I've searched and searched but have been unable to find a definitive answer to this.
I fitted my new spots and wired them up. Checked the Dim Dip resistor and disconnected it to try and stop the spots coming on with sidelights...doing this removed the dim dip feature. All well and good thaught I, until I tested the new spots out...and they still come on with the sidelights until I switch to dip beam and back again, and as with others, when you flash main beam on dip, they turn back on again.
So, I plugged the dim dip resistor back in as there's no point in not having it working and I'm muddling along with them as they are, however come MOT time I need them working properly.
Can anyone advise why there seems to be a jolt sent along the main beam wire when the ignition and sidelight switches are first engaged or main is flashed. It is definitely a combination of having the ignition and side lights switched, but I'm at a loss as to why a small jolt which will flip a relay is sent to main beam, even though the dim-dip set-up is disconnected.
Am I missing something? I couldn't figure out why people said to cut a wire on the dim dip resistor when unplugging the standard connector worked at stopping the dim-dip feature, but maybe I am wrong and one of the 3 wires going into it needs chopping. If so which one? there is a white and 2 black wires...we tested the connections on the dim dip connector (car loom side obviously) and were unable to pick up a feed at all on the multi-meter when side-lights and ignition were switched.
Talk about a head scratcher!
Any help most appreciated. Or at least a pointer to a wiring diagram!