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ok, i think i know what i did wrong, but i'm posing this question to the collective minds here, because hey, i could be wrong, and you guys are probably smarter than i am! besides, if i'm right, it's always nice to hear you are right, right? :green_lol:

I bought this kit:



to go with my PC8 from eastern beaver.

I installed it, and it all works beautifully. headlamp cuts out as expected, but there is a little, uh. glitch.

When i turn the headlamp back on( i chose the right hand lamp, if that matters ) the left headlamp appears to switch to high beam, as does the right headlamp? Bear in mind, i checked to make sure that the high beam switch was off. Another uh.. interesting symptom is that when i switch the right headlamp off, but i throw the high beam switch both lamps come on.

I suspect that this is, at least in a pretty major part, due to the fact that i couldn't find a dpst switch, so i used a spst switch rated for 30 amps with both switched leads fed into the single terminal.

anything else that i should check, or do you think that it is something completely different? thanks in advance!

- Jared
 

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You need a DPST switch. You're getting a current bleed through to ground through other filaments.
 

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You need a DPST switch. You're getting a current bleed through to ground through other filaments.
ya, that was mu suspicion.. i didn't even consider it when i installed it, (but then i didn't notice the problem till my headlamp was pointed at the wall this morning when i tested all my lights! normally i don't bother checking the headlamps, but i decided to this morning and i'm glad i did!
 
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