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    Thread: DIM your DRL's - vagcom

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      08-10-2012 10:05 AM #1
      I am sure this has been discussed before...
      But for those looking to just DIM the DRL's I found it in Byte 24.
      I did have my DRL's turned off, but decided to turn back on for safety reasons.
      I dimmed mine to 55%. Has a nice low radiant glow now. Sorta like the euro driving look.

      You can find it in vcds:
      09 CENT ELEC
      Long Coding Helper
      Byte 24

      Factory had mine originally set at 92%. Just change that value to whatever you wish.

      Cheers

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      08-10-2012 06:37 PM #2
      keep in mind that halogen lights age faster when not at full illumination. The lower you go the faster the ageing.

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      08-10-2012 08:25 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by shawng View Post
      keep in mind that halogen lights age faster when not at full illumination. The lower you go the faster the ageing.
      Our old Jetta was Dimmed for 3 years and never had a problem... plus bulbs are cheap.

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      08-10-2012 08:36 PM #4
      Its ok to run halogens at less than 60% (as long as not 100% of the time -)

      Those equations are accurate until the point where the halogen cycle stops happening (approximately 80% of design voltage). Running halogen lamps below 80% won't hurt them as long as you don't do it excessively. When you run the lamp back up to 100%, the cycle begins again, and all of the tungsten on the quartz envelope turns back into tungsten bromide, and collects back on the filament. It's only when you run <80% for the majority of the lamp's life that the tungsten buildup greatly reduces output and lamp life.

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      08-10-2012 09:02 PM #5
      Good to see someone here knows about this. Hat's off magoo

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      08-10-2012 11:51 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by mymagoo View Post
      Its ok to run halogens at less than 60% (as long as not 100% of the time -)

      Those equations are accurate until the point where the halogen cycle stops happening (approximately 80% of design voltage). Running halogen lamps below 80% won't hurt them as long as you don't do it excessively. When you run the lamp back up to 100%, the cycle begins again, and all of the tungsten on the quartz envelope turns back into tungsten bromide, and collects back on the filament. It's only when you run <80% for the majority of the lamp's life that the tungsten buildup greatly reduces output and lamp life.
      What he said... sorry, couldn't resist.

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      08-14-2012 06:38 PM #7
      I just learned something totally new.

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