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High Beam indication light

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mrp192, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    mrp192

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    Alright so I have had my HIDS in for a few months now and I keep noticing that I keep turning on my highs but the light doesnt come on.. Is there a way I can fix this?
     
  2. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    Did you figure out why the high beam light on the dash wont work? Mine does not come on either with the high beams and I need a fix! I was blinding people from behind today not knowing they were on.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    Forgot to mention I have the DDM HIDs
     
  4. Nov 29, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    Its a common Toyota thing.

    I know multiple people using PnP kits on 01-04 models, they have same problem.

    Another person using a PnP on a 98, same issue.

    I assume it has to do with the fact that the wattage and amperage levels on HID kits are vastly different than halogen setups. Thus the vehicle does not recognize the levels.

    With the PnP 9003 (H4) kits, the bulb does not actually change in brightness when you switch to 'high beam'. They just retract a bit, allowing more light to reach the reflector bowl, and thus altering your beam pattern upwards.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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    My does the same thing I have a 2000, But It really doesn't matter to me, I can feel the distance between the lever and the wheel and know that the highs are on or not.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    Thanks for the reply, is that what the magnet is for on the back of the bulb, to alter the high/low beam?
     
  7. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    From what I know about the second gens (not sure about first gens), the high beam indicator is tied into the driver side light circuit. So if your HIDs are being driven off the passenger side circuit and the driver circuit is unhooked, the indicator would remain unlit. I read on here about hooking in a resistor on the driver side circuit to allow it to work.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    so far HID fogs 6000k temp
    try "bi xenon HID kit" on ebay. its a low and high beam HID bulb. i got em on mine and they look sweet! oh on the second gen the bulbs are h4 type and the fogs 9005 type. good luck.
     
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