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post #1 of 5 Old 10-22-2018, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Question Ignition

Why do you run head lights through the ignition switch? This is a bad design. Why not put relays on headlights?
This has left me stranded!!!
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-22-2018, 09:26 AM
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perhaps if everyone who lost their headlights reported it to their respective safety agencies (in the US I think it's the NTSB) if the #s were there maybe a recall? In any case it appears the bean counters overruled the engineers.

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There was a time that headlight circuits could not be run through relays or fused systems by law. That may have changed now.

Regardless, there is an easy fix for this. Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit!
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