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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:28 am 
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ive just put in sum drivin lights to me ef fairmont ghia..
and wanna have it so when i unlock the car the parkers turn on. same as interior lights.. and turn off if not started after 20secs..
BUT!!!!
i dont want it so when i flick the interiour lights on the parkers come on..
if you know wat i mean..
so does anyone know how to do it or is there another post that says how to..
help much appreciated..
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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:35 am 
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your gonna need a a pretty smart relay for that. damned if i know where you can get one best bet is to speak to a few auto electricians

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:30 am 
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actually..... pretty easy, use the interior lights to trigger a relay that powers up the park light circuit, that way, the park lights will come on, but when you turn the park lights on with the interior lights off, cos the relay is now open, the interior lights wont come on

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:30 am 
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Wiring it up to the interior lights like that will cause the parkers to come on whenever a door is opened as well. Also, being a Ghia you'll have to deal with the fact the interior lights fade out instead of just switching straight off like in GLi's. A better idea, and I suggested this over at ff.com.au, is probably to rig something like a 555 timer in parallel with the park light relay and have it triggered by the lock line on the BEM. That way it'll only be triggered when you unlock the car.

 

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