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    Default All new highbeams as DRL mod

    First off i would like to thank Daydreamer off of the american forums for helping me out on this and it works flawlessly.
    Yay at last

    Enjoy

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    Default Re: All new highbeams as DRL mod

    Quote Originally Posted by McGuyver_3 View Post
    First off i would like to thank Daydreamer off of the american forums for helping me out on this and it works flawlessly.
    Yay at last

    Enjoy
    This looks like what I've been looking for. Have to read through it. I have some questions. Thanks!
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    Default Re: All new highbeams as DRL mod

    i replied to it

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    Default Re: All new highbeams as DRL mod

    I am very interested in this.
    Reading that thread doesn't do me much since it just goes over my head but I would love to see this work in person (or detailed pics!)
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    Default Re: All new highbeams as DRL mod

    Quote Originally Posted by Xerox View Post
    I am very interested in this.
    Reading that thread doesn't do me much since it just goes over my head but I would love to see this work in person (or detailed pics!)
    what area do you live in or should i say which meets do you regularly attend to? You can see it. I may be going to lapaloma tonight and probably will be there at don mil;ls and steels tomorro. It is done and working flawless on my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGuyver_3 View Post
    what area do you live in or should i say which meets do you regularly attend to? You can see it. I may be going to lapaloma tonight and probably will be there at don mil;ls and steels tomorro. It is done and working flawless on my car
    I'm on the East end so I occasionally attend AA meets at DonMills however I may trek out to LaPaloma to check this out!
    I'll keep an eye on the roll calls to see if you will be there.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: All new highbeams as DRL mod

    i am going to lapaloma tonight but there is a good possibility that i am going to show up to the aa tommorro if one takes place
    then you can check it out

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    My car (2004) has been wired like this (HB DRL) for 3 years now...welcome to 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaptor View Post
    My car (2004) has been wired like this (HB DRL) for 3 years now...welcome to 2004.
    Does yours retain all the stock functions including working highbeams/flash-to-pass? Or does yours sacrifice any stock functions? McGuyver's method is great in that you lose absolutely nothing. Highbeams work like stock.

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    Retains all stock functions and is wired exactly like the 2007 Mazda3s/MS3s with the HID option.

    Would need to do the "B" mod to not have the HIDs flash when in DRL mode but I've made it a habit not to flash anyone when DRLs are on.

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    Cool. Didn't know that someone had already figured this out. Everyone seems to be doing the independent fogs/disable DRL route. Looking forward to doing this myself.

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    Oh yeah...now I remember. I recall seeing RedRaptor at a meet over a year ago and seeing that mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaptor View Post
    My car (2004) has been wired like this (HB DRL) for 3 years now...welcome to 2004.
    did you do anything in order to tone down the H/B lights? because i drove behind a member and they said that it was a little bright. But it was already dark enough for the auto lights to engage lets say about 8-830ish. That was just a test to see and get some feedback on it on how bright it actually is
    any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGuyver_3 View Post
    did you do anything in order to tone down the H/B lights? because i drove behind a member and they said that it was a little bright. But it was already dark enough for the auto lights to engage lets say about 8-830ish. That was just a test to see and get some feedback on it on how bright it actually is
    any help would be appreciated
    Due to the nature of the highbeam housing and the 9005 bulb type (light scatters and is aimed very high), it will seem very bright to others. If you look at other cars with HB DRL, you will notice the samething. During the day, the sunlight washes out the light but when evening rolls around, you'll notice their DRLs are quite bright and annoying.

    I've driven with them for 3 years now (all major 400 series highways, local downtown streets and cottage roads) and I've never gotten hassled.

    Truth is, at 8:00AM to 8:30PM your full headlights should be on for added safety.

    If you want to see a very bright and annoying HB DRL, look at the Jeep Cherokee's. Their DRLs are blinding even in the day.

    I wouldn't worry about them. I am sure if they were that bad, I would have gotten a ticket or a warning by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaptor View Post
    Due to the nature of the highbeam housing and the 9005 bulb type (light scatters and is aimed very high), it will seem very bright to others. If you look at other cars with HB DRL, you will notice the samething. During the day, the sunlight washes out the light but when evening rolls around, you'll notice their DRLs are quite bright and annoying.

    I've driven with them for 3 years now (all major 400 series highways, local downtown streets and cottage roads) and I've never gotten hassled.

    Truth is, at 8:00AM to 8:30PM your full headlights should be on for added safety.

    If you want to see a very bright and annoying HB DRL, look at the Jeep Cherokee's. Their DRLs are blinding even in the day.

    I wouldn't worry about them. I am sure if they were that bad, I would have gotten a ticket or a warning by now.
    That is very true. Do you think that they put anything in to the 07 headlights to prevent this from happening though because yes it is aimed quite a bit higher then the headlight. I trie it out last night because i have a nice dark stretch w/o street lights right before i get home and i was able to drive at 2 in the morning with my drls :O lol.

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    I'm thinking a resistor could be used to reduce the power going to the highbeams when in DRL. But resistors get hot and create fire hazards.

    You won't get a ticket. It's legal to drive with your headlights on full all day long, so as long as the highbeams in DRL are not brighter than that, you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skarbro View Post
    I'm thinking a resistor could be used to reduce the power going to the highbeams when in DRL. But resistors get hot and create fire hazards.

    You won't get a ticket. It's legal to drive with your headlights on full all day long, so as long as the highbeams in DRL are not brighter than that, you should be fine.
    I guess if you really wanted to you could probably do th same with the fogs so instead of the power wire heading to the H/B light then you could run it to the fog light which would be equally legal. The muranos havit it

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    hummmm curious....RedRaptor did you do your HID install yourself?

    and yay at least there is a way to have the highbeams as the DRL...I hate DRL's but the highbeam as the DRL are nice in my book

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGuyver_3 View Post
    I guess if you really wanted to you could probably do th same with the fogs so instead of the power wire heading to the H/B light then you could run it to the fog light which would be equally legal. The muranos havit it
    I've been thinking about it and I might want to go this route - fogs as the DRLs just to be a little more different than stock. The nice thing is that it isn't hard to switch to the highbeams if I don't like it.

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    My question is this.... How come when you use your high beams, your fogs turn off... Is there a wire you can disable so you can use your fogs regardless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -RJ3- View Post
    My question is this.... How come when you use your high beams, your fogs turn off... Is there a wire you can disable so you can use your fogs regardless?

    Thanks.
    That's a completely different topic. I believe the independent fog mod would do this. But yeah, I don't see why there could not be a way to rig this up somehow without the independent fog mod. Perhaps having power fed to the fogs from the highbeams when the highbeams are on.

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    Sorry Skarboro..... Didn't mean to threadjack.....

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    Default Re: All new highbeams as DRL mod

    no problem at all i think it has something to do with the legal amount of lights on with different lights i could be wrong but i think it may have sometyhing to do with this

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    I believe the law states that you are not allowed to have more then 4 headlights lamps on at one time. I got a ticket for that one time during the 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS trend where all the cops were out to get modded cars.

    I ended up not having to pay for the ticket because the judge has not dealt with this type of offence. But it is an offence and it is not common.

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    Default Re: All new highbeams as DRL mod

    Skarbro & McGuyver, how's the walkthrough coming along for this? Just curious.

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