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Sometimes I've got a question and there's no handy place to ask it...

I've been wondering about this for a while... Why do the P4X guys care that the roof lights only come on with the high beams on? What situation do they get into that they want low beams and roof lights on instead of high beams?
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I want to be able to have just the roof lights on, so anyone seeing me from the front will think I'm really tall.
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Sometimes I've got a question and there's no handy place to ask it...

I've been wondering about this for a while... Why do the P4X guys care that the roof lights only come on with the high beams on? What situation do they get into that they want low beams and roof lights on instead of high beams?
I am not sure. It is probably because if you shouldn't have your high beams on, IE oncoming traffic, you shouldn't have your roof lights on. You know there would be people that just leave them on all the time, because they are dumb.


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I get why Nissan wired the roof lights like they did, there's always that idiot blinding others and seldom a cop around to bust him. I just wonder why you'd want to run anything other than high beams along with your roof lights.
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The problem is your fog lights will not come on and the beam is only at a distance and the up close beam is not good.
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The problem is your fog lights will not come on and the beam is only at a distance and the up close beam is not good.
Now that makes sense, thanks.

Along the same lines I need to get around to the fog light mod where you can run the fog lights without the headlights on. When we get dense fog I'd much prefer the low beams aren't bouncing off the fog back into my eyes. As a plus I'd like to be able to leave the fog lights on all the time like daylight running lights and have them turn off with the key without having to touch the stalk 👍
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Now that makes sense, thanks.

Along the same lines I need to get around to the fog light mod where you can run the fog lights without the headlights on. When we get dense fog I'd much prefer the low beams aren't bouncing off the fog back into my eyes. As a plus I'd like to be able to leave the fog lights on all the time like daylight running lights and have them turn off with the key without having to touch the stalk 👍
Much better in heavy snow also. running with high beams with heavy thick snowflakes will quickly drive you nuts.
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Sometimes I've got a question and there's no handy place to ask it...

I've been wondering about this for a while... Why do the P4X guys care that the roof lights only come on with the high beams on? What situation do they get into that they want low beams and roof lights on instead of high beams?
This is annoying because they won't stay on when we dim our high beams or turn off the headlights. I've been in situations where I've wanted to illuminate the side of the hill, but had no need for light immediately in front of me.

Now, why are non-P4X jealous of our boobs?
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This is annoying because they won't stay on when we dim our high beams or turn off the headlights. I've been in situations where I've wanted to illuminate the side of the hill, but had no need for light immediately in front of me.

Now, why are non-P4X jealous of our boobs?
This was one of the reasons I had a 2nd set of fog light mounts put in my front bumper. I now have the stock fogs that are only on with low beams, and another set that I can flick on at any time needed. I currently have amber floods so they illuminate the shoulder / side hill and directly in front pretty well. Also they are functional in snow and fog on the road, where I cannot use my big lights without burning the retinas out of oncoming drivers.
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