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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

when this are to brigth so i think its somthing wrong.....the DRL high beam are with 7.2v output reduce programing this can not see to brigth..normal output are 12.8v

can you post some pics.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:04 AM
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One of my beefs with the increased use of DRLs is that now newer motorcycles are featuring strobing headlights for daytime driving so that they can be safely noticed in the sea of other vehicles with their lights on during the day.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:46 AM
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

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One of my beefs with the increased use of DRLs is that now newer motorcycles are featuring strobing headlights for daytime driving so that they can be safely noticed in the sea of other vehicles with their lights on during the day.

What??? Tell me what newer MC comes with strobing headlights? I ride and I've never thought to myself that I couldn't be seen because someone else near me may have their lights on.
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

I also ride and my bike and and the guys I ride with bikes didn't come with strobing headlights. You can buy a kit to make the headlights strobe on a motorcycle though.
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What??? Tell me what newer MC comes with strobing headlights? I ride and I've never thought to myself that I couldn't be seen because someone else near me may have their lights on.
Ok, maybe they don't come standard with a strobing headlight but I've seen more than just a few MCs with a strobing headlight in the daytime. I don't ride and I don't spend much time looking at MC new features.

Also, most school busses now have a strobe light on their roof. Try driving behind one of them at night.
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Ok, maybe they don't come standard with a strobing headlight but I've seen more than just a few MCs with a strobing headlight in the daytime. I don't ride and I don't spend much time looking at MC new features.

Also, most school busses now have a strobe light on their roof. Try driving behind one of them at night.
Try sunglasses. It sounds like you are bothered by flashing/strobing lights. Still don't get what buses or MCs have to do with DRLs...
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

The loss of signal indication intensity is a non-issue because the light on the signalling side turns off,while the signal is on.
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

I worked in EMS for 30 years and I can say the more visible you are the better. I actually liked the orange color of the DRLs on my 04 Toyota 4 4R as they kinda stood out from all the white lights.
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I'll give all DRL lovers that more visible makes some sense on the surface but when everyone is more visible, then being more visible is less noticeable. And it makes pedestrians, bicycles, baby strollers, family pets that can't be equipped with DRLs less visible. That's all I'm trying to get across (though I'll warn you all now I'll continue with additional key points against DRLs as you read on...).

I'm all for specific vehicle types having their lights on during the day. Those being police cars, school buses, fire, ambulance, motorcycles, fuel deliver vehicle, possibly even public buses and taxis due to the more erratic driving into and out of traffic. But for the average Joe and Jane driver to have their lights on does not make good sense.

Look at the tech that is now being pushed into cars that raises new car costs, repair costs, adds weight to vehicles (more weight means less mpg). And powering those lights also decreases mpg. As evidence of this, GM had petitioned and won the right to disable DRLs for Federal MPG testing in order to increase GMs CAFE numbers.

I'd rather see the manufacturers spending that amount of money on tech that actually provides more MPG!

Initially drivers complained DRLs were too bright so the manufacturers reduced the wattage. Then they started adding dedicated DRL fixtures to reduce the wear on the std headlights. Now many are adding the feature that turns off the DRL lamp on the same side as the turn signal that is activated. All that is more time and $ spent by R&D to solve a problem that was only created by DRLs themselves.

In my opinion, DRLs are now becoming more of style feature than a safety feature. Note all of the shaped LED displays, even in the SRT JGCs. I don't believe the auto manufacturers are concerned as much about the safety aspect as they are getting their cars noticed on the road. Why is the Laredo exempt from DRLs in the US? Is it because Jeep does not care about promoting the lower priced Laredo or because they don't care about the safety of the Laredo drivers?

No matter how that question is answered, it means safety was not the primary concern for making DRLs std and only defeatable by pulling fuses from under the hood.
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

I have to agree on why are DRL's not standard on the Laredo if safety is such an important goal? I'm glad I don't have them to begin with because I would have just turned them off by pulling the fuse (I just pull the bulbs on my chevy trucks in the past).
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

I have DRLs on my 2012 Laredo.
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Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee-how to disable DRL's

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Pop the hood and find a small fuse box about 2" x 3" on the left side engine bay just in front of hood strut. Pop the top and there are 4 square relays. Unplug the two on the right side. DRL's are disabled.
So I've had my WK2 for several months now, finally approaching the 10k mark and I decided to do a bulb swap. Picked up some Silverstar Ultra's, been happy with them on past vehicles, but I decided to finally disable my DRL's to "save" on the new bulbs. On my Laredo X the fuse box only had 3 relays. I also wasn't sure if by removing the two on the right side meant looking at the fuse box from the front or passenger side of the car. Guess I'll try remove both but if someone knows for sure I'd appreciate it
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