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Old 05-20-2011, 08:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Here is a how to from disabling the DTRLs:

Its much simpler than any other method as you can see after watching the video.

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Simpler? yes. Catch all? no.

there are two different methods, because there are two different beetle setups.

BOTH are on the link that I posted that began the thread.

again with the second guessing! What am i? jeeze!
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I disabled the day time running lights on my mk4 2003 Jetta by bending one of the electrical pins over on the headlight switch. Some have removed the wiring from the plug side and others have covered the pin with electrical tape. I wanted it to look stealth and the elctrical tape didn't work for me.

It was very easy to do but I can't recall what pin number it was since I did this back in 2003.
I just went ahead and snapped mine off. Took me about 2 minutes.
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There must be a fuse, just pull it.
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I disabled mine quite awhile ago. Really glad I did-at the very least it saves my headlight bulb life
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That accepted I read somewhere that bulbs last longer with use. Car bulbs that is, not house ones.
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DRL's are only mandatory in Canada - if you happen to do this mod and then drive to Canada for a vacation, just turn the headlights on until you come back, that's legal as well for temporary use. You just cant import a vehicle permanently without them, or drive without either headlights or DRL's on there.

Whether or not the vehicle has DRL's in America is completely up to the manufacturer. ALL GM vehicles since some time in the mid 90's have had DRL's, while very few (if any) non-fleet Ford vehicles have them, even for the current model year.
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at the very least it saves my headlight bulb life
This is another great example of why disabling drls is totally worth it.
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That accepted I read somewhere that bulbs last longer with use. Car bulbs that is, not house ones.
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That accepted I read somewhere that bulbs last longer with use. Car bulbs that is, not house ones.

Kind of interesting that if you look at a DC powered light bulb you will notice over time that the inside of the bulb gets a silvery coating. Know what that is? It's bulb material that has been sputtered from the filament and coated the glass. There is low pressure inside the bulb that allows the filament to reach a high temperture(hence white light) without burning out. Low pressure and heat can cause material migration.





















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