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Is it possible? I noticed that I do not have the high beams anymore. It's not that big of a deal, as i do not use the high beams that often. I do go camping several times a year and sometimes you have to drive down roads with animals at night.
 

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It's NOT possible since it's the same bulb. You have to be crazy to disable high beams for 'cool' DRLs, but it's your life; just don't drive with your family at night. And you also lose the ability to flash the high beams for daylilght highway use. I HATE how DRLs look (except on BMWs), but form should always follow function, so will leave mine alone... unless somebody with access to a service manual tell me how to disable them (headlights have no fuses or relays on the 2 available fuse/relay boxes).
 

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Someone should figure out how to rewire the DRLs to the parking lamps. It's perfectly fine to use those as DRL which would leave the high beam open to use however!
 

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Yep you can replace the DRL with a Halogen bulb if you want the white HID look without loosing highbeams. For example Putco has some lights in cool white so about 5000k, nitro blue 6000k and 4300k temps. They are just like Halogen bulbs so you don't loose any functions. Pretty much they are halogen bulbs with tinted glass to give it that color. Life expectancy is unknown though. For example the Silverstar Ultra is supposed to give you the white look but they last like a year only, so hopefully the Putco's last a bit longer. I have ordered the Nitro Blue to replace the LED's I got just cause the LEDs have been having issues with loose connection. They haven't made it yet.
 

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Replacing the bulb with a 'whiter' one is definitely your best bet, as it works as the stock bulb indeed. What you cannot do is put an LED and retain the high beams. I replaced the stock DRL bulb on my M3 (looked like crap stock, very yellow due to the low voltage) with a 'GP Thunders' in 8K temperature (it's just for reference, as those numbers are not right on a bulb like that), and now look pretty white. I might do that on this car too.

 

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QUOTE (Souks @ May 17 2010, 12:22 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=323573
Yep you can replace the DRL with a Halogen bulb if you want the white HID look without loosing highbeams. For example Putco has some lights in cool white so about 5000k, nitro blue 6000k and 4300k temps. They are just like Halogen bulbs so you don't loose any functions. Pretty much they are halogen bulbs with tinted glass to give it that color. Life expectancy is unknown though. For example the Silverstar Ultra is supposed to give you the white look but they last like a year only, so hopefully the Putco's last a bit longer. I have ordered the Nitro Blue to replace the LED's I got just cause the LEDs have been having issues with loose connection. They haven't made it yet.
I have 8000k HIDs in my low beams and its really annoying me how i turn on my highs and its two different colors. Do you think if i run to my local auto part store like a PEP BOYS or something i can get just a replacement bulb to go in the DRL/high beams to sort of match the color as best i can?
 

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QUOTE (Jamie M @ May 17 2010, 01:47 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=323683
I have 8000k HIDs in my low beams and its really annoying me how i turn on my highs and its two different colors. Do you think if i run to my local auto part store like a PEP BOYS or something i can get just a replacement bulb to go in the DRL/high beams to sort of match the color as best i can?

Absolutely; it's going to match a lot better for sure. All those 'hyperwhite' type bulbs have over a regular bulb is just a coating that when bulb is energized they resemble the color temperature advertised. HP Thunders make them in 8K, and they're like $20 per pair.
 

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QUOTE (elp_jc @ May 17 2010, 12:45 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=323578
Replacing the bulb with a 'whiter' one is definitely your best bet, as it works as the stock bulb indeed. What you cannot do is put an LED and retain the high beams. I replaced the stock DRL bulb on my M3 (looked like crap stock, very yellow due to the low voltage) with a 'GP Thunders' in 8K temperature (it's just for reference, as those numbers are not right on a bulb like that), and now look pretty white. I might do that on this car too.

I did the same on my 335 - however I just went with 5k bulbs.
 

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QUOTE (elp_jc @ May 17 2010, 03:21 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=323711
Absolutely; it's going to match a lot better for sure. All those 'hyperwhite' type bulbs have over a regular bulb is just a coating that when bulb is energized they resemble the color temperature advertised. HP Thunders make them in 8K, and they're like $20 per pair.
thanks alot. I went to the store today and bought them but i got the wrong ones by accident. haha. Im going to look into those HP Thunders, $20 a pair isnt a bad price i paid $32 for the wrong ones haha.
 

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http://www.hidlightsusa.com/shopping.asp?c...8500k&sc=H7

this place has H7 headlights in 8500k color 7500k color and 3000k color. But because they are not HID i dont think they will be terribly blue if you guys dont want that. They describe their lights as "white" so well see. They are only charging 13.98. I dont know about shipping i havent got that far yet but they ship from GA so anyone in the states shouldnt be too much.

Im ordering them probably tomorrow so i will try and post and tell what i found and what i think about them, ill try for pics as well
 

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PIAA H7 Intense White Halogen Light Bulbs also look like an alternative to consider, although the limited lifetime is also a potentail draw back.
 

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QUOTE (RamKat @ May 18 2010, 12:51 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=324015
PIAA H7 Intense White Halogen Light Bulbs also look like an alternative to consider, although the limited lifetime is also a potentail draw back.
Yea i found that also. After more research i found that Philips also has bulbs to give a HID look. They are a bit more expensive though
 

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QUOTE (Jamie M @ May 18 2010, 01:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=324029
Yea i found that also. After more research i found that Philips also has bulbs to give a HID look. They are a bit more expensive though
As soon as I am happy with my 4500K 35W HID setup I am going to order a pair of H7 Extreme Whites from PIAA to match the color (when switching between high and low beams) Gut feel is that the life time should be longer when using them as DRLs, but that ius only a gut feel.
 

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QUOTE (RamKat @ May 18 2010, 06:39 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=324106
As soon as I am happy with my 4500K 35W HID setup I am going to order a pair of H7 Extreme Whites from PIAA to match the color (when switching between high and low beams) Gut feel is that the life time should be longer when using them as DRLs, but that ius only a gut feel.
Yea i have 8000k HIDs so they are more blue then your HIDs. The problem is idk if i can find regular "imitation" HID bulbs to match that blue of my low beams.
 
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