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Old 11-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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DRL's, HID's, and Hella E Codes...what do I need to know?

Hi guys,

I've read several threads on these forums about people installing a set of Hella E Codes and using an HID kit from DDM tuning. Living in Canada, I also need to have DRLs. Is there anything different from a normal install that I need to know?

From looking at DDM's website, I'd be order a 55W hi/lo slim ballast kit that comes with everything. No additional wiring harnesses, mounting brackets, or error eliminator correct? Also, the threads that I've seen are people installing a Raptor kit rather than the slim ballast kit.....what's the difference/which one is better?

Thanks guys.


Edit: Its an '06 Manual Wrangler Sport

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Old 11-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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I woud NOT install HIDs with the DRLs. You'd have to do some additional wiring otherwise you'll risk killing the ballasts since DRLs use a low frequency PWM signal to dim the lights.

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Old 11-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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So how does that work then? I either don't install HID's, don't have DRLs, or I install HIDs and leave them on all the time?
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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If you want to run DRL's and HID's use the stock fog lights as DRL's
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:41 AM   #5
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Unfortunately I don't have stock fogs, but thanks for the help. I probably just do the conversion and put in halogens. Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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Hid in OEM housing sucks. They just don't do the job. You get the style but no light output. If you drive on lighted road most of the time OK, but I just took my hid out after 2 days. They just suck because of the housing. And DRL and high beam doesn't work on my 2013. There could be a way to make it work but as I said no light output anyway. I just ordered a set of trucklite. They seems to do the job and no painfull stuff like hid and its gonna be the last set of headlight for the rest of the jeep life. Consider it.

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