So I looked underneath the covers and there is a similar looking box, but I'm just hesitant to stick the wire in there to try it out cause with my luck I'll probably blow something up haha.
Daytime Running Lights. When your car is on your high beam bulbs are used as your DRL's they run at a like half power so they look kind of dim and dull.What is DRL?
There are two bulbs inside that housing. when your lights are off the high beam bulbs are on as DRL's and run at half power giving a dim yellow look to the lights. When your headlights are on those bulbs turn off and the little tiny city light turns on in its place illuminating the housing.So you're trying to make your high beams come on all the time instead of the DRLs? Why? Aren't DRLs supposed to be dim so that they make you visible to oncoming cars but won't blind them?
I'm pretty sure I'm right. the whole point of DRL's are to be on when your headlights are off during the day. here are pics.Infinus, I believe you are wrong all together. The little wedge bulb is your DRL. I had my dealer turn off my DRL (little wedge bulb) on my last service. However, at night time, the little wedge bulb comes on. The next time I go in for service, I will ask to see if they can de-activate the little wedge bulb when the HID's are on.
That's silly. Daylight is much brighter than a AA-battery flashlight, but if you look right at the flashlight, you'll go blind for a bit. High beams are not simply brighter headlights--they are aimed above the ground and right into the eyes of oncoming drivers.During the day when the DRL's are on, having them on at full power wont blind drivers because daylight is much brighter than your DRL's/high beams
Have you ever accidentally driven with your high beams on during the day? I have, didnt get flashed once. The only way they will get blinded is if they are staring directly into my headlights. This is no different than when people install LED lights and attach the device that gives them full power. Further more they are aimed straight ahead, if they were aimed into the eyes of oncoming drivers they would be aimed to the left which they most certainly are not.That's silly. Daylight is much brighter than a AA-battery flashlight, but if you look right at the flashlight, you'll go blind for a bit. High beams are not simply brighter headlights--they are aimed above the ground and right into the eyes of oncoming drivers.
Sorry Infinus, your right. My DRL's have been turned off for a while now so I thought it was the other way around. However, the little bulb still comes on when my light are on at night time.I'm pretty sure I'm right. the whole point of DRL's are to be on when your headlights are off during the day. here are pics.
Here are the DRL's. The light switch inside the car is in the "off" position, you can see that when this is the case the high beam bulb is illuminated at half power acting as the DRL bulb.
Here are the lights with the switch in the "on" position, you can see that now the DRL's are OFF and the wedge bulb is ON, along with the headlights.