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Old 08-03-2002, 01:24 PM
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The only alternatives I have seen involve either removing the warning bulb, or tracing the warning bulb circuit and taking the headlight bulbs out of the loop. This approach might be difficult as I believe the circuit looks at total lighting resistance rather than on a bulb specific circuit (?)

You would need a fairly hefty resistor circuit to make up 40 watts (20 watts per bulb), a little under 2 amps draw. Or you could add a 20 watt load in series with each headlight, but what to use? Hella makes some miniaturized HID driving and fog lamps - If they are rated at 20 watts a pair might. But it might not as the warning lamp circuit seems pretty unforgiving to slight variations in bulb type.

20 watts is not much draw for a useful driving light or auxiliary fan, and too much draw for a resistor to waste as heat. I would just pull the warning bulb and save my alternator the 2 amps draw.

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