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    Disabling Park Lights on ignition
    on: Jul 05, 2019, 01.09 am
    Jul 05, 2019, 01.09 am
    Hiya Braintrust...

    I have done some searches but can't seem to find anything on whether or not it's feasible to disable / cancel / over-ride the park light setting on the ignition to negate the issue of accidentally getting a flat battery.

    Paul
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    Last Edit: Jul 05, 2019, 01.19 am by pohm66
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    Re: Disabling Park Lights on ignition
    Reply #1 on: Jul 05, 2019, 10.26 pm
    Jul 05, 2019, 10.26 pm
    "Braintrust" ?  :187:

    I don't think it would be easily possible, as the circuitry involved is not straightforward.

    The +ve supply wire going to the Ignition switch - that becomes connected to the Lighting Circuit,
    ( Front & Rear Position Lights, Brake Light and Horn ), when the Ignition is switched ON,
    is also connected to that circuit when the Ignition is switched to the Parking Position.

    ( Did you know that when the Ignition Switch is at the "Parking" Position,
    the Brake Light and Horn can still be operated ? ! )

    The other connections necessary to start and run the engine are NOT connected at the "Parking" Position.

    I think the only way to disable the Parking Light "feature" would be to remove
    the Ignition switch to see if the Internal Contacts could be removed,
    but it may not even be possible to dismantle the switch box to attempt this.
     
    I just (try to ) remember to look at the Lights to make sure they are off every time, before walking away.

    I still managed to flatten the battery a couple of weeks ago though,
    by simply forgetting to turn the Ignition OFF after working on it in my garage !  :138:

    Last Edit: Jan 07, 2020, 08.20 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Disabling Park Lights on ignition
    Reply #2 on: Jul 06, 2019, 01.12 pm
    Jul 06, 2019, 01.12 pm
    Thanks for the confirmation Coconut..... Had gathered it couldn't be done by the lack of info so I have a Plan B.......

    Create a small circuit board that,  for arguments sake slots in series to the to the tail light, that makes a single short beep when power is fed to it.

    I know that this will occur when the ingnition is turned on but at least I'll also get an beep when the battery sucking park lights are turned on.

    What's your thoughts???
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    Re: Disabling Park Lights on ignition
    Reply #3 on: Jul 06, 2019, 01.48 pm
    Jul 06, 2019, 01.48 pm
    That "sounds" Like a great idea !

    I look forward to "hearing" the results !

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Jan 07, 2020, 08.19 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Disabling Park Lights on ignition
    Reply #4 on: Sep 22, 2019, 11.33 am
    Sep 22, 2019, 11.33 am

    I started playing around with circuit boards and have decided it's not my forte and I'm probably over complicating things.

    However I do have a much simpler Plan B to flag that the lights are on. I'll write up a post when I have done it.
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    Re: Disabling Park Lights on ignition
    Reply #5 on: Sep 22, 2019, 12.50 pm
    Sep 22, 2019, 12.50 pm
    Could you just fit a switch between the feeds to the lights
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    Re: Disabling Park Lights on ignition
    Reply #6 on: Sep 22, 2019, 07.42 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]

    I just (try to ) remember to look at the Lights to make sure they are off every time, before walking away.


    I do that too, especially after hearing that a member on here had experienced a stuck relay, sure wouldn't take long for the battery to go flat when both dipped beams are on.

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    Re: Disabling Park Lights on ignition
    Reply #7 on: Sep 23, 2019, 07.49 pm
    Sep 23, 2019, 07.49 pm
    You could just wait until the overstretched and badly routed wires to the ignition switch begin to break.
    No guarantee the one for the pilot light will be the first to go though.
    SORRY, someone had to say it!

     



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