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Old 06-21-2005, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default DRL, engine bay vs. glove box

Is there any difference where you disconnect DRL?
In the engine bay or behind the glove box?

Also one other question...which gives out better light output.
EDM STI headlights or Morettes both with the same degree HID bulbs?

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Old 06-21-2005, 08:38 AM   #2
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When I had my stock lights on my wagon, I disconnected my DRL's under the hood. When I installed my Prodrive lights w/ HID, I then when the extra mile and disconnected it behind the glove box too. From what I hear, if you do not do it at the box, for some reason it will effect the HID's and will not work properly. It only takes a few minutes to disconnect at both points. Better safe than sorry. Good luck!

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Old 06-21-2005, 08:51 AM   #3
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The module in the engine bay is a dropping resistor, and it does not fully disable the DRL system. The plug next to the glove box is the main control module.

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Old 06-21-2005, 09:41 AM   #4
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Glove box is uber easy to remove.........
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the pict, Hank.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:00 PM   #6
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Glovebox. It only takes 2.5mins!
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:27 PM   #7
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i was planning to go for the Morettes since it seem to have better light output . but after seeing a few local subies with Morettes .seems to me the finish doesnt look to great . it got gaps between the light housing and the side fender . is it just the bad install ? or the light itself . can someone tell me

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Old 09-28-2005, 08:07 AM   #8
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I haven't come across the complaints that you mentioned with previous Morrette owners. I would be inclined to say that it was either a bad install or the individual's lights was damaged or not in good shape

Many owners of the Morrettes do concur that the light output is superior to the stock setup.
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Old 09-28-2005, 12:00 PM   #9
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The 02-03 Morettes were a lot better fit and finish wise than the 96-00 assemblies. But then you do get much better optics, even though the newer ones don't seem to use generic e-code lenses you could get anywhere.
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:42 PM   #10
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glovebox is better because it is easily undoable and 'cleaner' way of disabling the circuit.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:19 PM   #11
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From what I hear, if you do not do it at the box, for some reason it will effect the HID's and will not work properly. It only takes a few minutes to disconnect at both points. Better safe than sorry. Good luck!

Mike
is that true? would that affect non hids as well?
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:20 PM   #12
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If you just disconnect it under the hood, you'll have a floating plug with 12v still going to it. I wouldn't want this to get filled with debris, water, etc.

Disconnect it from behind the glovebox. It's super easy, and you don't even have to remove the glovebox. Just lay on your back in the passenger footwell, and lean your head back behind the glovebox. You can see the plug very easily if you have a flashlight.
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