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Any hack to make it so dipped lights stay on with high beams for Litro

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In my quest to find more usable light while driving on backroads, I posted a question on another P forum querying being able to use higher wattage main beams (brights) on my '04 996 ttx50. Several people recommended against that because of not only the wiring harness, switches and potentially fuse, but more relevantly the plastic headlight housing, which will melt and/or yellow.

Someone else on that forum asked the question if we might be able to hack it so that the dipped lights (litronic low beam) stay on while the main beams (high beams) are actuated.

I wanted to look at the wiring diagram to see if my aged ex-engineer brain could figure it out, but I only have access to a 2000 wiring diagram.

Even if I found a more recent wiring diagram, not sure if I'd be able to figure out a solution.

Has any of the more technically minded folks here thought about this, or had a similar solution? I have no problem hacking into something (such as a relay or wiring) that will ultimately be repairable if necessary.

Loren or any other super technical folks: any thoughts on this?


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Have a look at the 2002 Tech Book for the Carrera (Contributing Members Only). It got the same headlights as the Turbo that year and there is an excellent explanation of the differences between the older Litronic system and the BiXenon system.


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Thanks, Loren. Reading this over, it looks like my '04 996tt has bi-zenon instead of the older Litronic system, which means that it uses a mechanical mask to switch between main and dipped lights, which means that it's impossible to do the hack that I wanted.

Oh well. Was worth a thought, and that book is a good read, so thank you!

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