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Old 02-08-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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$220 for DRL turn off !?!?!

stealership said it will cost 220$ and 2 hours of my time to turn off the day time running lights.... thats bullshit since i know it only takes like 5 min...

is there any other way to turn them off?

i might just unplug them and use a resonator to disable the warning light..... anyone know what resonator to use?
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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What a rip off; i encountered this same problem last year, call around for a shop with a Modic station im sure they'll do it for about 100 bucks. Also i thought it was illegal to disable your DRLs in Calgary??
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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my dealership quoted me $40. I just took it to my indy guy though because he told he'd do it for free since it only takes like 5 minutes and I've spent some $$$$$ with them
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:06 PM   #4
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$220 is wayyyy too much, it should be around $40-$50...
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it should be free. next time you take your car, just tell them to turn it off.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:01 PM   #6
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i have no more warrenty.... im never taking my car there again...
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:04 PM   #7
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what resonator can i use to disable the warning light?

im probably just gonna unplug them..... i hardly ever use high beams
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You mean resistor, and I think you will need two 6 ohm resistors?
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yeah resistor.... so 6ohm for each light or 2 six ohm for each light?
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I came up with a 2.618 ohm resistor for each light (I assume 3 ohms would be the closest).

Power (P) = 55 watts; Voltage (V) = 12 V; Current (I) = ? A; Resistance (R) = ? Ohms

P=VI 55/12=I 4.583=I

R=V/I R=12/4.583 R=2.618

^ Not 100% sure this is right, just using some of that physics knowledge.
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go to an indy shop. don't remove the bulb, thats ghetto and then you won't have high beams or the ability to flash oncoming traffic... a safety hazard.
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I came up with a 2.618 ohm resistor for each light (I assume 3 ohms would be the closest).

Power (P) = 55 watts; Voltage (V) = 12 V; Current (I) = ? A; Resistance (R) = ? Ohms

P=VI 55/12=I 4.583=I

R=V/I R=12/4.583 R=2.618.

^ Not 100% sure this is right, just using some of that physics knowledge.
resistors have a tolerance rating, usually 5% or 10%.

2.618 + .262 = 2.88 ? 3 ohm resistors. it's all good.

(too much info... )
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resistors have a tolerance rating, usually 5% or 10%.

2.618 + .262 = 2.88 ? 3 ohm resistors. it's all good.

(too much info... )
haha I thought maybe if anyone else wanted to figure out how to put a resistor anyplace elsee.

The problem with this guy flashing is very few places will be willing to do it in Canada beause it is illegal. This is the equivalent to trying to get your corner (turnsignal) lights turned off in the US.
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I got mine taken off during inspection #1
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is that 3ohm or is it 3k ohm?
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is that 3ohm or is it 3k ohm?
3 ohm

I was thinking about this and came up with an even better idea of wiring this that would allow you to keep your high beam/flashing. Using a relay will allow you to switch between the resistor and the high beam.

Here is a brief overview of how relays work:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed....lay_basics.htm

I'll draw a schematic of this to make it much easier to understand.



Red Line - Positive Wire
Brown Line - Negative/Ground Wire
Blue Dots - Wire Taps

This is for one side of the car. The numbers in the middle square is the pins of a relay (Pins 85/86 might be switched, one should be positive and one negative, be sure to hook it up right). The left lightbulb is your low beam, right highbeam, and resistor is well, the resistor. Assuming you have read the link above, what you are doing here is having the resistor connected to the circuit when the lowbeam is off, however, when the lowbeam is on, it is connected to the headlight (DRLs are off when lowbeams are on). This will allow you to flash and use high beams.

The only downside is you can't flash when your lowbeams aren't on. The only thing you would need to cut is the high beam positive line, which you would cut anyways if installing a resitor. If you need help understanding/installing I can explain more.

It is fairly simple as all you would need for each headlight:
1 3 ohm Resistor
3 Wire Taps
1 Automotive (12V) Relay
Electrical Tape
Wire

Another better way would be to just pickup a cheap LCM from the US (or anyplace else other than Canada) and put it in your car. You would have to get it flashed to your specific vehicle if you ever wanted to remove the tamper light (or you could just put your old one back in there when you sell the car). See the link in my sig if you are interested in picking up a Euro LCM.

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