1996 Oldsmobile Aurora HID Conversion with DRL

  • V8
  • FWD
  • 106,000 MILES
I just installed a 9006 (Low Beam) HID Conversion on my 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora.

After much research, I found that it was in my best interest to install a relay for the HID system for various reasons. I also found out that HID systems do not get along with DRLs. Using DRL and HID can cause flickering and decrease bulb life. So, I disconnected the DRL resistor in the engine compartment.

My problem is even after the relay harness installation and DRL resistor disconnection the HIDs power up when the ignition is in run or the engine is started. I have no control of the low beam HIDs from the multifunction switch.

The DRLs are in theory disabled because the HIDs run at full power and not at decreased power and do not flicker. However, they remain on under conditions stated above.

I think this is being caused by the LCM and not by the DRL resistor. Which I believe the LCM receives information from the DRL resistor.

I would like to have full control of the low beams. Be able to turn them on and off on demand via the multifunction switch on the steering column.

There also should be no problems in doing this, if possible, because DRLs are not required any longer.

Thanks in advance!
Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 9:59 PM

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Fairly easy fix. You need to pop the trim in the very front of the dash off. In the center (the black bubble) is the ambient light sensor. Tie the pair of wires together, tape them and put it back together. This will make it so the lights are always off, regardless of how dark it is outside, until you turn them on.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 AT 4:06 PM

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