I would recommend running heavier wires through relays for the headlights.
I am doing that with mine right now and I have a Painless wiring kit
installed although I don't think the problem is unique to Painless. All the
wiring kits have too small of wires for the long runs from inside the cab,
through the switches, and back out to the bulbs. I measured the voltage at
the bulb on mine and it was only 11.4 volts which equates to about 50% light
output from the bulb. Here is an excellent article on how to do it.
Missouri City, Texas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gage L. Thompson / Schulz [SMTP:Gagejohn@ix.netcom.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 5:37 PM
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> Subject: [oletrucks] Task Force rewire
> Ok guys and gals, I've got the painless kit for my 59, now I'm ready to
> roll. But, I've got one question. How do I make provisions for the dual
> headlights? I'd like to have all 4 light up with the brights on.
> Any ideas? I didn't know if it'd be too smart to just run them off the
> John Schulz
> 59 with spaghetti wiring
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