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Old 06-25-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Disabling day-time running lights?

I've seen other WRXs on the road with them off.
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:36 PM   #2
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Unplug the relay plug behind the glove box...
See: http://www.subaruparts.com/diag/?mod...category=836-1
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:34 PM   #3
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:52 AM   #4
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It is quite simple in theory the hard part is getting your hand in there. It was a white plug on my ride behind the glove to the right. Good luck and dont get your hand stuck.
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:56 AM   #5
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You dont have to unplug the PITA thing behind the glove box. Just unplug and remove the DRL module in the engine compartment I forget where it is (its EASY to get to) as its been since the car was 3 hours old that it has been gone from mine. But its like 1 10mm bolt and unplug and its out.
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Old 06-26-2004, 11:26 AM   #6
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Underhood unit = dropping resistor. Not the main control unit, will disable the DRLs on stock lights but NOT for HIDs or some other aftermarket lights (depending on how they are wired). The main control unit will still apply power to the headlight circuit so if an alternate ground path is present the low beams will still come on.

In-car unit by glovebox = main DRL control module. Will disable all DRL functionality for good, regardless of what lights you install.
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Old 06-26-2004, 11:56 AM   #7
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check out the eighth pic in the thread below......black connector behind the glove box.

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Old 06-26-2004, 05:02 PM   #8
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Agree with Mulder. However, if you just want to disable DRL's on the stock lights just unplug the connector from the silver giant tic-tac looking thing under the solenoid cover all the way against the passenger side of the engine bay.
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:12 AM   #9
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Just make sure you wrap it with a good deal od tape and get it out the way or it may drop near the turbo and melt like mine did
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