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Old 10-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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have DRL on at all times

is it possible to have my drl lighs on at all times even when i have the Xenon lights on?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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is it possible to have my drl lighs on at all times even when i have the Xenon lights on?
You want them on when your headlights are on? That's going to blind oncoming drivers if you run them at night time. They're pointed significantly higher than your main headlight. And as far as I know it isn't possible in the computer. Probably with hardware modification
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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how does having drl on blinds on-coming traffic they only operate at 20-30% power.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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how does having drl on blinds on-coming traffic they only operate at 20-30% power.
it's still pointed directly at them
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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again drl run at 20% to 30% power which is not blinding to oncoming traffic.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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No, can't be done.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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use angel eyes instead of DRL, its on all the time...

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:52 PM   #8
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again drl run at 20% to 30% power which is not blinding to oncoming traffic.
personally, i wouldn't do it. its your car, but i wouldn't say for sure it doesn't blind oncoming traffic until you see it from an coming cars point of view at night time. my opinion, not gospel. i double checked my LSZ's option, and there isn't a way to code it in my car.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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is it possible to have my drl lighs on at all times even when i have the Xenon lights on?
NO! You will ruin your xenons. Your lcm is coded specifically to have them off with xenons because your ballasts need 12v power. Besides that what would be the point?
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #10
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i do not need your opinion on this as to what is the point of having my DRL to run at full power. if anyone knows a work around on how to have the DRL run at full power while xenon lights are on please share...

do not share your opinion or legality of this... my headlights are modified and running the DRL at full power does not effect the oncoming traffic.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:52 AM   #11
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i do not need your opinion on this as to what is the point of having my DRL to run at full power. if anyone knows a work around on how to have the DRL run at full power while xenon lights are on please share...

do not share your opinion or legality of this... my headlights are modified and running the DRL at full power does not effect the oncoming traffic.
Woah calm down buddy I wasnt providing an opinion I was just asking why you wanted to do it in the first place. You didn't say in your original post that you wanted to run them at full power you asked if they could "be on at all times" I was just trying to warn you that running them would ruin your xenons however at full power that wouldn't be an issue.

now that you have made it more clear, I haven't seen a way in the coding system to do this and am not sure there is a program written to do it. So unless you can write software yourself to recode the computer then I think your pretty much outta luck.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:32 AM   #12
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i do not need your opinion on this as to what is the point of having my DRL to run at full power. if anyone knows a work around on how to have the DRL run at full power while xenon lights are on please share...

do not share your opinion or legality of this... my headlights are modified and running the DRL at full power does not effect the oncoming traffic.
At full power just turn your high beams on same thing since drl are just high beams at 20-30%
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #13
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I too would like to run the inner halogens (at full power) along with the bi-xenons when on high beam.
This would give better light penetration down the road, I find the xenons illuminate the road in front of the car
and landscape on either side well enough, but not enough light is focused straight ahead.
I can see a way to do this with relays, but re-programming the lighting controller might be easier.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #14
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I could've sworn I seen someone do this already, I may be wrong
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:57 AM   #15
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At full power just turn your high beams on same thing since drl are just high beams at 20-30%
i have bixenon
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #16
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I know I realized that after I stated that just to lazy to edit it lol.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:57 PM   #17
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This can be done by coding the car using software such as NCS Expert. However, I believe it will only allow for highbeam to come on at same time as xenon, not reduced power drls.
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