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Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:28 am
by Ingineer
dpodoll wrote:Anyone know if the dealer can turn on DRLs as a software option? Some contries require DRLs (Canada). In my ICE the dealer just selected them as a configuration option. The LEDs look better, but this wouldn't requirewiring taps.
No, the Canadian models apparently have an additional relay that's not present. Not just the relay, but there's no socket or wiring either.

If you remove the relay cover behind the passenger side headlight, you can see the missing relay location.

-Phil

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:22 pm
by TomT
See? That is what happens when you cry wolf so many times... No one believes you! :lol:
EVDRIVER wrote:
TomT wrote:Agreed! But it clearly is another of his jokes... They DO have drugs these days that will help with his problem, by the way!
GeekEV wrote:Wow, that sounds elaborate. Did you actually do that or is this one of your jokes? It's hard to tell sometimes. :lol:
It's not a joke and it works great.

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:26 pm
by 91040
Ingineer wrote:I have completed a mod that is similar to EVDriver's. When the car is in Ready mode, It enables the LED low beams and fog lights (with H11 LED's in them), and also tilts the low beams up automatically, so the car is more visible. When on auto and it gets dark, they automatically tilt back down and the rest of the marker/tail lights are enabled. If you manually turn on the park lights, the DRL's shut off, even if the ignition is on.

I'll try to shoot some decent pictures soon.

My goal is to make this mod plug-and-play, so as soon as I figure it out, I'll let everyone know.

-Phil
I like the concept. Interested in the procedure and cost.

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:36 pm
by davewill
TomT wrote:See? That is what happens when you cry wolf so many times... No one believes you! :lol:
I still don't believe him, I'm just surprised he got Ingineer to go along with the joke. :mrgreen:

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:44 pm
by 91040
It wouldn't surprise me if it is a joke. I assumed it was until Ingineer's post. It is a drag if he is going along. Also, it isn't even near April 1st.

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:02 pm
by hpage
Ingineer wrote:
If you remove the relay cover behind the passenger side headlight, you can see the missing relay location.

-Phil
Part number, anyone..? Thx!

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:17 pm
by Ingineer
I can't speak for EVDriver, but mine is not a joke. Of course, people still think I'm joking when I tell them I can upgrade their EVSE to charge over twice as fast and they don't need to spend $2500 on a wall-mounted charger. :D

I'll take some pictures this weekend. I'm going to try to figure out if I can do this more elegantly too.

-Phil

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:23 pm
by davewill
91040 wrote:... It is a drag if he is going along. ...
Sorry folks, I was simply trying to be funny myself. :oops:

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:52 pm
by GeekEV
I've observed the missing relay too, but the real question is how do you deal with the lack of wiring to where the relay goes? Can't wait to see any writeups...

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:45 pm
by TomT
I called joke and I'm sticking to that pronouncement until I see proof otherwise!
91040 wrote:It wouldn't surprise me if it is a joke. I assumed it was until Ingineer's post. It is a drag if he is going along. Also, it isn't even near April 1st.