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So here's your issues...

1. If I am correct, your DRL's are simply your high beams that take lower voltage. Once you flip your head lights on, your DRL's turn off and then when you flip your high beams on they receive the full 12Vdc. Someone correct me if I am wrong here... I don't believe they do this by changing the current.

If I am correct, you have two options...

1. Pull your DRL fuse and setup a stand alone circuit to run your DRL's. That way you can turn them on or off when ever you want.

2. Otherwise you need to loose your high beams. Connect a relay to the end of the high beam harness. When the relay sees the 6Vdc on one side it will trip the other side and allow power to flow through the circuit turning on your custom DRL's. (more complicated than that of course but hopefully you know how to wire relays).
- Then you may want to consider Bi-Zenons projectors so you can get high beams back.
 

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Can you verify if there are only two wires going to your DRL's/Highbeams now, or are there three?

- If there are only 2 wires, revert to my original post
- If there are 3 wires, you may be able to keep your stock high beams by figuring out which wire gets power when your DRL's are supposed to be on, and which wire receives power when your high beams are supposed to be on. Use the DRL power wire to switch your relay and power what ever you want. Then keep the highbeam wire attached to the bulb so you can still flip your high beams on as well.
 

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they get pretty hot - very hot actually... so much so that i thought it was potentially dangerous and removed the led drls in an old setup of mine. anything plastic or rubber that comes in contact with the resistor boxes may melt on you and that would be an expensive price for led drls.

as you mentioned the best way to go about this mod is to determine which wire is the positive drl lead, cut it, and redirect it to your led array. highs should in turn not be impacted. i'm positive i have seen posts about this mod here so do some digging to find which wire to cut.
That probably because the relays were being sent straight to ground. The current being dumped to ground was so high that it was creating high heat dissipation. ^Current on small wires = ^heat. You would either need to find different relays that fit the specs you need so that they didnt dump so much current/ heat away, or try adding a resistor to the ground connection coming off the relay.
 

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I wired LEDS to stay on whenever the car is on. So they function as my DRLs during the day and stay on as accent lighting at night. I wired into the power socket in the center console (which is hot whenever the car is on) and grounded directly to the battery.
What happens if its winter, and your sitting in a dirt parking lot, looking over the air port, trying to get a few "kisses" in with the girl. You need to have the car running to keep her warm, but you dont want to attract any attention with lights?

Now what big guy.... now what????
 
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