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#1 by LezT , Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:15 pm

Would anyone be interested in an automatic sidelight and headlight system for their trucks......... thinking of doing one
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#2 by joinerdan , Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:35 pm

Do you mean coming on when it gets dark??

Sometimes i like to hide in the dark though


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#3 by LezT , Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:41 pm

Can do an override switch if required...
Sidelights when it is just getting dark and Dipped Beam when darker..... really dark when you start up then sides and dipped.......... if you go into a tunnel then sides for 15 seconds... off again when 'lighter' has been seen for 30 secs............. or dipped if it stays dark for more than 15 secs... going down to sides after 30 secs of lighter and off 30 secs after that.............. most motorway underpasses would just be sides and then off....if it's a long tunnel / underpass........ unlike factory systems that just whack everything on and then off again after 20 secs..... with the driver in front wondering whats wrong with you..



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RE: Automatic light controller...

#4 by stormforce , Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:46 pm

depending on price Lez i may well be interested


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#5 by joinerdan , Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:47 pm

sounds interesting Lez. As by law out here, you have to turn you lights on going into a tunnel, so would be handy.

But i loads of other bits & pieces need sorting out before i could start thinking about stuff like that.


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#6 by LezT , Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:51 pm

You could be my test pilot.............any good with a bit of wiring ?



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#7 by joinerdan , Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:15 pm

No problem wiring mate, Have re-wired whole houses before now. I live a bit to far away though. Plus with this damn recession, i´m working harder & getting less money. I´m having to battle against all the builders working out of pubs. They can afford to be cheaper when they don´t pay tax & install crap products.

Thats why builders have a bad name, only because clients go for the cheapest quote. Rant over


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RE: Automatic light controller...

#8 by tigger , Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:03 pm

Had a similar gadget already fitted on an imported mr2. There was a light sensor mounted on the dash about tax disk size, which had an over ride button. Worked in a similar way.


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#9 by LezT , Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:05 pm

Lot of motors have them, Ben ................ but not the classics.............until now.. Photoresistor is just about 2mm across.



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#10 by tigger , Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:10 pm

This was about 8 years ago and was an aftermarket add on. Did mean I never left a petrol station at night forgetting to turn my lights back on. Getting annoyed at all the other idiots flashing me!!!!


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#11 by LezT , Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:17 pm

Could have been a Clifford nightlight system or a Code Nite- lite both american made and worked very well, but were expensive..



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#12 by tigger , Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:24 pm

Well even as a responsable adult!!! Im still a nightmare for a gadget so will be interested to see where this goes.


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#13 by gazzaleachie , Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:29 pm

I would be intrested had it on both my fords and really miss it now depends on price though.

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#14 by LezT , Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:26 pm

At a guess around £35 deffo no more..., I'll make a couple on veroboard and then produce a PCB once they are working OK



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RE: Automatic light controller...

#15 by stormforce , Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:27 pm

I'll be more than happy to test one out Lez as long as i got wiring instructions for it


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#16 by nocatmcm , Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:38 pm

Quote: LezT wrote in post #14
At a guess around £35 deffo no more..., I'll make a couple on veroboard and then produce a PCB once they are working OK


Id be interested Can you do the wipers as-well ?


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#17 by LezT , Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:49 pm

Did a wiper controller once but difficult, the reflection of the Infra Red is the hard part, that 'see's' the water on the screen. The kits are available to Buy for around £50



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#18 by 123hotchef , Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:51 pm

I got the wippers one as standard on me VW love it


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#19 by Blocksaway , Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:52 pm

I would be interested, not so confident at wiring, but I do RTFM.....


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#20 by LezT , Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:54 pm

Colour coded wiring diagrams........................ green ones for green trucks and silv................................ isn't that what it means.....



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#21 by Warriorbez , Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:29 pm

Do the newer shaped trucks come with auto lights and wipers?? Most new cars seem to have them now


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#22 by Dingle ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:33 pm

Id be up for this ............


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#23 by Deleted User , Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:38 pm

WB no it doesnt, but my lights stay on all the time, they switch off when engine goes off though.

Lez id be interested btw



RE: Automatic light controller...

#24 by LezT , Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:15 pm

I will get onto this soon, got a couple of weekends that are busy then I can devote time to it..



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RE: Automatic light controller...

#25 by 4life-extreme , Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:23 pm

could be tempted


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