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Old 07-21-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Where are the DRL's?

I'm looking at all the videos we see posted here and the Yellow one comes out with all the lights on so we can't see the DRL's and the Red one has no lights and no DRL's on it visible at all.

Who has more info?
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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I would assume its the ring that makes that halo effect. If your looking for pictures theres plenty on this thread.
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perhaps the halos r the drl and after a certain time the headlights and fog light click in. kinda like how the bmw's run it
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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Actually I found a good picture for the Day time running lamps. At the top of this page.
http://jalopnik.com/5027353/jalopnik...veil-live+blog
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:25 PM   #5
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Actually I found a good picture for the Day time running lamps. At the top of this page.
http://jalopnik.com/5027353/jalopnik...veil-live+blog
Thanks. I hope they work like you guys say! That would be cool!
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Well, the parking lamps (blinkers) are on in that picture also. So we can't be sure the halo's are going to be the DRL's.

If indeed the halo's ARE the DRL's, they will be the first ones I didn't want to disable.
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Well, the parking lamps (blinkers) are on in that picture also. So we can't be sure the halo's are going to be the DRL's.

If indeed the halo's ARE the DRL's, they will be the first ones I didn't want to disable.

I hope they are too because they DO look cool.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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I'm looking at all the videos we see posted here and the Yellow one comes out with all the lights on so we can't see the DRL's and the Red one has no lights and no DRL's on it visible at all.

Who has more info?
I know BMW's and Audi's use the halo's as DRL's. It would make sense since I don't know of any HID setup that uses the Xenon as the DRL and the other halogen in the setup would be the high beams.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:41 PM   #9
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The DRLs would have to be the amber parking/turnsignal lamps inside the grille, because if you've all been paying attention, the halos are OPTIONAL as part of the RS package with HID headlamps.

If you opt for an LS or LT without the RS package, you will get halogen headlamps and no halos.

So, that would have to make the parking lamps the DRLs.
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The DRLs would have to be the amber parking/turnsignal lamps inside the grille, because if you've all been paying attention, the halos are OPTIONAL as part of the RS package with HID headlamps.

If you opt for an LS or LT without the RS package, you will get halogen headlamps and no halos.

So, that would have to make the parking lamps the DRLs.

Not necessarily.


The HID lamps could have Halo DRLs and the regular lamps could have either high beams for DRL or turn signals for DRL. It would be the most logical use for them.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:49 PM   #11
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The DRLs would have to be the amber parking/turnsignal lamps inside the grille, because if you've all been paying attention, the halos are OPTIONAL as part of the RS package with HID headlamps.

If you opt for an LS or LT without the RS package, you will get halogen headlamps and no halos.

So, that would have to make the parking lamps the DRLs.
Logical sense there. I don't like DRLs on my cars anyway, unless the Halo rings are the DRLs, i'll be defeating them as well.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:51 PM   #12
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Not necessarily.


The HID lamps could have Halo DRLs and the regular lamps could have either high beams for DRL or turn signals for DRL. It would be the most logical use for them.
I think that would necessitate too many different wiring and schematic configurations to be cost effective. Don't you think making one set of parking/turnsignal/DRL lamps and harnesses for every car that comes down the line is alot more cost effective than different wiring harnesses for the same thing based on what a customer orders?
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It all depends on how you set it up. Some manufactures don't have halos as DRL's but MOST do. In this case I'm certain that THESE halos are DRL's. Otherwise the turn signals are DRL's just like the Cobalt and other similar vehicles.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:17 PM   #14
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Another option is both halos and the turn signals are DRL's. I know that the BMW's all have them activated (halos) for DRL's.
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Another option is both halos and the turn signals are DRL's. I know that the BMW's all have them activated (halos) for DRL's.
Ya but BMW has a bit more leeway in terms of what they can do because people are paying 2 to 3 times as much for one. I agree with everyone who says that the DRL's will be common to all Camaro's and that probably means the amber lights. It would be cool if RS cars could turn on the Halos at will though.
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If indeed the halo's ARE the DRL's, they will be the first ones I didn't want to disable.

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The DRLs would have to be the amber parking/turnsignal lamps inside the grille, because if you've all been paying attention, the halos are OPTIONAL as part of the RS package with HID headlamps.

So, that would have to make the parking lamps the DRLs.
Could be the fog lights.

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I think that would necessitate too many different wiring and schematic configurations to be cost effective.
Nope, same harnesses, just change a setting in the computer.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:54 PM   #17
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Ya but BMW has a bit more leeway in terms of what they can do because people are paying 2 to 3 times as much for one. I agree with everyone who says that the DRL's will be common to all Camaro's and that probably means the amber lights. It would be cool if RS cars could turn on the Halos at will though.
Actually, you can turn them 'off' at will! AND if you can turn them off you can turn them on!

In my cobalt and my saturn ION you can turn DRL's off if you want, theres an option right next to the steering wheel in both cars. I would then assume that you have that option with the Camaro halos.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5322

Check this thread out! Look at all the pictures with the DRL's running in multiple shots. To say the least, its VERY impressive!

RS is the way to go! I'd suggest sacrificing a few extra $$ for this option, if you can of course. Enjoy! I know I am.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:57 PM   #18
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Here is an example.

EDIT: Didn't realize that 'theholycow' had provided a pic as well.

EDIT#2: Here is an even cooler one!
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If you notice, on the piture that theholycow posted up, the amber side marker is lit too.... doesnt that usually only come one is the parking lights are on. If you look at at fastball's sig picture, there are no DRL's or parking lights, or any lights on the front end that are lit. Maybe it doesn have DRL's. I dont know, I'm just SUPER guessing.
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Actually, you can turn them 'off' at will! AND if you can turn them off you can turn them on!

In my cobalt and my saturn ION you can turn DRL's off if you want, theres an option right next to the steering wheel in both cars. I would then assume that you have that option with the Camaro halos.
Not all cars give you the ability to disable the DRL's.

My '02 Camaro didn't, nor does my '05 Aveo.

My '00 S10 did though.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:51 PM   #21
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Not all cars give you the ability to disable the DRL's.

My '02 Camaro didn't, nor does my '05 Aveo.

My '00 S10 did though.
My Impreza lights are always on.
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In my cobalt and my saturn ION you can turn DRL's off if you want, theres an option right next to the steering wheel in both cars. I would then assume that you have that option with the Camaro halos.
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Actually, if you have a stick, the DRLs only turn off when the E-brake is activated, and on an auto, the DRLs only turn off when in park. (Unless your car is really different...)
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:14 PM   #23
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I think that would necessitate too many different wiring and schematic configurations to be cost effective. Don't you think making one set of parking/turnsignal/DRL lamps and harnesses for every car that comes down the line is alot more cost effective than different wiring harnesses for the same thing based on what a customer orders?
It really depends on how they wire it up.. if the high beams are the DRL on the Halogen bulbs, then it wouldn't be any different then the Halo's in terms of wiring.

I really hope that the amber parking lines are not the DRLs.. i hate amber DRLs... If they are, they're getting an ol' fasion disable on my ride. I'll have the Halo's so it'll be legal.
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I don't mind DRL's at all, and having them saves on insurance money - so I'm all for them no matter what they look like.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:10 AM   #25
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Actually, if you have a stick, the DRLs only turn off when the E-brake is activated, and on an auto, the DRLs only turn off when in park. (Unless your car is really different...)
I really havn't gotten into too much research in this DRL business but from what I remember from messing with the lights, I had the DRL's turned off for about a week and activated them for no reason after that. Why I turned them off? I don't know, just seeing what was possible.
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