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Front running lights

So I changed the 194s inside the headlight to ice blue, but the running lights still are that ugly oem color.
Any how tos on how to change said bulb?


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Running lights are high beams at low voltage. I eliminated mine by pulling the DRL fuse in panel under the hood but lost highbeams in the process.

There is a way of grounding a wire running to the switch on the ebrake as well.

To change the running light color you will need to change the highbeams.
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Since when did our cars have a DRL?
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I kinda wondered the same since OP is from the US. All Canadian spec cars have DRL's but havent heard of any US spec cars with DRL's but figured id answer his question either way.
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So if I buy a HID kit for my high beam with let's say 8000k, those will be the same color as them?


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The HID's in your highbeams wont enjoy being only partially powered as DRL's. I remember running into that issue with my last car.

You are referring to the DRL's which is you highbeam bulb but not at highbeam brightness correct?

You can purchse halogen bulbs which mimmick the look of HID's. That may be your better choice.
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I would say 6000k thats what i have and it matches mine perfectly. Make shur you get 35watt not 55 for high beams.
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The HID's in your highbeams wont enjoy being only partially powered. I remember running into that issue with my last car.

You are referring to the DRL's which is you highbeam bulb but not at highbeam brightness correct?

You can purchse halogen bulbs which mimmick the look of HID's. That may be your better choice.
Ya, he will need to def pull the relay/fuse or it could damage the ballast or cause the HID to flicker like popo lights. Most places will tell you to bypass the DRL. Depending on your state/country it might be illegal to not have a DRL
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If you pull the fuse you loose the highbeam totally. Thats what happened to me lol.

The 194's in his parking lights are his DRL's now
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Lol those 194s dont do anything lol. My Halo's are 50xbrighter. Get Halo's Knupsel!
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