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Old 09-24-2008, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Depends on the type -- some DRLs are the bright-beams on a lower current.
The poster said theirs are their own dedicated bulbs.

For accident avoidance, I kinda like the idea. It's a minimal load vs. safety, but that's my take. I run headlights 24/7. I just need to figure out how to disable the tails and front markers (8 bulbs vs. 2).
If you dont currently have DRLs and run your headlights instead all the time anyway, heres what you can do. Get a 30A relay and fuse from Autozone. Connect the relay coil to the fuel pump lead (usually the switched side of the fuel pump relay or oil pressure switch), and the other side of the coil to ground. Connect the "common" relay terminal to the battery positive terminal through the fuse. Connect the normally open terminal to the low beams. Theyll run whenever the engine is running, and wont be affected when you turn on the rest of your lights for nighttime. I did this on my 6000 wagon, but used the integrated factory fog lights for the DRLs.

Winter daily driver, parked most days right now

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