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Old 01-09-2009, 02:39 PM   #817
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Headlights will be the DRL's if you don't have the RS package. With the RS package, the foglights will be the DRL's.
To further clarify... ALL trims will have DRLs. To figure out which lights will be used in your case, see quote above.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:00 PM   #818
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To further clarify... ALL trims will have DRLs. To figure out which lights will be used in your case, see quote above.
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Anybody know what happened to using the parking lights for DRL'S?????
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:08 PM   #819
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Anybody know what happened to using the parking lights for DRL'S?????
anyone wish DRL's would just go away
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:58 PM   #820
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anyone wish DRL's would just go away
I made a custom switch in my 4Runner to turn them off and on. Used dry transfer letters and some semi gloss clear spray over them to label the switch. It was easy to hookup and cost $4. Did the same thing to turn off traction control as well. I guess DRLs are OK, but I do want the option of turning them off and on.

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Old 01-09-2009, 05:31 PM   #821
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DIC functionality is controlled by a "menu" button on the LH Stalk (turn signal) by pushing "menu" you can get two sets of information. Heather already stated the options that are available. You cycle through the menus by twisting a ring on the stalk, so only one piece of information is displayed at at time. So there is a button labled menu and a ring with arrows on it that you can twist away from you or toward you to cycle through the display.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:55 PM   #822
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:56 PM   #823
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Oh and the set clear button is a push and hold on the end of the stalk to reset trip odo and other stuff
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:11 PM   #824
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As for DRL's it may be as simple as looking at a wiring diagram and disconnecting a wire from a relay. Thats what I did on my cav, but a DRL trouble light came on the dash and I modified the back of them and eliminated the light. There may need to be more wiring involved if there is a DRL malfunction light on the dash or it could be computer changeable through hp tuners or something like that, IDK how it is setup.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:51 PM   #825
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as for the DRLs, on my 99, if you just pull wires or fuses, it'll reroute to use the whole headlight system. i believe now you just click the headlight switch back a notch to disable the DRLs/auto lights. if not, i'm gonna be ticked. i just spent today tearing my dash apart to mod the light sensor to bypass the auto light system. (99 was the only year without a factory bypass)
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:05 AM   #826
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Why is turning DLRs off such a big deal? I can see not seeing benefit in them, but what is the harm?

I really like the DIC control setup on the stalk. That's quite clever. Using the two buttons in the Cobalt is a bit awkward. This should be much easier to use. Sure the power, handling, looks, and heritage make you fall in love with this car, but it is these little details that make it a smart buy. I like that.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:05 AM   #827
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:09 AM   #828
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Why is turning DLRs off such a big deal? I can see not seeing benefit in them, but what is the harm?

I really like the DIC control setup on the stalk. That's quite clever. Using the two buttons in the Cobalt is a bit awkward. This should be much easier to use. Sure the power, handling, looks, and heritage make you fall in love with this car, but it is these little details that make it a smart buy. I like that.
If you turn them off when you don't need them, your battery will last longer and the lights will last longer before needing replacing.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:37 AM   #829
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If you turn them off when you don't need them, your battery will last longer and the lights will last longer before needing replacing.
Yeah but it takes a pretty long time for headlights to burn out anyway and the bulbs aren't very expensive. It just doesn't seem worth the effort. And I don't see how they affect the battery anymore than running your radio while driving.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:42 AM   #830
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Yeah but it takes a pretty long time for headlights to burn out anyway and the bulbs aren't very expensive. It just doesn't seem worth the effort. And I don't see how they affect the battery anymore than running your radio while driving.

In fact, virtually no current comes from the battery while driving. It all comes from the alternator.

DRLs are a safety issue, more than anything - plus, I don't want to risk getting in an accident and the insurance company denying my claim because my DRLS were bypassed.
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:45 AM   #831
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anyone wish DRL's would just go away
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I like being in control of everything, and hate when stuff is automatically done for me. Besides, I may want to sneak around, (why I don't know...but I may still want to) and you can't do that very well with a pair of fog lights glaring away!

Some of the guys feel confident there is a way to turn them off...I hope they're right.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:10 AM   #832
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Yeah but it takes a pretty long time for headlights to burn out anyway and the bulbs aren't very expensive. It just doesn't seem worth the effort. And I don't see how they affect the battery anymore than running your radio while driving.
I don't like the look of daytime running lamps..Seems like an unnecessary waste. Your auto lights should come on under a tunnel if it gets really dark Or you know those lunar or solar eclipses and or a huge asteroids blocking the sun every few million years.
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Sorry you can't avoid the DRL (at least from the factory, I am sure you'll figure something out once you get your hands on it). Also, when I mentioned the Turn-by-turn navigation I forgot to mention it also shows up on the radio, so if you have a "co-pilot" they can see that display while you will see the directions on the center dash as part of the DIC. It has really cool graphics, like when you arrive at your destination there's a checkered flag
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