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I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

I was told today that my GC that I purchased from the U.S needs to have daytime running lights installed before it can be approved for the road. I thought that the GC's already had day time running lights installed for U.S models?

Any ideas or best ways to install it?

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:27 AM
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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

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I was told today that my GC that I purchased from the U.S needs to have daytime running lights installed before it can be approved for the road. I thought that the GC's already had day time running lights installed for U.S models?

Any ideas or best ways to install it?

Thanks!
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Sounds like you have a Laredo. I believe DRL's only come on Limited and up models.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:56 AM
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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

Yes, BobsWK2 is correct...

According to the Jeep website models break-down, 'Dedicated Daytime Running Headlamps' start on Limited models & up.

http://www.jeep.com/hostc/vsmc/vehic...Code=CUJ201203

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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

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Yes, BobsWK2 is correct...

According to the Jeep website models break-down, 'Dedicated Daytime Running Headlamps' start on Limited models & up.

http://www.jeep.com/hostc/vsmc/vehic...Code=CUJ201203

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Is this a US thing as a just brought a 2012 Laredo and it had running lights already fitted and if I dont want them on all the time the owners manual shows you how to disable them.
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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

i purposefully turned mine off
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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

Thanks for the replies. I wonder if Chrysler can flash the ECM to have the daytime running lights activated?
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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

Not sure why US has not adopted this as law. We have had them in Canada since early 1990's, and improve visiblity greatly in the glare. These modules only add $20 to the vehicle. When traveling in the US, I need to re-teach the brain.
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Not sure why US has not adopted this as law. We have had them in Canada since early 1990's, and improve visiblity greatly in the glare. These modules only add $20 to the vehicle. When traveling in the US, I need to re-teach the brain.
If you look at un-manipulated data, there is no evidence DRLs improve safety, but they do keep a few bulb works employed. So it depends on who has the most political strength in a particular country, the folks that don't want government intrusion or those that profit from making or selling bulbs.
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Thanks for the replies. I wonder if Chrysler can flash the ECM to have the daytime running lights activated?
Yes they can just take it to the dealership, from what I gather this has been done at no charge for other members. There are a couple threads about this. Cheers
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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

GM thought it would be adapted too, and has had DRLs since the 90s.
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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

Laredo with all weather group has it turned on.
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Re: I thought the 2012 GC's had daytime running lights?

I am taking it to the dealer, I was told they they can flash the ECM / computer and activate the daytime running lights, for $150.
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