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    Drl on with parking lights

    Any body wired the drl to be on with the parking lights?
    I was thinking about wiring them parallel so when the parking lights were on the drl would be on at night also.
    Any input is appreciated

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    Re: Drl on with parking lights

    I want to do this too, hope we can get the info.

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    I am going to install a diode in the wiring so when driving during the day and the drl come on it doesn't power the parking lights and just the drls will be on, but when I turn the parking lights on the power will go to both. So with the diode installed so the power will only go to the drl from the parking lights and the power will not flow from the drl to the parking lights. I am going to do this.

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    Re: Drl on with parking lights

    I have no idea about any of these things but if it works let me know and tell me exactly what to get. I'll go try to do some research too now.

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    I'm going to get the diodes tomorrow and hook it up when I get a chance.

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    Anybody know where the DRL relay is located?? Ive looked under the hood at the relay/fuse block and the fuse for the DRL is there but no relay for the DRL??

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    Could not find a relay anywhere and nobody was any help.

    I got it done though. One 3" wire and a diode works perfectly. No cutting splicing nothing. SWEET. AND EASY TOO.
    I have them come on with the fog lights, not the parking lights. I could do either the fogs, Hids, or the fogs, and I chose the fog lights.

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    Re: Drl on with parking lights

    Omg!

    Tell me what wire and diode to get and what to do. I have no clue about these things so sorry if I sound like an idiot. >.<

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    I only recommend doing it the way I did if you are running LEDs because they draw 23%less than a halogen or a HID. If you are running LEDs I can show you where and how. If you are not running leds this might cause you to blow a fuse.

    Because 55w x 4 bulbs is going to pull some where around 18 amps.

    LEDs that I have are rated at 13w which will total up to less than 5 amps. So I would not be even close to popping the 15 amp fuse.

    Are you running LEDS??

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    Re: Drl on with parking lights

    I just ordered leds for the parking and drl so I should have them by next week. So I should be good. They are both 64 smt leds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunty View Post
    I just ordered leds for the parking and drl so I should have them by next week. So I should be good. They are both 64 smt leds.
    What are running in your fogs?

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    Re: Drl on with parking lights

    The fogs are 55w hids. Though I want those to stay independent. I just want the drl to stay on all the time even when parking lights come on.

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    You need a basic 200v 6amp diode. I got mine from a electronics store called hutch and sons. Cost me 2 dollars for two diodes. You should be able to get one at radio shack or some electronics dealer. I will post pictures of how to do it. I used a old fluke test lead wire. The wire is very fine with lots of little strands. It's about 16 ga or 18ga stranded but it needs to be very flexible like welding wire.

    I'm busy right now (holidays) but I will post how to on this for you you get them working with the parking lights.
    It is very simple.

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    Re: Drl on with parking lights

    Sounds good man, thank you!

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    Re: Drl on with parking lights

    Sorry, I jumped on this thread late...I have LED's for my parking and DRL. I really like what you've done there. Please post some pics of the wiring. Did you just run a line from the fogs and tap into the DRL? I'm not clear on the function of the diode. Nice mod though. Looks great!!

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