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    Relay help

    Hi Iíve got a mk3 cortina fitted with Capri lights but when on full beam the dipped beam goes off I tried the relay from the Capri but still it didnít work Any help be great. Thanks

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    It's supposed to do that. Not much point in having both the high and dip on at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMNeil View Post
    It's supposed to do that. Not much point in having both the high and dip on at the same time.
    Most vehicles in the UK do have both high and low on where they have separate bulbs or twin headlamps.
    Just checked my Toyota with single twin filament bulbs and both light on high beam.
    Rosco, do you have twin headlamps or single?
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    Rosco, you'll need two relays if you want both beams on at the same time.
    Forget that as you'll need two relays anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo56 View Post
    Most vehicles in the UK do have both high and low on where they have separate bulbs or twin headlamps.
    Just checked my Toyota with single twin filament bulbs and both light on high beam.
    Rosco, do you have twin headlamps or single?
    Could be a US only thing. I just pulled up a wiring diagram for a 78 Capri and it shows only 1 relay that powers either the dip or the main but not both at the same time. No idea why they are different but we have some weird rules and regulations for 'foreign' cars.

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    Hi thanks for the reply’s It did have single lights but changed them to twin Capri lights. On uk Capri the outer dipped beam is to stay on when on full beam which is the inner light . Over here the Capris only have one relay but must be wired differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco59 View Post
    Hi thanks for the reply’s It did have single lights but changed them to twin Capri lights. On uk Capri the outer dipped beam is to stay on when on full beam which is the inner light . Over here the Capris only have one relay but must be wired differently.
    Wouldn't the way it works be down to the switch itself? Either way you should have two relays or something like the double one that trevd linked to, although I don't think I'd want that one.

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    i think all the old stuff with twin filament headlights only ever lit one filament at a time

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    My Zodiac has dip on the outside pair and when on full beam all four lights light up and the outside pair still has the dip beam as well. I would have thought that Capri were wired the same.
    I don't think the headlights are wired though a relay but the main beam flash is, this only lights up the high beam on all four lights.
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