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Old 09-09-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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Question Need help with DRL

OK, first thing first....I SEARCHED..and only found one close up pic...
I unplugged what i thought was the right one and got a CEL and no cruise control and still had DRL.....not successful

All threads I find say behind glove box...but the picture floating around here seems to show weather molding on it as if it was closer to the pass. door.

So i took 2 pictures of my car.
This is where i thought the plug was located



After that I removed the black plug which made me have to reset the ECU by disconnecting the battery to get rid of the damn CEL


What am I doing wrong guys??.....Thanks in advance
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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It's behind the golve box on the far right side..
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:21 PM   #3
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Sooooooo........do I have to physically remove the glove box or no? If so, how?

Better yet.....where is it in regards to my pictures?
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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Some have unplugged the DRL switch without removing the glovebox. It'll require a little bit of finesse and some nimble fingers (a bit of patience helps too). It's a little more time consuming taking off the glovebox, but it's pretty easy also - just remove all of the Phillips screws (about 8-10 - can't recall for sure) and the box will come off.



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Old 09-09-2005, 08:46 PM   #5
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Easiest way to tell, dont remove anything just look up behind the box its the only white one you can access without removing anything.
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:09 AM   #6
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Remove the glovebox...it's around 10 screws and takes ~2 minutes. Very easy, I used the same pic that Hank3 provided.
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Old 09-10-2005, 05:09 PM   #7
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You can also disconnect the DRL from under the hood. I took the whole DRL unit out.
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Old 09-11-2005, 12:52 AM   #8
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You can also disconnect the DRL from under the hood. I took the whole DRL unit out.
That is not the "whole DRL unit". It is only a dropping resistor. Removing it will disable the DRLs on stock headlights, however the main module inside the car remains active. In the event the lights are modified later, particularly if HIDs are installed, the DRL function may return. It's best to disconnect the main DRL module by the glovebox so they are gone for good.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:08 AM   #9
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That is not the "whole DRL unit". It is only a dropping resistor. Removing it will disable the DRLs on stock headlights, however the main module inside the car remains active. In the event the lights are modified later, particularly if HIDs are installed, the DRL function may return. It's best to disconnect the main DRL module by the glovebox so they are gone for good.

Interesting...
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:25 PM   #10
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Ok, I finally unplugged the CORRECT plug behind the glovebox and everything is all good.
Thanks guys for all the replies!
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:44 AM   #11
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Does anyone know what number/type of relay it is? I just hate to kepe things unplugged like that...on my e36 M3 I just exchanged the type of relay and had the choice of DRLs or no DRLs.....And I think I still have my no-DRL relay laying around somewhere...
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:18 AM   #12
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Are you going to remove your seatbelts too? The DRL is a proven safety feature, like seatbelts - their use is mandatory in most of Europe and Canada, and driving a car that is supposed to have DRL with them disconnected is a sizeable fine in most jurisdictions.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:51 AM   #13
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....and who the hell will check on you daily IF your 05/06 Subaru came with them?

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Never heard of anyone getting pulled over/ticketed for "no DRLs"
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:27 PM   #14
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Good info here!
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:25 PM   #15
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I think the cops in newyork have bigger things to worry about. Theyre def not thinking about if people disconnected their daytime running lights.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:35 PM   #16
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That and the fact that it is not a law in the US to have DRL's
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:12 PM   #17
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thanks works like a charm im so happy now i just gotta turn off the seat belt chime and im in business
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Are you going to remove your seatbelts too? The DRL is a proven safety feature, like seatbelts - their use is mandatory in most of Europe and Canada, and driving a car that is supposed to have DRL with them disconnected is a sizeable fine in most jurisdictions.
Oh my God! Come to think of it, I jaywalked today- twice!!!
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Old 10-09-2005, 07:46 PM   #19
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DRL are for those instances where you dont need headlights, but you DO need some sort of light for other people to see you (morning fog, dawn, dusk...) If you have trouble unplugging the module, how can I expect you to remember to turn on your lights?
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:18 PM   #21
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the way i did mine...i just asked Dan from harman to do it for me, and he just popped the hood and unplugged something from the actual box....dunno what he did, but hey, its all good now lol
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Old 10-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #22
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thanks works like a charm im so happy now i just gotta turn off the seat belt chime and im in business

hmmmmm..........



DO NOT unplug any yellow plugs. the black/white one is the chime.


under the driver's seat.

for show purposes only.... may void warranty and risk your health... ya know........

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Old 10-10-2005, 07:12 AM   #24
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I thought it was easier than that? All I had to do was unplug the silver thing in the engine bay?
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Lightbulb Hood vs. glovebox

The module in the engine bay is a dropping resistor, and it does not fully disable the DRL system. The plug next to the glove box is the main control module. I recommend the glovebox one just in case one ever goes to HIDs. Not unplugging the glovebox one will cause your HIDs to flicker and perhaps some other whacky things.
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