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Old 12-25-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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What light bulbs do you use on your high beam / Day-Time-Running-Lights?

I found that the factory one is extremely yellowish ... and I would like to make it more white, especially when it is used as a day-time-running-light. Some people think it is a waste of money since the supply voltage is low in the "day-time-running" mode, and nothing will make it white.

However, I saw many Mercedes / Audi's on the road that have relatively white day-time-running lights ... so I am sure there is a way to do it.

Advices? Thanks.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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I gave up. I have pure yellow fogs and I put pure yellow bulbs in the high beams as well. That way in the daytime, I switch the lights to parking light mode... the DRL and fogs will light up yellow, matching. Looks good.
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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I never use DRL's. Always put the Projectors on. Also, i'm pretty sure streetglow or any other bulb manufacture make a cool blue bulb for DRL's. I'm just not wasting my time with it.

Pretty sure its a (9007) bulb for the DRL's.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:42 PM   #4
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My highbeams are yellow. Not a great pic. Need one for daytime. In the daytime, it looks golden and not as yellow pure.

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Old 01-01-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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Here's a better day pic...

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Old 01-02-2009, 03:09 PM   #6
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these bulbs came with the car and I'm happy with their colour... not too blue not too yellow
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #7
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Quote:
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http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m431/iandunn_bucket/2.jpg

these bulbs came with the car and I'm happy with their colour... not too blue not too yellow
Nice, yet those aren't your DRLs though
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what are those then?
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:33 PM   #9
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Well you've got your full headlight system on. If you have DRL (daytime running lights), then they would turn on in one of two scenarios with your lights in OFF (switch all the way down at 0):

1. on when you start the car
2. on when you start the car and release the parking brake
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:31 PM   #10
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Cube,

It seems a pain the unplug the high beam bulb ... first there is a clip locking the cable to the adapter (which I have already broken ... I guess it is the cold temperature) ... and then it is quite difficult to rotate the bulb to get it out ...

Anything in particular that I should pay attention to?

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Old 01-02-2009, 08:46 PM   #11
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Yes, don't force it too much so it snaps the adjusters, heh.

The little tabs on the side break easily with age, common issue.

It's just a twist lock, nothing special. Just needs some effort. I couldn't unlock the xenon bulb in the old headlamp so I "feel your pain".
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:33 AM   #12
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Completed the job ... had to break both clips ... ah, well, the wires are pretty secured so I think the clips are just redundant. The new bulbs are definitely much whiter than the factory one, but in the DRL mode it is still showing yellowish ... the good news is, these are just cheap bulbs from the Chinese plaza at Woodbine & HWY#7 ... costs me $20 (with 1 year of warranty).
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:49 AM   #13
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Wow. That's a bit pricy. Glad you did it though.

I had it for a while, then found the whole thing just too blue. I went in the opposite direction and went full on yellow/amber.

See how long you like it

EDIT: and the 'not so white' part is certainly because of the lower voltage.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:29 PM   #14
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Qube,

Why do you think a pair of halogen bulbs at CAN$20 is pricey? I checked many online dealers are selling around US$50. Even the PIAA brand costs over CAN$120. I was under the impression that I couldn't go wrong with this price.

Anyway, thanks a bunch for your help.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:01 AM   #15
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I don't think that those blue bulbs will help you. I have tried the same. At first it was somewhat whiter, and then over time they just go yellow. Another problem with those is that when your car is parked and all lights off, you will get the blue glow effect in the chrome bulb housing. If anything try NOKYAs from flea market, $25CND but much better than the no name brands.
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