Detecting a 12v stepped current - automotive DLR

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    Have a new car with a current step used to control the Day Light Running lights - shared with the high beam light.
    What I am looking for is a device to detect when the high beam (full current) is not in use and allow the stepped current to be adjustable, else high beam is activated.
    Any ideas or recommendations?
     
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    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    My recommendation is not to mess with it. If it's a new car (as you say) then you will definitely void your warranty.

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    It works like this: The carpet in the trunk has a warranty. If you touch the headlight wiring, the warranty on the trunk carpet is void. Car manufacturers have lots of lawyers, and those guys have zero sense of humor - or proportion.

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    Ya. No plan to cut into the wiring! The existing bulb socket input connector would be attached to a NEW connector that goes to the BLACK BOX ( what I am searching for to detect stepped or full current) then terminates with another new connector which is reconnected to the high beam runnning an LED bulb versus a Halogen.
     
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