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Disable daytime running lights?

Anyone know how? I have Hids and they don't like each other. I cannot find a fuse so Im guessing its a junction box? Anyone know where this is located?
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My 01 Edge had a relay or module behind the drivers side of the front bumper. Above the fog light, closer to the headlight. I just removed the wiring harness that went to the little box and the wrapped the end of the harness with plastic and electrical tape. DRL's get in the way with the fog light mod too. Now you'll be able to drive with just your park lamps on, or park lamps with the fogs.
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I have an 05, as far as I learned your easy way is not possible. They put them in the sjb.
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Use a relay that leaves the headlight positive wire open unless the switch is on.
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you better re-connect that drl connector

if the ministry catches you disabling the DRL ,, they will heavily fine you

they are installed on your ranger for a reason ( highway traffic act )
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Use a relay that leaves the headlight positive wire open unless the switch is on.
Any more detail on this?
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Any more detail on this?
If you don't understand it by just reading it you probably should do some research on how relays work. After you understand that, it should be more evident.
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Naa I dont need that research rubbish. I just need to know where to run the wire and switch.
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you better re-connect that drl connector

if the ministry catches you disabling the DRL ,, they will heavily fine you

they are installed on your ranger for a reason ( highway traffic act )
I've noticed that you've pointed out the Ministry of Transportation in other threads. Put down the pom-poms already.

My DRL module was damaged and caused my headlights (while in the DRL mode) to flash (dim in and out). I corrected a possible issue.....I didn't replace it, but rather eliminated the issue all together. It's been that way since 2004 and never been bothered about it.

Big brother isn't out to get you. LOL Thanks for the love.
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So does anyone have an answer for this? There has to be an easy way. Jp7 might have one, but is there others?
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I did a SEARCH on here, and from what I seen, there is no EASY way to disable the DRL's in the 2004+ years.

Seems Ford got smart.
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I did a SEARCH on here, and from what I seen, there is no EASY way to disable the DRL's in the 2004+ years.

Seems Ford got smart.
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Look at ole JP7 coming back in a fury with 4+ year old thread!
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Look at ole JP7 coming back in a fury with 4+ year old thread!
I was going to post a new thread but I can't - I think my account is broken since I was gone so long.
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I've noticed that you've pointed out the Ministry of Transportation in other threads. Put down the pom-poms already.

My DRL module was damaged and caused my headlights (while in the DRL mode) to flash (dim in and out). I corrected a possible issue.....I didn't replace it, but rather eliminated the issue all together. It's been that way since 2004 and never been bothered about it.

Big brother isn't out to get you. LOL Thanks for the love.
it seems that even the OPP refuse to charge drivers with failed DRL modules

in the last several months several police forces have had to deal with drivers who think that there active DRL`s are acceptable for night time driving ( no rear lights illuminated )

hell i almost rear ended a driver in a snow storm , i saw the vehicle at the last second
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