Hey everyone! I was just wondering if someone could help me with an HID issue? I have a 2009 jeep wrangler and have installed the 55 watt ddm hid kit with harness, from what I understand I need to disable the DRL ( daytime running lights) to fix the flickering problem. I'm just having a tough time locating the relay switch or pin to turn off the DLR's, :banghead: If someone has been through this process I would appreciate some tips!
11-15-2009 04:20 PM
I see that this is your first post, so welcome to the forum. I can't help you with the problem as I drive an old TJ, but I know that these very knowledgeable folks will help you out.
11-15-2009 04:27 PM
Thank you For the welcome! its good to be here among other enthusiastic jeep owners, I can tell by some of the other posts that these people really know there jeeps! I'll get a pic up as soon as I can.
You might want to go to the check in and introduce yourself and post your question there. The friendly people here will always greet you and you may get better imput there. Just a thought
11-15-2009 05:21 PM
I just realized that I copied the wrong thread. Sorry, I will go back and try to find the one I meant to send. Oops:banghead:
11-15-2009 05:26 PM
alright I will!
11-16-2009 11:10 PM
I wouldnt think you need to disable the DRL unless you want to.. the relay included hid kit will not let them flicker because the car only turns the relay on or off, the relay is the power to the ballest.... I think it would only flicker if you had no relay. I've made that mistake before:( FYI to self, always use relay with HIDs!! I personally dont care for daytime running lights... Like my wifes VW, you cant even disable the DRL! i hate it!! anyway, I know nothing about XJ's... I have hids on my jeep (03 tj)headlights and fog lights, and on my bike(R1).... i dont have pic on this puter...
11-16-2009 11:31 PM
HHmmm ya that makes sense! And you would think that when you buy the hid kit that it would come with everything nesessary for the lights to function properly! I'm wondering if the relay it came with is faulty?
11-17-2009 06:26 PM
Most the hid kits i've seen don't come with relays, and when they do, it's extra.. There just standerd 4 prong relays you can get at any automotive store.. 20 amp ones I think.. I had that problem with my fog lights. That start up is the problem with hids..
11-17-2009 09:21 PM
Your kit is the hi/lo kit right? For an xj headlights? No 4 prong relay there. That has it own big relay setup..
11-17-2009 10:55 PM
ya you bet! its the hi lo kit, and yes it does have its own relay but im guessing its not doing its job cuz the light still turn on and off as im driving, this has got me stumped! I talked to a jeep dealership and they told me to bring it in and they will try to disable the dlr's through the computer, after that im thinking of bypassing the relay the kit comes with, and putting in another like you said. what do ya think?
11-17-2009 11:28 PM
no, the hi lo kits are special kits cause the relays also control the hi lo motorized buld... the only thing i would guess in a bad ballest.. are both lights flickering?? just one??
11-18-2009 09:09 AM
Both lights are flickering, and I guess when you think about it, the drl's should have nothing to do with it since it flickers when the lights are turned on as well, which should disengage the drl correct? I'm going to make a call to ddm where I got them and explain the situation, hopefully they will send another kit if its faulty!
11-18-2009 10:16 AM
U did connect the main power wire from the hids to the battery right? Not to a power wire for the factory lights or switch.. Sounds like there not getting enough power on startup.. I don't think it's the ballest if both are flickering the same..
11-18-2009 08:34 PM
I did hook it up to the battery yes, but im still having the harness run through the original connection so the light switch in the jeep will work. I wonder if I could just bypass it with a relay and toggle switch?