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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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HIDS and DRL Problems

Hey, Im new to the forum and in need of some help!

I tried searching and I think the problem has to do with the DRL. I recently installed a set of hids in my 08 Impala. Their wired to the battery, 2 relays, 2 fuses, and Im using the pass headlight to trigger the coils.

When I start my car in my garage the hids turn on normally, but when i back out into daylight they turn off. If I turn off the car and turn it back on everything is normal (outside). Everything also performs normal if I start the car outside. Ive looked into the DRL harness for $75 but I would like to do that as a last resort if possible. Hopefully somebody can shine some light on the situation. Thanks for your time.
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Don't RUN your HIDS in the daytime,you'll kill them quicker.I always turn my off and run my fogs durning the day.

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I guess I'm not getting what the problem is?? Are u wanting to run your hid's in the daytime?? Can't you just manually overide them using the headlight switch?? The car has a sensor whitch switches the headlights off in the daytime and uses your drl, which if you have hid's is a no-no. Drl dont use enough power, therefore can ruin your hid's. You can manually overide the drl everytime, or just pull the fuse, like i did, and they will never come on. Let me know if this was what the problem was, or maybe I just didn't get it.

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