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Old 08-19-2002, 02:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs up New to me DRL disable actually works!

I have been asking around for quite some time on how to disable the DRLs while keeping the auto headlights.
All I get in response is the mod where you jump 2 circuits in the DRL module. Sure, you lose the DRLs this way, but it also knocks out the auto headlights.
Then I recently heard a mod that someone put forth, saying that they didn't want to lose the DRLs, so they weren't going to do the mod, but that it should work. So I decided to be guinea pig.
Here's the mod:
Unbolt the radio and pull it out, no need to unplug wiring.
Unclip DRL module from ductwork.
There are 2 plugs going into the module, you want the larger of the 2.
Cut the following wires:
Dark Blue
Lt. Blue
Dark Blue/White stripe
Lt. Blue/White stripe
Then permanantly connect together the wires as follows:
(This is the car side of the wires, module side of wires are abandoned.)
Lt. Blue/White stripe connects to Lt Blue.
Dark Blue/White stripe connects to Dark Blue.
Put module, radio, and bezel back.
Done

That's all. Now I have no DRLs and have kept my auto headlights.
Now we have mods for all 3 options:
1) Lose the auto lamps, keep the DRLs by pulling the sensor and replacing with a resistor.
2) Lose the DRLs, keep the auto lamps with the above mod.
3) Lose BOTH by opening the DRL module and bypassing the circuit noted in the other mod.

Take your pick.
Dave

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Old 08-19-2002, 02:56 PM   #2
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Nice job Dave.....!

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Old 08-19-2002, 03:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I can't take credit for this mod... I was just the one to put his car under the knife and try it. Thankfully it worked just fine.
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Old 08-20-2002, 09:28 AM   #4
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Aren't daytime running lights required by law? That's why I didn't mess with them - one more reason to get pulled over.

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The law requires car manufacturers put them on cars. I don't know anything about requiring you to keep them. I can't imagine an officer even noticing.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ratio411:
The law requires car manufacturers put them on cars.
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Seen any Fords with DRLs? I didn't think so.

It's not a law (yet) but rather a "suggested course of action"


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by rncotton:
Seen any Fords with DRLs? I didn't think so.
It's not a law (yet) but rather a "suggested course of action"
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You know, you're absolutely right, I never noticed.
That's why I said a lawman wouldn't notice, because so many cars don't have them and he doesn't have time to figure out what year a car is and if it should or shouldn't have them by law... but I guess it doesn't matter anyway.
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Why dont you people like the DRLs?
I had a 1995 and have been wanting them for some time!
I am thankful I have mine now!


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Why dont you people like the DRLs?
I had a 1995 and have been wanting them for some time!
I am thankful I have mine now!
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Don't get me wrong, I like the safety aspect of them on the highway, and when I am on a highway with any of my vehicles I will turn the headlights on (if they don't have DRLs). Around town though I don't feel DRLs are needed. They might be safer in town too, but it just seems like overkill to me. Then to top it off, I bought clear corners for the look of clear corners, with DRLs on you still have pumpkin corners.
I guess it's all in one's taste, and this is mine.
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Old 08-20-2002, 04:43 PM   #10
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I like them all, but wish there was a button to disable lights at night.. Guess it wouldnt' be to hard to set some kidna switch/relay up.

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Old 09-07-2013, 08:52 AM   #11
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Re: New to me DRL disable actually works!

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I have been asking around for quite some time on how to disable the DRLs while keeping the auto headlights.
All I get in response is the mod where you jump 2 circuits in the DRL module. Sure, you lose the DRLs this way, but it also knocks out the auto headlights.
Then I recently heard a mod that someone put forth, saying that they didn't want to lose the DRLs, so they weren't going to do the mod, but that it should work. So I decided to be guinea pig.
Here's the mod:
Unbolt the radio and pull it out, no need to unplug wiring.
Unclip DRL module from ductwork.
There are 2 plugs going into the module, you want the larger of the 2.
Cut the following wires:
Dark Blue
Lt. Blue
Dark Blue/White stripe
Lt. Blue/White stripe
Then permanantly connect together the wires as follows:
(This is the car side of the wires, module side of wires are abandoned.)
Lt. Blue/White stripe connects to Lt Blue.
Dark Blue/White stripe connects to Dark Blue.
Put module, radio, and bezel back.
Done

That's all. Now I have no DRLs and have kept my auto headlights.
Now we have mods for all 3 options:
1) Lose the auto lamps, keep the DRLs by pulling the sensor and replacing with a resistor.
2) Lose the DRLs, keep the auto lamps with the above mod.
3) Lose BOTH by opening the DRL module and bypassing the circuit noted in the other mod.

Take your pick.
Dave

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worked perfect, thanks!
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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Re: New to me DRL disable actually works!

It's a matter of control to me.
I want as much control of my car that I can get.
The lights are a small thing but I want to be able to turn the lights on and off as I think I need them. It's nice to be able to black out at night if you want to.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:40 PM   #13
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Re: New to me DRL disable actually works!

here is what he is talking about, I did this sometime back and it resolved all my L/F turn signal issues

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