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Old 06-25-2015, 06:56 PM   #1
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RS fogs/DRLs

Just bought a 2011 RS. After reading some of the threads on the forums, I suspect that my car has been modified re: the fogs/DRL.

On mine, the fogs do not function as DRLs. Vehicle running, but the headlights off, nothing. Turn on the parking lights, the fogs come on, along with the halos, side markers, tail lights, etc. They stay on when the headlights are fully on, and stay on whether the headlights are on low- or high-beam.

My suspicion is that the fogs have been rewired to the parking light circuit. Not a big deal, but as a first-time Camaro owner, I'm a little unclear on the stock configuration.

My understanding was that the stock config has the fogs function as DRLs, but they go out when the headlights are turned on and cannot be controlled otherwise.

Ideally, what I would like is is for the fogs and halos to function as DRLs, and to have a fog-light button in the headlight control to turn them on/off at will when the headlights are on, and also to have them stay off when the high-beams are turned on. Maybe I'm crazy, but this is the configuration I'm used to on my Ford trucks.

In any event, my car has no DRL function at the moment, and would like to get that going on. Seems like a waste to not show off the halos
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:38 PM   #2
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If you have an RS you have DRLs, not fog lights. Halos are not fog lights or DRLs. From the factory, they only come on when the car is on gear during the day. You can buy an aftermarket harness that will keep them on all the time. There is also a harness that keep both your DRLs and Halos on all the time. Gen5diy
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:54 PM   #3
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If you have an RS you have DRLs, not fog lights. Halos are not fog lights or DRLs. From the factory, they only come on when the car is on gear during the day. You can buy an aftermarket harness that will keep them on all the time. There is also a harness that keep both your DRLs and Halos on all the time. Gen5diy
That's what I understood, but my car has apparently been modded. Nothing up front lights up when the engine is running but the headlights are off. The lower fascia lights only come on with the parking lights, and stay on when the headlights are on, regardless of low/high beam setting. What I want is for the lower lights and halos to function as DRLs when the headlights are off, and for the halos to be on whenever the headlights are on (low and high beam), and for the lower fascia lights to be on with headlight low beam and off with headlight high beam. Not sure there is a kit for all of that, if I just need to get creative with some wiring.

One final thing, but I suspect this may be stock. The forward turn signals (inboard of the headlights) do not have a parking light function. They are only illuminate with the turn signals. I think this is stock, but if I can use some white/amber switchbacks and have them added to the DRL function (white on DRL, but dark when headlights are on, and only flashing amber on the turn signal), I would like that.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:58 PM   #4
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That's what I understood, but my car has apparently been modded. Nothing up front lights up when the engine is running but the headlights are off. The lower fascia lights only come on with the parking lights, and stay on when the headlights are on, regardless of low/high beam setting. What I want is for the lower lights and halos to function as DRLs when the headlights are off, and for the halos to be on whenever the headlights are on (low and high beam), and for the lower fascia lights to be on with headlight low beam and off with headlight high beam. Not sure there is a kit for all of that, if I just need to get creative with some wiring.

One final thing, but I suspect this may be stock. The forward turn signals (inboard of the headlights) do not have a parking light function. They are only illuminate with the turn signals. I think this is stock, but if I can use some white/amber switchbacks and have them added to the DRL function (white on DRL, but dark when headlights are on, and only flashing amber on the turn signal), I would like that.
Ok, to start out take a look in your right wheel well to see if you have a harness installed if your drls and your hids are on at the same time.(you'll need to remove the three screws holding the wheel cover on and then peel back the wheel well cover) If your Camaro was stock your parking lights are not on when your hids are on.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:15 PM   #5
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Contact Ofer at Gen5diy.com, he can help you out
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:28 PM   #6
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