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A Headlamp-on Reminder

A Headlamp-on Reminder

Norman Angerhofer

A couple of you have asked about the buzzer I used to remind me that lights were left on, so there are probably others who are also curious or in need of the same feature.

I went to the local K-mart, not exactly a high-tech auto-parts connection! I suspect there will be equivalent units at auto-parts houses. They had a part called the "Headllights Left-On Reminder", part #400, and it cost me $3.97. It attaches to the fuse panel.

Although the instructions did not work, I found a combination which worked. In my fuse-box I attached white lead to Instruments Panel Lamps fuse (#4 fuse), and touched red lead to another fuse until it buzzed with lights on and key out of ignition. There is an alternate set of instructions on the package for foreign cars if the above does not work for you.

I mounted the buzzer outside of the fuse panel door, so it would be loud enough to hear. You may want to extend the leads to give you more choices for a better mounting place.

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