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Old 06-13-2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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I have a 1997 bonneville se i was wanting to know is there anyway to disable the daytime running lights on my car to not come on when shifted into park because i have a hid kit and i dont want my lights on all day long as im driving any help??? thanks Kevin
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1996-1999 Pontiac Bonneville - You must pull the electrical connection from the DRL resistor. The resistor is found on the driver'* front side of the engine bay. First, find the large black box which contains the computer. Next, pull the black box to the left so you can see the horn easier. Once you find the black horn, look to your right you will see a small white box thats bolted to the frame of the car. There will be a electrical connection on the back of the white box snap if off and your done. Once the connector is out of the white box you no longer have drls.
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Thanks Man i have hids and i dont want them on all day long
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Not a problem. I disabled mine for the same reasons
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Just make sure u dont switch ur HID'* on and off to often. Thatll burn out the ballists. I learned that from these fine gentlemen
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ok thanks man yea i think thats why one of my ballast burnt out last week was because of the daytime running light coming on everytime i shifted it into drive after about a year only had one ballast burn out on me and i have had hids for about 3 years now but thanks for the tips
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i have another question i replaced my ballast with a new one and bought two new bulbs i had 6k and wanted to see how the 10k looked put the 10 k bulbs in and now i get a flicker in my driver side hid anyone had this problem on there bonneville also thanks lmk Kevin
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black pearl what kind hid kit u have ?
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With HID'* in a 97, you can retain the DRL'* and not burn them out if you'd like. This is done by removing the resistor, cutting the wires at the resistor and setting the resistor aside. Now solder the two wires on the connector together. This bypasses the resistance and gives you 100% power to the DRL function.
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black pearl what kind hid kit u have ?
I went through Xenonrider.com, I think they're "GoldenEye" or something like that. I do have a flicker on one of my fog lights, but I've had that since I got the kits. I think it'* a bad ballast
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