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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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HID Lighting - Disable DRL

Can I run HID lights without disabling DRL on my 2010 Sport Trac (just got her a couple of days ago)? Will my HID flicker?

I've read on the 08+ trucks, you'll have to go to the dealer to disable the DRL. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

If not, can somebody direct me to disable DRL and install HID light?

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K question is when you use your key phob does your head lights flash when you unlock/lock the truck ? If it does than yes you have to disable the DRL to use the HID, but if your truck doesn't flash the head lights then your good to go. My 2010 F150 doesn't flash the head lights, they come on when you shift it into gear.

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I didn't want to kill the Life of my HIDs with the constant flicker when i key fobbed locked
i disabled the DRL on my 02 Harley. I could show a pic of where it is for 97-03 F150
It was just a plug. I found it by accident.

pic is obviously not gonna help you but some it might. I hate DRL



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If you run a relay kit it will up the voltage for the DRL's..
So no need to disable them. The lites will come on with the proper amount of voltage and will work normal. If you don't have enough voltage. they will flicker.

I installed a set on my 2009 and lumberjack's 2010. and both work fine.
I disabled my illuminated entry because the lights would flash and stay on for a couple seconds and then shut off.. which is bad for them .


other then that. good to go!
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Great info!

Checked my key fob today at when I unlock my truck the foglights lit. SHould be fine installing HID kit on my headlights. I wonder how many of you uses HID as DRL?

If I want to install HID lights on my fogs, How do I prevent my fogs not to lit-up when I unlock my truck using the key fob?
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Check your manual. See if there is a option to disable illuminated entry.

It took a min to disable. it was a series of key turns and unlock/lock button presses within truck.

With the relay kit the headlights turn on/off just like factory. Difference is the headlights are getting full voltage on lowbeam when the DRL's are on.
Mine work same as lumberjacks. When my switch is in auto mode. During the day the lights are off when in park, but once you put it in gear the lights will turn on.
If it is dark out the lights are one once you turn on the key.
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Reviving an older post here...So with the 2009 and 2010, was it just a straight forward install with the HID's, or did you have to get the relay kit? I have a 2011 and when I use the key fob, the front marker lights illuminate.
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Reviving an older post here...So with the 2009 and 2010, was it just a straight forward install with the HID's, or did you have to get the relay kit? I have a 2011 and when I use the key fob, the front marker lights illuminate.
*cough* *cough*

sorry all that dust..

Relay kit required.
marker lights is fine. as long as the headlights don't come on.. check after dusk.. mine would come one only when it was dark out.
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So is this relay kit something you buy, or something you have to make up yourself?
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So is this relay kit something you buy, or something you have to make up yourself?
some kits come with. some you add to the kit. 10-20 bucks ish.
some with the connectors. easy to add-on if it doesn't come with.
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