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Old 08-18-2010, 10:30 AM
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

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I agree, but a lot of the points are valid reasons that people hate DRLs, such as:

- You lose critical traffic signaling methods.
- Drivers with DRLs often forget to turn on their low beam headlights in rain or fog and at dusk or dawn
- There are places where you need to drive with only your parking lights, i.e. drive-in movie parking lots, astronomical gatherings, military bases, etc.
My current DRLs aren't that bright.. when lit, they are hardly any brighter than if I just had my parking lights on. My high beams still work independently of the DRLs. I do agree with you on point #2, though.. but on the other side of the coin, these people would be driving with NO lights on in the dark and would be a hazard to others.. lol

Guess DRLs have to be implemented correctly, but my experience with them leads me to believe that they are beneficial.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:32 AM
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

I am just amazed on how much time DRLs are getting on the forum..
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:57 AM
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

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I am just amazed on how much time DRLs are getting on the forum..
Well, about the only other stuff to discuss right now are the ever-changing standard equipment on the Overland trim level and the wait for orders to be produced.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:21 AM
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

Since I use DRL's everyday, Im going to put some info out there.

People shouldnt forget to use their daytime running lights, Its not rocket science. First off, if you have DRLs, set your light control to "auto" therefore, DRL's will always be working, and your lights will come off and on as needed. Then you will not forget to have your lights on or off.

As for if your in a drive in, turn your lights off, put your e brake on and problem is solved.

Ive done it all, and I continue to do it this way, its not hard, and its nothing that requires people HAVING to disable them, People make to much of a stink about them.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:27 AM
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

Also DRL on most insurance polices lower your policy.. When its a dedicated DRL, then so be it, I suppose and as Klutch said, your capable of turning them off. My 2002 Volvo I had, had DRL but it was the same as the low beam bulb, only downside I saw was the bulb burned out quicker, however turning the lights on parking lights turned off the lights however left the parking lights on.. now that they are dedicated in HID vehicles.. I dont think I will mind, I wont really ever notice them on.
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

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Well, about the only other stuff to discuss right now are the ever-changing standard equipment on the Overland trim level and the wait for orders to be produced.
^^^^ Agreed- equipment changes shouldn't be talk, they are supposed to be constant with OPTIONS!! lol
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

The funny thing is - I'm posting arguments against DRL when (1) I don't have them, and (2), I turn my low beams on always when I'm driving. If it's bright and sunny out (not overcast) and the sun is high in the sky (not close to dawn or dusk), then and only then will I drive with the parking lights on but not the headlights. Otherwise, it's headlights & taillights for me all the time.

I think my only problems with DRLs are that some implementations of them are too bright or distracting, like those older tiny Saturns where they used the high beams dimmed just a bit, or the new Audis with their question-mark-shaped string of LEDs. Also, the fact that the tail lights don't come on with DRL bothers me because people then don't think to turn on their headlights in the fog, mist, or rain which, in turn, means they have no lights on the back of their cars.
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

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The funny thing is - I'm posting arguments against DRL when (1) I don't have them, and (2), I turn my low beams on always when I'm driving. If it's bright and sunny out (not overcast) and the sun is high in the sky (not close to dawn or dusk), then and only then will I drive with the parking lights on but not the headlights. Otherwise, it's headlights & taillights for me all the time.

I think my only problems with DRLs are that some implementations of them are too bright or distracting, like those older tiny Saturns where they used the high beams dimmed just a bit, or the new Audis with their question-mark-shaped string of LEDs. Also, the fact that the tail lights don't come on with DRL bothers me because people then don't think to turn on their headlights in the fog, mist, or rain which, in turn, means they have no lights on the back of their cars.
Like I mentioned before, in Canada, we switch our headlights to Auto, therefore DRL's are working, and then your lights are always on during night, smog, fog, rain, fires, tornados, hurricanes, volcanos, avalanches, and even earthquakes!!

So youll never have to worry about lights being off.

DRL's on and Auto headlights on....problem solved..
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

I like the concept of auto headlights, it's cool tech. But they suck because they turn on as soon as you start the car. If they're pointing in your neighbors' window, sucks for them.
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mine are pointed at the back wall of my garage.....LOL
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mine are pointed at the back wall of my garage.....LOL
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

Hi I'm new to this forum, I am in Melbourne Australia and have finaly revieved our GGC Overland after a 7 month wait after ordering in May and promised by November Anyway instead of disabling the DRL's has anyone put a less bright globe as the standard globe is too bright and we get traffic flashing us during the day because they think we have our headlights or highbeams on!
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