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Re: Lightforce 170s staying lit

Sounds like a plan.
Make sure your relay is mounted correctly, ie not side ways, always in the vertical with pins down.
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Re: Lightforce 170s staying lit

You should buy a multi meter and learn what has happened instead of just swapping parts.... Trust me you will use a multi meter for the rest of your life once you learn how to use one, plus it will save you a ton of time and cash.
Question to ask yourself If this relay has failed WHY, has it failed, Is it the relay or is the job it's trying to do to much for it. Always good to know why.
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Re: Lightforce 170s staying lit

It would seem that when I installed the ARB fog lights in the bumper a couple weeks ago I unmounted the relay for the Lightforces.

The relay was tucked in behind the battery laying sideways, not secured vertically like it had been. Whoops. Easy fix though.

I just got back from a road trip up through the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee where most of the roads were rutted out dirt tracks with water crossings. I would bet that's why the relay died.
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Re: Lightforce 170s staying lit

Manufactures only recommend tying into your high beam circuit as a CYA. If its clear enough for high beams than its clear enough to trigger their lights.

I would rewire the lights to their own independent circuit this way you can trigger the lights as you see fit with out causing any potential issues to your factory circuits.

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