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Old 02-02-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Anyone done this as of yet? Picked up a 2012 Impreza Sport for the wife. She hates the DRL's and wants them turned off. Is the procedure the same as the older models?
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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More than likely it's the exact same procedure. Try to check under the passenger side headlight for the grey box.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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I saw no box but there was a relay in the main fuse box that was labeled just for the DRL's. I pulled that and all seems well.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:37 AM   #4
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Well, the wife went to use the hi beams yesterday morning and no joy. Seems pulling the DRL relay kills the hi beams as well. Back to square one.

Anyone found a way to successfully disable the DRL's while keeping the hi's intact?
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #5
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I'd like to know how to do this as well
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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There is a thread on this procedure at the Subaru Outback Owners Forum. I'll see if I can hunt it down and post the link....
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #7
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Here is the link I was referring to. The proper post describes trimming down a pin on the DRL relay. This mod will NOT cut out the high beams, just the DRLs. http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...outback-6.html
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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Has anyone figured out and successfully removed/disabled the DRL on the 2012 Impreza?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #9
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Has anyone figured out and successfully removed/disabled the DRL on the 2012 Impreza?
whats up bud if you find out anything on the disable the DRL's I want to do the same thing on my 12' wrx
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #10
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Just did this the other day.

Remove the front bumper.
Under the passenger headlight is a gray connector (large one).
Unplug.

Start the car, release handbrake, confirm no DRL's.
Turn on your lights, flip to highbeams, confirm they work.

Tape off both ends of the plugs to prevent water getting in.

Replace bumper and enjoy.

Gray plug under light & behind turn signal:
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:33 AM   #11
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I did the same thing to disable my DRLs I wanted to prolong the life of my shutters on my retrofitted HID projectors, there is a pink connector plug on the passenger side, once you unhook that the DRL no longer turn on.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #12
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FWIW, I remember people saying that you should check with your insurance before doing this, as DRL are listed as a safety feature in your car.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #13
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Why does she hate DRLs?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #14
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So if someone wanted to turn my other lights into DRL's they could splice into the grey connector? Or could this cause other problems because of the low current?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #15
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So there is no way to disable the DRL's & still have the high beams work without removing the front bumper on the '12 model?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:29 PM   #16
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I don't understand why anyone would want to delete their DRL. It is the law here in B.C. Canada. The DRL system increases your visibility to others greatly, therefore it is a safety feature. We can easily see the benefits when we compare to out of country tourists coming to visit. Who are very welcome I might add, but it is a lot harder to see cars without DRL. I suggest, keep them working it might save your life.
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^ +1. Not fun to almost miss hitting a black dirty SUV with no DRLs in a badly lit dirty tunnel when you change lanes..
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Just did this the other day.

Remove the front bumper.
Under the passenger headlight is a gray connector (large one).
Unplug.

Start the car, release handbrake, confirm no DRL's.
Turn on your lights, flip to highbeams, confirm they work.

Tape off both ends of the plugs to prevent water getting in.

Replace bumper and enjoy.

Gray plug under light & behind turn signal:
You are the man! 3 pop clips to get the passenger side mud flap free remove the plug, seal it from water, reinsert pop clips and done in under 10 mins. I appreciate you sharing the tip!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:38 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Lacessit View Post
Just did this the other day.

Remove the front bumper.
Under the passenger headlight is a gray connector (large one).
Unplug.

Start the car, release handbrake, confirm no DRL's.
Turn on your lights, flip to highbeams, confirm they work.

Tape off both ends of the plugs to prevent water getting in.

Replace bumper and enjoy.

Gray plug under light & behind turn signal:
That can also be done from the engine bay.

Remove the air duct that is held down by 2 plastic screws/tabs
remove box containing air filter.
same Plug is located there.
Unplug
Done

no need to remove bumper
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