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Old 03-03-2013, 10:28 PM   #76
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If they're permanently wired through the DRL resistor, yes. The question remains, why?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:32 PM   #77
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If they're permanently wired through the DRL resistor, yes. The question remains, why?
Also, it is illegal to drive against oncoming traffic with both the low and high-beams on, whether or not the high-beams operate at less than 100% output.

Otherwise, yes, you would shunt the feed from the resistor to a separate switch.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:50 PM   #78
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Did I get it right: it's not allowed to have high and low beam at the same time in the us?

I don't even get this guide, sorry.
Can't I just take a wire from the parking light with a diode or is 5W too low?

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Old 03-16-2013, 01:56 PM   #79
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Think my car is stock... Both high and lows are on at the same time...
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:15 PM   #80
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Did this mod today after doing a projector retro, works great!! Thanks Big-E for all the info.

PS damn that resistor gets hot!
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:00 PM   #81
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Did this mod today after doing a projector retro, works great!! Thanks Big-E for all the info.

PS damn that resistor gets hot!
Get high-temperature wire-loom and wrap the wires and vacuum hoses that are routed over the resistor to protect them. I did this as well as to obtain a length of 1" wire-loom to double-up, so-to-speak, to protect.

If you've had the opportunity to work on an older car, you will notice that the vacuum hose to/from the OEM boost controller becomes both discolored and brittle where it is just above the resistor.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:01 PM   #82
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Thank you for this. Mod was super easy to do, I wanted to just pull the plugs out of their sockets and swap but couldn't figure out how, ended up cutting and resoldering, but works beautifully!

Going to pick up a 2008 resistor to make them dimmer, really like it so far.

I didn't know until I did this though that the DRLs do not turn on unless the engine is running. While I was testing, I had the key in II and made sure all my regular lights were working, but even with the e-brake off the DRLs did not come on until I started the engine. Had me worried I wired something wrong for a while there, but it's working great!

Thanks again.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:27 PM   #83
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Hey Big-E, think one of these resistors would work in place of the 2008 one?

http://www.electronicsurplus.com/Ite...5-00-141-1443/
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:43 AM   #84
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If the resistance value is close to the normally used OEM one it should be ok. It has plenty of power handling capacity. These type of resistors are mounted usually with metal taps at each end since they usually get so hot. You will need to mount it carefully and also protect it from the outside environment conditions.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:45 AM   #85
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Barely half an hour, and everything was working perfectly. DRL high beams was a cinch. Thanks Big-E!
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:33 PM   #86
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sorry for bring this back, I was trying to switch the wires but run into little problem, I cannot get the wire out from the connector, I try sticking a small flat screw driver from the bottom but luck, as you can see from first pic the bottom pin been bent up a bit already, what is the proper way to pull the wire out?



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Old 01-31-2015, 07:42 PM   #87
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There is a small single clip built-into the connector housing for each terminal. You would have to depress this small clip to disengage the terminal.

Here is an example of another connector with some terminals in place and others removed, and with regard to the open (removed) cavities, you will note a small centrally located clip. The below example requires the lifting of this clip to disengage this type of flat terminal.

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Old 01-31-2015, 08:45 PM   #88
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thanks for the reply Big-E, I will give that a try another time when they weather is nice, it's all dark and rainy now
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:17 PM   #89
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Just wondering if anyone has done this mod with 07 Sti? Since we don't have the oem resistor on the pass. strut tower, is it possible to add the 08 DRL resistor when swapping wires from the high beam and low beam relays behind the glove box?
Has anyone done this?
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:06 PM   #90
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The wiring for the STI HID headlamp system is significantly different from the non-STI models, so no, it would not be the same rewiring as previously described for the non-STI models.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:19 PM   #91
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Understood. That's why I was wondering if anyone else has done this mod with an Sti. I guess this means more research on my end. Thanks.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:42 PM   #92
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Question guys.. I did this mod and ran into a problem! Drl went to HB as expected but I lost my low beam. Nothing would turn on when I switched the low beam lights on. I put the cables back to oem and low beam works. Any idea what this could be?

Thanks in advance
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