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I'm almost done replacing all my light bulbs, but I'm not sure what bulbs would work well for replacing the DRLs to make them match the HID and PIAA white LEDs. Any suggestions?

Also, how do you get to the front blinkers on the bottom in the headlight housing (not the side markers)?? It seems pretty tight to reach in there...
 

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forget the blinker question, just read about it and seems like too much work for two bulbs.

still wondering which brand of DRL bulbs you guys think are best (to get the yellow out), and while we're at it, which HID replacements are good
 

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you will never get the yellow out of your drl's completely b/c it it is always gonna be running near 40% power. As for HID's the bulb of choice seems to be the Philips Ultinon 6000k
 

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UCLA-IS300 said:
you will never get the yellow out of your drl's completely b/c it it is always gonna be running near 40% power. As for HID's the bulb of choice seems to be the Philips Ultinon 6000k
Has anyone tried by-passing the module that reduces the DRL's power to about 40 %... If we by-pass that black box, won't we get full headlights out of our daytime runing lights... ?????
Then of course when we turn on our HID's the DRL's will turn off.....

Just a tought, haven't tried myself yet...
Maybe my next loaner......j/k :lol:

BTW- I have the "Falcon" extreme super white 9005 bulbs for my DRL's

Joe
 

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won't that mean you are just driving with your highbeams on?
Actually, no because it's a dual powered bulb... So actually the bulb can produce more light normally, but because of the reducer it does not fully illuminate... The High beams will still work, even if you disconnect the connector to that black box...

I guess trial and error tomorrow , will tell me if it works or not... I'll keep you posted...

Joe 8)
 

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so the DR2 bulbs are 9005?
 

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Yep Lower Wattage=Yellow in bulbs :(
I'm going to try and by-pass that block box that reduces the wattage to the DRL's....
I hope i don't f**k anything up!!! Before i do this has anyone else tried this yet?????

By connecting the wires that go to the box we should be able to get FULL power of our DRL's plus still have the capability of High Beams too....

If this works, it's going to be a "NEW MOD" invented by me..... :D
"Full Power DRL's" :lol:

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joe...aren't our drl's just powered down high beam bulbs...If you put full power to them...they will be as bright and as blinding as when your high beams are on. I understand what you are saying when high beams will be retained, but it seems as if the mod you are working on is to be able to drive with just your high beams on. Did I get this right? I'm just trying to see if I;m missing something.
 

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UCLA-IS300 said:
joe...aren't our drl's just powered down high beam bulbs...If you put full power to them...they will be as bright and as blinding as when your high beams are on. I understand what you are saying when high beams will be retained, but it seems as if the mod you are working on is to be able to drive with just your high beams on. Did I get this right? I'm just trying to see if I;m missing something.
Well i'm not sure how the DRL's will react by-passed... I figured that they woud light up at normal power and then when Hi_beam is engaged they will be even brighter... I dunno yet... We will see, maybe i'll try during my lunch break at work....

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I'm assuming the 9905 in the high-beam (also the same bulb for the DRL) has only one filament. If that is the case, even if you remove or by-pass the "current reducer" you will actually be like turning ON the high beam. It's just like a flashlight with low battery, they look yellow. But with a new battery they are bright and almost white. Just my 2 cents. Also, the DRL/high beam is pointed really high and will blind on coming traffic.
 

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Well everyone I justed by-passed the box and just as I thought it worked...!!!!! :D
The DRL's turned much more brighter to normal light bulb power..... and not to the High Beam Brightness.....
When I turned on the highbeams they got as bright as they normally get when the highbeams are ON....

Of course I'm gonna have to see how they look tonite, but i'm sure they are gonna look cool......

I'm not telling everyone to go out and try this yet, but so far no fuses have blown and I don't think that any will.... Great way to get rid of that ugly yellowness...

Joe Z :chill:
 

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squan said:
post some daY AND NIGHT PICS! let's see! but hopefully the bulbs will last.
Sorry don't have Digi cam... Maybe by the weekend, or a local friend will hook me up....
The bulbs should last, as long as you have a good brand.....
I just went to go check out in the dark... they look real nice.... Windy as hell out there though :crazy:

I will try to get pics sooner....

8) New Mod Name in the works = "Full Power DRL's" or "DRL MOD" 8)

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I'll post for joe since i could get pictures up tonight....There does seem to be an intermediate power level between the stock drl and full high beams, which is what this mod does. I can distinctly notice the difference in the three of them, but was only took pictures of the stock drl and joe's drl mod. here are the pics for comparison. I still haven't tested this in the daylight to see how blinding it is, but stay tuned. Please do not PM me on how to do this as i don't know how long the bulbs will last (and I don't want to be responsible) and will allow joe (who thought of this) to make public how he did it.

Stock drl output on wall
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/munkeeboi_1120/vwp?.dir=/My+IS300&.src=ph&.dnm=113-1364_IMG.jpg&.view=t&.done=http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/munkeeboi_1120/lst?&.dir=/My+IS300&.src=ph&.view=t

MODDED DRL output on the wall
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/munkeeboi_1120/vwp?.dir=/My+IS300&.src=ph&.dnm=113-1363_IMG.jpg&.view=t&.done=http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/munkeeboi_1120/lst?&.dir=/My+IS300&.src=ph&.view=t

Stock drl in headlight
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/munkeeboi_1120/vwp?.dir=/My+IS300&.src=ph&.dnm=113-1367_IMG.jpg&.view=t&.done=http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/munkeeboi_1120/lst?&.dir=/My+IS300&.src=ph&.view=t

MODDED DRL in headlight
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/munkeeboi_1120/vwp?.dir=/My+IS300&.src=ph&.dnm=113-1368_IMG.jpg&.view=t&.done=http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/munkeeboi_1120/lst?&.dir=/My+IS300&.src=ph&.view=t

I know when taking pictures of the lights, diff. angles can make them appear to be brighter, but in real life they are truly brighter than the stock drl's but still not as bright as the highbeams
 

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i have had my drl's turned off for about 3 months, the other day i plugged them back in and the drl's look like a shit colored orange, what the hell happened? anyone else get this?

:pissed: Mike
 
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