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Re: Day time running lights

In the late 70's or early 80's it was mandated that motorcycles have the lights on always for better visibility. They figured it made it easier for you to see a motorcycle. I agree with this 100% being a rider for 30+ years.

With the advent of DRL's on cars and trucks, I feel it has lessened the effectiveness of this for the motorcycle. It has once again made it harder to see a bike in traffic. When you are looking at a wall of vehicle lights coming at you how can you distinguish between a 2 ton car and a 600lb bike. The car driver is much safer enclosed within the 2 ton machine. Therefore more people are likely to just pull out in front of it thinking " what the heck, I can make it".

Just my opinion on DRL's YMMV.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:36 AM
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Re: Day time running lights

I found this description on disabling them in another thread:

"Just disabled my drl's today. Pop the hood. Find small fuse box top 3''x2" left side engine bay just in front of hood strut. Pop top and there are 4 square plugin blocks. Unplug the two on the right side and your done. This option is not doable in software with Starscan. Must be done as previously stated."
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Re: Day time running lights

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I will post pics and bulb info as soon asthey are in. Supposed to be shipping today or tomorrow so hope to have them by Monday.

I used to have a couple of gm vehicles that had an override switch near the headlight knob but no such luck here. I guess the bulbs could just be removed to solve the problem but I don't like the idea of having open bulb sockets like that which may cause issues down the line.
Yeah....I'm ready to see those! I hope to do the same.
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Re: Day time running lights

I like having DRL's....but my current vehicle has a way to turn them off. I like them off on occasion....like when I am hunting. Please tell me that I can turn 'em off on my new Overland.
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Re: Day time running lights

^^^yep...pull the relay
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Well guess the LEDs are not shipping from manufacture until the 3rd. So might be awhile.
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Re: Day time running lights

That sucks.....is the DRL bulb a separate bulb?
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That sucks.....is the DRL bulb a separate bulb?
Yeah separate 3157k type bulb. Kind of strange because it's the bulb type jeep has used in tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights in the past. This one is reverse facing so the base of the bulb is facing forward so most of the light is thrown backwards off the reflector and then forward of the car.
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Re: Day time running lights

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Yeah separate 3157k type bulb. Kind of strange because it's the bulb type jeep has used in tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights in the past. This one is reverse facing so the base of the bulb is facing forward so most of the light is thrown backwards off the reflector and then forward of the car.
oh...ok. I bookmarked the site you got yours from, just waiting to see how it works out for ya!


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Re: Day time running lights

Here is another site:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...n.html%23a3156

I have purchased from them and they are pretty good...
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Here is another site:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...n.html%23a3156

I have purchased from them and they are pretty good...
did you replace the DRL with these?
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Re: Day time running lights

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only Jeeps with the HID's get them in the US
Really why wouldn't they just make all the models have the DRL's? Kinda strange it is only for the HID's.
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