... What?zerocool1014a said:wouldnt it be nicer to switch the wiring from the side markers to the bumper and move the blinkers to the side markers(ie the corner lights)
The bumper light will not give off enough light and is not even aimed correctly to compensate for a true fog or driving light.halloweenkid said:hey i saw this on a crx awhile back and decide to go with this istead of fogs.
I suppose it could happen if you install a higher wattage bulb (I've heard of 9005s being put in there), but I ran my car with the bumper lights as "running lights" with 1157 bulbs for 3 years, and never encountered a problem.baker423 said:Never seen it personally, so i cannot confirm or deny this, but I've heard/read of folks wiring the bumper light like this and having the housing melt?
That's why you use a dual filament bulb when doing this , which allows the bulb to blink when turning and to be on.phatboycrxhf said:but when you guys do this doesnt it mess with the hazards and blinkers or do you guys not have them on the bumper ????
4) Wiring the lights directly to the parking light circuit has worked fine for me. I could understand being concerned if you were adding bulbs with a new high filament somewhere, but the low filaments of dual filament bulbs are 2-3 watts (depending on model). That's a max of 6 watts total, or 0.5 amps. If the lighting system is running so close to it's limit that it can't handle another half amp, IMO the whole lighting system should be re-wired for the safety of the car.baker423 said:4)
The reason this setup uses relays is that the stock wiring system won't support more load on the park light system w/o just not working at all. You could staight wire the bulbs to the head lights but I didn't think that was very safe or clean.
5) You can pick the relays up at your local radio shack. The sockets are just std 1157 dual filiment bulb sockets, easy place to source them from would be from the tail lights of most Honda's.