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Old 03-20-2003, 12:06 PM   #31
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Ya, i head it was mostly bad the start your car with the lights on, and basically with the TS they would be on once the key is starting to turn over, so they would jump for the 12v to 14v
Ayup, that they do.

If I was designing the system I think I'd have it wait until _after_ the initial power surge before turning the lights on. Also that way the lights wouldn't be sucking power that could be used to crank the starter, which might make a little difference on really cold nights...
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hey andy, whats chickenboner? I noticed ur picture off ur www link. Nice car, I just noticed the goofy url


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hey andy, whats chickenboner? I noticed ur picture off ur www link. Nice car, I just noticed the goofy url
Heh. Yeah, it'* an in-joke from a completely-different area of work. It'* a derisive term for spammers that we spamfighters made up in network security discussion groups. This can get a little complicated, but you asked...

The typical spammer, according to the stereotype, is an uneducated mope who sits in front of his PC surrounded by beer cans and chicken bones from KFC takeout meals. Hence the name "chickenboner." A bunch of us spamfighters had posted photos of ourselves under the joke domain http://www.chickenboner.com, and I listed the URL for mine here since the Bonneville was in the background of my picture. (The license plate refers to spamfighting, not street racing. )

If you'd like to see the context a little better, start here: http://www.chickenboner.com

The "Lumber Cartel" reference comes from an irate spammer who accused spamfighters of being paid by the "Lumber Cartel" to suppress their spamming the Internet, since the lumber industry would supposedly suffer if third-class mailers stopped buying paper and started advertising by spam instead. The photo collection of us spamfighters can be found under the "Cartel" folder here:
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my 92 bonneville and now 91 civic both have DRL'* from the factory.

on the bonneville when you put it into gear, the DRL'* will come on. i believe they are just the regular front lamps on that car.

on the civic the DRL'* come on when you turn the key to ignition, they are the high beams at reduced brightness.

DRL has been a canadian law since 1990.


YOU NEVER FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW USEFUL DRL IS UNTIL YOU SEE IT IN ACTION. 95% of the cars driving around here have DRL, and when you come across some car without their headlights visible (like some american) it'* a real pain.
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DRL'* on a 92? didn't know they did that!





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Only in Europe and Canada. The US has not yet got on board with it. Not enough money involved for big business, I guess.
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