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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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DRL's and rear fog light

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I wanted to start a new topic on this matter because some of the other topics have gone in so many diffrent directions.

First, I owned a 99 se (company car) with DRL's (day time running lights)that were installed at the factory for $40. I would like to add them to my 01 R/T, there is a fuse for them in the panel but I cannot find the relay. Q. Can the DRL's be added, I know they are Std Equp on Models north of the border.

Second, is the wiring in our cars equiped to have a rear fog light. The rear fog light helps alot in the rain/snow when driving on the highway.

Maybe I should just e-mail otto directly with this one?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 08:20 AM
 
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Wouldn't rear fog lights be illegal? Or are you talking about them only going on when you put her in reverse?

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IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, THE REAR FOG LIGHTS ARE NOT WHAT YOU'RE THINKING. WHAT IT IS, ARE SUPER INTENSIFIED REAR RED LIGHS THAT APPEAR MUCH BRIGHTER IN FOG THAN ORDINARY REAR RED LIGHTS. I USE TO HAVE A COUPLE OF VOLVOS WHERE THIS 'SAFETY' FEATURE WAS STANDARD EQUIPMENT. THEY REALLY DO WORK HOWEVER IN NORMAL WEATHER CONDITIONS, IT APPEARS AS IF THE CAR IS DRIVING WITH IT'S BRAKES ON!!!

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 10:36 AM
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I personally hate DRLs and would never have them on my car :mad:. If you want to be seen during the day (whilst passing, for example) just pull on the brights while in the other lane.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 11:57 AM
 
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DRL's are easy to add. Just go down to your local auto part store and pick up a kit for like $10-$15. I added it to my fog lights. I like it
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I live up in Canada, the drl are standard, but to take them off I just pull the fuse, so I think that it is all set up in the car even for you guys in the states, just throw a fuse in and mabe it will work.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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While I originally did not like DRL's. They can save me $60 year on my insurance. Also, if they prevent some a-hole from hitting me because he see's my lights, then they are worth it.

Also, the kit from the auto parts store will most likely make my head lights come on full blast were as the factory DRL's are the high beams set at 20% or so.
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and we need all the help we can get with insurance in New Jersey. It's ridiculous. I should look into the DRLs too, if it'll help with my insurance premiums.
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throw in a fuse where? Will I need a relay also, or just a fuse. Where does it go!!!

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if a fuse is all it takes...and save $$ off insurance, it's something to look at.
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I guess it depends on the insurance company. I just checked my company web site, and they don't offer anything for DRLs.

However I do get a break because of the air bags, anti-lock brakes. and window etching (anti-theft).
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There is a 10 amp fuse already in the slot?
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well if there is a fuse already in the spot then you will have to buy the relay. if its only around $20, then its cheap and worth your while.
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There is no DRL relay available for the '00, from the factory anyways. So the question is.......

is there anyone here brave enough to move the relays around in the fuse box and see if any of the empty slots are the DRL relay position

I thought about it then decided I am a wuss. Sorry. Maybe next time.
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as a matter of fact, i was in there poking around on saturday, the sockets for the relays are there...but no wiring to the sockets. the relays sit in the sockets with nothing to grab and would probably bounce out on a good bump.


but while i was in the fuse boxes i finally made my cigaratte lighter from ign power to constant power. that was a simple fuse move.
now i dont need to play with my radar detector everytime i fire up the ride.
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