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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Driving lights with High Beams

Does anyone know if the system can be modified so that the driving lights remain on with the high beams?
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We state side folks don't have driving lights, but I can tell you my fog lights go off with high beams. It has to do with the amount of lumens you are allow to project.
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Well up here in the frozen land of Canada, we measure it by how much light we need to throw onto the road so that we don't hit a moose at 80 mph. They are clear with a clear bulb so they can't be fog lights as far as I know. I put PIAA extreme white plus in both high and low beam as well as the driving/fog lights. They are super bright but I hate that they go off when you hit high beam.

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Well up here in the frozen land of Liberal douche bags and ***gots, Canada, we measure it by how much light we need to throw onto the road so that we don't hit a moose at 80 mph. They are clear with a clear bulb so they can't be fog lights as far as I know. I put PIAA extreme white plus in both high and low beam as well as the driving/fog lights. They are super bright but I hate that they go off when you hit high beam.
Hey Flex, the only thing I would suggest (which may be more trouble than you want to go through) is hard wiring the fog-lights to their own switch so you can turn them on and off independently from the headlights and running lights.


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Thanks Blue, I was hoping for a non cut and paste solution.
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We state side folks don't have driving lights, but I can tell you my fog lights go off with high beams. It has to do with the amount of lumens you are allow to project.
Actually, we do have driving lights but you have to have them activated by a dealer. I had the dealer activate them on mine before I took delivery. See this thread:
https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/10-electronics-nav-discussion/2570-daytime-running-lights-22.html

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I remember that discussion 5253, because my dealer actually told me they didn't have DRL when I picked mine up.
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Thanks Blue, I was hoping for a non cut and paste solution.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean Flex.


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I started a thread before I saw this one. No wonder no one has replied to mine. Almost the same title, but I am trying to make Hella driving lights that are mounted on the grill guard go on and off with the high beams so I can use them on rural roads at night.
There is no high beam fuse in a commander to tap into for the trigger to the relay.
I don't want to tap into the wire at the light unless I have to.

Whats up with no fuse in the wiring diagram?

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I started a thread before I saw this one. No wonder no one has replied to mine. Almost the same title, but I am trying to make Hella driving lights that are mounted on the grill guard go on and off with the high beams so I can use them on rural roads at night.
There is no high beam fuse in a commander to tap into for the trigger to the relay.
I don't want to tap into the wire at the light unless I have to.

Whats up with no fuse in the wiring diagram?
Why not tap into the high beam lead? Seems like the easiest solution.
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