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Old 09-28-2004, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in Canada and my 328 has drl (daytime running lights).
Is it true that I have to disable them when installing HID?
Anyone have any experience with this?
If I do have to do this I heard that I can just replace the drl relay with the US relay (non drl). Is this true?
A little help please before I drop $1000 on HID.
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Originally posted by mech9T8@Sep 28 2004, 04:04 PM
I live in Canada and my 328 has drl (daytime running lights).
Is it true that I have to disable them when installing HID?
Anyone have any experience with this?
If I do have to do this I heard that I can just replace the drl relay with the US relay (non drl). Is this true?
A little help please before I drop $1000 on HID.
Thanks.

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I'm sur ethis has been posted here before! I see this question alot. But check FAQs or search it.

As a matter of FAQ! (no pun...) there is a link somewhere about installing DRLs on a car without them and I remember a discussion about the effects of DRL and other things combined.

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Old 09-28-2004, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I not mistaken, the DRls run a low current though the highbeam, not the lowbeam. If thats the case, then its fine and you won;t need to.
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Old 09-29-2004, 10:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I did do a search and found nothing.
The drl does work off the high beam, not the low beam.
Low beam is only used for night driving.
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you fine then. The only reason you'd need to change the relay is if you add HID highs too, which would be like, woah.
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