lights.

 

My guess is that the alternator can handle this but does anyone know for sure?

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

You have a point, about fog lights not helping. But don't see how having them on with high beams is any wheres close to being as bad as with low beams. well unless your an idiot and drive with your high beam on in trafic. high beams are for when you aren't traffic. Right? so who's to piss off?

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