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Old 10-10-2005, 01:10 PM   #26
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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?
I am failing to see the correlation between locating a module behind the glove box and knowing when to turn on my headlights. Are you implying that anyone that knows how to turn on their headlights possesses the knowledge to take apart their dash panel and unplug the module?.. I think not. I dont know about anyone else, but this is my first car that had DRL and never had a problem with any other car, nor have I had a problem after disabling mine now.
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:33 PM   #27
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Why the hell is this topic so long? We learned how to turn them off and that should be it. NO...everyone has to blow everything up. Daytime running lights are good, they are safe, you arent taking the whole unit out....blah, blahblah, blah, blah!
Who the hell cares!!!! The kid asked to disconnect them...THATS IT!!!!!!!

"Oh my God! Come to think of it, I jaywalked today- twice!!!"

And I didnt use my blinker, didnt stop at the correct distance from a stop sign...etc..
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:11 PM   #28
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Thanks for all the info in here. Awesome pictures to go off of!
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:06 PM   #29
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Thanks for the thread... I just did it in less then like 5 min. Thanks again.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:39 PM   #30
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This by far was the easiest mod EVAR. I used one hand and no acrobatics to do this . Literally under 40 seconds. Thanks for the pics , they were THE key.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:39 PM   #31
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I just did this. DRLs are gone for good.
I removed glove box (10 screws). It took me 10 minutes to do this.
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:23 PM   #32
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I just did the DRL mod. I didnt need to remove the glove box or any screws etc. i just reached up there while i layed on my back and wiggled out the connector piece. took me 15 seconds.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:31 AM   #33
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started new thread

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Old 08-09-2006, 01:10 PM   #34
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does anyone know if you can mod the DRL to activate the Hi-Beams instead. I think its retarded that they activate the low beams since you use those the most, and now your bulb life for you low beams are dramatically reduced. I think it would look wierd at first but more practical to have a Low wattage Hi-Beam DRL
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:32 PM   #35
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bump for other n00bs looking to do this, did mine tonight
the plug is longer than this pick makes it look

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Old 01-04-2007, 08:09 PM   #36
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Hey guys...

not sure if i missed this or not.but when you disconnect the module from behind the glovebox, is it recommended to also disconnect the resistor or can you just disconnect the module and leave the resistor in the engine bay plugged in?
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:47 PM   #37
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Disconnecting the DRL module behind the glovebox, removing it (one simple bolt), and taping the DRL plug is all you need to do. The bolt can be screwed back in, if I remember correctly.

The resistor is grounded, so don't worry about it. The plug has positive running to it, so it's good to black tape it.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:44 PM   #38
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I have been looking for a better comprimise of safety and bulb life for the DRL thing, and may have found it over at scoobymods (don't have the link just now).

Put a switch in line with the resistor in the engine bay (or the module behind the GB if I knew which wire is which) so I can choose when to have DRL's on. Sometimes it useful at night to be able to kill the lights completely without pulling up on the e-brake a notch.

I agree that DRL's are a good safety measure, but really I would just prefer to have a switch for everything my car does...
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:11 PM   #39
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on my 07 there is no plug like in hanks pic, i do however have the plug that the thread stater posted. Should i disconnect that one insted ?
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:15 PM   #40
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Maybe im not looking hard enough but i dont see one either on my 07. Am i just blind or did they Move it ?
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:03 PM   #41
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Question Help please

Does anyone have a picture of what the DRL plug on an 02 wrx looks like behind the glovebox or where it is approx .

I've been under there 3 times and can't seem to find it.

I was wondering if you guys can help me out before i go and take out the glovebox.

Many thanks.
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:30 PM   #42
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Does anyone have a picture of what the DRL plug on an 02 wrx looks like behind the glovebox or where it is approx .

I've been under there 3 times and can't seem to find it.

I was wondering if you guys can help me out before i go and take out the glovebox.

Many thanks.
FOUND IT!!

Thanks for the help. LOL. With the info on this thread and taking out the glovebox (which made it a whole lot easier to figure out what plug was the DRL), I finally got it. next light mod, the fog lights.

Thanks anyhow.
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:46 AM   #43
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this is funny- how disconnecting a plug has been raised to the level of being called a "mod"

FFS! all you did was unplug something!!!

btw- thanks for sharing.

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Old 04-12-2007, 01:56 PM   #44
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does anyone have a pic for the 07's i took mine apart and the blue and black are there but not the white in the back
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:19 PM   #45
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I second wagon_ho!'s statement. I'm not trying to get into an argument here.

But why would you want to turn off your DRL's? It's similar to the law the got passed in KS, which I don't understand, that allows motorcyclists NOT to wear their helmets. I understand not caring about your safety, but if it is proven for other people's safety, why would you deliberately go against it?

Like I said, I’m not looking to argue, but just trying to see what I’m missing here.

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:00 AM   #46
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I second wagon_ho!'s statement. I'm not trying to get into an argument here.

But why would you want to turn off your DRL's? It's similar to the law the got passed in KS, which I don't understand, that allows motorcyclists NOT to wear their helmets. I understand not caring about your safety, but if it is proven for other people's safety, why would you deliberately go against it?

Like I said, Im not looking to argue, but just trying to see what Im missing here.
some ppl like to ride with just there parking lights and fog light on i guess or just there parking lights
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:34 AM   #47
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But why would you want to turn off your DRL's? It's similar to the law the got passed in KS, which I don't understand, that allows motorcyclists NOT to wear their helmets. I understand not caring about your safety, but if it is proven for other people's safety, why would you deliberately go against it?
so...helmets are proven for other people's safety or is there something that i'm missing?

motorcycles have to have headlights on all the time...some even go as far as installing the pulsating headlights. people still don't see us...bright lights, bright colors, etc...then again i guess that has to do with car drivers looking for 2 lights that are about 4 feet apart...and anything less than that doesn't register or something.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:33 PM   #48
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motorcycles have to have headlights on all the time...some even go as far as installing the pulsating headlights. people still don't see us...bright lights, bright colors, etc...then again i guess that has to do with car drivers looking for 2 lights that are about 4 feet apart...and anything less than that doesn't register or something.
i dont kno bout everyone else but i always look twice just incase a bike is there
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:26 AM   #49
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I second wagon_ho!'s statement. I'm not trying to get into an argument here.

But why would you want to turn off your DRL's? It's similar to the law the got passed in KS, which I don't understand, that allows motorcyclists NOT to wear their helmets. I understand not caring about your safety, but if it is proven for other people's safety, why would you deliberately go against it?

Like I said, I’m not looking to argue, but just trying to see what I’m missing here.

the helmet law and daytime running lights are 2 completely different things. don't compare the two. imho, daytime running lights are stupid. show me where it's been proven (in the usa) that it has reduced accidents.

no lane changing probably reduces accidents- and so does a 15 mph speed limit. why aren't those "laws"? people would probably survive accidents better if everyone in cars was required to wear helmets, why isn't that a law?

drl is hype and just more revenue for car makers.



http://www.nordicgroup.us/drl/

http://www.lightsout.org/story.html

http://www.lightsout.org/

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd...0/DRL7_RPT.pdf

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Old 04-22-2007, 07:34 PM   #50
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How about 07s?? I just took out my glove box and I fail to see that plug.
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