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Old 11-09-2009, 03:25 PM
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Default DRL or Lights on with Ingnition

I just got a 2000 XLT 4x4. I wanted to know if anyone has done a custom wiring job so the headlights will stay on only with ignition. I can figure it out myself, I think, but just wanted to know if anyone had done it before. I just got a relay, and I'm thinking about just running something that is ignition on power to a relay and have the relay interrupt the battery positive wire to the lights. Is it this simple or is there a weird electronic thing that I'll have to deal with.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:58 PM
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hiya robb... and, welcome to FRF!

i'll send ya an answer because you're from my mother's hometown (and my dad grew up in Walden)...

you can do it with just the relay, but you'll need to use a fairly heavy-duty relay that will handle the amperage of the headlights.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:53 PM
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Why not just flip the switch when you turn on the truck after some time it will become routine
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:54 PM
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Why not just flip the switch when you turn on the truck after some time it will become routine
This is for two perposes. The first is yes it is more convenient. More importantly, the second is that you save $$$ on your insureance. Its usually 5-10%. Thats about $40-$90 for me every 6 months. Thats the main reason I do it on my cars. When I say that it has DRL, I'm asked "Oh is that aftermarket?" and I say yes I did it myself. I will post how to if I have to figure it out.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:59 PM
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hiya robb... and, welcome to FRF!

i'll send ya an answer because you're from my mother's hometown (and my dad grew up in Walden)...

you can do it with just the relay, but you'll need to use a fairly heavy-duty relay that will handle the amperage of the headlights.
Forgot to put this is the last post. I'll have to check and see what the amp rating is, I think 30A, should be enough. I'm new to the area, but I'm grew up around Buffalo and Rochester so I know where Walden is. I see you were smart enough and got down south. I threaten that every year around this time.....
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:38 PM
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My insurance doesn't recognize stuff like that, Wife has DRL on her beetle and it is not a deduction.

We got 20% off for having etched windows though
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:52 AM
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Really? I'll have to look into that then. I don't know what the savings would be for me though.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:57 PM
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I see you were smart enough and got down south. I threaten that every year around this time.....
yeah, we get a lot of sunshine here.



















...but, no matter how much sunshine we get, I never have to get out of bed at 4:30 in the morning to shovel it out of the driveway so that I can get to work!
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Silver Frost w/ Dark Graphite interior


Modifications
Summit 3" Body Lift
31x10.50 A/T tires
Explorer overhead console
Explorer auto-dim mirror
Explorer auto-headlights
Aux1 & Aux2 inputs on factory AM/FM/CD/Cassette
Door-dinger silencer button
Seamless retractable roof and passenger-side ejection seat with steering wheel mounted controls and safety interlock
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