Re: [DML] high beam / low beam behavior
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Re: [DML] high beam / low beam behavior

Thanks for all the help, folks.

I've never replaced the low beam bulbs, but I'll have a look.  Given that they seem to work as prescribed when I pull the wand towards me, I'm more suspicious of the switch, but now that I know how it's _supposed_ to work I can start experimenting with the multimeter...

Just to confirm:  Are you saying that the wand-pull and wand-push behaviors should result in identical eletrical output?  Or is there any chance that pulling the wand turns on _all_ of the filaments?

Thanks again,

Marv Hein wrote:
> Checked on the way home tonight. Mine definitely work the way Chris 
> described.
> Did you install the proper bulbs for your low beams?
> Marv
> #10820
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Christopher Mack 
> <christopher_mack@xxxx> wrote:
>>When just the low beams are on only
>>the low beam filament receivves electricity.  When the
>>high beams are on, the high beam filament of the low
>>beam headlight and the high beam bulb both receive
>>electricity.  If you look atthe back of your low beam
>>headlight, you will notice that there are three
>>contacts (prongs) on the back of the bulb.  One
>>ground, one 12v+ for the high beam filament and one
>>12v+ for the low beam filament.  
>>--- Owen Emry <owen@xxxx> wrote:
>>>Question for you other owners out there about your
>>>I've always thought that the high beams in the
>>>DeLorean would turn on _in addition to_ the low
>>>beams, but while replacing an expired bulb, I've
>>>discovered this isn't really true.  If I pull the
>>>want toward me to "flick" the high beams on
>>>momentarily, then yes, the high beams shine while
>>>the low beams are on, too (i.e. all four
>>>headlights).  However, if I push the wand away from
>>>me to turn the high beams on indefinitely, then the
>>>low beams shut off, leaving only the high beams
>>>Is this the normal behavior?
>>>Thanks and best regards,
>>>Owen Emry

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