Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday December 19, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2001, 06:06 PM   #1
Dr. Spud Funk
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 2790
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Orlando, FL
Vehicle:
2007 BMW F800S
Sonnengelb

Lightbulb How to remove daytime running lights on 2002 Imprezas

2002 Subaru Impreza daytime running lights removal (temp; this way, you can turn them on when you sell your Suby)

What you'll need:
1 small slothead screwdriver (head width is about ľ in. or less)
1 average sized (I don't know, just whatever works) phillips screwdriver
1 flashlight (preferably a small one)
It would also be VERY nice to have a stubby phillips, with the same head
size as above.

This should take about 30 minutes or less. To make the screws and areas of importance easier to find, Iíve drawn blue circles (sort of) around them.

Step 1: Remove the center console compartment lid, and the two screws down in the bottom of the compartment.
<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1591937&a=12122216&p=47995542" border=0>

Next, stick the slothead into one of these two slits, and pull up on the big hole in the middle at the same time, then do the other.
<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1591937&a=12122216&p=47995535" border=0>
Then pull up the parking brake all the way, disconnect the power mirrors controls (and heated seat switches, if you have them), and remove the cover completely. Then, remove the shift knob (just spin it counter-clockwise). Remove the plastic around the shifter (pull up on it & wiggle it left to right). But be careful----there are little metal tips that may fall off of the prongs on the bottom of the plastic covers.
Next, you must remove the lower section of the plastic. There are just three screws holding it down, and if you lose just one, the whole thing will flex about and feel very flimsy.

<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1591937&a=12122216&p=47995569" border=0>
<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1591937&a=12122216&p=47995574" border=0>

Also, watch out for that little black button; Iím not sure what it does (pretty sure itís for the self destruct sequence).

<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1591937&a=12122216&p=47995528" border=0>

There should now be nothing around the shifter and parking brake. Next, look at the passenger side of the parking brake handle mounting, and you should see a switch of sorts. On the other side, thereís a goldish colored screw. Now this is where that stubby phillips comes in handy. Hold the switch with one hand, and take off the screw with the other.

<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1591937&a=12122216&p=47995558" border=0>

<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1591937&a=12122216&p=47995551" border=0>
(sorry, above photo is upside-down )
All following info isnít entirely necessary, but it should eliminate rattles (I have yet to test this on a torn up backroad). Put the switch back up to the original mounting hole, except rotate it 90 degrees, so it faces the rear of your Suby. Put the screw back through it, and put everything back in place, and VOILA! No more daytime running lights.

Thanks very much to Subymamma for donating her 2002 OBS for this project!

[This message has been edited by Dr. Spud Funk (edited May 06, 2001).]

[This message has been edited by Dr. Spud Funk (edited May 06, 2001).]
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Dr. Spud Funk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2001, 06:22 PM   #2
Dr. Spud Funk
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 2790
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Orlando, FL
Vehicle:
2007 BMW F800S
Sonnengelb

Talking

Come to think of it, that little black button looks exactly like the keyless entry resetting button (or whatever it did for keyless entry) that, on the 2000 OBS, was on the "roof" of the driver's footwell, on the very edge.
Dr. Spud Funk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2001, 06:32 PM   #3
Dr. Spud Funk
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 2790
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Orlando, FL
Vehicle:
2007 BMW F800S
Sonnengelb

Angry

OK. Bad news (kinda). We tested it, and the dash warning light that says "BRAKE" stays on the whole time the car is running. I'm planning on making another "exploratory surgery", on the gauge cluster this time, to see if it's possible to take the bulb out or something. Oh well, if I can't take the bulb out, it can just burn itself out eventually. Speaking of eventually, how long do we probably have to wait until this damn thing burns itself out?

Anyhow, I'll keep you guys posted!

[This message has been edited by Dr. Spud Funk (edited May 06, 2001).]
Dr. Spud Funk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2001, 07:58 PM   #4
[freeman]
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 476
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Vancouver
Vehicle:
2003 GPW s2000
Former WRX owner

Post

theres an easier way to do it...just involves getting your hands dirty. http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Foru...ML/001541.html

did and it works great!
[freeman] is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2001, 08:10 PM   #5
djerickd
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 3782
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Tampa B*tch!
Vehicle:
02 WRX WFC#040
Clean on 19's

Post

I could've told you the brake light would stay on

do the ballast resistor it seems easier to do.
djerickd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2001, 09:20 PM   #6
Dr. Spud Funk
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 2790
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Orlando, FL
Vehicle:
2007 BMW F800S
Sonnengelb

Thumbs down

Look guys, I'm doing this stuff to Subymamma's OBS, not an RS. It may have the same thing under the hood, but she's scared to death every time I do anything at all to her car. Another thing is that I'm not a mechanic yet, so I don't know what that ballast thing does, and I'd never heard of disabling the drl's by removing it. I just never knew that anyone had figured it out yet, so I was just trying to help.
Dr. Spud Funk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2001, 11:44 PM   #7
littleblue
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 6171
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Corte Madera, CA, USA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
WR Blue

Post

what does the ballost resistor do????????
littleblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2001, 06:32 AM   #8
mad-dog999
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4347
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manch Vegas
Vehicle:
2006 2.5i Wagon
Aspen White

Post

The ballast resistor limits the voltage going to the headlights, so when DRL's are on they aren't at 100% brightness. Disconnecting it simply stops any voltage from going through, hence no more DRL.

As long as you have some good electrical tape, all you really have to do it tape up the connectors and piggyback the loose side to the wires right near it. It took me 5 minutes to do, and it's easily reversable.
mad-dog999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2001, 06:42 AM   #9
SubEd
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 717
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Post

Yup, this is an easy one. Unbolt it, tape up the loose end and they're gone. Good riddance!

Ed
SubEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2001, 06:43 PM   #10
subymamma
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2575
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Vehicle:
2008 Forester 2.5X
Dark Gray Metallic

Post

Considering you're only 15 and came up with this method on your own, I'd say you're pretty hot stuff, Dr. Spud!
subymamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HOW TO: Disable Daytime Running Lights on '06 DECALFX Newbies & FAQs 311 05-31-2012 09:46 PM
How to disable Daytime Running Light in 2007 Impreza wlit Electrical & Lighting 3 04-01-2010 10:40 PM
('93-'01) Installing daytime running lights on 93 Impreza? stigc8 Impreza Forum 1 04-22-2008 04:12 PM
Show me how to disable daytime running lights. sc00bywagon Electrical & Lighting 6 07-31-2005 09:37 PM
how to disable daytime running lights in WRX? christurismohk WRX Forum Archive 21 01-26-2001 10:03 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.