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Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   01-09-2008, 05:55 AM
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Posted By CharBroiled
while youre measuring, see what the voltage at...

while youre measuring, see what the voltage at the headlights are for both high and low beam with engine running, plus the same with the engine off (they may vary by a volt or so). this will give us...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   12-27-2007, 05:35 AM
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Posted By CharBroiled
thats about it. the relay would be parallel with...

thats about it. the relay would be parallel with the resister. to find the total resistance of a parallel resister network you add the reciprocals of each resister, then take the reciprocal of the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   12-25-2007, 06:09 AM
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Posted By CharBroiled
resistance (in ohms) = volts squared divided by...

resistance (in ohms) = volts squared divided by power (in watts)

if the stock lights are 55w/65w:

12 squared (144) divided by 55 watts = 2.6 ohms
or for 65 watts, 2.2 ohms

you would need...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   12-23-2007, 06:58 AM
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Posted By CharBroiled
wonder if you could fake it out with a 60 watt...

wonder if you could fake it out with a 60 watt (or whatever youre trying to replace) resister of the proper ohm value and ditch the factory lights. at least you could keep the computer happy and do...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   08-30-2007, 06:57 AM
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Posted By CharBroiled
Im not too familiar with HIDs.. this is just a...

Im not too familiar with HIDs.. this is just a low beam kit?

I dont think the computer cares about under current, just over current conditions. I think CNY is right, the starting current for the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   08-30-2007, 05:39 AM
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Posted By CharBroiled
the lights are controlled by computer. for...

the lights are controlled by computer. for instance, if you plant a patriot into a tree or whatever hard enough to deploy the air bag, the doors will unlock and the interior and hazzard lights will...
Jeep Forums: Jeep MK Compass & Patriot Forum   08-29-2007, 09:46 AM
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Posted By CharBroiled
something is confusing one of the computers.....

something is confusing one of the computers.. everything, including the starter to some extent, is controled by computer.
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