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Old 08-28-2005, 11:03 AM
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Bobcat, have you ordered this kit? Just wondering what the quality is like, since there's no picture. Thanks.
I'm not familiar with the black cloud kit but have seen others.
I personally would be disappointed with what you get for the price but it makes it easier for some folks just plugging things in rather making a couple of splices.
I've done the same mod the black cloud kit does to several trucks with a $10 relay, a few crimp connectors, an inline fuse and a bit of wire.
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On my 02 all I had to due was pull the relay in my relay box and short two of the tabs together and reinstall the relay now my low beams stay on when I switch my high beams on. I can't remember right now which tabs needed shorted I think it was 3 and 5 but I will look and let you know. Also I don't know which years this will work for.
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Oops my bad that mod was for keeping the fog lights on when the high beams were on, sorry had a brain fart. However for anyone with fog lights that would like them to stay on when you switch on your high beams I highly recommend this mod. On the 02's all you have to do is pull the fog light relay and short pins 3 and 5 and then reinstall it's that easy.
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Originally posted by torquefan
Bobcat, have you ordered this kit? Just wondering what the quality is like, since there's no picture. Thanks.
Its on my truck right now!

Works nicely with the hi-low beam on at the same time

Its also noticably brighter with just the low beams and the silverstars because more voltage gets to the bulbs.

Also, this will help prevent the headlight switch from "burning up" as easily because the load for the bulbs is transferred directly to the batteries instead.
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I think I'll order one. Stuff like that I usually build myself, but time's kind of an issue these days. Thanks for the info.
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Its been a while since few of you have done the wire splice mod. How has everything held up? Any burned up switches? Any need for the relay?
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I did it 1 1/2 years ago & no problems. Its nice to be able to see at night
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How's you guys L\R headlight assemblies lookin' by now - that's an awful lot of xtra heat to be putting in those plastic housings, even at nite when ambients are a little cooler - notice any browning of the lenses or surrounding areas?
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Originally Posted by Turbo Deeezle View Post
Its been a while since few of you have done the wire splice mod. How has everything held up? Any burned up switches? Any need for the relay?

mines been like that for 3 years ... 60k+miles everything is fine so far
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Mine are still good. No discoloring even.
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SIGH...

I feel like so much less of a man.

I have been outside trying to do this mod as well as the switch front and back door switch mod to kill the reverse honking.

I'm partly colorblind, but I don't think that's it. With a test light I could not find ANY wire that came on with the HL switch. Nor could I find the door switch wires in the prescribed connector.

Bummed out would be too nice of a way to explain how I feel!
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Not to worry, Dave - they're talkin' 2nd gen to '02, you gotta '03 3rd gen - prolly different colors, harnesses, and connectors 'tween those years

Seek succor in the 3rd gen forum(s)
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Wasn't able to find that user name, but did post a "help" thread in 3rd gen non drivetrain.
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I am about to do this and was trying the idea by holding my high beams and low beams on manually - but then the lights would blink off after keeping them on for a while - any idea if that indicates there will be a problem if I actually do the wiring?? Thanks
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HI Jim--

I know I'm the minority here, but I strongly recommend NOT trying to wire up high/low simultaneously. The housing isn't designed for that much heat, and neither is the headlight switch. If you wire it up that way and dim your dash lights at all, the switch gets REALLY hot.

A better way to go (the PROPER way, IMO) is to wire the headlights off relays directly from the batteries. This takes load off the switch and will deliver another 1.5V or so to the lights so they are noticeably brighter.

You'll need four relays-- one for each side, one for each low/high.

It sounds harder than it really is to wire up. A relay is just an electrically controlled switch. So your dash switch turns on the 'switches' under the hood.
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