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alpha 07-23-2012 09:26 AM

DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
Hi All,

The factory setup where the adjacent DRL turned off when a turn signal was active bugged the hell out of me. The first time I saw it in the reflection of the car in front of me, I thought the DRL had failed.

Initially, I turned off the DRLs by I pulling their relays. It solved the annoyance but I like the potential safety added by the DRLs.

I saw the thread/video of Taillight Solutions DRL mod kit but couldn't find it on the web site. I contacted Taillight Solutions (Ken) via the web site. Ken replied quickly saying the kit would be on his site the following Monday and he would take the order now if I couldn't wait. It was Friday, I figured why bug him and waited until Monday.

When I checked his site the following Monday, the kit was there. I ordered the same day and the kit arrived in a couple of days.

I installed the kit this weekend and it works perfectly. Now the DRLs stay on with the turn signals :D

Many thanks to Ken for making the kit.

Bill

ColdCase 07-23-2012 09:37 AM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
So going through the trouble to disable the safety reason of turing off the DRL on the side where the turn signal is flashing so that oncoming traffic will notice you intend to turn doesn't bother you? Most modern cars have added this safety feature, especially the styles where the turn signal indicator is close to the DRL. Its like the turn signal typically turns off the parking light so it can be more easily seen. I think its neat :)

alpha 07-23-2012 09:43 AM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ColdCase (Post 660179)
So going through the trouble to disable the safety reason of turing off the DRL on the side where the turn signal is flashing so that oncoming traffic will notice you intend to turn doesn't bother you? Most modern cars have added this safety feature, especially the styles where the turn signal indicator is close to the DRL. Its like the turn signal typically turns off the parking light so it can be more easily seen. I think its neat :)

Nope. Everyone has an opinion and I think they simply over-engineered the DRLs.

jgc4ever 07-23-2012 09:45 AM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
I dislike DRLs and disable them. I wish I could disable everyone else's though. Not your's, just in my city.

Scottina06 07-23-2012 11:21 AM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
can you take a video of this?

AAAA 07-23-2012 11:43 AM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
Is this legal?

alpha 07-23-2012 01:02 PM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 660229)
can you take a video of this?

There is one on the TS web site, it has LEDs I don't:

http://taillight.xglobal.net/WK2_DRL_page.htm

alpha 07-23-2012 01:04 PM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AAAA (Post 660245)
Is this legal?

As long as the DRL off with turn signal is not required by law.

I have no idea where that might be, maybe Canada - they are big on DRLs.

moontz 07-23-2012 08:58 PM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
Awesome. Thanks for posting. I hate that "feature" as well. What comes in the kit?

Red G8R 07-24-2012 08:15 AM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
It's not just the GC. Most if not all the Chrysler products have this feature. My Audi has it too.

That said, I agree, I do prefer them on.....but it does catch your attention.

Andrew Klossner 07-24-2012 03:52 PM

Re: DRL Mod Kit - DRLS stay on with turn signals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AAAA (Post 660245)
Is this legal?

Not in the U.S. FMVSS No. 108: Lamps and Reflective Devices section S5.5.11 forbids this when the center of the turn signal lamp is less than 100mm from the edge of the DRL. On my Overland, that distance is 40mm.

alpha 07-27-2012 11:50 AM

Use fogs for DRLs?
 
Okay, I've been pondering this a bit further.

Thinking about the potential for the DRL to obscure the turn signal.

Maybe the I'm wrong about them over engineering the DRLs.
I think they pooched the headlights by not putting the turn signal on the outer edge of the headligh assembly.

I'm contempling an adaption to the OEM DRL implementation.

I like the way the DRLs are on only when in gear.

How does rewiring the DRLs so that they use the fog lights sound?

In other words, disconnect both the DRLs and the Fogs, then wire the DRL power to the fogs? This would also utilize the TS DRL mod.

Any opinions, good or bad?


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