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Old 07-07-2003, 09:04 PM   #31
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Did your lamp monitor ever tell you that you had a bulb burned out?
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Old 07-08-2003, 04:22 AM   #32
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I've never had a problem with the DRL and HID combo, they didnt run dimmer either with DRL. I finally got around to disabling the DRLs though. The only problem I have is in winter, sometimes one light wont come on. I found out though, it is a voltage issue and that the light wont come on, or it will turn off, if there is a irregularity in the voltage. It pays to read up in the instructions.
Was this before or after you disabled your DRL'*. Just curious. Because from my CATZ hid kiit they said this would be the problem if you have DRL'* and install the HID'*.
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hmmm those are SWEET, can anyone spot me ummmm $350? I wish i could reson spending $400+ on lights because they look so sweet, but i just caint do it....
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fuddyduddy: It doesnt have a lamp monitor, so I don't know.
Roadrash: It was before the DRL was disabled. It would happen on really cold winter days when the car was starting. If the manufacturer says dont use it with DRL, then I'd listen to what they say. Mine said nothing about any problems with it.
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SLE'* from when they first came out through '99 don't have the computer DIC. They have the dashboard and interior of an SE. I don't think they come with Electonic Load Leveling either until '00.
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I've never had a problem with the DRL and HID combo, they didnt run dimmer either with DRL. I finally got around to disabling the DRLs though. The only problem I have is in winter, sometimes one light wont come on. I found out though, it is a voltage issue and that the light wont come on, or it will turn off, if there is a irregularity in the voltage. It pays to read up in the instructions.
I had read that the problem is that they only have a life of 2000 hours or so, thus with DRLs they'd burn out in a very short period of time; though there may be other issues too.
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Well.. i think the DRL is a resistor that does drop the voltage to your headlights and so I think that maybe why one of them don't turn on in winter? I thought yours would have the headlight sensor like mine would.. if you have a lil car ( Drivers information thingie ) you should have it since mine will ding and show headlight problems in my 97 when I activate the headlight kill switch.
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Well.. i think the DRL is a resistor that does drop the voltage to your headlights and so I think that maybe why one of them don't turn on in winter? I thought yours would have the headlight sensor like mine would.. if you have a lil car ( Drivers information thingie ) you should have it since mine will ding and show headlight problems in my 97 when I activate the headlight kill switch.
Reread my post. One of them will not turn on because when the car would start the voltage would take a dip, this would cause a ballast to stay off. There are no conflicts betweeen DRL and my headlights.
Hailey: A standard Halogen bulb should last about 3 yrs if your headlights are on 2 hrs a day. HID'* last 5yrs with the same amount of use.
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But arent the DRL'* dimmer than when the headlights are turned on?
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But arent the DRL'* dimmer than when the headlights are turned on?
Yeah but with my HIDs I never noticed them being dimmer with DRL. HIDs only run at 30 some watts, where Halogens are twice that.
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