So far I have done the mod that lets me turn my fog lights on anytime I want, with the parking lights, lowbeams or highbeams.
I have also done a mod that makes the lowbeam filament of my front turn signals (lights between grill and headlights) turn on with the parking lights, this is similar to adding the daytime running light feature.
Anyway, today I got an idea and wanted to run it by everyone here.
First off, I wanted to replace all four amber lights on the front of the truck with leds.
I noticed that there are no "dual filament" amber led options that I can see. So I cant find a direct replacement for those inner lights by the grill.
And, even if I could, that would mean they would be lit up dim as driving lights, and then flash brighter as a turn signal.
I would rather them run on the bright setting as daytime/marker lights.
I want to do something a bit different. I want to replace all 4 front amber lights with regular single brightness leds.
Then I want to wire up all four to come on as parking lights, or, daytime running lights. (first position on the factory light switch)
Then I want to wire in a SPDT relay, so that in normal use (with the factory switch in the first position) all 4 lights will stay on. This will use the 87a terminal on the relay, the one that is connected when power it NOT applied to the relay.
I then want to hook the turn signal wire to the relay, so that when I turn on a turn signal, it will be applying power on and off the relay. When this happens, the replay will switch to the 87 terminal, which will not be connected to anything, thus breaking the circuit, making the lights go out.
Basically, instead of the turn signals making the lights come on, or brighten when used, they will be making the lights flash OFF.
I may have to wire that 87 terminal to a resistor though, so that the factory turn signal relay sees a load, so the truck doesnt think a bulb is burned out.
So, anyone see any issues with this idea?
Any advice would be appreciated.