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Old 02-14-2007, 10:37 PM   #21
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no no no.... i wasnt thinking about cutting anything

i just wanted to put the resistor there to trick the computer into thinking that the bulb is there and on.... thats all i want to do...
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:42 PM   #22
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no no no.... i wasnt thinking about cutting anything

i just wanted to put the resistor there to trick the computer into thinking that the bulb is there and on.... thats all i want to do...
Alright, I can understand not wanting to cut anything. Still I strongly advise you to just get the LCM flashed so you don't lose highbeams/flash.

Just pick up the 3 ohm resistor and two wire taps. You'll be set. Be sure to mount the resistor in a safe place (It gets HOT, don't put it near plastic)

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Old 02-14-2007, 11:23 PM   #23
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lol..i love some of the diy replies...but try this...

try going to the dealership and actually talking to the shop foreman and working something out for you having your car in for a "headlight bulb flickering" service ...and magically, when u get your car back...your DRL's are disabled

i'm not confirming or denying that it worked for me..but it's just a though...


if that doesnt work, you can always haggle the price cuz all it is ..is a software re-flash that takes no longer than 1 hour.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:50 AM   #24
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well they're trying to scam me into doing it
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:51 AM   #25
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Alright, I can understand not wanting to cut anything. Still I strongly advise you to just get the LCM flashed so you don't lose highbeams/flash.

Just pick up the 3 ohm resistor and two wire taps. You'll be set. Be sure to mount the resistor in a safe place (It gets HOT, don't put it near plastic)
i dont wanna tap anything. i just want to unplug cable from the bulb holder and put the resistor into the contacts... then tape it up.... i dont want a permentent solution
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:38 PM   #26
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You would probably spend more than $50 on resistors, I would just take the car to another dealer.

Something to keep in mind is that the resistor will get REALLY hot, so mount it in a place where it won't melt anything. Make sure the reistor you buy has the appropriate power rating (a 100W aluminum resistor would probably be better).

If you want to experiment a bit, you could try different resistance values (you might get away with 6, 10 or maybe even a higher ohm resistor). The higher the resistance, less heat wasted and cheaper resistors.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:57 PM   #27
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i got my DRL turned off today and got the clown nose along with the parking lights to flash when i lock and unlock the car, cost me $30 for 15mins of labor. Most definitely go to another dealer and get it done, $220 is ridiculous....
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:22 PM   #28
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i dont wanna tap anything. i just want to unplug cable from the bulb holder and put the resistor into the contacts... then tape it up.... i dont want a permentent solution
BAD IDEA,

If you aren't willing to do this right, please for the love of god, don't do it at all. I don't wanna see another my car caught on fire because I can't wire worth **** thread.

You are not gonna be able to just wire up a resistor by taping it in. Resistors get rather hot and will melt any plastic around them, including the bulb holder cable.

Tapping the wires is not a permanent solution. You can remove the taps and go back to stock quite easily.

Or better yet... Go to the dealer!
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