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Thread: Daytime Running Light burned out

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    Daytime Running Light burned out

    My drivers side DRL burned out on my 2000 Catera, and I never changed one before. It looks like it might be hell to get to. I had to change a regular low beam bulb about a month ago, and had to take out the battery to get to it.
    Will it be the same way with the DRL? Or can I reach it from the bottom of the car. Also, should I just change both at the same time, because one is quite a bit dimmer than the other. Thx for the help guys.


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    Re: Daytime Running Light burned out

    I thought the DRLs use the same bulbs as the low beam ones. There are separate bulbs?

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    Re: Daytime Running Light burned out

    drls are the same as the high beam bulbs
    i suggest removing the headlamp assembly completly. its much easier and probably faster

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    Re: Daytime Running Light burned out

    Hey todd, when you made the switch to HIDs, do you recommend turning the DRLs off?

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    Re: Daytime Running Light burned out

    you dont have to disable the drls. the drls are the high beam bulbs at reduceded voltage. i only have hids in my low beams. if you were going to be using hids in the high beams, yes you would want to disable the drls first.

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    Re: Daytime Running Light burned out

    Quote Originally Posted by todd2fst4u View Post
    drls are the same as the high beam bulbs
    i suggest removing the headlamp assembly completly. its much easier and probably faster
    Todd, how hard is it removing the assembly? Will I have to take out the battery to get to it? A step by step process would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Daytime Running Light burned out


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    Re: Daytime Running Light burned out

    1.remove the grill(4 screws)
    2.remove the trim piece below the headlamp(1 screw)
    3.remove grill/trim bracket(2 screws)
    4.remove the 3 screws holding in the headlamp(one below the bottom trim piece, 2 above the headlamp)

    headlamp should then slideout.


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