So, when I got this car back, I noticed that one of the plastic light-diffusers covering the city lights in my eBay housings had fallen off and was just sitting in the bottom of the housing, so I decided it was time to make the lights "just the way I want them".
From the factory, the car uses the low beams as DRLs. You can easily disable them by bending or removing a pin in the headlight switch housing, but the problem is that the car then wont pass safety in Ontario. Also, it means you have no headlights just driving around in the daytime, and you could get pulled over by the fuzz for not having functioning DRLs. Lame. But reality.
The car also has "city lights". Stock, these are a couple of peanut bulbs that come on when you turn on the headlight switch. The only time these peanut bulbs are on, without the low/high beams drowning them out, is when you have the parking brake on. Which is all fine and dandy if you like to park the car a lot, with the key on, to look at your city lights, but pretty useless otherwise.
Many people have come up with some funky ways of using the city lights as DRLs but I think the way I've done it here is BY FAR the simplest and most elegant solution. But before we get into that, let's have a look at what I did to my cheap eBay headlight housings.