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Old 09-08-2006, 11:15 PM   #1
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Question How to disable daytime driving lights?

I recently had an HID conversion kit installed in my Tribeca. The lights look great when they're turned on. However, in daytime driving mode not enough current is being supplied to the lights. As a result you get a strobing effect. Does anyone know how to bypass the daytime driving lights?
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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Without doing any rsearch, I can say that the DRL have a switch connected at the e-brake. I imagined that if you were to disconnect that switch you may be able to bypass it. Try it an dlet me know how it worked?
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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Does anyone have any further info on disabling the DRL?
I had the dealership disable them but now the brights or parking lights don't work.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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Subaru, for some reason has wired the DRL so they are near impossible to disable. I had a Saturn (pull a fuse) and now a Santa Fe (pull a fuse) and had no problems.
An Outback I had would not do it (or I would have put it on my web site) nor would the Tribaca. It's my wife's car, so it doesn't bother her.
But automatic headlights. $30K and you have to manually turn on lights. A crappy $15K Ford has auto headlights, so do all Hundia cars.
Just don't try SilverStars. They burn out in 3 - 6 months due to these DRLs.
You'd think someone would come out with an adaptor that's wired to the battery. Under 10 volts, they stay off. Over 11 volt, it pulls current from the battery wire.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:26 PM   #5
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Under 10 volts, they stay off. Over 11 volt, it pulls current from the battery wire.
The worst part is that there are times when I either want to or need to turn off the lights...but can't. :\
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:34 AM   #6
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My Hunida Santa Fe has auto headlights, you can just turn them off. Not sure why Subaru still has manual light and no easy way to disable DRL. I have driven way too many times at night with just the DRL on !
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:27 PM   #7
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Has anybody tried the DRL off methods used on the 05-06 Legacy? --> http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2117

I don't know why it doesn't work on 07+ Legacy, so maybe no luck with Tribeca either. Wouldn't hurt to look for it. I did it on my 05 Legacy I had in no time.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:24 PM   #8
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Has anybody tried the DRL off methods used on the 05-06 Legacy? --> http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2117

I don't know why it doesn't work on 07+ Legacy, so maybe no luck with Tribeca either. Wouldn't hurt to look for it. I did it on my 05 Legacy I had in no time.
Yes, the dealership did it and it disables the brights and the fogs.
It really, really bothers me that I can't turn my headlights off.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:15 PM   #9
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That really stinks. I'm with you on wanting to turn them off.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:11 AM   #10
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Would love to turn ours off as well. Prior to finding this and other forums, I'd searched pretty extensively on the web without any luck.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:35 AM   #11
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Everyone should call/email SOA and ask for instructions on what to do if they need to turn off the headlights.
I did this and SOA told me to depress the parking brake one click. I pointed out that to now release the parking brake I have to depress the p-brake pedal all the way and that didn't seem like a good idea whilst driving.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:23 AM   #12
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Anyone have success with this yet?
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:23 AM   #13
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I use the 1 click method in my 06 and don't have any problems with releasing it just by going down another click. I did find a wiring diagram showing where I can cut the DRL wire, but haven't done it yet. I'll probably wire in a switch when I do though.

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #14
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I've had HIDs installed (Apexcone/DDM lifetime warranty) since I posted this and I just leave the headlight switch in the "on" position all the time and have had zero issues.

I had the center console opened up to install the XM module but I didn't see the DRL module in there so it either looks different than I thought it should or it's really buried deep.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:49 AM   #15
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My daytimes come on when I blow a headlamp, keeps me from getting a ticket but you know you need a new one.

This mod have any affect on that? Thanks
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
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to disable it you have to open your glove box take out all the screws then you will see a panell with plugs one of them is the driving lights pull it out and your done
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to disable it you have to open your glove box take out all the screws then you will see a panell with plugs one of them is the driving lights pull it out and your done
Do you happen to have pics? From what I've found the drl module is behind the dash.
I really hope it's this simple. :fingers crossed:
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #18
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i found a diy thread i am going to be doing it to my car sunday so i will research it and get back to ya what year and model is your car because i know this works with the 06 and 07 impreza's
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http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f93/...ts-06-a-10234/
that tells u how to do it u can take out your glove box or if your can fit u can just look under the glove box
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