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Wiring dominator headlights

Post #1 by Wangthang » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:02 am

I am trying to wire up a twin dominator headlight. Each light has a three wire plug, and one single wire. I am guessing the three wire plug is for the high, low beam, and the single wire is a running light whatever that is. tried searching it but I'm still at a loss. Does anyone know how they hook up?
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Re: Wiring dominator headlights

Post #2 by salukispeed » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:28 am

I am not familiar with them so am guessing that the black is ground, yellow or white will be high or low . and the single would be a reduced brightness as a daytime running light for places that do not require the headlight be on at all times. Or possibly as a parking light and could be connected to the brown tail lamp circuit.
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Re: Wiring dominator headlights

Post #3 by Wangthang » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:39 am

I got bored this morning waiting for work, and tested the connections...lol. You are correct, the single headlight wire is a really dim parking light. Light is light though. Don't know if it would be worth it to hook it to the brights or not.
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Re: Wiring dominator headlights

Post #4 by John Schmidt » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:49 am

I wouldn't do that, just tie it off if you don't want to use it and insulate the exposed end. As I recall, it's as mentioned....used as a daytime running light in place of a fully lit headlight. Certainly easier on the charging system when you don't need the full brightness of the main headlight during the day.
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Re: Wiring dominator headlights

Post #5 by Wangthang » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:08 pm

Every thing keeps coming back to the charging system. So that being said, is the automobile alternator a good conversion?
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Re: Wiring dominator headlights

Post #6 by CYBORG » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:27 pm

Wangthang wrote:Every thing keeps coming back to the charging system. So that being said, is the automobile alternator a good conversion?

I have an auto style alternator on my 78, and I think its a Great add on.
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