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post #151 of 444 Old 09-20-2012, 10:22 AM
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Without too much fiddling, you could get high beams working if you wire in a toggle switch in the cab dedicated to the high beams with the relays (assuming you'd rather do that then swap the blinker lever lol).
Just an FYI... Highbeams wired to a toggle switch is illegal in most states from what I have been told. If your state has inspections, it would cause you to fail.

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post #152 of 444 Old 09-20-2012, 11:08 AM
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Just an FYI... Highbeams wired to a toggle switch is illegal in most states from what I have been told. If your state has inspections, it would cause you to fail.
FL has none I wasn't suggesting it as a permanent feature though, just to clarify.

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FL has none I wasn't suggesting it as a permanent feature though, just to clarify.
Yeah I know, I am a fellow FL Jeeper.... If we had inspections, I would fail epicly. But since some states do I just thought I'd throw it out there so no one gets any unhappy surprises.
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xpress you do not need much wiring to make the lows stay on with the highs actually none at all. all you need is a diode between the trigger wires pointing from high to low. but i would not recommend this.
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Just an FYI... Highbeams wired to a toggle switch is illegal in most states from what I have been told. If your state has inspections, it would cause you to fail.
No inspection here either my catless bent axle shaft deathwobbly jeep would deff fail. (Only dw because I smashed my tierod on a rock and the alignment is bad now.)

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Just an FYI... Highbeams wired to a toggle switch is illegal in most states from what I have been told. If your state has inspections, it would cause you to fail.
DMV is so freaking stupid with their regs! What the crap do they think the lever on the the steering column is?!?! ....it's a big effing toggle switch!

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Install a goody but oldie, put a floor mounted dimmer switch in it.

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Time for me to unsubscribe from this thread. It's rambling on. Really good info though. I ordered my relays from ebay a couple days ago.

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FYI for anyone wanting to do this mod and add the relay/fuse box. I searched every Blazer in my local junkyard for the box shown in this tread and found bupkis. However, the first Ford Explorer (a '94) I opened up had the same box smiling back at me.

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FYI for anyone wanting to do this mod and add the relay/fuse box. I searched every Blazer in my local junkyard for the box shown in this tread and found bupkis. However, the first Ford Explorer (a '94) I opened up had the same box smiling back at me.

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Oh crap!! I hope I didn't brain fart and snag one from an explorer and tell everyone I got it from a S10 Blazer!!. When I spotted it I got all excited and didn't pay a helluva lot of attention what I was cutting it out of. I coulda swore it was a 92 Blazer.

The Blazers you looked at were they already removed or were they completely different boxes from what we got?.

If I got it wrong I truly apologize to everyone for my absent mindedness. I just hit 50 yo and they say the first thing to go is the mind.....LOL

I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger....then it hit me!
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No worries, brother.

The Blazers I looked at didn't have boxes at all. They had relays but they were singles fastened to fenders or the firewall.

Here's a pic of what I picked up.


I loaded it up with relays and fuses and walked out for $30. Now I just need to find a good spot for it in my XJ's engine compartment.

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No worries, brother.

The Blazers I looked at didn't have boxes at all. They had relays but they were singles fastened to fenders or the firewall.

Here's a pic of what I picked up.

I loaded it up with relays and fuses and walked out for $30. Now I just need to find a good spot for it in my XJ's engine compartment.

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What vehicle did that come from?
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What vehicle did that come from?
94 ford explore as said on last page lol
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No worries, brother.

The Blazers I looked at didn't have boxes at all. They had relays but they were singles fastened to fenders or the firewall.

Here's a pic of what I picked up.


I loaded it up with relays and fuses and walked out for $30. Now I just need to find a good spot for it in my XJ's engine compartment. LOL, except I wasn't smart enough to load mine up with relays and fuses. Did you snag the nifty lil quick disconnect mounting bracket also?

-Jake


My aplogies to everyone who may have went on a wild goose chase because of my misinformation....It was a 92 explorer I got the box from. That is the exact box I snagged. It is a great box for what we want to do with these mods. You will be very happy with it.

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LOL, except I wasn't smart enough to load mine up with relays and fuses. Did you snag the nifty lil quick disconnect mounting bracket also?
I'm going back for the bracket. All I had for tools was a screwdriver and a pair of dikes, neither of which were useful in trying to remove the bracket.

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