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    Hello,

    i have just manged to get some pics of my eyes in the dark,

    i installed some Umnitza angel eyes last week, there is a link in my signature

    The trouble with them they are too bright at night, but perfect in the day so i was looking for a way to dim them at night and have them as bright as possible during the day, without having to switch anything manually

    So i used a circuit with a relay that was controlled by the side lights to limit the current going into my angel eyes,

    Im unsure if this will work with any other types of angel eyes, the ccfl angles eyes are driven off the side light wiring where as the umnitzas a driven from the battery through a relay

    Firstly i bought the following:
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...rderCode=N01AW - single pole double throw relay
    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/s...duct&R=419-823 - switch
    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/s...duct&R=169-613 - variable resistor
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1689 - project box

    This is a quick wiring diagram, that i made in paint so excuse it please


    As you can see: normally in the daytime the supply runs through the switch, through the relay and straight out to the angel eyes,
    but at night when the side lights are on the relay switches, so the supply runs through the switch the other way around the realy through the variable resistor and then to the lights.

    Wiring this was pretty easy:



    the relay has numbered terminals and a diagram so you can tell what each of the terminals do, i used crimps to make all the connections. i pretty much followed my wiring diagram

    i decided to un-wire my angel eyes so that i could put the relay from the angel eyes inside the project box to and keep all the wires and mess to a minimum:


    i put the box inside the compartment under the bonnet at the top on the passenger side where the ecu box is:


    i had to cut into the postive supply of the angel eyes between the fuse and the relay, and used crimps to connect into my new circuit

    i had to run the wire from the relay inside my project box to the head lights to pick up a +ive supply from the side lights, i used a scotch lock to get the supply:


    i also had to run a wire to a ground, from the other side of the side light on the relay,

    these two photos were taken from a tripod that was moved, it is quite tricky to get a decent photo, but this one is with no side lights so this is at 100% brightness:


    and this one is with the side lights on, but prolly only at about 70% so they can go alot dimmer:
     
     

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    Nice job
     
     

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    Thanks for the info Sam, much appreciated, must say I can't believe how bright theses things are at night.....
     
     

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    they are definatly too bright for night, give me a shout if you get stuck with wireing
     
     

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