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how to turn the drl off on my 06 sti

I asked a question before it was right before I left to Georgia never got around to it now forgot any way to do so I'm not in the mood to buy bulbs and ballast constantly pics links etc are welcome thanks.
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I answered you in your original thread.

06 sti is there any way I can

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Bulbs and Ballasts? Please tell me you aren't running HIDs in your DRL housings?

The OEM DRL housing on the 06 is NOT A PROJECTOR, it is a standard reflector with no cut off. If you are running an HID kit please remove it for the sake of other drivers. nobody likes to be blinded by cheap HID kits. I dont want to hear "Ive never been flashed, or they arent that bright my friends friends sister saw them and said so" HIDs without HID projectors or retrofit projectors are NOT SAFE.

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If you properly retrofitted the housings and are running a HID setup on proper headlights then you can disable the DRL setup by disconnecting the DRL harness behind the glove box. your High Beams will still work when you trip the relay and it should preserve the HID lamps not that they need to be preserved they have a very respectable life span. ( In the area of 5,000 hours or about 2 years driving 8 hours a day. If your buring through HIDs or ballasts then you might have something else going on with your electrical system.

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He has a sti arctic. They come with hid's.

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How To: Disable DRL 02-03 WRX - NASIOC here are 2 methods that will work up to 06. I'm not sure about STI

All right, where is the distributor cap? I need to find the #1 plug wire to hook up my SUN machine.
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@Bookey your right they came with HIDs for Headlamps but I'm pretty sure the STI has HID Projectors and Halogen Reflector day running lamps. there are no manufacturers using HID lamps in standard reflectors. 385STi can you verify for me that your DRLs are not HID?

The lamp size for the Highbeams/DRL is 9005 thats not an HID socket but that doesnt mean kids dont put HIDs in them : /

Just want to be sure your being safe. I don't want anyone to get hurt/blinded or both.

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@Bookey your right they cam with HIDs for Headlamps but I'm pretty sure the STI has HID Projectors and Halogen Reflector day running lamps.
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There own lights that's why I'm complaining there expensive
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@Bookey your right they came with HIDs for Headlamps but I'm pretty sure the STI has HID Projectors and Halogen Reflector day running lamps. there are no manufacturers using HID lamps in standard reflectors. 385STi can you verify for me that your DRLs are not HID?

The lamp size for the Highbeams/DRL is 9005 thats not an HID socket but that doesnt mean kids dont put HIDs in them : /

Just want to be sure your being safe. I don't want anyone to get hurt/blinded or both.

That's funny considering my 06 STI has HIDs and the DRLs are the lowbeams/HIDs. I'd like too see them shove halogen and HIDs in the same projector lens for lowbeams.


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That's funny considering my 06 STI has HIDs and the DRLs are the lowbeams/HIDs. I'd like too see them shove halogen and HIDs in the same projector lens for lowbeams.


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@turmic Your DRL are your HID low beams? Most systems use High beams on low power for DRLs.

Take the GR for example, it has HID projectors for Low beams and halogens with reflectors for High beams. The DRL circuit powers the High Beam lamps at lower voltage to partially illuminate the lamp keeping it from being excessively bright during daytime driving.

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how to turn the drl off on my 06 sti

Yep and the DRLs on the second gens use the low beams. No matter if it's a hid application or not. After complaints from customers SOA issued a TSB on lowering the voltage on the DRLs because customers were saying there was so little difference in DRLs vs lowbeams. The 07s came lowered from the factory. But, Subaru changed it to lowered output highbeams in the third gens. My TR had DRL low beams and was a 2006 and my STI is the same way.

Edit: The TSB was only required work if the customer complained about the DRLs.

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Yep and the DRLs on the second gens use the low beams. No matter if it's a hid application or not. After complaints from customers SOA issued a TSB on lowering the voltage on the DRLs because customers were saying there was so little difference in DRLs vs lowbeams. The 07s came lowered from the factory. But, Subaru changed it to lowered output highbeams in the third gens. My TR had DRL low beams and was a 2006 and my STI is the same way.

Edit: The TSB was only required work if the customer complained about the DRLs.

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It's all good. The guy was asking the right question...


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