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Removing Daytime Running Lights

Does anybody know how I can turn/remove my daytime running lights from always being on. I want the option of just fogs and running lights, somebody please help me, thanks!
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There is a relay that you can pull. I'm not sure where its at. Do some searching and you will probably find it.
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Ya I'm searching like a ****, thanks tho
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Not sure what year you have.

Info: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...y-running.html
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you should take a peek at your owners manual...

The relay for the DRL's should be in the engine bay fuse panel, but dont quote me on that.

*Isn't it required to have DRL's in Canada? If it were me, I'd make the fogs the DRL's.
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You can change it!!!
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I wish I had DRL's for my front turn signal bulbs...keep them in 'high' whever the key is on.


Christian, do you know of an aftermarket DRL kit here in the states so that I can do it?
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I have a 2002, where exactly is the relay?
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You can put your emergency brake on just enough for the light to come on. That will keep your headlights off and you can just have your parking lights and fogs.
When you start moving it will set off the alarm that alerts you that your parking brake is on.
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Do you do this, any issues with the parking break what kind of alarm like the seatbelt alarm?
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I wish I had DRL's for my front turn signal bulbs...keep them in 'high' whever the key is on.


Christian, do you know of an aftermarket DRL kit here in the states so that I can do it?
ha I know of a kit... it works just need someone to install it...

CLICK guy is legit... just have to hardwire into the SJB...



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I don't make a habit of it, but have done it. I use it more just to keep the headlights off when I'm feeling sneaky. You don't have to put it down far enough to actually engage the brake to get the lights to go off. One or two clicks should do it, just make sure that its not on at all if you're going to drive around. You don't want to drag the brake.

The alarm is like the seatbelt one but constant.
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Aftermarket DTRLs? Turn the **** before you drive. LOL. Nah I didn't know of any aftermarket kits.
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ha I know of a kit... it works just need someone to install it...

CLICK guy is legit... just have to hardwire into the SJB...



Yeah! I've known about webelectric for quiet some time now. That does everything that I want it to do. I just dont know if I wanna trust a module to work forever and not harm my stuff.


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Aftermarket DTRLs? Turn the **** before you drive. LOL. Nah I didn't know of any aftermarket kits.
I want high 'beam' turnsignals during the day and thats it. lol. You'll love this: I REALLLLY love seeing a 05+ tacoma coming towards me when it's dusk, brigh *** orange comin' toward me. LOVE IT.
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Does anybody know how I can turn/remove my daytime running lights from always being on. I want the option of just fogs and running lights, somebody please help me, thanks!
Since DRL’s are required in Canada you could put them on a manual switch either directly or use a relay to control them. To use a manual switch you need to cut the black wire coming out of the DRL module. Extend these wires into the cab and connect to the switch. To use a relay cut the same wires and connect one side terminal 30 and the other to terminal 87 of a SPST relay, available from Radio Shack (PN 275-001). Connect relay terminal 85 to ignition power (use a 1-5 amp fuse inline) and terminal 86 to one side of the switch and the other side of the switch to a good ground. Or just unplug the model and throw it in the glove box and and take a chance on a ticket.

To find the module follow the fog lamp harness back to the radiator support on the drivers side. There will be a black module (looks like a large relay) clipped to the Radiator Support near this area.
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basically the DRL mod me and Shane want requires ya to run your 3457s (dual filaments) at the same time... usually if your in Parking light mode only one filament lights and when you hit the blinkers it goes to dual... the DRL mod makes it burn both filaments and then when you turn it emits one filament... and you don;t have to hit the light switch... when you turn to P it disables it, seems like a good setup!

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I had pulled a fuse i think like 32 or something under the hood. it killed daytime running lamps, but sometimes headlights would cut out for a second while driving. it wasnt a good idea. So i also need a new way to do it
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Not sure where I got this from, but I found a text file that I brilliantly called DRL. It's how to install the relays, but it should help you find them for removal.

"Contact your dealer about a daytime running lamp module... If I remember the plug is is capped under the drivers front fender.. remove cap install module and maybe one or two fuses and you have Daytime running lamps.
once you mount the lights then run the wire so that when the ignition is on then lights are on. hook them up to the relay for acc in the fuse box under the hood
there's a plug right above the driver's side headlight that is currently not plugged into anything but a dummy plug. That's the plug for the resistor. The plug for the relay is on the passenger side wheel well hump. It's plugged into a another plug that just has a wire loop."

If you remove them, I'd like to talk about getting them from you. I think I'd like them on my 02 B4000.

C.J.
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Cody....I thought it only uses the high element? it does use both? I didn't know that.
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That was eay! Just simply pulled to plug! And Bomb exactly what I wanted! thanks Guys!
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The one thing I do know about most traffic enforcement in Canada is that they are really strict with things like that, and don't be surprised if you ever get pulled over and they tow your truck.
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The one thing I do know about most traffic enforcement in Canada is that they are really strict with things like that, and don't be surprised if you ever get pulled over and they tow your truck.
Then BlackAnger can really be angry when they ticket and tow his truck.
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i cant believe you guys WANT DRL's lol

i hate them. first thing i did on my grand prix was disable them. im so glad i dont have them on the truck. they kill your bulbs faster. so stupid. and you cant run HID's with them on because they dont run at full power and they'll kill your balasts.
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i cant believe you guys WANT DRL's lol

i hate them. first thing i did on my grand prix was disable them. im so glad i dont have them on the truck. they kill your bulbs faster. so stupid. and you cant run HID's with them on because they dont run at full power and they'll kill your balasts.
Thats only if the DRL's are the headlight bulbs... Myself and Cody want our turnsignals to be DRL's.
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