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Old 02-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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running hids without a relay harness and capacitor and disabling drl

story: for a whole year and a half, ive been always having trouble with my hids/harness/and capacitor. all were cheaply bought from ebay and private sales. it might be easy finding a good quality hid kit, but harness/capacitor are not. my capacitor overheated, so i had to buy a new one, and i placed the harness power supply on top of the radiator reservoir (stupid)! today, i wanted see how to disable drl on my 06 corolla xrs drl run hids. but right before doing so, i found this link, DIY: Disable the annoying DRL flicker with HID's - Corolla 9 Forum.

it works!!! and so easy!!! not sure about if it is safe or not...but ill try for now. i also bought piaa intense white halogen bulbs (shipping currently to point roberts) because hids are so unreliable for me. hope it helps you!
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ur first problem

running hid in corolla housing....
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Retrofit HIDs = illegal
Disabling DRLs = illegal

You will be sure to come post in the Police Forum complaining about how unfair it is when you get a box 1 VI, won't you?
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Then I should put on my piaa halogens asap. I find hids dont glow well in the wet anyways.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:30 AM   #5
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Then I should put on my piaa halogens asap. I find hids dont glow well in the wet anyways.
Typical RS responses include denial (don't care, like my HIDs anyway; don't like the way DRLs make my car look), abstract reasoning (my cousin drove with HIDs in his 1982 Corolla for 30 years and never got pulled over so it must be fine for me), and anti-establishment ranting about how unfair the MV Regulations are.

This response puts you several levels of intelligence about the average RSer.
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Saw a Corolla driving at night with absolutely no lights on in front or back.

Incredibly dangerous - please don't disable DRL's.

HIDs are illegal, but there are so many of them now that generally police don't bother, from my observations. If you drive like a douche, then they may care.

All in all, please just put in regular halogen bulbs (PIAA or whatever), as HIDs are incredibly annoying in stock housing.

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Saw a Corolla driving at night with absolutely no lights on in front or back.

Incredibly dangerous - please don't disable DRL's.
This is the stupid thing about the argument "people with DRLs don't know their other lights aren't on so they drive around at night with no other lights; therefore, DRLs are bad": easily half the cars I see driving at night with no lights, DON'T HAVE DRLs EITHER. DRLs or no, you just can't fix stupid.

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They're a lot more likely to care if you're blinding everyone from a mile down the road. When I have 15% tint on my back window, my mirror flipped to night mode, and the headlights from clown in a jacked-up pickup a click behind me on the highway are STILL blinding... someone seriously needs a nutkick.
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Got stopped a while back getting on the highway.. Cop told me to take off front tint and sat in front of the car for 30 sec looking at my hids /projector s..
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Running/disabling DRL's have nothing to do with stupidity...it doesn't matter if you have them on or not if you're dumb and senseless.

There are tons of people with blinding HID's. Cops drive with them - around, in front, behind, whatever - and they don't do much.

If, like tool001, they have other reasons to pull you over, then they will look at your HID's and maybe give you VI's, but from my 10 years of driving, not once have I seen someone pulled over solely because of annoying lights.

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Running/disabling DRL's have nothing to do with stupidity...it doesn't matter if you have them on or not if you're dumb and senseless.
That's my point: people "forgetting" to turn their lights on is not the fault of DRLs, it's the fault of stupid people.
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Running/disabling DRL's have nothing to do with stupidity...it doesn't matter if you have them on or not if you're dumb and senseless.

There are tons of people with blinding HID's. Cops drive with them - around, in front, behind, whatever - and they don't do much.

If, like tool001, they have other reasons to pull you over, then they will look at your HID's and maybe give you VI's, but from my 10 years of driving, not once have I seen someone pulled over solely because of annoying lights.

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he told me ,he stopped me because of hids.. he didnt even notice my tint till later. (had very very light tint)

this was rcmp. i asked him about it. told me, pulling all truck and cars with hid to check

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Haha well you were unlucky, and I was lucky then :P

Don't get me wrong, I hope they catch them lol
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Then I should put on my piaa halogens asap. I find hids dont glow well in the wet anyways.
That's the thing that people don't realize - coloured HID's, especially once you go higher than your average halogen temperature, are terrible for losing a lot of the usuable light spectrum. Sure, that blue colouring may look cool, but all you're doing is literally making it more dangerous for yourself to drive.
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