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Old 01-25-2010, 02:43 PM   #21
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FYI; the findings on my last post didn't work. Wired it up (one wire to the parking light wire from above and the other to footwell), switched on the parking lights, heard a weird crunchy/crackling sound and immediately shut down. Didn't want to try to figure it our so I wired the standard DRL way.... so far as I can tell I did no damage but whenever you turn on a light and get a sound, thats not good....kinda bummed, but the lights look so cool that I think having them on all the time may grow on me.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:42 AM   #22
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I wired my gauges to the rear parking light wire from the LCM as illustrated previously. Works like a charm. Maybe check your wiring if your still having problems.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:57 AM   #23
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Thanks for the Tip on where to tap into on the passenger side.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by cabl3i View Post
Of course they are...the install was already done..it was just the footwell tap that i had been putting off.
so where did you tap your main trigger so you have them as DRL also?
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #25
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Triggers should be the ECU wires and the footwell light.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:30 PM   #26
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I have my halos wired to the park bulbs.
Tonight i ran an extra wire to the domewell and now i have the dome on when i turn on my parks?
What do i have to do to stop this?
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:55 PM   #27
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I have my halos wired to the park bulbs.
Tonight i ran an extra wire to the domewell and now i have the dome on when i turn on my parks?
What do i have to do to stop this?
Do your halos blink with your turn signals? The immediate problem is that you have supplemented the dome light power source with power from the park lights. The park light and dome light leads should not ever connect, they should each connect to the relay in a different pin.

Ideally you should wire your halos so the relay is triggered by a wire going to your fuse block. Use a test light or multimeter to find a fuse port that's only live when the ignition is on. This will be your trigger wire.

30 - Halo +
85 - Trigger lead going to your fusebox (you can use a connector like shown below)
86 - Ground
87 - Fused connection to the positive terminal under the hood
87a - To dome/footwell light +

With this wiring you aren't messing around with any wires in the DME, the halos come on when the ignition is switched on, and they also fade on and off with the dome light.

Connector for fuse panel:

Amazon link for it: http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-BP-HH.../dp/B000GKEXK2

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