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I've had my halos installed and working for a few days now, and while I love the mod in general I'm starting to rethink running them off of a remote.

The main issue is, when it comes to keys and key chains, I'm a "less is more" guy. Typically, I only want my car key and house key - that's it. No rewards cards or key chains or extra keys. And while the halo remote is small and compact, it's basically another key FOB to carry around. I tried it for a few days, but don't like it...and, on two occasions I've bumped the button and turned the halos on. Luckily, I was by my car on both occasions and noticed so I didn't run the battery down.

Not wanting to carry the remote, I ended up leaving it in the car. The problem there is, I can't tell when the lights are off or on. I hit the button to turn them on and the red light on the remote operates, but when I get to my destination I hit the button again and get out of the car to find I actually just turned the lights on. A couple of times, I got out of the car , locked it and walked into work, then remembered and had to go back outside, see if the lights were on (they were), open the car and turn them off, double-check to make sure they are off, then re-lock the car. There's no doubt that it's just a matter of time before I forget about them and run my battery dead - and yes, when this happens I'll blame it on having a remote instead of switches. :browsmiley:

So...not sure what I'm going to do at this point. Most likely, I'll leave it on just the remote until I do end up killing my battery, at which point I'll either try to install some kind of indicator light (if this is even possible) or wire it directly to a switch inside.
 

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You may not want to go to the extent I did with mine, but here's the scoop.

I wanted my halos to function as daytime running lights, so I actually mounted a microswitch in the shifter (it's an automatic) so that the shift lever closes a circuit off of keyed accessory power and lights the halos when I shift into drive. They don't light up at any other time. In the circuit I wired a relay so that when I'm in drive and turn on the headlights, the halos go out.
 

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About the lights running down the battery ummm I left them on in the garage all night one time about 15 hrs and she started right up lol I guess they do not draw much power.
Just so you don't worry much
 
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