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DRL swap / Parking lights #365486 Jan 4, 11:04pm Jan 4, 11:04pm
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DRL swap / Parking lights
hey ive always wondered if any1 has done this or am i the only one with this crazy idea... i want to use my parking lights as DRL so is there anyway to just switch it so when i turn on my car, my parking lights go on and not my DRL's

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Vlad] #365487 Jan 4, 11:11pm Jan 4, 11:11pm
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i'm pretty certain your drl's are you parking lights.

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: FloydianSlip6] #365488 Jan 5, 12:30am Jan 5, 12:30am
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I think he is talking about his fog/driving lites, which i would like to change also.


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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: 2nd2nun] #365489 Jan 5, 12:35am Jan 5, 12:35am
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ahhh you want your fogs on as your DRLs. Well for the amount off rewiring necessary you might as well just run an independent on/off switch to them, since it's basically the same process.

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: FloydianSlip6] #365490 Jan 5, 1:30am Jan 5, 1:30am
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
i'm pretty certain your drl's are you parking lights.


DRL are your highbeam.


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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: gtscelica05] #365491 Jan 5, 5:30am Jan 5, 5:30am
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
i'm pretty certain your drl's are you parking lights.


DRL are your highbeam.


No!! DRL's are not your highbeams, its a seperate light off to the side of the housing next to the brights under your lows!!


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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: qbanprepster21] #365492 Jan 5, 9:55pm Jan 5, 9:55pm
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umm no the DRL/Highbeams are one bulb the parking lights i was refering to are on the side which are wedges

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Vlad] #365493 Jan 5, 9:56pm Jan 5, 9:56pm
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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Vlad] #365494 Jan 5, 10:28pm Jan 5, 10:28pm
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Vlad is correct.

during the daytime, the highbeams are on. they are just using a low wattage.

as for parking lights, the celica has 2. the Sidemarkers and the little bulb inside the headlight.

you've noticed that there are four bulbs connected to the headlight, right?
lowbeam
highbeam
turn signal
parking light

he wants to change the DRL from the highbeams to the small parking light bulb.


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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Zero] #365495 Jan 5, 10:30pm Jan 5, 10:30pm
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in other words, no one has done this yet. i think it would be to complicated to find out which wire is which and how to override the system that feeds that highbeam a small wattage or energy.


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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Zero] #365496 Jan 5, 10:41pm Jan 5, 10:41pm
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IF you figure it out tell me, id like to do that also. Sounds like it would look cool.


cant say ive done that before... ahh crap
Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: ForceFed] #365497 Jan 5, 11:44pm Jan 5, 11:44pm
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hmm lol i dono this wil be hard maybe i can find some drl/highbeam bulbs that are as blue as my parking lights and just use that but i doubt that or disable my drls and get a switch for parking lights , but then i would forget to turn it on /off and have my batter die

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Vlad] #365498 Jan 6, 6:17am Jan 6, 6:17am
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DRL's are highbeams at 35% intensity

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: qbanprepster21] #365499 Jan 6, 8:55am Jan 6, 8:55am
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Quote:

9005 HALOGEN 65 watt

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Headlights - High Beams
(This is also your DRL, but at 1/2 power)
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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Erick] #365500 Jan 6, 9:41am Jan 6, 9:41am
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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: drkramm] #365501 Jan 6, 12:18pm Jan 6, 12:18pm
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even if you get piaa extram whites or mtechs they dont look bleu as drls. i was pretty dissappointed when i put my new bulbs in and as drls they were still yelow'ish frown

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: hombredelassrtas] #365502 Jan 6, 2:59pm Jan 6, 2:59pm
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hmm some of you are realy confused the dam bulb #8 on my chart at the top is the DRL/HIGHBEAM and #10 as far as i know are the parking lights and are wedge bulbs and also can be bought in LED's which i just did and those can be really really blue therefore i want them to be my drl's but dont know how to do it

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Vlad] #365503 Jan 6, 3:23pm Jan 6, 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by Vlad
hmm lol i dono this wil be hard maybe i can find some drl/highbeam bulbs that are as blue as my parking lights and just use that but i doubt that or disable my drls and get a switch for parking lights , but then i would forget to turn it on /off and have my batter die


you can solve this problem relatively easily, it's the way interior neons are wired so you don't run the battery down. you put a switch between your power source and the light which solves the on/off problem. but to make sure that you can turn your car off with the switch on and STILL have the lights turn off, wire it through the cigarette lighter (like the adapter plugs that come with interior neons) so when the key isn't in the ignition, the lights cannot run, it's a fail safe for just that reason. if you want specific details i should be able to help you. thumbsup


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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Barrett18] #365504 Jan 6, 3:26pm Jan 6, 3:26pm
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and btw, two lights are on in the daytime, your high's at 35% and a 194 wedge bulb (parking light) which is also in the headlight housing. i'm gonna replace the 194's with red led's and disconnect the wire that runs the high beams and just run the led in the daytime. thumbsup


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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Barrett18] #365505 Jan 6, 3:38pm Jan 6, 3:38pm
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my parking light isnt on all the time. oh btw, if ur switching out the little 194 in the headlight to leds, i sugest you get the "matrix" style. that have like 4 leds going in 360 around it and 1 pointing strait. I origonally had jsut 4 strait poainting 4 led bulb and it didnt reflect enough inside. the matrix ones are not cheap unfortunatly. they have them on ebay for like 6 a piece. ok so its not a fortune wink goodluck

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: hombredelassrtas] #365506 Jan 6, 3:44pm Jan 6, 3:44pm
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but your's aren't red, cops like red thumbsdown so i have to be able to pull it off without attracting too much attention to myself


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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Erick] #365507 Jan 6, 4:09pm Jan 6, 4:09pm
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Quote:

9005 HALOGEN 65 watt

-
Headlights - High Beams
(This is also your DRL, but at 1/2 power)
owned happywink [/quote]

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Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: hombredelassrtas] #365509 Jan 7, 11:52am Jan 7, 11:52am
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i have 5 LED wedge il see how bright that is i was thknin to even get 6
but Barret18 if you got the information on how to do that and its not to much of a hassle help me out

Re: DRL swap / Parking lights [Re: Vlad] #365510 Jan 7, 11:53am Jan 7, 11:53am
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and when my DRLS run my Parking lights dont

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