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Disable daytime running lights?

I saw the thread about installing daytime running lights and started wondering how hard it would be to disable them. My pick-up came from Canada so it has daytime running lights. Since they aren't required here, I would rather not have them. Does anyone know how I would go about disabling them?

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There should be a fuse in the fuse box under the hood called DRL. Pull it, be merry! The canadian trucks are way faster aye!! haha

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If you can't find the fuse, you should also be able to just unplug the module under the hood....these things arent' too cheap, so throw it on ebay and make a couple of $$$$....LOL.
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you could just cut the wires and run a toggle switch to the dash so you still have them when you need then thats what i did .
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Just hit the parking brake one click and daytime lights should go off. The only problem then is you have the parking light in the dash staying on. I have been doing this since my 1994 ram and its worked on the last 7 of them including my 2005 I just picked up.



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That works, but especially on the 05, the blinking brake light drives me nuts!!!

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If you can't find the fuse, you should also be able to just unplug the module under the hood....these things arent' too cheap, so throw it on ebay and make a couple of $$$$....LOL.
If you unplug the module you lose the highbeam indicator light in the dash -- it's controlled by the module. I think there's a [dealer] plug you can get that replaces the module makes everything work.

Why not run the DRL? They use the high beams at a reduced voltage so there's no wear. They're coming to the USofA too.

BTW the lights are off when the parking brake is engaged.

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BTW the lights are off when the parking brake is engaged.
I could have sworn I said that earlier



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I could have sworn I said that earlier
And you can't say it too often.

On another thread on another board someone disabled the DRL "for safety reasons." I guess if you're a peeping Tom you don't want the lights to give you away.

In BC the police cars have a DRL disable switch.

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All canadian police cars have a drl cut off switch, helps with the secret squirrel stuff I guess.
With that in mind it is not too difficult to wire up a relay and switch from the drl box under the hood, and a switch under the dash somewhere.
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Not on new ones. DRL is controlled by the PCM.

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