DRL off HID's?? DIY?? Help

Old 05-21-2010, 07:19 AM
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DRL off HID's?? DIY?? Help

Hey guys I'm trying to find a do it yourself to install the DRL on my 2005 that I bought in Florida. I would like to have them run off the HID's instad of the high beams. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:10 AM
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I believe this cannot be done. The HIDs need the constant 35W. I am assuming you want a lower output than the low beams, right? That is why OEM use halogen bulbs for their DRLs. I think that is right but get a second opinion.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:29 AM
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there is this switch on the left side of the steering column...
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:13 PM
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:44 PM
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Ya thank I'm driving a us car need drl for conversion and I can't see my dash when the headlights are on!
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:41 PM
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There's an instrument panel brightness button located on the left side of your gauges. Has a + for brightness and - for dimmer. Hold down the + button when head lights are on for full illumination of your gauges.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:43 PM
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I'm positive this can be done. You can have the HIDs lit from key-on, and have the switch on the column control everything else. Get yourself the S2000 wiring schematic and you're all set.
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:11 AM
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I don't have **** to do today, ill go outside and f ck around n see if I can make this work for you e30
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:42 AM
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If you are being serious thank you!
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:46 AM
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You'll be using up the HID's twice as fast, they're more expensive to replace than halogen bulbs.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:10 AM
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from wiki:
The average service life of an HID lamp is 2000 hours, compared to between 450 and 1000 hours for a halogen lamp.[32]
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e30g, do you actually give a **** about DRL or are you just trying to get your car to pass inspection?
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by turbosix View Post
e30g, do you actually give a **** about DRL or are you just trying to get your car to pass inspection?
It's a little of both. If I didn't have to do this I wouldn't bother just figured if I have to might as well do it the way I want. Why?
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:01 PM
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well, i havent had time to poke around so i'm sorry about that. but i asked because of the hid life problem. there's probably a very easy way to trip the relay with a 12v signal thats triggered when the key is turned.

but you could also just put a small switch under the dash to disable it when you want to.
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In the service manual there are 2 sections, one for USA and one for Canada w/ DLR.

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