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Old 07-13-2016, 03:08 PM   #253
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Burnt out 2 HID bulbs

So I've now burnt out 2 HID bulbs. I don't think they even lasted 1.5 year. Does anyone have a pic of what connector I can pull to disable my DRL? I want my next set of HID's bulbs to last a lot longer than what I got out of the last ones. When I disable my DRL's I will run my LED's lights in the day instead of HID's to extend the HID bulbs life span. I've read what you've said tmontague but want to be exactly sure what I'm gonna be yanking out.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:14 PM   #254
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The connector is located under the dash on the drivers side. Lie on your back and look up under the dash. Closest to the radio you'll see a white connector (is a pretty decent size), unplug that and you'll disable the DRL's.

To make led's your DRL's wire it to your windshield washer fluid 12v wire which is located on the side of the resevoir.

This allows you to not have to go through the firewall to access ignition switched 12v power
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:59 PM   #255
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So I've now burnt out 2 HID bulbs. I don't think they even lasted 1.5 year. Does anyone have a pic of what connector I can pull to disable my DRL? I want my next set of HID's bulbs to last a lot longer than what I got out of the last ones. When I disable my DRL's I will run my LED's lights in the day instead of HID's to extend the HID bulbs life span. I've read what you've said tmontague but want to be exactly sure what I'm gonna be yanking out.
I suspect the main reason the bulbs don't last all that long is because the DRL module only supplies 6V to the headlights, which makes them flicker. Disableing the DRL and using aux. light is one solution.
Alternatly, you can use a power booster like this (http://www.hidvisioncanada.ca/6v-to-...power-booster/) to convert the 6V DRL signal to the full 15V required.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:51 PM   #256
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I suspect the main reason the bulbs don't last all that long is because the DRL module only supplies 6V to the headlights, which makes them flicker. Disableing the DRL and using aux. light is one solution.
Alternatly, you can use a power booster like this (http://www.hidvisioncanada.ca/6v-to-...power-booster/) to convert the 6V DRL signal to the full 15V required.
The DRL module actually supplies 12v, but it is pulsed, so the bulb don't get full amperes the bulb requires to light up, this dimming halogen bulbs.

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Old 09-11-2016, 02:04 AM   #257
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DRLs not working

DRLs on my Canadian Yaris 2007 manual HB no longer work. All other lights are OK.
The DRL started working intermittently and it seemed it might have been related to handbrake operation. Now finally DRLs are never on but the handbrake dash warning light still operates normally. Does anyone know if the handbrake switch has a single contact for both circuits or is it double?
If the problem is the DRL relay is there anyway of testing this before replacing it? Expensive replacement otherwise!
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:04 PM   #258
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DRLs on my Canadian Yaris 2007 manual HB no longer work. All other lights are OK.
The DRL started working intermittently and it seemed it might have been related to handbrake operation. Now finally DRLs are never on but the handbrake dash warning light still operates normally. Does anyone know if the handbrake switch has a single contact for both circuits or is it double?
If the problem is the DRL relay is there anyway of testing this before replacing it? Expensive replacement otherwise!
how much is the handbrake switch? maybe replace it first.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:39 AM   #259
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I suspect the main reason the bulbs don't last all that long is because the DRL module only supplies 6V to the headlights, which makes them flicker. Disableing the DRL and using aux. light is one solution.
Alternatly, you can use a power booster like this (http://www.hidvisioncanada.ca/6v-to-...power-booster/) to convert the 6V DRL signal to the full 15V required.
Thanks for the link this is very helpful
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:01 AM   #260
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The DRL receives full 12v, but the current is pulsed to lower the amount of light produced.

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Old 11-20-2016, 11:16 AM   #261
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MY HERO! I tought the DRLs are UGLY AF on my Canadian Yaris Hatch.. sooo now, my yellow foglights ARE my DRLs they are 99% of the time ON anyway
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:45 PM   #262
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DRL

No need to remove any panels.Just fold down panel underneath steering colum,reach up and unclip white harness.

Did this today.Great post though as it indicated exaxtly where box was.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:00 PM   #263
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No need to remove any panels.Just fold down panel underneath steering colum,reach up and unclip white harness.

Did this today.Great post though as it indicated exaxtly where box was.
IIRC, on vehicles equipped with fog lights, simply doing this will disable the fogs as well.
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:24 AM   #264
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No need to remove any panels.Just fold down panel underneath steering colum,reach up and unclip white harness.

Did this today.Great post though as it indicated exaxtly where box was.
Cut the big fat blue wire off that harness instead.

Use it to wire up the DRL of your choice. :)

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Old 02-07-2017, 09:53 AM   #265
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Since when does the 2007 Yaris have DRL? My IS 250 has DRL, but I haven't seen nor heard that on the Yaris.
My 07 H.B have drl

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Old 09-01-2017, 12:26 AM   #266
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I'm going to do this cause I'm forgetting to turn my lights on at night cause the silly cluster is lit and I sub-consciously think they are on.
maybe without the DRL I will notice quicker.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:34 AM   #267
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I'm going to do this cause I'm forgetting to turn my lights on at night cause the silly cluster is lit and I sub-consciously think they are on.
maybe without the DRL I will notice quicker.
i agree it is silly! I often see people driving with no rear lights because the DRLs are on. However since it is illegal to drive without DRL in Canada I drive with sidelights on in daylight - when I remember! :-)
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