Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mountain Springs, Texas
Re: AAW Harness DSE headlight doors
Sounds like an inductive spike. When you switch the current through a coil it produces a voltage spike to counteract that change. Clamp diodes are used to suppress the spikes.
When you connect directly to the battery it is able to absorb the spike. When you have a long wire between the unit and battery the battery cannot absorb it as well due to the resistance of the wire.
I have never been too impressed by the wire gauges used in the AAW Classic update kits. The accountants have reduced it to save cost at the expense of performance imho. Same with the crappy $2 headlight switch they supply in their $500 kit.
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Last edited by dhutton; Jan 25th, 19 at 05:30 AM.