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HID lights with DRL

I heard a lot of people say to disconnect the day time running light if you have installed HID's. I just installed my HID lights and they work fine if they are turned on by the DRL or by the switch...so what's the big deal about disconnecting it. I even went as far as measured the voltage draw and amperage (current) being draw by the HID's and it is the same if I'm in DRL mode or with the lights switched on. At the initial start up of the HID's, they draw 9.5 Amps and slowly goes down to about 3 amps after 30 seconds... so once again what's wrong with using DRL to turn on the HID's....
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the more u turn on and off your hids the faster will die..........

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As I recall from reading the service highlights manual issued by Mazda, the DRL system is unlike GM's DRL system that sends a lower current to the lights. The Mazda DRL set up is a pulse style system constantly turning on/off. And as damdam said, it is not a good thing to constantly turn the HID lights on and off.


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Exactomundo!!!

Bart. I know a very easy way to disable DRL. I found a better solution than the one I told you when we met at the meeting. This new mod will allow you to have the parking brake warning working too. :)

All you need is a little patience and some extra wiring.

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hieppo...so fire away with the mod...what do i do??:sarc

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Bart,

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