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post #1 of 4 Old 06-16-2019, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Aux lights and H4 socket

So the kids got me a set of auxiliary lights for Fathers Day. I have the EB H4 relay kit installed so have the extra socket taped up and out of the way. Can this socket be used to power the aux lights? Or is it best to skip this altogether and feed directly from the battery?

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-16-2019, 08:20 AM
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Depends on the current draw of the aux lights. If it's as much or more than what the high beam would have been drawing from the loom without the relay kit you'd be better off using a relay and going direct from the battery. If it's less than the stock high beam the wiring and switches will cope fine.

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So if I connect directly to this H4 socket do I need to plug into both lo and high beams? I'd like the aux lights to be on at all times.

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If you basically short circuit the low and high beam wires you may get some unexpected results, at least I would be worried without really studying the wiring diagram. Plus no way to turn them of, which at some point you may want to or need to do.

Better to wire them to a fuse box (on with the ignition on) and put a switch in-line to be able to turn them of.

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