I have a 2004 9-3 Aero with the HIDs. They work, the self-leveling works, the bulbs are new, the lenses are clear, but they are very, very dim. When I first got the car, it was set to open the shutters (and maybe brighten the bulbs?) for high beams. I reprogrammed it to be US Spec and use the H7s for the high beams.

I am wondering if I can somehow keep the HID shutters open for my low beams? Is there a mechanical way to open them? Or electronically short them open?