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Old 11-16-2012, 01:53 AM   #36
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have you done this yourself or is this theory? i am wanting to get rid of my daytime running lights on my mustang. and until this post i havnt found any thing out there. please elaborate how the auto headlight feature would still work without "plugging in" the wiring into the adapters. i am electrically challenged thanks

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Ok, here's how to bypass DRLs with an HID Kit and Relay install: First, install the bulbs (H13) by inserting, and turn to lock. Then connect the two bulb power wires to the ballast. BUT Instead of using the power adapter that would plug into your factory wiring.....don't. Take your relay harness, connect the positive input to the + on the battery like normal, connect the ground(s) to ground like normal, and plug the outputs into the ballasts. You have just bypassed the factory wiring. Now, here's the make it bright with no drl part: There's 2 ways, depending on your comfort level, you take the input lead of the relay harness (will be the positive and negative that you would normally pluginto the factory wiring)and: 1st way: Ground the ground, then use the positive output of the headlight relay(if there is two relays, either one will do, no need in using both) to power the relay. BOOM!! No DRLs and you have headlights on demand. 2nd way: If you do not want to pull your underhood fuse/relay center off to get at the bottom of the relay socket, you can also grab the trigger wire from inside, on the back of the switch. BUT, the difference here is that the switch wire inside the car is a negative output. SO on the relay input, you connect the positive side of the set to the battery along with the main relay power wire, then connect the ground side of the relay switch wire to the Blue w/white stripe wire on the rear of your light switch in the car. Either way, you now have HIDs and no DRLs.




I believe you, I know the rentals/testers/and protos have them. But the other 98% of the Mustang drivers in the U.S. won't have this issue. You just plug and play whatever lighting you want.
















have you done this yourself or is this theory? i am wanting to get rid of my daytime running lights on my mustang. and until this post i havnt found any thing out there. please elaborate how the auto headlight feature would still work without "plugging in" the wiring into the adapters. i am electrically challenged thanks
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:08 AM   #37
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I personally like the idea of DRLs. Here in North Florida, it rains nearly everyday and I just hate when people don't turn their lights on in the rain. With some color cars, they blend in with the rain so well that you don't see them until you're right on their butt.



In this case, it's about making you more visible to other people, rather than making the road more visible to you. The best reason I can think of is what I stated above about the rain.
Buy the "auto headlight" switch for about $40.00 from your local Ford parts department. When I bought the fog light kit, it came with this option, and now my lights turn on automatically at dusk. The headlights come on automatically whenever the wipers are activated. All Mustangs (at least starting in 2011) come with the light sensor (center dash by the windshield), so it's plug and play with the auto headlight switch. If you have fogs (or plan to buy them later), then get the switch that is auto and fog light.

I'm with you on the Florida thing. Seeing as how I drive a 170 mile round trip daily commute, it does get dangerous with the afternoon showers and folks that don't turn on the lights. While they may think they can see just fine, others cannot see their car. IMO, all cars headlights should come on automatically when the wipers are activated.
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If your still fighting with drl, have you thought to talk to the Bama guys? If you have a tune, maybe they could find the string of code that is controlling your drl's and delete it. that would effectively get rid of your lights with no modification to the car.
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If your still fighting with drl, have you thought to talk to the Bama guys? If you have a tune, maybe they could find the string of code that is controlling your drl's and delete it. that would effectively get rid of your lights with no modification to the car.
Actually I thought of this today on lunch while talking to my friends about the front end getting fixed. I thought they only dealt with power train stuff not electrical. But they do code and apparently that's all it is, is a code that you pay 100 more to have them always one when in any gear but part. Best way to reach them being AM I take it?
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