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Daytime Running Lights

Hello i have a Honda Prelude 98 and Im in need of advice regarding the the installation for my daytime running lights.

My sister got me daytime running lights for my 19th birthday the other week and it didnt come with instructions on how to install them but just a simple winging diagram on how its meant to be.

i have a module that has 5 wires, 2 of em has to go to the DRLs and the other 3 are black, red and yellow.

The black wire has to be connected to the negative of the battery so it shouldnt be a problem.
The yellow wire has to be connected to the parking lights so what im thinking of doing since the wires already connected to the module is not too long, is to connect it directly to the parking light wire which is the red wire with the black stripe (need to make sure if that colour is right) by using a Scotchlok quick splice.

However, im looking for a wire to connect the red wire to on the engine bay that has a constant 12 V. Im thinking of the wire in the ignition switch but its too far. Another option is to connect it to the battery directly but i tried doing it before even when the engine is off just connecting the black and red wire to the battery directly and the light goes on and doesnt go off. (maybe its because i havent connected the yellow wire to the parking lights? im not sure whatll happen there)

if anyone has advice for me where to find a constant 12V wire in the engine bay please do say so, and if i should use the scotchlok for it too, etc.
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wuxxw6h1pjbqwvx/s05SQb4Nnw
There's a link to download a repair manual. It has wiring diagrams. I'd say don't hook directly to the battery w/o a kill switch inside the car or the lights will always stay on.
Your ignition is a good place because it would turn on the lights when you start the car. Your radio circuit is another choice. But whatever you do my opinion would be to have an off/on toggle or something so you can choose to run them or not.

Search fog lights here at pz. There may be step by step instructions.
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how about directly connecting it to the battery and adding a switch to it? would that be ok?
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It could work. Many do their stereo that way. Just take your time and tuck your wiresinstead of just draping them any ole way.
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Before choosing a 12 volt source consider the current draw of your new lights and how it will affect the circuit you choose.
You want to choose a circuit that is "hot" while the car is running, not something that is an accessory like your radio circuit. You don't want your DRL's on when you're parked listening to the radio....or do you?

Post more info on the DRL kit or your wiring diagram.

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@Q: would it be practical to use the climate control circuit? Too much added draw?
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