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    Default High beam trigger for spotlights

    I am in the process of assembling a plug-in highbeam piggyback harness for a 2019 Amarok 2.0 4-Motion. The challenge lies in locating a wiring diagram confirming the 10-pin wiring layout. Stopping short of using a multimeter to determine the pin out, could the follwoing please be confirmed?

    Pin 6 or 8 pos. ?
    Pin 3 or 4 neg. ?


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    Default Re: High beam trigger for spotlights

    Sorry I can't help you with a wiring diagram. My experience with most modern vehicles is that the headlight systems are negative switched. There is always power on the positive wires and the negative / earth wiring is connected or disconnected by switching the lights on or off.
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    Default Re: High beam trigger for spotlights

    Thank you for the insight Paul. I have sorted the switching. In this instance the configuration is not a NEG switch.

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    Default Re: High beam trigger for spotlights

    Its illegal to trigger spots with your high beams as far as I know.

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    Default Re: High beam trigger for spotlights

    Quote Originally Posted by nickza View Post
    Its illegal to trigger spots with your high beams as far as I know.
    Actually, I think it is the opposite.



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    Default Re: High beam trigger for spotlights

    The way I understand the law on spot lights is that they have to have their own switch but can only be switch on when your brights are on. In other words the brights circuit must be live and pull in the relay that allows power to the spots.
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