DADRL - How To Disable DRLs

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HOW TO DISABLE DRLs

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This information is provided to help those who wish to disable the DRLs on their vehicle. The advice given here was contributed by several people. We give no guarantee whatsoever with respect to its accuracy. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! We will not be held responsible for ill side effects to your vehicle or to you physically as a result of performing any of the methods described herein. PLEASE TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS.

First off, as of December 2010, there are no federal laws in the US that mandate DRLs on passenger vehicles. In fact, The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has denied a petition from General Motors to make DRLs mandatory. If your dealer refuses to disconnect your DRLs, saying "they're a mandatory safety item," then your dealer is lying, plain and simple.

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Toyota/Lexus

Toyota Prius. Description and low-cost parts to put the DRL function on a switch, where it should be. Visit this site.

2009 Toyota Corolla

1 Remove the glove box and locate the DRL module. It's a black unit mounted sideways with a wiring harness plugged in the side of it.

2 Unplug the harness from the module.

3 Cut the blue wire at pin 12. Leave at least 3 inches of wire sticking out of the connector in case you ever want to put it back.

4 Tape up the end of both blue wires.

5 Plug the connector back in.

6 Put the glove box back.

It is worth noting that this procedure will also disable the automatic headlights that come on when the sensor detects it is dark. If Toyota uses the same standards in other models such as the 2009 Camry or Avalon as they have for the Corolla, then this procedure should work for those models as well.

2006 Toyota Corolla

Pull fuse #31.

Lexus RX300 and RX350 (recent, but unspecified years). Info at clublexus forums.

2001-2005 Lexus IS300. On the passenger side of the engine compartment near the strut tower there is a vented black box labeled "Hot." Unplugging this box disables the DRLs with no other effects.

1999 LEXUS. I did reliably disable the DRL, by uncovering the DRL relay box, under left front kick panel/glove box. Using the wiring manual, identifying the pin/lead to the parking brake switch, cutting the wire and then grounding that pin.

Simply clicking the parking brake 1 notch, will also work, but activates the dash warning light for the brake.

1999 LEXUS. 30A fuses under hood right rear. Unfortunately this disables the high beams altogether.

TOYOTA. From the Toyota technical service bulletin EL011-00 Web site for specific models determine where the module is; either the DRL relay or the body ECU, connector number, pin #. Oct 6,2000.

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-disconnect battery- Then remove the wire with pin attached and tape to the harness. (consider just cut and tape the wire) -check operation- [except the 2000 MY-Avalon, additionally you need to ground the wire at the module end of the cut wire] does anyone know if there is a DRL relay that can be "fixed" ?

TOYOTA TUNDRA Tundras with DRL's have two gray electrical connectors located between the battery and the inner fender liner. One of these connectors is fastened to the fender liner and has two black wires leading to another component also fastened to the fender. Disconnect this one and your daylight running lights are inoperative. If you change your mind (please don't) simply reconnect and you are back to stock. www.tundrasolutions.com.

2000-2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia A commercial solution that provides a DRL switch. It should have been that way from factory!

2003 Toyota Matrix (and Pontiac Vibe), Toyota Corolla

Great site with pictures!

Automatic headlight and DRL disable information. DRL module located above brake pedal. Remove module. Cut connecting legs to the board, pins 19 & 20, to kill auto lights. Kill DRL, cut legs 10 and 11, leave board side of 10 open, connect board end of 11 to ground (external switch or to leg 2), connect outgoing 10 and 11 to each other. Method 2 Kill both DRL and auto lights, cut yellow wire (or leg 8 DRL relay), ground the module end of wire.

If a vehicle is not listed, first consult the owner's manual and search for a DRL fuse or relay. Next try a shop manual. Again, we repeat our disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER

This information is provided to help those who wish to disable the DRLs on their vehicle. The advice given here was contributed by several people. We give no guarantee whatsoever with respect to its accuracy. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! We will not be held responsible for ill side effects to your vehicle or to you physically as a result of performing any of the methods described herein. PLEASE TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS.

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