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Greetings:

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?

Thanks for the help
 

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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!!!

DANNY
01 BLK RT 'HAUNTED'
 

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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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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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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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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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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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Ok, I decided I didnt wanna be a wuss anymore so ZI got into my fuse block on the drivers side of the dash, and heres what I found

2000 base Intrepid

DRL and Fog light fuses in place and getting power.

I have one clearly marked slot for the Fog light relay which is also getting power. To the right of this is an unmarked relay slot that is also getting power.

I checked the fuse block under the hood and found a marked spot for a second(?0 fog light relay, but nothing mentioning a DRL relay.

Would some with DRLs be so kind as to see if there is a DRL relay under the hood and if the position mentioned above is for DRL relay in fuse block is the same?


oh yeah, under the hood it said sumthin like "RR fog relay" dunno what that means.
 

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You can have my DRL's,
I'm done with them =)
 

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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.
That is fuse #6 iirc. It is mentioned in the owner's manual for my 99.
 

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There's an add-in module that provides DRL. While in Canada all that's required to disable the DRLs is to remove a fuse, in the US, you'll need to add the module. I have some spares...
 
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