Article kindly supplied by Philip
I tested for the main
beam switched under the steering column. It was a red with a Blue-green
band on my car but it is always better to test.
I have fitted an illuminated switch so you know when the lamps
are on. you can also isolate them when the covers are on. I have
standard 55W lamps in at the moment but plan buy an extra set of
higher wattage lamps to upgrade with when I am working in places
like the Outer Hebrides and really need some extra light (I am also
considering a light bar for that!!). The (Naff) covers will keep
the police off your back when you have bigger lamps in them on the
I fitted an over rated (30A) fused relay to cover any upgrade,
I also vastly over did it on the wire too. Better to spend a couple
of quid now than have to use a fire extinguisher later.
I picked slim lamps to fit into the nudge bar and not risk sticking
forward or back. (just in case they get knocked and hit the grille).
I used the existing holes in the bar but 8mm holes were recommended.
I insulated all exposed connectors and used self vulcanizing rubber
tape to waterproof the grommet into the lamps and bind the 2 wires
together. It looks loads better tidied up.
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