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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 08, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Park lamps and headlamps to stay on at same time

I was searching to find a post on how to keep the parking lamps on when the headlamps are on with a 67' with no luck.I know the park lamps were designed to go out when the head lamps are on and I actually modified a headlamp switch many years ago on a different 67' I owned,but it was not an RS,if that matters,and I forgot what I did.I do remember it was fairly simple by removing one or two wires and switching connections on the switch.Does anybody have a diagram or schematic for this conversion?Is there something else to watch out for with the RS option?...Thanks.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 08, 05:36 PM
 
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Re: Park lamps and headlamps to stay on at same time

wish i could give you an answer...been looking to do the same for my 67 coupe...if you get an answer...can you please forward it to me?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 08, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Park lamps and headlamps to stay on at same time

sure David...I'm trying,had the post on here for a couple weeks now..I also did the conversion on a 65' turbo corvair many years ago and am still looking though all the papers..no luck yet

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Re: Park lamps and headlamps to stay on at same time

Best place to do that mod would be the head light switch. Connect the parking light wire to the same terminal as the head lights.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 08, 07:21 PM
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Re: Park lamps and headlamps to stay on at same time

If you jumper the headlight circuit to the parking lamp circuit without installing a diode the headlights will come on in the parking lamp position, as well as the parking lights staying on in the headlight position. You need the diode to prevent power from flowing to the headlights thru the parking light circuit.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 08, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Park lamps and headlamps to stay on at same time

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If you jumper the headlight circuit to the parking lamp circuit without installing a diode the headlights will come on in the parking lamp position, as well as the parking lights staying on in the headlight position. You need the diode to prevent power from flowing to the headlights thru the parking light circuit.
Thanks guys...Is it the same type of diode that is used in the RS harness the prevents the doors from closing unless the ignition is on?.Years ago I don't remember adding a diode and seemed to work fine.Is it absolutely nesessary and why?...thanks

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Re: Park lamps and headlamps to stay on at same time

You either need to use a diode or a relay because you want current to flow from headlight circuit to park light circuit, but you do not want current to flow from park lights to headlights. A diode allows current to flow in only one direction. A relay is a triggering switch.
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