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Old 06-04-2001, 10:45 AM   #1
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Post DRL Must Die! How???

I did a search on this and all I got were some topics with lots of flames. I don't care what the safety people say, I want normal lights that I can turn off. Now how do you do it in a Legacy.

In my WRX, all I had to do was unplug a ballast cable.

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Old 06-05-2001, 02:23 PM   #2
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Good question...anyone have an answer for us Legacy guys...? anyone...?
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Old 06-06-2001, 07:16 AM   #3
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We had a big thread in this forum not a month ago, but Nick has the search disabled, so I cant find it for you.

I think we determined that you had to fiddle with the sensor switch under the handbreak handle...

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Old 06-07-2001, 06:24 AM   #4
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Randy, if you monkey with the Emerg. Brake handle won't you set off the red idiot light on the dash for all eternity? The simplist solution would be to bash the lights in with a hammer, of course this would limit your driving to the daylight hours only
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Old 06-07-2001, 10:29 AM   #5
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Come on guys! Give me some answers! I hate DRL's.

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Old 06-07-2001, 04:15 PM   #6
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I have the exact two cars as you, and I still havent found out how to disable the DRL's on the GT. The rex was easy.
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Old 07-30-2001, 08:44 AM   #7
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I'm trying to do this as well with the new addition to the Subaru Family 2002 Legacy. All we've found is e-brake up one notch will keep lights off and won't actually enguage the brakes. It fixes the DRL issue, but adds an ugly red BRAKE light on the dash, there must be a good fix for this.

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Old 07-30-2001, 01:35 PM   #8
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hey crazy idea here...buy another push button fog light relay from the dealer. Like the one on the left side of the dash, You should have 3 rectangular pop outs there. Splice into the DRL leads and wire it into the open slot on the dash. Could this work. I believe that the price of the switch from the dealer is around 30.
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Old 07-30-2001, 01:53 PM   #9
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Default might, but.......

The 3 blanks, 1 for cruise, one for fog lights and the third will be for the alarm indicator light that is going in on Friday. I don't want to solve the problem by adding something, I hope it can be done via dis-abling a wire, or putting in some bypass wire.
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Old 07-30-2001, 02:06 PM   #10
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The DRLs on the Legacy appear to work the same way they do on the WRX, namely turning on the low beams at a diminished brightness (I think it is 80% of full power). If so, then there is probably a ballast SOMEWHERE. I did a moderately long search once about a month ago and could not find it however.

I also got some advice about a relay next to the interior fuse box; unplug the relay and poof, no more DRLs. This advice turned out to be useless. It may have been accurate for a pre-'00 Legacy but did not work on mine.

I went as far as to pop the console off and wire the handbrake switch so that the DRLs never came on. Unfortunately I realized a day or so later that not only did the constant red brake warning light bother me more than the DRLs, it also meant that I would probably not be adequately warned if something actually did go wrong with the brakes. So I undid that "fix".

In short, I too am still in search of a solution. The really funny thing is that I think DRLs are a useful item in some situations, so whatever I do will have to be switchable from the driver's seat.

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Old 07-31-2001, 10:10 AM   #11
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In the BG models I know that the 3 punch outs are for Alarm, Cruise, and Fogs. But IIRC the BH with the VDC/LL.Bean Outbacks that have the third switch hole is dedicated to the front and side window defrosters. So unless you add the defrost option you would not need this slot. Can some OB owner confirm this?
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