High-Beam Switch

We have the turn-signal switches, horn switch and 4-way switch wired to the IDIDIT steering column in this 1967 wiring project.  Our next step is to wire the high-beam switch.

You have several options to wire your high-beam switch.  The high-beams work just like any other output in the Infinitybox system.  There is a dedicated output on the front POWERCELL that is for the high-beams.  This output gets wired to both of the high-beam bulbs in the front of the car.  The other side of the bulbs connects to ground.

The MASTERCELL connects to the high-beam switch.  When the MASTERCELL input is grounded though the switch, the MASTERCELL sends a command to the front POWERCELL to turn on the high-beams.  Your high-beam switch can be a toggle switch on the dash, a motion on the turn signal stalk or even a push button on the floor.  This picture shows an example of a floor dimmer switch.

Example floor dimmer switch

Example floor dimmer switch

In the case of this 1967 Mustang install, the customer chose to use our Alternating Headlight Toggle Option that is built into the 20-Circuit Kit.  Here’s how this works.  You connect the Alternating Headlight Toggle input in the MASTERCELL harness to one contact on a momentary button.  You ground the other side of the button.  When you press the button, you connect the MASTERCELL input to ground.

If you press and hold the momentary button with the headlights off, the MASTERCELL will tell the front POWERCELL to turn on the high-beams.  The high-beams will stay on as long as your finger is holding the button.  When you release the button, the high-beams will turn off.  You would use this as your flash-to-pass button.

If you press and release the momentary button with the headlights on, the MASTERCELL will tell the front POWERCELL to toggle between the headlights and high-beams.  It will turn the headlights off then turn the high-beams on.  If you press and release the momentary button again, the MASTERCELL will tell the front POWERCELL to turn the high-beams off and turn on the headlights.  This is a very simple and cool feature.

Our customer chose the Tilt Lever Momentary Switch 510168 option with their steering column.  This gives them a momentary button at the end of the turn-signal stalk.  This is a perfect way to control your high-beams.  Pressing the button with the headlights off gets you flash-to-pass.  Pressing and releasing the button with the headlights on, will control your high-beams.

IDIDIT has some very specific instructions for installing this Tilt Lever Momentary Switch to the column.  You can link to these instructions at this link.  The grey wire going to the momentary switch will connect to the Alternating Headlight Toggle input going to the MASTERCELL.  In our configuration, this is the green-red wire on the MASTERCELL A harness.  That is input 22.  Please refer to your configuration sheet since different configurations may have different wire assignments.

IDIDIT makes some good points in their instructions about grounding the tilt lever.  Be sure to follow their instructions carefully for installing this option.

Please contact us with questions about wiring your high-beam switch to our Infinitybox MASTERCELL.  Click this link to get in contact with a member of our technical support team.