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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Surely, this has been discussed before but I can't seem to find it.

I have the led pods which I'll be using to replace the factory headlights on my 99 trx300. Since only one circuit will be used (low beam) I'd like to mount a light bar and run it off the high beam circuit. I'll be installing relays and running a separate power wire off the battery (fused, of course). Here's where it gets tricky...I want the high beam switch position to operate both the pods and the light bar together. If I simply install them as stated above, power would backfeed to the light bar when the low-beam switch is on. To fix that issue, I think all I need to do is add a diode on the low-beam side to cut power to the light bar.

Has anyone done it this way...or have a better solution? If I'm on the right track, I need help finding a diode that will work.

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Easy way to do this.

Hook your lower flush mount pods to a relay, and use the tail light wire as the trigger wire for the relay. That way when your headlight switch is on, regardless of the Hi/Lo switch position, the lower lights are on.

Then hook your high beam headlight wire to the light bar.
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Easy way to do this.

Hook your lower flush mount pods to a relay, and use the tail light wire as the trigger wire for the relay. That way when your headlight switch is on, regardless of the Hi/Lo switch position, the lower lights are on.

Then hook your high beam headlight wire to the light bar.
Genius. That does make it a lot easier! Thanks!
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Easy way to do this.

Hook your lower flush mount pods to a relay, and use the tail light wire as the trigger wire for the relay. That way when your headlight switch is on, regardless of the Hi/Lo switch position, the lower lights are on.

Then hook your high beam headlight wire to the light bar.
Genius. That does make it a lot easier! Thanks!
I do agree that hooking them into the tailights is easiest. Not sure if your bike it like mine but when you flip the switch to HIGH beams, it kills the power to the LOW beams. Hooking the pods to the taillights and the light bar to the HIGH beams should make it work exactly how you want them to work.

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Easy way to do this.

Hook your lower flush mount pods to a relay, and use the tail light wire as the trigger wire for the relay. That way when your headlight switch is on, regardless of the Hi/Lo switch position, the lower lights are on.

Then hook your high beam headlight wire to the light bar.
Genius. That does make it a lot easier! Thanks!
I do agree that hooking them into the tailights is easiest. Not sure if your bike it like mine but when you flip the switch to HIGH beams, it kills the power to the LOW beams. Hooking the pods to the taillights and the light bar to the HIGH beams should make it work exactly how you want them to work.

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Yes. That's exactly how they work and that's what I was trying to work around.
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Easy way to do this.

Hook your lower flush mount pods to a relay, and use the tail light wire as the trigger wire for the relay. That way when your headlight switch is on, regardless of the Hi/Lo switch position, the lower lights are on.

Then hook your high beam headlight wire to the light bar.
Genius. That does make it a lot easier! Thanks!
I wish I could take credit for it, but someone else on this board told me to do it that way when i was trying to do lights on my wife's rig.

Can't remember who it was.
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