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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Been doing some work on my GQ - dropped a new radiator in, making new door trims and installing new window winder mechanisms coz I dislike the electric windows.

And new headlights ...

Which brings me to the attached pic. Anyone guess what it is? :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Looks like Chinglish for "Spot light Relay" which of course is marketing w@nk for "relay switch".


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Pretty much - a heavy duty loom with relay for better headlights, as installing beams that draw more current eventually burns out the standard wiring and switch. Love the translation.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Turns out it is a very special loom ... makes one light high beam, the other low beam, and on switching to high beam, there's no beam!

Hopefully rewiring the relays will fix it, was expecting plug and play tho.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

That's exactly how I like my lights wired, it would be plug and play for me...


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

That's playing.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Got both headlights glowing the same (bad earth on one side) but can't work out the lack of high beam. Checked the wiring diagram and swapped relays, only thing I've noticed is that I'm getting only 9V on one of the original headlight wires, might not be enough to trip the new relay, but I doubt it.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Saga continues ... with loom going back for replacement. At least it isn't a gearbox ...

I dropped in at Repco to buy auto-electric spade connectors, $8 a pack ...

Stopped at Mitre 10 on the way home and saw same packets of connectors for $4.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Matt Flynn wrote:
I dropped in at Repco to buy auto-electric spade connectors, $8 a pack ...


Do you have a roadtechmarine store nearby? They have a huge range at under 4 bucks.

Bunnings had a set of various types and sizes for under 20 too at xmas time in Noosa.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

No roadtechmarine here unfortunately, mostly just sheep. But I know now that the local Mitre10 is much cheaper for connectors and diesel oil ...

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Loom replaced and everything works, supplier said it was a dud five-pin relay, which is odd coz I tried another relay ...

All good tho.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: GQ Upgrades - Big Lamp Brilliance Intensifier of Autocar

Yay!

Fitting light kits/bars is so much easier these days with the supplied looms, i remember wiring many up with the crimped connectors straight onto the relay from the dodgy under-dash switch....


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