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Old 11-02-2018, 01:53 PM
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Lightbulb Headlights on whenever in gear

I bought some Chinese brand led headlights with built in halos. They respond perfectly to the light control stalk by the steering wheel, but as soon as i shift out of park, the headlights go to high beam except for when they are switched to the low beam setting, which the low beams come on. I have heard some talk about needing a superchip or flash cal reader for some “European mode” setting. Not sure tho. Anyone else had this problem?

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That sounds like normal Daytime Running Lights operation.
Does it not do that with the stock lights installed?
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:03 PM
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My stock headlights did not do this
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:26 PM
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Now that i think about it, maybe the stock headlights did this as well. Anyone know how to disable drl without using a superchip or programmer?
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:29 PM   #6
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Sounds like DLR to me. You need a programmer to change them from Headlights to parking lights or fog lights but not sure if you can turn them off totally if you live somewhere they are mandatory. If not mandatory in your area a local dealer can disable them.

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Old 11-04-2018, 08:13 PM   #7
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Are you sure that the high beams come on first? (The bottom half of the headlight when viewed from the front)?
Low beams light up the TOP of the lens. Sounds backwards but the reflectors bounce the light downward. Your blue "high beams" indicator will show on the dash when your high beams are on.
There is nothing wrong with DRLs..... they make you more visible on the road. There is a reason that they are on every car in Canada and Europe....

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