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OK...so I have another what i'm going to call "million dollar question".

It just donned on me, that while i sit here contemplating ordering the HID conversion kit from Lumens HID that the daytime running lights may not work once i install this mod?

does anyone have any experience with this? of course i searched the forum first, but it may be an isolated incident to us up in the great white north...
 

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my 11 has the quad lamps but my hibeam bulb is the drl, so wouldn't be an issue forme, if u have the single bulb you wont have any drls, the signal for drls dosent send enough voltage for the hids to fire. alot of people i know wired there park lights for drls to avoid this problem.
 

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they will work but they might flicker
 

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i know when i did hids in my mazda 3 day lights wouldnt come on not even a flicker, so i used my fogs as drls
 

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my 11 has the quad lamps but my hibeam bulb is the drl, so wouldn't be an issue forme, if u have the single bulb you wont have any drls, the signal for drls dosent send enough voltage for the hids to fire. alot of people i know wired there park lights for drls to avoid this problem.
^ I would go with this
 

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I haven't fully investigated highs but from talking with the tech's at the local truck accessory store I frequent they tell me the standard relay kit that you use for the lows will work for the highs and DRL. Even with the low voltage signal from the DRL's it's enough to trigger the relay to open then pull power direct from the battery. I haven't tried this myself and I'm hoping that someone that knows this 100% will chime in as I'd like to do my highs now too!
 

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I haven't fully investigated highs but from talking with the tech's at the local truck accessory store I frequent they tell me the standard relay kit that you use for the lows will work for the highs and DRL. Even with the low voltage signal from the DRL's it's enough to trigger the relay to open then pull power direct from the battery. I haven't tried this myself and I'm hoping that someone that knows this 100% will chime in as I'd like to do my highs now too!
I have not done this, but before reading your post, adding a relay that would turn on from the DRL voltage to provide full power to the HIDs is what I was going to suggest. The logic is sound and it should work fine. Only thing you need to do is make sure that you get a relay that will activate with the DRL voltage.
 

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Well I have a set I'm going to try soon as the snow melts, I will try with the relay and lights from DDM Tuning, Hopefully it works since the highs are pretty much no help over the hid lows
 

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Well I have a set I'm going to try soon as the snow melts, I will try with the relay and lights from DDM Tuning, Hopefully it works since the highs are pretty much no help over the hid lows
Dont order lights from ddm they are the worst hid's anywhere just do a search here and youll see any way if you install the hid's and have quads yes you will still have drl they still work in mine and i have hid high and low.
 

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Thanks for the input guys
 

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Plain and simple answer is no they will not work. You will get a very horrible flickering that will eventually blow the bulb. You can however run the HID's just make sure you always turn the headlights on while your driving. You can easily install a relay and that utilizes the positive wire for the headlights (behind the headlight switch) to activate the HID kit. Thats what I have done. Also being a 2008 ram I needed to install another relay from the HID's power 12 volt directly to the battery. I needed this because the 2006+ rams have a negative ground sensor which the ecu sends a signal to the bulbs checking the resistance, since HID's don't give the same resistance the ecu will simply shut the HID's off (thinking a bulb is out). So there you go, HID's work very well in our trucks, the stock light pattern is actually quite good. Just make sure you allign the lights after the install! Also here's a awsome link for cheap efficiant HID kits that work very well and are under $100 a per bi-xenon kit! (I've had 3 kits in different cars that last 3+years)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bi-xenon-HI...Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item416044e566


Good luck, Nick
 

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So what is the verdict here guys? Will DRLs work with HIDS or not on the 2011+ dodge ram 1500s? I have a Laramie and would love to get some projector housings and HIDS. If the DRLS dont work though, its not gonna happen.
 

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So what is the verdict here guys? Will DRLs work with HIDS or not on the 2011+ dodge ram 1500s? I have a Laramie and would love to get some projector housings and HIDS. If the DRLS dont work though, its not gonna happen.
well you should contact the cie that sells the brand you whant to buy and they will tell you for sure,

its different from one brand to a other,..

but for sure if you whant to be sure, buy the capacitors and the relay harness, with the two their no reson for them not to work, but then again call the cir before..
 
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