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#1 clantieri

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Posted 14 September 2003 - 06:22 PM

Hey Guys,

For those of you who have original equipment cyclops lights.....answer this question for me if you know....

Did they only function with the high beams on???

My 82 hatch seems to have a relay under the front pass seat that makes the center lamp operate...(i.e. - I only have voltage on the switch when the high beams are on)

Thanks for your educated opinion, for those of you who know..

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#2 moosens

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Posted 14 September 2003 - 07:05 PM

Yes,wired to come on with the high beams.

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#3 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 14 September 2003 - 07:13 PM

does that go for all years? Cause I have one I pulled from an 80 wagon, and it has a switch that says "Passing Lamp" on it. So on the original car, if I hit that switch with the high beams off.... nothing would happen? Just curious, cause I was thinking that if it was truly meant to be used for passing, wouldn't it be dangerous to use the high beams when passing - simply so you could use the passing lamp?

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Posted 14 September 2003 - 10:52 PM

I just picked up a 1980 GL wagon today. The center light will turn on when the headlights are on low or high, and yes, it is also labeled the passing light.

#5 moosens

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 08:32 AM

Sorry if I'm wrong.I could swear we had this discussion at least once before.

Yes I've seen the passing light switch and know it is seperate.I haven't gotten to use one yet though.No more Brat.

#6 Sweet82

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 09:50 AM

On an 82 the center (driving ) light will only operate with the high beams. Page 16 of the owners manuel confirms this. Your switch should light up and the dash will indicate "center lamp".

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 11:14 PM

I wired mine up to come on seperate from the headlights and the little indicater light in the dash still works to tell you the center lamp is on.

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#8 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 12:21 AM

Interesting - so the wiring was indeed different for different years. Good to know.

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Posted 16 September 2003 - 02:29 AM

81 wagons have it wired to be operable with high or low beams.

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 10:57 AM

Why is it called "Passing Lamp" on some years and "Center Lamp" on other years?:confused:

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