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Thread: "hot wire" for DRL's on?

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    It's all about ME! monterey1962's Avatar
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    Default "hot wire" for DRL's on?

    In regards to 1998 and 2004 CV's ... I want to install LED DRL's. Are there any "hot wires" to tap into to trigger a relay for the DRL's? I'm looking for an "engine running" or "transmission in gear" situation that automatically turns the DRL's on. Any info is appreciated.
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    I just use ECC relay to trigger a relay to power the ones I put on the Mad Marquis. You have to get more creative to get them to come on "in gear" though. Since there's not constant power to the NSS on the trans, it makes it hard to make an easy relay to trigger.

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    The wife’s S10 has DRLs (and auto headlights) that come on when the parking brake is released. Relays are magic voodoo that I hve never dig into, but I am sure it’s somehow possible to use the lack of continuity in the (released) parking brake circuit to voodoo magically make this happen.
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