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When I got my Z, the headlights gave off a soft yellow glow. Nothing comforting when driving on the highway. I did the relay upgrade, and that worked fine, but I still had the problem of forgetting to shut the headlights off and coming back to a dead battery. Also, I wanted the side markers to blink with the blinkers and hazard lights. While I was at it, the Z is small - or, stated another way everything else on the road is bone-crushingly huge. When I stop, I want everyone to know. I've seen brake lights that flash quickly when the brakes are applied - I wanted that too. While I was at it, a 10 second delay before the dome light shuts off would be nice. I also threw in a 2 second delay before the accessory relay turns on.
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I have a main-board (the larger one) with all the opto isolators and power switches. A daughter board contains the CPU (small black diamond in the image to the right) and a few other parts.
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Naturally, this also required extensive modifications to all three wiring harnesses - front (shown on the harness board at the right), rear and dashboard harnesses. The result was effective but not as pretty as I would have liked.