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    2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Does anyone know how to modify a 2002 so that the high beams and low beams can be on at the same time like the 2003 - 2006 models? I have HIDS in my high/low beams and when I flash the highs, they are so dim when warming up. I would really like to modify it so that I can use my highs at the same time as the lows so I don't have that period where I can hardly see when the highs are warming up.

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    I posted this LONG ago. Give me a min and I'll find the thread for you. BRB
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Thanks Rolex. My other question is can this potentially cause any issues running both at the same time? Will this be too much power for the switch? I am running 55W HIDS on both the highs/lows.

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Argh....the links aren't good anymore!
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Yeah, I tried all sorts of searches, but couldn't find anything on this topic. I would really hate to have to put the stock bulbs back in the high beams. I do a lot of driving on country roads and need to use the the highs quite often. I hate the warm up period for the highs and how dim it is when switching. I didn't know if there was an easy mod for this.

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    http://www.performancetrucks.net/for...ge=1&pp=10

    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/showthr...INED&p=4609546

    There are a couple of links that may help you. I used to have a link w/pics to the Escalade and GM trucks on how to do the headlight mod. It's been awhile since I'd looked them up and they've gone cold. I should've saved them somewhere. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Thanks for the help Rolex! I also found this link :
    http://tahoeyukonforum.com/forum/sho...d.php?p=122826

    I am going to try this soon. I will let you know how it works out.

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Thats an awesome mod, but isnt that to much draw on the wires having both on? plus the fogs? and i am upgrading to the hids so would that be to much?

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    I did this mod to my old diesel truck, I think the relay method is better because you then are running full power right from the battery to power the dims (thus bypassing most of the original circuit). I like using those easy splice clips for jobs like that (see pic). Its interesting that from the factory they get the idea....to get more light, lets turn off a set of lights! You would think logic would be to turn on more lights, especially since its been done before!
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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Quote Originally Posted by ESKY02 View Post
    Thats an awesome mod, but isnt that to much draw on the wires having both on? plus the fogs? and i am upgrading to the hids so would that be to much?
    I am wondering the same thing. Does anyone know the answer to this question? Especially since I am running 55W HIDS on the highs and lows?

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    I need to figure this out before i buy anything, I would hate to do 55w HIDs, lows, highs, and fogs and have a melt down.

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Personally i would go with 35W Hids instead specially for the Fogs. When the lights start up is when you have the biggest current draw, So as long as you are not turning them all on at the same time i couldn't see a problem. The 55W kits use a few more Amps compared to the 35W kits. So you would be safer doin all 35W.
    I also find that the 55W kits produce more glare in the standard Halogen Housing.
    But thats just MY Opinion...

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Well i was just doin some more searching, and the DDM Tuning Kits are made so that the 55w or 35w produce a Max. of 6 Amps at startup, so thats actually not bad at all..

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Ya thas what i was reading to. I will do 35w in the fogs for sure. But i like the 6000k 35w over the 6000k 55w. I dont know what to go with

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    Re: 2002 High Beam/Low Beam Modification

    Quote Originally Posted by ESKY02 View Post
    Ya thas what i was reading to. I will do 35w in the fogs for sure. But i like the 6000k 35w over the 6000k 55w. I dont know what to go with
    Then you should do all 6000k 35w and have all matched perfectly. The stock Hid's in these are 35w also..

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