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03 toyota corolla hids

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Forum Name: Lights, Neon, LEDs, HIDs
Forum Discription: Under Car Lighting, Strobe Lights, Fog Lights, Headlights, HIDs, DRL, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Dashboard Lights, WigWag, etc.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=130161
Printed Date: September 30, 2022 at 8:09 PM


Topic: 03 toyota corolla hids

Posted By: lakers123
Subject: 03 toyota corolla hids
Date Posted: January 11, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Hi
I have an 03 toyota corolla with daytime running lights(DRL) after installing a HID conversion kit I get flickering lights, any suggestions on how to fix this problem I'm having? Thanks



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Posted By: ceasar326
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 7:16 AM
You need to get high intensity discharge Anti-Flicker capacitors. Really comment on most vehicles like dodge, chevy, chryslers. I sell a lot of HID's and the flickering is really comment. Depending we're u buy your set they should have the capasitors.




Posted By: xchrisx
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM
you can also get the AC ballasts for future reference rather than DC ballasts. The AC ballasts are guaranteed not to ever flicker!

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Posted By: lakers123
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM
Thanks for your response. I did buy a relay kit for it that it was supposed to fix this issue ,but it didn't. Not sure where to get or what capacitor to get. It's really annoying having them flicker. I also failed to mention that being that I have DRL , they only flicker if I don't manually turn the light switch on.




Posted By: xchrisx
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM
Huh...try metering the headlights with the switch off and them only on with the DRL, maybe its not at 12v, maybe close to it like 11.4-11.7v which is causing the flickering?posted_image If that is the case, hook the relay up to the factory headlight wires with a relay so it will be at 12v all the time when the car is on.

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Posted By: lakers123
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 5:46 PM
Thanks again! Your right about the 12volt, but not sure exactly on how to wire the relay




Posted By: xchrisx
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 8:49 PM
87 to + on the headlight side for both the left and right lights
86 to + on the headlight switch side
30 to + on the battery
85 to - (you can probably splice in the - from the headlight wiring but if that doesn't work, then just ground it to the chassis of the car)

So you will end up cutting one of the + headlight wires in half for the OEM headlight wiring, not the HID kit and putting the side closest to the headlight pigtail to 87 with one more wire attached for the other headlight on the relay and the switch side to 86 on the relay.

You WILL need to have 2 wires coming from 87 on the relay, one going to the driver side headlight and the other going to the + of the passenger side headlight.

This should fix your problem and will have 12v whether the headlight switch is on or it is just the DRL's running the lights.

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Posted By: 91stt
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM
The duty cycle of the DRL relay output is probably causing the flickering. If you cut and ground the RED / black wires at the headlights, it should solve the flickering problem. Just make sure you insulate the relay side of the wire before wrapping everything up.

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This information is provided only as a reference.
All circuits should be verified with a digital multi-meter prior to making any connections.




Posted By: xchrisx
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM
91stt] wrote:

The duty cycle of the DRL relay output is probably causing the flickering. If you cut and ground the RED / black wires at the headlights, it should solve the flickering problem. Just make sure you insulate the relay side of the wire before wrapping everything up.

if you do that then i believe you will no longer have DRL's....I could be wrong, I didn't look up what the RED / black wire was for, but I'd imagine cutting a wire in half and just taping one side off and grounding the other side would just eliminate something...

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Posted By: oldspark
Date Posted: January 12, 2012 at 11:56 PM
If you're adding a relay, take the +12V from the battery (with fuse). That should be the smoothest power around (the battery is a cap).




Posted By: 91stt
Date Posted: January 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM
The RED / black wire is a modulated ground and steady ground in normal operation.
It may work if you use a relay on the RED / black wire to supply the ground instead. You will have to experiment to determine it appropriateness. Wire the relay as follows:

85 = RED / black drl relay side
86 = +12V
30 = RED / black headlight side
87 = chassis ground
87a = no connection

Install a diode across the relay terminals 85 and 86. The cathode (band side) of the diode should be connected to terminal 86 and the anode to 85.

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This information is provided only as a reference.
All circuits should be verified with a digital multi-meter prior to making any connections.





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