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Old 02-15-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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question about yellow highbeams

So I have a yellow high beam bulb rather than the painted glass or reflector. But you really can't drive with high beams on all the time. I was driviń and saw a 93 accord that had yellow high beams but not high beam like. In other words didnt blind you. Is there a bulb that would fit in the high beam socket and not blind oncoming traffic. I understand there isn't the deflector like the lowbeam side just wonder on possible explanations of what I could have been
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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It may have had daytime driving lights (DRL). Canadian CB's have DRL's. I suppose one thing you could do is replace your 9005 highbeam bulb with a 9005 LED bulb, like these here...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-Car-9005...item1c1dc151ff
From what I gather, those LED bulbs don't emit the same luminousity strength as a standard halogen. They are not meant to be used in replacement of halogen for that same reason so I would assume you could put one in the highbeam and drive around all day with them on. Or you could somehow install DRL's.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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Is there a goal you're trying to accomplish besides looking dope as hell?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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Lol, "looking dope as hell" is enough of a goal right there.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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Too often it comes at the sacrifice of forethought for safety or anything else. I'm not saying yellow high beams are bad. In some conditions they perform better. But to have them so you can drive around with your brights on all the time seems a little foolish.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #6
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I believe thats why he was asking how to accomplish the DRL look without just having his brights on all the time, which I agree is quite foolish.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:07 PM   #7
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The Canadian DRL swap would be the most logical.

The highs tend to get hot and running them for long periods of time is not advisable, especially on 20 year old wiring with the wrong bulbs shoved in there.

Either paint the housing or swap in a DRL setup.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:27 PM   #8
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There isn't a DIY for that is there?
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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Either paint the housing or swap in a DRL setup.
Painting the housing isn't going to solve his problem.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:45 PM   #10
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I too would like to figure out how to do this, i searched but had no luck
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #11
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Soo u guys are saying its bad if he buys that eBay led and use it as a drl? I think that shit would be sexy as fuck. Or am I missing something
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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Soo u guys are saying its bad if he buys that eBay led and use it as a drl? I think that shit would be sexy as fuck. Or am I missing something
Its not bad, Its just pointless to get them in the high beam section of the headlight When you can only run them when your lows are also on. Are there and DIY's on how to wire the DRL's or what material would be needed to make the conversion happen???
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #13
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You need the Canadian DRL system. I'm not entirely sure if the US fuse blocks have wiring or a slot for the DRL fuse, so you may need to actually get a Canadian fuse block and harness.

FYI, 1990 Canadian Accords have parking brake activated DRL's, however, the DRL's are your complete low beam lighting system. Corner lights & tail lights included.

1991-1993 used the high beam bulb at a reduced output.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #14
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You need the Canadian DRL system. I'm not entirely sure if the US fuse blocks have wiring or a slot for the DRL fuse, so you may need to actually get a Canadian fuse block and harness.

FYI, 1990 Canadian Accords have parking brake activated DRL's, however, the DRL's are your complete low beam lighting system. Corner lights & tail lights included.

1991-1993 used the high beam bulb at a reduced output.
Eeeee seems like alot of work. Im sure ill get around to it though if i decide to keep the coupe. Per say i was to decide to get it done, would you mr crazymikey be willing to pull those parts for me and ship em..?
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I've pulled one fuse block so far, but haven't shipped it to the buyer yet.

I have no clue what's involved to wire the DRLs up to a USDM car.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #16
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I've pulled one fuse block so far, but haven't shipped it to the buyer yet.

I have no clue what's involved to wire the DRLs up to a USDM car.
Seems like im going to have to start researching this, I know a guy with a CD5 who has them wired up. Should be fairly similar to a CB
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #17
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Probably. Let me know what you find out.

Fuse blocks cost me $40.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #18
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what if you connect some 3k yellow HIDs to the low beam wire harness???just like you do with the HIDs on the low beam side.....
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #19
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I found a thread of a member who was going.to use the Canadian daytime running light relay for a Canadian CB and use that. I may just get the led for now
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:46 PM   #20
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Its not bad, Its just pointless to get them in the high beam section of the headlight When you can only run them when your lows are also on. Are there and DIY's on how to wire the DRL's or what material would be needed to make the conversion happen???
Ohhh now I see what u guys mean..damn so much for that plan lol.
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