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    Default Captiva Sport HID Flicker

    I'm just curious on how you can run HID's with DRL's without having the bulbs flicker. I just bypassed my DRL on my last vehicle, not sure what to do on the Captiva.
    2012 Chevy Captiva Sport LT V6 (The Spanish Prison)

    MODS:

    Cobra 19 Ultra II CB and some generic CB antenna.
    55W 10000K HID High Beams (just to remind the wonderful citizens of Hampton that their High Beams are on)

    Upcoming mods:

    [_] Exhaust [_]Subwoofers [_]More HID's [_]LED's [_]MORE LIGHTS!!! [_]Carr Light Bar w/ 3 or 4 in round off-road lights. [_]Black out Badges [_]Black out exhaust tips [_]Black out imitation skid plates on front and rear [_]Hopefully find a way to keep fogs, low beams, and high beams on at the same time

    Jason

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    Use a relay kit wired directly to the battery with the HID kit. It then only uses the power from youor lights to turn on the ballast with full power from the battery directly. Its the cheapest solution to flicker in the HIDs about $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    Use a relay kit wired directly to the battery with the HID kit. It then only uses the power from youor lights to turn on the ballast with full power from the battery directly. Its the cheapest solution to flicker in the HIDs about $10.
    Where can I find such a kit?
    2012 Chevy Captiva Sport LT V6 (The Spanish Prison)

    MODS:

    Cobra 19 Ultra II CB and some generic CB antenna.
    55W 10000K HID High Beams (just to remind the wonderful citizens of Hampton that their High Beams are on)

    Upcoming mods:

    [_] Exhaust [_]Subwoofers [_]More HID's [_]LED's [_]MORE LIGHTS!!! [_]Carr Light Bar w/ 3 or 4 in round off-road lights. [_]Black out Badges [_]Black out exhaust tips [_]Black out imitation skid plates on front and rear [_]Hopefully find a way to keep fogs, low beams, and high beams on at the same time

    Jason

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    Anyone who sells the HID kits also sells the relay kits

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    I have this one. It is high quality, not cheap ebay crap. two things that I will not cheap out on, headlights and brakes. it has 2 relays, so if one relay fails you will at least have one headlight that still works. took about 10 minutes to install.

    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3182

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I have this one. It is high quality, not cheap ebay crap. two things that I will not cheap out on, headlights and brakes. it has 2 relays, so if one relay fails you will at least have one headlight that still works. took about 10 minutes to install.

    http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3182
    and that was the problem I had with my old car, only 1 relay, and I'd blow through it once a month. had to keep extra ones in stock.
    2012 Chevy Captiva Sport LT V6 (The Spanish Prison)

    MODS:

    Cobra 19 Ultra II CB and some generic CB antenna.
    55W 10000K HID High Beams (just to remind the wonderful citizens of Hampton that their High Beams are on)

    Upcoming mods:

    [_] Exhaust [_]Subwoofers [_]More HID's [_]LED's [_]MORE LIGHTS!!! [_]Carr Light Bar w/ 3 or 4 in round off-road lights. [_]Black out Badges [_]Black out exhaust tips [_]Black out imitation skid plates on front and rear [_]Hopefully find a way to keep fogs, low beams, and high beams on at the same time

    Jason

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