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8lgd

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New headlight problems
« on: December 31, 2018, 08:27:28 AM »

Need help. Fitting my Samurai with led headlights and by the looks of the diagram I thought I had it right. The running lights don't come on unless the headlight switch is on for full headlights. I tapped the wire labeled vcc direct to the running light. That right?
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 07:57:59 PM »

Iíll try and look at this again when not drinking  mimosas.   But my first thought is samuraiswitch the ground.  You may need a interposing relay.
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 12:28:21 PM »

Iíll try and look at this again when not drinking  mimosas.   But my first thought is samuraiswitch the ground.  You may need a interposing relay.

I'm sober and I still didn't understand what you said lol. I can throw a wrench at most mechanical problems and get lucky but wiring I get lost. Thanks for looking into it.
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 05:00:08 PM »

I cheated and got the relay setup from Acks facts.  As the  LED's will not work with the power running the wrong way from the switch. I think that is right.
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 06:11:49 PM »

I cheated and got the relay setup from Acks facts.  As the  LED's will not work with the power running the wrong way from the switch. I think that is right.
After emailing the guy who sold them to me he is going to send out a couple resistors and ill try that. Well see.....
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 04:53:22 PM »

sorry I forgot about this past after new years eve night.....

Anyway I think I misunderstood your problem.   your saying the headlights work, but you have some sort of marker light that doesn't work? That could still be caused by the ground being switched instead of the hot if the vcc wire is switched +12v.  The power wouldn't have a way to return the battery/alternator until the headlight were turned on.  If that's the case resistors are not going to solve the problem.   did any other documention come with the lights?   any markings for polarity on the decoder?>
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 05:34:43 PM »

Iíll try and look at this again when not drinking  mimosas.   But my first thought is samuraiswitch the ground.  You may need a interposing relay.

Samurais electric is not the same as most trucks I BELIEVE not positive (edit no pun) but I think negative and ground have to be properly set up ie no cheating lol
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 07:12:52 PM »

sorry I forgot about this past after new years eve night.....

Anyway I think I misunderstood your problem.   your saying the headlights work, but you have some sort of marker light that doesn't work? That could still be caused by the ground being switched instead of the hot if the vcc wire is switched +12v.  The power wouldn't have a way to return the battery/alternator until the headlight were turned on.  If that's the case resistors are not going to solve the problem.   did any other documention come with the lights?   any markings for polarity on the decoder?>
I'll try and get a pic to explain what I have going on. The running light wire is hot but doesn't turn on the running light part of the headlight. How would I return power? Some sort of jumper wire from grounds. I'm gotta bad feeling I'm gonna fry something..
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 07:31:26 PM »

Are you asking about DRLís? Samiís did not come with DRLís. So no connection for them. You have marker lights and head lights, thatís it. Day Time Running Lights are not a feature on the Sami so to make them work, youíll have to figure out a way to make them work.
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 03:58:31 AM »

Are you asking about DRLís? Samiís did not come with DRLís. So no connection for them. You have marker lights and head lights, thatís it. Day Time Running Lights are not a feature on the Sami so to make them work, youíll have to figure out a way to make them work.
Ya marker lights, I guess I always called them running lights but yes the first click on your light switch. 
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 04:34:53 AM »

None of the led lights are made to plug n play on a suzuki samurai . Samurai switches ground in order to tirn on or off the lights , side signal (day time running) lights and all . You will have to run a separate wire , switch and relay to trigger the daytime running light on the new headlights .
   Also if required , a Ksfac sells a wire harness and all parts required to operate the new led headlights on the samurai .
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 05:08:13 AM »

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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 04:27:04 PM »

The company I bought the lights from sent me a free set of resistors. They didn't make a difference, and I think the Sami didn't like them because the one resistor I had plugged in got hot to the touch. So I went back to just having the running lights on with the headlights. I did notice when my slightly weak battery dipped below full charge it caused one light to flicker. I will keep a link to the led plug kit just in case I change my mind. Thanks..
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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 06:00:16 PM »

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Re: New headlight problems
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 12:00:10 PM »

When you all need any lights

https://www.facebook.com/WellLitLedOffRoadLighting/

Do you happen to have the LED Electronic Flasher Relay, which can be swaped with the relay above the fuse box to eliminate the need for any led resistors? One came with a set I got a while back and it fixed the leds I had retrofitted at the time.
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