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



Owen,

most likely it is the switch.. when you pull the wand
towards you or push it away to turn on the high beams,
they should work the same (all 4 bulbs illuminated)

-Chris



--- "Owen @ Aerodrome" <owen@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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,
> Owen
> 
> 
> 
> 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.  
> >>-Chris
> >>#6453
> > 
> > 
> >>--- Owen Emry <owen@xxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>Question for you other owners out there about
> your
> >>>headlights:
> >>>
> >>>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
> >>>shining.
> >>>
> >>>Is this the normal behavior?
> >>>
> >>>Thanks and best regards,
> >>>Owen Emry
> 
> 
> 
> 
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