Originally Posted by SavageBrewer
A few questions as I haven't taken delivery of my new GC yet to look at.
I notice some WK2's seem do have different DRL behavior and I am wondering if some of this is programmable or maybe just different by model or year. These questions only pertain to the WK2's without LED DRL (so like the standard Limited model headlights)
Here are the different things I have seen:
- No daytime running lamps at all
- DRL is the innermost (I think high beams) bulbs and are on all the time
- DRL is the innermost and when a blinker is on that side light turns off
- DRL is the outermost (projector lens) I think thats the low beam and is barely lit
So what I am trying to figure out is if the DRL functionality is programmable as far as which lights it uses, turned off completely and so on.
From what I have observed...
Depends on the model year and the headlight option.
First gen WK2 models (2011-2013) with halogen lights had no standard DRL, but it can be turned on by the dealer and then it uses the high beam halogen bulbs with partial voltage (dim).
First gen WK2 models with HID lights used the HIDs as low/high and then the 'high beam' area had a 3157 bulb lit up as DRLs standard.
Both of them turn off the DRL when the turn signal is used since the high beam reflector is in close proximity to the turn signal for enhanced viewing of the turn signal during the day.
From what I've noticed with second gen WK2 models (2014+)...
If you have the standard halogen headlights, the low beam is used as a DRL standard from the factory.
If you have the LED/HID headlights, then the LED surround is used as the DRL.
I haven't seen the turn signal in a halogen headlight equipped model as I have only seen them heading the other direction on the freeways around the Twin Cities.
The LED/HID headlights turn off the white LEDs when the amber turn signal LEDs are on/flashing. Again this is to enhance the visibility of the turn signal during the day.