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DRL Installation - US Spec

Where can I get a DRL kit for a US spec? I'm located in San Francisco, CA.
I tried contacting a dealer in Canada and still no response.

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Pardon my asking, but...."Why?"
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Yeah. I'm in efforts to disable mine to get the HID kit working with the lowbeams.

I suppose he's with the Canadian government's thinking that, even at full sunlight, it's easier to see a car with lowbeams running at 40% than just to see the car. Some may miss it as it would blend in so well :D
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Exactly. I don't want to offend anyone, but if you can't see the contrast of a large object moving at speed against a geographical background, perhaps this country should consider refining its driver's license testing.
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Is the reception given to the owners of Mazdas? If this is the owner's forum, I shouldn't have picked a Mazda as my wife's car.

Thanks but no thanks..
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(Sarcasm on) Yes, owners of Mazdas are picked on here regularly, especially those who pick the mazda as a car for their wife (Sarcasm off).
I think you should take the comments posted with a grain of salt. You need a thicker skin to roam the internet.

Notwithstanding, I think the point made above is that it is very unusual to find someone trying to go the route you are. Usually, it's more like Kincaid, trying to get away from the DRLs.

Many DRL systems have a relay in a fuse panel. Often times, the relay can be removed to operate the lights w/o DRL set up. If that's the case, the simple way would be to either: (1) purchase the relay itself from a mazda dealer parts dept. (just need the part #); or (2) purchase the relay from someone who wants to get rid of theirs.

However, as the car is so new, no one outside of mazda may know how the DRL system is set up (relay or something else). I personally have been trying to get shop manuals but according to the one dealer I've dealt with, they are not yet available.

I'd just give it some time.


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* * * * * * Is the reception given to the owners of Mazdas? If this is the owner's forum, I shouldn't have picked a Mazda as my wife's car.

Thanks but no thanks..[/b]
...or you could take it with a grain of salt and simply explain why you're interested in DRLs. Nobody here is out to bash each individual who enters this forum. I'm against the concept of DRLs because I think they're useless for the most part, but more importantly because they take away an important safety factor from motorcyclists who, IMO, have the greater need to have themselves stand out. In any event, that response was to Kincaid. I simply asked you "why", besides the obvious that you want them. Perhaps Kincaid can provide you with some "reverse engineering" info when he disables his to tell you how to enable them. I'm guessing a plug-n-play kit will never be available (based on demand). If you're willing to be creative, you can probably accomplish what you're looking for. But I'm in the same boat as you with other things (i.e. stereo wiring). The info just isn't out there yet.
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Reading Topic: DRL Installation - US Spec

Yeah. We aren't sure how we're going to get around it yet. It's not actually a fuse. It's in a module similar to what's done on the Protege. We'll find some way around it but I just need to get the car first.
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