Originally Posted by FirebirdStud
I dont want to put them in the low beam socket because then the daytime running lights would always have them on, burning them out prematurely. y
As mentioned before, you could just disable your DRL'*.
In your year Bonneville it is so easy to do. Open your hood, now look at your CPU cover. Now take it off of your CPU. Look inside of your fender for a white bar with two wires going to it. Now disconnect it. One single plug. That was your DRL resistor.
Disabling your DRL'* will not affect any other light function. So don't worry about your Auto lights or twi-light sentinel either.
The whole reason for your DRL'* is so you have a better visual for oncoming traffic so beware of this once you disable them.
The reason why they will burn out your HID'* is because DRL'* run at 80% voltage during the day and when your auto lights come on during the night they are at full 100% voltage output.
The drop in voltage will make your HID'* flicker since they are very sensitive to power fluctuations.
There is one other option that I doubt many people know here for the DRL'*........
Down by your BCM where the wire harness plugs into it, there is a pink with white stripe wire coming out of it. This wire is your DRL signal wire. By splicing a 10 uFd/25V electrolytic capacitor in this wire you will trick the DRL system in running them at full power 100% output giving your HID'* all the power needed to run just fine. If you go this route then all you have to do is go to radio shack and buy the capacitor for $1.10 and then install it. Splice the positive side of the capacitor in the pink w/white stripe wire and connect the negative side to a good ground point anywhere in the car.
My 2 cents