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Removing DRL on a FX4 Level 2 2006???

How I can remove DRL on my truck!!! No fuse for that?? It's a module or something? please help me!!
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whats drl?
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I think its a small box under the hood?
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probably. Cuz its not a fuse like my old explorer and my other ranger... So where is the box?!!!
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Why remove the DRL?
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cuz i only want to turn my fogs and corner lights on... lol!
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2003 and earlier had a standalone DRL Module. 2004 and later have the DRL controls integrated into a circuit board in the Smart Junction Box. There is no dedicated connector, fuse or module that can be easily disconnected to disable the DRLs on a 2006. Grounding the parking brake light switch wire would probably do it but then the p-brake light would remain on in the cluster continuously. I don't know anything about Canadian law but I'd bet it's illegal anyway.
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Quebec cops are going to ticket you for no DRL's!
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never had problem with my previous explorer sport track!! Even with 8000k xenon fogs!
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2003 and earlier had a standalone DRL Module. 2004 and later have the DRL controls integrated into a circuit board in the Smart Junction Box. There is no dedicated connector, fuse or module that can be easily disconnected to disable the DRLs on a 2006. Grounding the parking brake light switch wire would probably do it but then the p-brake light would remain on in the cluster continuously. I don't know anything about Canadian law but I'd bet it's illegal anyway.

Yes I know it's illegal but all I want to do is only turn my fogs and my corner lights on, no head light!! and turn off my all lights WHEN I WANT TO!! DRL is stupid.
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ANyONE WHO CAN DISCONNECT THE DRL PLEASE???????
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Alberta cops didnt care when i had mine disabled.

I removed the 20A fuse in the main box under the hood. the one for (headlights, fogs and something else) and it did kill drl's but the headlights would kick out sometimes at night.
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I want DRL's

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2003 and earlier had a standalone DRL Module. 2004 and later have the DRL controls integrated into a circuit board in the Smart Junction Box. There is no dedicated connector, fuse or module that can be easily disconnected to disable the DRLs on a 2006. Grounding the parking brake light switch wire would probably do it but then the p-brake light would remain on in the cluster continuously. I don't know anything about Canadian law but I'd bet it's illegal anyway.
Well, I'm the opposite. I have a U.S. Spec 2005 Ranger & I would like to have DRL's. I have them programed to be "on" on my 2003 BMW 325 & had the DRL module in my 1993 Explorer (bought the module while on a vacation trip to Canada).

I've looked at the wiring diagram for my Ranger, & it seemed as though it was the Smart Junction Box that determined whether or not the truck had DRL's. Is this true? Is as simple as unpluging the Smart Junction Box & plugging in a new Smart Junction Box that has DRL's enabled, or is there more work involved?

How easy is it to replace the SJB? Does anyone know how much the part goes for?
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I've looked at the wiring diagram for my Ranger, & it seemed as though it was the Smart Junction Box that determined whether or not the truck had DRL's. Is this true? Is as simple as unpluging the Smart Junction Box & plugging in a new Smart Junction Box that has DRL's enabled, or is there more work involved?
The DRLs are definitely controlled by the SJB. I don't know if Ford builds a unique SJB for Canada or not. I suspect not though.

Many modules are configurable for different features. For example, I know for a fact that the Central Security Module is the same part number in the 2003 Sport Trac and the 2003 Ranger even though each has different set of features turned on. The feature set is flashed into the module at the end of the assembly line and can be changed using a dealer tool.

Another configurable module is the one that adjusts its output to the speedometer to correct for tire diameter and, in some cases, for the axle ratio. The conversion is done in a 'black box' like the PCM, GEM or ABS module, it is set at end of line and it is adjustable by the dealer within the limits allowed by the manufacturer's calibration.

I have no proof but I suspect that the DRL function of the SJB may be present in the 2004+ U.S. spec Rangers. If so, then a dealer tool should be able to turn it on unless Ford has disallowed that adjustment.

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If it came to that, swapping to a different SJB just to get DRLs would be cost prohibitive. I don't know the price but it is sure to be many hundreds of dollars. The SJB replaces several body modules and a fuse panel.

There are aftermarket kits available to convert to DRLs. I'm not familiar with them but some appear to simply be a way to turn the night lamps on with the ignition. The same thing could be done with a couple of relays similar to the way the factory Autolamps mirror works. Either way, it has to be far cheaper than installing a replacement SJB.
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If it came to that, swapping to a different SJB just to get DRLs would be cost prohibitive. I don't know the price but it is sure to be many hundreds of dollars. The SJB replaces several body modules and a fuse panel.
Thanks for the Info, that's what I was afraid of.
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Quebec cops are going to ticket you for no DRL's!
LOL, they ticket me for having Ontario plates........LMAO

Anyway, you can do the foglight mod on the 06+ Rangers for cheap and easy.

I'm not much for RPS and their BS, but I do like a site with good knowledge.

Here's the link to their how to. 2007 ranger fog light mod how to : - Ranger Power Sports Forum

If you're not a member, sign up, good info and tech knowledge.

GL bro.
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