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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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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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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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Desert,

Why not get a PIAA kit? They come with their own wiring harness and most of their lights are second to none.
 

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Blue, By none cut and paste I mean without having to cut into the factory harness and "paste" in a switch. I was hoping there was a way to just separate the driving lights from the cut off switch that turns them off when in high beam. I wasn't kidding about the Moose, by the way. My brother's and I almost smashed into one about 5 years ago at 70 mph and then I almost plowed into one on a different trip about 2 years ago. Hit a 1000 lbs of Moose at that speed and your toast.
 

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Blue, By none cut and paste I mean without having to cut into the factory harness and "paste" in a switch. I was hoping there was a way to just separate the driving lights from the cut off switch that turns them off when in high beam. I wasn't kidding about the Moose, by the way. My brother's and I almost smashed into one about 5 years ago at 70 mph and then I almost plowed into one on a different trip about 2 years ago. Hit a 1000 lbs of Moose at that speed and your toast.
Yeah that's pretty wild.

I have had a couple of close calls with some Deer in Virginia and in the Carolinas over the last couple of years, that was scary enough.

I could only imagine having an encounter like that with a 1000 lb Moose.....it would definitely be all over if you hit one driving at highway speeds.

That's a big reason why I have all the lights that I have - that and trail riding at night.

Have you ever considered adding a nice curved 50 inch LED light bar on the roof?
 

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I like the idea if that curved bar you have up there and I know how bright they are. I bought a smaller version for our Polaris RZR and I bought the driving light version. Did you have to drill through the roof to mount it?
 

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I like the idea if that curved bar you have up there and I know how bright they are. I bought a smaller version for our Polaris RZR and I bought the driving light version. Did you have to drill through the roof to mount it?
No I didn't Flex.

I specifically figured out a way to mount it so I did not have to drill into the roof because that was something I really wanted to avoid.

I know a few guys that have drilled into the roof to mount a light bar - I'm not a fan of that idea though.

Give me a couple of minutes to find the write-up I did and some better pics.

The write up might open your eyes to some of the issues I ran into and maybe help you avoid some of them.
 

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No I didn't Flex.

I specifically figured out a way to mount it so I did not have to drill into the roof because that was something I really wanted to avoid.

I know a few guys that have drilled into the roof to mount a light bar - I'm not a fan of that idea though.

Give me a couple of minutes to find the write-up I did and some better pics.

The write up might open your eyes to some of the issues I ran into and maybe help you avoid some of them.
Jeez, it took me forever to find it because I had posted it in somebody else's thread, but here is the write up of the updated and improved install that I wound up having to do - 3rd post down in this thread;

http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/42-exterior-appearance-mods/43649-mounting-42-light-bar-2.html

And here are some pics:





 
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