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Old 11-06-07, 01:24 PM   #16
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They'll only turn super white when it's on full power. Your lows and fogs will be super white color but no DRLs unless you use high beams.

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Pardon my confusion but if like I've read here drl's are just highbeams run at a lower voltage,will changing my highbeams stock bulb to a 9005 4350K make the drl white?
Will I lose my highbeams?
1. no
2. no

BUT if you change the drl to LED you will lose your highbeam.
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1. no
2. no

BUT if you change the drl to LED you will lose your highbeam.
I see.
Are 65 watt 9005's to high for the 55 watt stock ?
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Old 11-08-07, 08:45 AM   #19
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Negative ... DRL = Day Time Running Lights..

Parking Lights = are the push in 194 Bulbs

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In this diagram, I don't see Daytime Running lights anywhere.

So, as I posted on page 1 - are the DRLs simply the Parking Lights running at 20% output?
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In this diagram, I don't see Daytime Running lights anywhere.

So, as I posted on page 1 - are the DRLs simply the Parking Lights running at 20% output?

20% of the highbeams.I don't think a small low watt bulb at 20% would give off that much light during the day.
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In this diagram, I don't see Daytime Running lights anywhere.

So, as I posted on page 1 - are the DRLs simply the Parking Lights running at 20% output?
NO...

In the diagram the DRL bulb is listed as: "NO. 2 HEADLIGHT BULB"

The DRL / HI BEAM is a 9005 bulb size.. (they are one and the same)..

..while the Parking Light bulb is a wedge 194 bulb size.

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I see.
Are 65 watt 9005's to high for the 55 watt stock ?
Just to be on the safe side, I would not run a higher wattage bulb than stock. I've fried wiring harnesses in the past because of this.
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Just to be on the safe side, I would not run a higher wattage bulb than stock. I've fried wiring harnesses in the past because of this.
Yes,I'm a bit nervous about the extra 10 watts.I'd like to know if anyone here has had any problems with a 65 watt bulb set up.Someone told me in the Lighting forum I shouldn't have a problem,though.

Update:
I just spoke to a mechanic friend of mine and he says 20 extra watts on the curcuit won't be a problem.
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I've read here on CL about LED DRL bulbs, and as I have HID's I don't need to worry about losing high beams. What LED bulbs are you guys (and gals) using?
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gonna get my drl turned off..im starting to see some yellow..
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Great. Thanks for dumbing that down for me. I have read so many different things that I was literally confusing myself...lol.
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1. no
2. no

BUT if you change the drl to LED you will lose your highbeam.
why would changing the drl to led lose the highbeam?
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wait, so if i want to change the DRL, i would need the 9006 bulb, not the 194? i thought the 9006 was the high beam bulb? is it the same as the drl bulb? also, when do the parking lights ever come on?
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DRL and High eam are the same 9005 bulb. DRL = bulb at lower power. High beam = bulb at higher power.
LEDs do not function like this as far as I have been told, therefore you loose the high beam function if you switch to LED.

Parking lights are the 194 bulbs that are next to the DRL/Highbeam. They come on when your headlights turn on and the DRLs turn off.
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