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DRL's are NOT for you (the driver of the vehicle) to see better.* It is so that other drivers can see YOU.* It is a safety consideration and has been a requirement for all new cars sold in Canada since 1997 I believe.* DRL's for vehicles are usually dimmer that the regular low beams or are a marker light.
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Heh. Yeah I've heard the same argument before. I refuse to believe that people won't see a 187x70x56 inch piece of steel coming at them but they will see it because of two bulbs running at 40% power... Heh.
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I refuse to believe that people won't see a 187x70x56 inch piece of steel coming at them but they will see it because of two bulbs running at 40% power.
You are lost in the woods on a bright sunny day. You hear an airplane overhead and all you have is a little 3" x 3" shaving mirror. Using the mirror properly can get you rescued by getting the pilot's attention from the reflection of light.

Do a search on the Internet. Studies have shown that an 187x70x56 inch piece of steel that has two bulbs running at 40% power will be more noticeable than a 187x70x56 piece of steel without!

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http://www.hwysafety.org/safety_facts/qanda/drl.htm
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DRL's are NOT for you (the driver of the vehicle) to see better.* It is so that other drivers can see YOU.* It is a safety consideration and has been a requirement for all new cars sold in Canada since 1997 I believe.* DRL's for vehicles are usually dimmer that the regular low beams or are a marker light.
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I understand the principle behind DRLs, but I, the driver, prefer to decide when I think having my lights on for others to see me is necessary. Like on a 2-lane road, which I mentioned earlier. In other situations, like on the interstate, they're essentially useless. If every car had their lights on, what would make yours stand out among the hordes of other headlights?

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I understand the principle behind DRLs, but I, the driver, prefer to decide when I think having my lights on for others to see me is necessary. Like on a 2-lane road, which I mentioned earlier. In other situations, like on the interstate, they&#39;re essentially useless. If every car had their lights on, what would make yours stand out among the hordes of other headlights?
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Good point there.. DOWN WITH DRL!!


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DRLs suck! I can&#39;t stand them as well.. they lights look stupid being on in the daytime

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Like on a 2-lane road, which I mentioned earlier. In other situations, like on the interstate, they&#39;re essentially useless.
I agree. Too bad DRL technology isn&#39;t advanced enough to determine the difference between traveling on a 2-lane road or an interstate.

By the way, I disabled my DRLs because I have HIDs.
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Aren&#39;t they required in Canada? Will the police ticket you for that?

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Aren&#39;t they required in Canada? Will the police ticket you for that?
Yes. New vehicles require the DRLs. I haven&#39;t received a ticket yet. :knock on wood: I just received my Anzo clear side markers yesterday so when I install those I will also do a wiring harness for my HIDs and rig up the integrated fogs as my DRLs.
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How can I disconnect the day time running light?
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I just installed some 6-light LEDS for the front parking lights to see how they look, and they rock! But they now make all the other lights look like a dingy yellow. I want to run them by themselves until I swap the H1/H3&#39;s, but my DRL&#39;s go on as soon as I release the e-brake. I checked both fuse boxes, and can&#39;t find any fuse/relay for the DRL&#39;s. How do you disable this annoyance, is there anyone that knows where the module is located, or if not, a wiring diagram for Canadian spec lights?

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