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Old 05-25-2013, 02:46 PM
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Is there a way to keep your headlights on while signalling, Im about to install HID and I figure the on and off will shorten the life span of the HIDs
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Install your HID lights with a wire harness and tap into the parking lights as a trigger, my 2012 does not turn off the headlight when a turn signal is turned on so I have no issues but this is what I would do if I had that problem, I also don't have Quads, I have duals, it might be different setup for DRL with Duals.

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Are you installing HID's in your low beams or high beams/DRL? If you install them in your low beams they shouldn't turn off when you signal. It's only the DRL's that turn off when you signal during the day.
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ive got HIDs for high, low and fog
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Oh okay, the full shebang! Nice. Well from what I've heard your DRL's probably won't work anyway. The highs at half power isn't enough to turn them on.... I could be wrong though. Hopefully someone who has done the install chimes in for you.
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It would depend on what relay they used for the trigger if you're using a relay on the highs. The DRL output is 3.3V and most 12V coil relays pick up at 5V, so you may or may not be able to trigger the relay. If you don't run a relay harness then you're putting low voltage to the HIDs and they shouldn't trigger the ballast at all at that low voltage.
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