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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    Just want to share how I hook up the kit ... It\'s not very technical but takes some times ...
    Oh, I forgot to label the wire connects to the fuse from the relay. It\'s \"30\"

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    excellent diagram... easy to follow even though i haven\'t looked at the install instructions.. alright, i think i\'m officially saving up for HIDs

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    Originally posted by chaser


    Just want to share how I hook up the kit ... It\'s not very technical but takes some times ...
    Oh, I forgot to label the wire connects to the fuse from the relay. It\'s \"30\"
    http://www.geocities.com/vchung007/X...ingDiagram.jpg
    Nice diagram

    the fuse in between the battery and connector \"30\" on the relay is a 30AMP fuse.

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    Originally posted by MajesticBlueN
    the fuse in between the battery and connector \"30\" on the relay is a 30AMP fuse.
    Thx MBN.
    Diagram updated.

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    Chaser, im assuming that this wiring method will allow your HID\'s to stay on all the time when you are on the AUTO mode?

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    Originally posted by triplezoom
    Chaser, im assuming that this wiring method will allow your HID\'s to stay on all the time when you are on the AUTO mode?
    I don\'t think the HID will stay on all the time when in Auto mode. Instead, the HID should go on whenever the parking/side-markers/tail lights are on. Thus, (in Auto mode) if it\'s not dark enough to trigger the sensor to turn on any lights, the HID should remain off. I\'m not 100% sure since I\'ve never switched to AUTO mode after I put in HIDs. One of the reasons is, I don\'t want the HIDs to be turned on when I start my car in a garage and being turned off a few seconds later when I roll out (in daytime).
    I\'ll let you know when I\'ve tried AUTO mode in daytime.

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    Originally posted by triplezoom


    Chaser, im assuming that this wiring method will allow your HID\'s to stay on all the time when you are on the AUTO mode?
    the HIDs will be on when the Parking Light comes on (since that is the switch source).

    so, they will be off when low light in AUTO mode and on when AUTO mode comes on. also, they will come on when you put your light switch to the \"Parking Light\" position.

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    Hmmm, sry if this is a dumb question but then whats the main difference or comparision between having a relay between the HID\'s and signals as opppose to just tapping in the HID\'s to the signals without relay n wiring (as in Devin\'s example)?

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    nice, i need this DRL thingy done...thanks alot~
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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    Originally posted by triplezoom


    Hmmm, sry if this is a dumb question but then whats the main difference or comparision between having a relay between the HID\'s and signals as opppose to just tapping in the HID\'s to the signals without relay n wiring (as in Devin\'s example)?
    tapping into the parking light wire without the relay increases the possibility of blowing a fuse. the parking light circuit is on a 7.5A fuse...the headlight circuit is on a 15A fuse for each side.

    in the thread on m3f that bluntman linked, the person that posted this procedure blew some fuses and ended up going with a 20A fuse in the fusebox. this is NOT a good decision since the wiring for the parking light is of smaller gauge than the headlight wiring and, running more current on a thin gauge wire poses the chance of a fire. will it ever happen? maybe not...but the probability is increased and why risk it?

    the relay allows you to tap into the parking light wire, but upgrades the gauge of wire going to the HIDs, as well, the dual 87 relay from CanTire is rated at 30A which is enough for the HIDs.

    one thing to remember, the wiring for \"30\" and \"85\" should be at least 14 gauge. 14 gauge will suffice but 12 gauge is better. also, 14 gauge can be used for the other connectors.

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    According to Devin his installation method will run the HIDs off the stock low beam fuse.

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    Originally posted by autoexe


    According to Devin his installation method will run the HIDs off the stock low beam fuse.
    if it is tapping the parking light wire, it DOES NOT run off the low beam fuse.

    the Left Lowbeam and the Right Lowbeam are each on their own circuit and are each fused at 15A.

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    I now I have my HIDs installed using Chaser\'s method. Thanks for all the info in this thread!

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    Originally posted by autoexe


    I now I have my HIDs installed using Chaser\'s method. Thanks for all the info in this thread!
    give credit where credit is due. in the 1st page of this thread, you will see that i wrote out the procedure, chaser tried it out and provided the diagram. both of us helped you out.

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    Sorry, my bad. Thanks for the method...it worked great!

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    can you guys fill in more info?? or a brief introduction on the DRL?? coz i am a total newbie, and wants to add HID into my 3... i dont\' know how can i make the DRL to work.. i know some of you guys made a bypss and the HID will be always on?? also heard some of u guys re-wire it to the signal light / high beam... can anyone of you that did that expalin a bit on wat you did and how it works now?? any info will be great.. thanks... also.. the diagram that chaser did... wat does it do now?? OFF when it\'s DRL mode, and ON during the night time (provided that the switch is still in AUTO mode). once again.. thanks a lot guys...

    ps.. i dont\' have fog lights.. as some of you suggested to rewire DRL to fog
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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    The diagram doesn\'t do any DRL re-routing. If you follow the diagram, you\'ll get no lights until you turn on either parking or low-beam (or you\'re in Auto mode and the environment is dark enough). AUTO mode still functions with this mod.
    If you want DRL and don\'t have fog, re-wiring to high-beam seems to be the only way. Unless someone figured out how to re-wire DRL to turn signal, but then you\'ll need other method to trigger the HID.
    If you don\'t plan to install the HID yourself, contact Lock Down. These guys have great reviews across the forum. I think they install for $100-150, not sure tho.

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'


    Does the DRL bypass differ between using the XTEC kit and the Prolumen kit. If so how?
    (FYI: I am using the Prolumen kit)

    Chris

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    Default Replying to Topic \'Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs\'

    Originally posted by cstraw

    Does the DRL bypass differ between using the XTEC kit and the Prolumen kit. If so how?
    (FYI: I am using the Prolumen kit)

    Chris
    Should be the same

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    Hello there! Ok, it\'s my first post and first of all, please note that my english is really bad! So please don\'t flame me if you think I\'m flaming you! :p

    I installed Xtec 5000K HID on my 3 and found this thread few weeks ago. I tried to make the DRL desactivation explained in this discussion but with it my headlight is simply not working at all. I\'m pretty sure I have the good relay and that everyting is correctly connect.

    Lots of people here are talking about this bypass, but who really did it? Did it work for you?
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    Originally posted by Walt Disney


    Hello there! Ok, it\'s my first post and first of all, please note that my english is really bad! So please don\'t flame me if you think I\'m flaming you! :p
    lol.. too funny

    oh.. welcome!

    Originally posted by Walt Disney
    I installed Xtec 5000K HID on my 3 and found this thread few weeks ago. I tried to make the DRL desactivation explained in this discussion but with it my headlight is simply not working at all. I\'m pretty sure I have the good relay and that everyting is correctly connect.

    Lots of people here are talking about this bypass, but who really did it? Did it work for you?
    are you referring to MajesticBlueN/Chaser\'s walkthrough? then yah, i\'ve done it and it works perfectly (followed the directions to the T)

    what went wrong with yours? what are the symptoms? can you tell us more? did you tap into teh right wires? rigth relay terminals? did you get the proper relay? etc etc..

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    Default Re: Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs

    is there any way to re-routing DRL to highbeams like '07 models?

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    Default Re: Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs

    Please forgive me if this question is stuipd. I'm just wondering if u connect the relay to the turn signal light, wouldn't it turn the HID whenever u signal then????

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    Default Re: Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
    Please forgive me if this question is stuipd. I'm just wondering if u connect the relay to the turn signal light, wouldn't it turn the HID whenever u signal then????
    theres 3 wires to the turn signal
    1 is a ground
    2 is to keep it on (notice that its not fully bright)
    3 is to signal (fully bright).
    the relay is hooked to #2 (note, the order I listed is not the order of the wires).

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    Default Re: Another possible DRL bypass for HIDs

    i did devin's mod.......and i also did the independent mod and all my auto light works fine.

    the only problem with devin's mod is that when you switch to the parking lights your headlights ( HID) will come on.

    so there's no way of just having parking lights on.....

    that's the only bad thing but then again you never do that anyways so it doesn't matter.

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