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Old 12-23-2011, 10:54 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default How To Wire Park Lights As DRL

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This should make the parking lights come on when the car is taken out of park.

Besides crimp connectors, scotch locks/taps, and some wire, all you need material wise is going to be a 5 pin relay and 2 fuse holders.

What you are going to want to do is over ride the IPDM when it comes to turning on the parking lights. Real simple but you have to do it at the source, which is the IPDM. You want to find the output for parking/tail lights. It is going to be a Red wire with a Lavender stripe in the pin #22 position. That wire is going to get cut and wired into the NC(normally closed) contacts on the relay. This will allow the combination switch to still control the lights. The IPDM side of the wire will goto pin#87A the other side will goto pin#30 on the relay. Pin#87 will connect to a power source. Pin#85 to a grounding point. Pin#86 to the PNP(Park/Neutral Position switch).

Where to find the PNP signal is the fun part for you. I know it is in the radio harness on the 07-08 because the NIRD-01 module that i installed to keep the drivers information display functioning has a PNP signal from it that i connected to the kenwood dnx9140 to stop video playback when the car is in motion. No idea if there is a PNP signal in the 04-06 radio harness. If there is one then you are going to have to probe every wire for the one that has voltage on it only when the car is not in park. This may also be on the unit that controls the 04-06 drivers information display. Or you can skip that and go straight to the ECM to get the PNP signal. It will be a Green with White stripe wire in the pin #102 position. Do not cut this wire, instead use a scotch lock to tap into the wire just like when installing resistors for LED's in the turn signals.

Anywhere that you are getting power from, always fuse it at the source. The power that you connect to Pin #87 on the relay, use a 15amp fuse. For the tap for the PNP signal put a smaller one in there. The coil in a standard BOSCH style relay is 75ohms with a current draw of about 0.1amps to 0.2amps. A 1amp fuse should do since you probably wont find a smaller one.

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Excellent deatiled instructions.

Of course I lost you at IPDM.

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okay so can you just add a couple drl strips to my front bumper...how do i just do that to have them run with heads fogs and parking lights
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Originally Posted by onyx6gmax View Post
okay so can you just add a couple drl strips to my front bumper...how do i just do that to have them run with heads fogs and parking lights
With a couple LED strips, i wouldn't bother using a relay since they will not draw too much additional current. Just tap into the power source that you want to use. I would use the parking light. Wire color will be Red with a Lavender stripe.
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ok thanks i have decided against them i just dont think they will fit the blacked out theme of my car im planning on doing lol slowly but surely and going for a stealth/stock look isnt going to work with 2 12" led drls on my lower grill thanks though thats great info for later
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