[tcb] Re: Request to the geniuses

I have seen it.
That is why I did not try to guess the problem.
I don't think anyone but Chuck can tell you much about the wiring.

On Apr 11, 2007, at 10:23 PM, Denis Dodson wrote:

Sammie, have you not seen the thing hanging under my dash?
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Subject: [tcb] Re: Request to the geniuses

Uh, this is Denis right.  No relays to my knowledge on a 63 bus.

Chuck Blue <sukchew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The head lights have relays on them.I wonder if the relays may be bad
causing a voltage loss?
ole blue
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> The contacts on the footswitch could be corroded and not letting the full
> amount of current through.
>
>
>
> Another thing to consider is that your low beam elements are worn.
> Halogens will do this over time.
>
> You can rig up a test with two wires and a battery or a bench power
> supply. If it isn't yellow on the bench then I'd change the switch.
>
> As a recommendation, I have my headlights going through a relay on two of
> my busses to avoid having all of the load go through the switch. The
> switch then just acts as a relay actuator.
>
>
> I also recommend Sylvania Starbrites. I have them on the DC.
>
>
> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Denis Dodson"
> Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 22:42:04
> To:
> Subject: [tcb] Request to the geniuses
>
> I have not been happy with the brightness of my headlights. They are 12v > sealed beam halogens, and my "brights" are very bright but my dims are > just yellow. They are sooooo dim that I don't like driving with them. I
> have seen other splitties with yellow dims, so I don't think it is a
> unique thing.
>
> I bought a nifty headlight thingy that replaces the big scoop and allows
> for a H4 bulb, but I installed it tonight and the results are about
> identical. You can't even tell the difference between the old and the new.
>
> Mr ScirroccoRocket Boy, Chuck, who I thought was a genius and has done > some pretty incredible things with the bus electrical system (ask me to > show you the small nuclear device where my fusebox used to be) apparently
> has no clue with this.
>
> How can I make my dims brighter?


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