Advice For Day-Trippers:

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by Hal the Elder, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    For all of you like myself who never ride at night, but by law must have a headlight on during daylight hours:

    Disconnect the low beam wire from the headlight and tape up the bare connector.

    Now, before you start your Whizzer, switch the headlight to Low Beam, and you will have no headlight battery drain robbing your battery capacity while preserving your battery's energy only for the ignition circuit.

    When your engine starts and the generator takes over, then switch to high beam.

    That's all...

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    It's an interesting idea. Maybe you could also just wire in an on/off switch to kill the entire headlight circuit. Then you'd have your low beam if you wanted it.

    Does the headlight circuit take so much juice that it's a problem?
  3. Hal the Elder

    Hal the Elder Member

    HEY PurpleSheepForest:

    No, the headlight drain is too small to be concerned's just that I prefer that no other current-consuming loads be in use when starting.

    What I would REALLY like to disable are the Daytime Running Lights in my 2008 Toyota Matrix, but the serviice manager at the dealership said it can't be done, not even by his technicians.

  4. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Can be done- Toyota will not let his techs do it.