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ok here is what i got: 08 r6 limited with ddm 35w 12k HIDs. here is what i want: i want to wire it up so that when i hit the low beams both lights will go off and when i hit the high beams both lights come on( i drive with high beams all day everyday anyways). reason for this is i want to use the low beam switch to control something els, lets say LEDs. just woundering if i go the lazy way and just split the positive wire from the high beams to both the high and low beams, will that wire be able to handle it? and if anyone knows if it is going to affect the light output? i dont want the wire to melt or to have a very dim light. i have done searching on HIDs, HIGH and LOW beams, but cant seems to find anything. a little help?
 

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If i understand you correctly, you are going to take a jumper wire from the high beam + and connect it to the Low beam+, so when you activate the high's.. both light up, and when the low's are on.. neither of the lights will work ( because the low+ is disconnected and ran to something else)

This will not work correctly on stock wiring, because you are doubling the current draw on the circuit, and in electrical design, that is what the fuse is rated at.

If the HID's were wired in on their own relay, it is possible, depending on what size fuse was installed and the gauge of the wiring that was used.
 

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If i understand you correctly, you are going to take a jumper wire from the high beam + and connect it to the Low beam+, so when you activate the high's.. both light up, and when the low's are on.. neither of the lights will work ( because the low+ is disconnected and ran to something else)

This will not work correctly on stock wiring, because you are doubling the current draw on the circuit, and in electrical design, that is what the fuse is rated at.

If the HID's were wired in on their own relay, it is possible, depending on what size fuse was installed and the gauge of the wiring that was used.
FYI, the highs and lows as well as the turn signals (i think) are all on the same circuit.
 

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hum..... i know that all the lights are on the same circuit. thats why i wanted to rewire it right before the positive entered the ballast. From what it seems like, the low beam have their own circuit thats always on and the high beam is the one that has the switch. is there only one positive wire going from the battery to the handlebar switch? and then wouldn't there be two positive wires coming out of the handlebar switch to each of the lights?
 

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FYI, the highs and lows as well as the turn signals (i think) are all on the same circuit.
I have yet to look at his specific diagram, but i know in previous years, the high beam as well as the low beam run on separate relays. By circumventing one of the relays, you are requiring a single relay to carry the work of both.

There is the right way of doing it, the way that will work, and the wrong way.. and all three MAY work, but only one is correct.

This same style innocent post, a guy asking an honest question, will eventually lead to a post someday along the lines of "My HID's wont work what could it be?"

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108319&highlight=Hid's+wont+work

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117989&highlight=Hid's+wont+work

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105986&highlight=Hid's+wont+work

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122654&highlight=HID+Problem

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118846&highlight=HID+Problem

These turned up in a simple search.. so obviously some of the information being given or the install jobs are bad..
 

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you have a write up or know a link to a write up of how to do it correctly? i have heard of people using their low beam switch to power garage door openers. haven't found a single write up of this.
 

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ok here is what i got: 08 r6 limited with ddm 35w 12k HIDs. here is what i want: i want to wire it up so that when i hit the low beams both lights will go off and when i hit the high beams both lights come on( i drive with high beams all day everyday anyways). reason for this is i want to use the low beam switch to control something els, lets say LEDs. just woundering if i go the lazy way and just split the positive wire from the high beams to both the high and low beams, will that wire be able to handle it? and if anyone knows if it is going to affect the light output? i dont want the wire to melt or to have a very dim light. i have done searching on HIDs, HIGH and LOW beams, but cant seems to find anything. a little help?

Becareful. The low beam is not powered by the handel bar switch. The low beam relay is always hot +12v. It gets grounded by the ecu when the bike turns on. The high beam gets power threw the switch when the bike starts.
 

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hum.... sounds about right. the reason for this is because i want to be able to activate something els with that switch because i don't feel like having a milion switches on my bike. you think it would be easier to use the high beam switch to activate an Aux item or the low beam switch?
 

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hum.... sounds about right. the reason for this is because i want to be able to activate something els with that switch because i don't feel like having a milion switches on my bike. you think it would be easier to use the high beam switch to activate an Aux item or the low beam switch?

High beam, because the low will always come on when you start the bike.
 

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So how can you make it to where the low beam and high beam will come on with the high beam switch only?


Get a 20amp or more fog light relay from the auto store. Jump the ground from the low beam light to the relay (86). Cut the 12v positive of the low beam light and connect one to one side of the relay (87) and the other to (30). Jump the high beam 12v positive to pin (85). Now your low will work only when you hit the switch for high beam.
 

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