Installation in a newer vehicle
There are issues w/ modern vehicles.
First, what voltage is required to fire up the headlamps? If it is an HID
system, our module cannot power the lights directly, but given enough time
and effort to locate the proper wires and connect it, the module can turn
on the lights, as the vehicle is still based on 12V.
Second, modern vehicles are completely modular and it is very difficult to
get to an individual wire. There are no individual terminals, just
multi-wire snap plugs. Our module was designed around a wiring system that
has screw terminals. That said, if you can find the wire(s) which do turn
on the lights you want, and can get to it, our module should work just
The module does not know what it is connected to, nor does it care. The
output, when active, is 12V w/ a 30 amp capacity. It can turn on just
about anything that runs on 12V.
Third, there is the warranty issue. You just might void it if you modify
We got a call from a fellow who just bought a PT Cruiser and was very
annoyed that the auto headlamps was not even an option.
He was sure that he could get the dealer to install the module, but of
course, the dealer just refused.
Fourth, windshield wiper input. Most modern vehicles do not have a single +12VDC available to tap
(to turn on the module). This is actually easy to solve. As the motor is switched to it's different
functions, you can tap the output with a diode(s), and the different diodes are joined to form a single output.
Take a look at our diode stack, and just make a stack, in reverse.
BTW, take a look at "fuse taps". These are blade type fuses w/ a third terminal, to act as a connector, to tap into a circuit. Some even have a second fusible link to the connector.
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