Originally Posted by Prakritij
Sir, I didn't said I want flash from off as I will be running HIDs so I avoid flashing during daytime as much as possible. I even don't flash during day as of now because my headlight low beams are HIDs too and unlike many cars, both the low and high beams fires up while flashing.
The projectors will come on in low beam from the OEM
switch(only after pilots are on) as I will use the oem
fog wiring harness to power the ballasts.
So, the new switch will be used to flash the lights or keep them in high beam on after I switch them on in low beam mode.
I hope you understand what I am looking for.
Then its just a piece of cake all you need is to connect ballast input from oem
fog lamp socket. This will power on the bulb and you'll have low beam.
Now for high beam
Wire the black of both solenoid to nearest ground from car body.
Run a connection from cabin fuse(any fuse) using fuse tap(preferred), you basically would be getting positive from this fuse to feed it to red wire of solenoid.
Simple on/off and momentary switch should have 2 legs. Connect it in between the positive wire going from fuse tap to solenoid. Switch, in off position will prevent positive from fuse tap to go into solenoid positive and in on position current will flow hence you will have high beam.
Now type of switch and placement
All you need is full time on/off and momentary on/off switch. You may use your switch above.
Now also you may have to upgrade your fuse from fuse box if hid system is getting low current from oem
fog wiring so either it will shut down or won't turn at all so from your cabin fuse box just upgrade fuse. I guess it should be 10 amp fuse upgrade to15 amp. Now if you running if a bigger ballast then you may have to run relay to feed sufficient power to ballast. Now it may or may not required depends how much current oem
wiring is providing. But if happens above stated is an easy fix.
Now regarding flashing hid good/bad?
To be specific if you don't flash like maniac, its all good.
Over flashing is what say for example if your hid bulb is going to last say 4 yrs(before going dim/kaput) with excess flashing it will reduce to 3 yrs, 6 mnths.
Alot other factors comes into consideration like bulb quality, ballast power etc. Where aftermarket suffers more oem
are more robust.
Remind me of an incident, in my setup I was running CN d2s bulb with dlt f5 and for last year and half I used to flash like anything esply on highway. Anything is as fast as my finger can move to and fro. Well the damage that happened was to relay only. Since intial current draw from fast bright is quite high and that speed flashing put alot load on relay. Conclusion relay still working but one wire sufferdd which was replaced. No damage to bulb and ballasts.
So if one flash normally its all good.
Also in case of aftermarket bulbs. I feel like changing them after 2 and half yrs is good keeping dere low cost and more lumen loss over the time compared to oem