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post #1 of 38 Old 03-22-2014, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with Eastern Beaver H4 installation

I'm installing an H4 relay and a PC 8 this weekend. I'm a novice at electrics, and before I do it wrong, I wanted to get some advice. I've looked at Eastern Beaver's website, and the various threads on here, and I'm still not sure about the hookup of the H4 relay. I've attached some photos; maybe someone could just tell me based on the numbers in the photos what number hooks up to what number? And am I correct that, of the two female H4 couplers in the H4 kit, only one is used and the other is taped up and secured out of the way?

The second photo is the left side of my 650, showing the H4 socket already removed.

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post #2 of 38 Old 03-22-2014, 11:41 AM
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#3 is connected to either #4 or the other headlight connector. Only one is needed to throw the relays. #1 and #2 are plugged into the headlights. Tape over the #3 and #4 connection as well as the unused connector.

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Got it. Thanks.

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One final question. The H4 relay and the PC8 are installed. The relay kit I bought is designed for wiring to the PC8, and not directly to the battery. I read in the PC8 instructions that the maximum current draw for each circuit is 15 amps; however, the H4 relay kit has a 20 amp fuses included for installation in the PC8.

I know Jim knows his business, so this is more for my education than a critique of the product. Can anyone enlighten me about this?

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I have the same setup, but can't remember what I did. I'll Czech and post up.

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The 20A fuse is there because the flash to pass switch will turn on the high beams in addition to the low beams. The PC8 is rated for 15A continuous and 20A momentary. Put a 20A fuse in the PC8 and you'll be fine as long as you don't hold the flash2pass switch for an extended time. Those as paranoid as me can separate the red wire between the two relays and run a second power wire from the short wired relay to the PC8 so each relay can get power from a 15A fuse.

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Thanks Greywolf. I should have taken the momentary increased load into account. I think I'll stick with the stock wiring of the Eastern Beaver kit; if I tried what you're describing, I'd probably have to place a second order to Eastern Beaver to replace what I messed up.

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Eastern Beaver H4 Relay Installation Instructions

After reading a number of posts as well as Eastern Beaver's H4 relay instructions, I decided to compile a list of instructions into a single list for my own install this weekend. I am putting a copy of the instructions I used here. The install worked great (as did the PC8 install), so thanks everyone. I certainly benefitted from your wisdom.

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I'm still unclear as to the purpose of the headlight relay.

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