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I've got HID low beams, halogen high beams, regular turn signals & brake lights...all other bulbs are LEDs. I think it looks pretty good & tbh it's an easy cop out around any flickering LED issues
 

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I have HID low beams also. I have LED high beams only. No combination DRL and LED parking lights. I'm too lazy to replace the bulbs in the other areas for now until bulb burns out which is never. I finally replace a bulb in my Supra since I bot it brand new in 12/86 after 20 years. (rear tail lights, license plate light and side markers, still going strong after 30years)
 

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No way to fix flickering for the DRL on an 03+. Instead of PWM they use voltage as far as I can tell, so most LEDs either flicker or run full power. Both of which are bad.
Thanks for the heads up, I appreciate your thoughts. I've given up on LEDs for the DRLs, so I got one setup for high beams only, which is fine by me. I got the LEDs to work on the parking lights and they light up with the headlamps on low beams so I'm cool with it. Maybe there's a solution to this issue sometime in the future. The stock DRL bulbs are so wimpy, :(.
 

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I use a newer halogen bulb as my high beam bulb. It requires minimal modification to trim the plastic tab that screws it into place & it’s still yellow in color(probably 4K or so) however the light output is incredible and it supposedly uses less power than a traditional halogen bulb. If you’re going for that aesthetic premium upgrade look for the DRLs this bulb won’t do it. If you want great visibility with the high beams then it fits the bill perfectly
 

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I'm unsure what you mean. The DRL is the high beam on 03s. It's the low beam on 00-02s.
You are correct. I misstated my comment earlier. The DRL is the same bulb as the high beam bulb. I replaced it with a LED bulb and attached a capacitor to stop the flickering in DRL mode, but the LED does not work in DRL mode with the capacitor coupling, so I'm ok with that setup, it just lights up on high beam without flickering. I have LEDs in the parking light socket and use the parking light mode to light up the LED. The LED parking lights up with my halogen low beams. Until I find a way to stop the flickering in DRL mode I'm happy with the setup for now. As you correctly stated that the voltages are different in the two modes so the LEDs are not currently designed to accommodate the voltage variation.
 

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Has anyone tried out Headlight Experts LED kits that will accommodate high beams and DRL lights? They go for 100 bucks with CANBUS cord.
 

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I checked out the site and they are offering 50 bucks for the H3/9005 bulb which is what I am looking for. Have experienced any flickering issues, since every one of these LED bulbs have flickering issues. I tried them all. Hikari, Sealtite, a few others and they all flicker on the DRL mode. Thanks for your input, much appreciated.
 

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Wait, why do you need a 9005? I thought you were looking for an H4, which fits the 00-02 headlights.

Yes so far there's no way to get rid of flickering with the Spyder because it uses an odd DRL system. Gotta disable DRLs with LEDs unfortunately. HIDs too. On 00-02 models the DRLs are worthless anyway, it uses the low beam which isn't easily visible (because it's designed not to glare, when DRLs are SUPPOSED to glare).
 

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Halo buddy, I have an '04 so I'm trying to find an LED that does not flicker. I have not found the perfect fit yet in my quest. And thank you for your efforts in aiding my predicament, as I appreciate cyclehead, souric( I can't remember his handle correctly), and you for all your knowledge and sharing your knowledge with us spyder "newbies".
 

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Halo buddy, I have an '04 so I'm trying to find an LED that does not flicker. I have not found the perfect fit yet in my quest. And thank you for your efforts in aiding my predicament, as I appreciate cyclehead, souric( I can't remember his handle correctly), and you for all your knowledge and sharing your knowledge with us spyder "newbies".
I forgot to state that that its in the owners manual.
 
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