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post #16 of 24 Old 01-27-2018, 06:48 PM
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Today's DTRL are nothing like yesterday's DRL's, which I hated and disabled on my wife's Rav4 by swapping the relay. But in all my years of driving, NYC - Hartford daily, I can't say that I was ever blinded by a car with DRL's in the daytime.


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I agree, and my eyes are quite sensitive to light.

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You can't, the DTRL relay is not serviceable, meaning you cannot remove it, it is part of the fuse box. If you try, you will break it...

Again, the DTRL are controlled entirely by the computer, there is no serviceable part as far as the driver. The reason they made it that way is that so that people don't mess with it, since it is a safety feature.
Thanks assad. One could cut simply the wires powering the DTRL, a bit unorthodox but if this is what someone really wants. Also the parking brake when depressed just a notch will prevent the DTRL from being powered and I don't think this would be enough to wear the brake pads as there is some slack; however this will trigger a warning light on the center dashboard but a small piece of black electrical tape could cover it. One could also disconnect the switch at the parking brake pedal; not sure if it's a normally closed or normally open contact but it doesn't cost anything to try!

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My gripe about DRLs is as mentioned earlier - in many cars they are just cheap lights with round lenses that throw light pollution up into the eyes of oncoming drivers. This isn't an issue daytimes, but at night it can be rather blinding.

Dodge Ram trucks have some of the WORST lights; I don't know if they're supposed to be "driving lights" (they're not) or "fog lights" (also obviously not) or "daytime running lights." All I know is that they are freakin' blinding and there are some trucks that I want to follow home with a hammer and take out their lights. I make it a point to flash my high beams at them, and not in a kind way either. GM also put some DRLs on vehicles that were simply awful, cheap, obnoxious lights.

If DRLs are actually decent lighting instruments or LEDs which don't throw lights up into the eyes of oncoming drivers, I consider them to be a safety augmentation and a benefit. Unfortunately lights like that are the exception rather than the rule.

Any light facing forward on a car should have a well designed lens and reflector, and should control the aim of the light.

A few decades ago when I was a reserve deputy on patrol, I knew there was a law in my state that one could have no more than four driving type lights facing forward. I never enforced it unless some goof blinded me in the daytime with crappy dime store "driving" lights facing me. I pulled them over and gave them a choice between disconnecting the driving lights and getting a ticket. No one chose the ticket.

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I canít tell you how many times people would pull out in front of cars on tree-lined back roads back in the day before DRLs. This is especially problematic with bright sunny day and a dark Car come down a shaded road. I used to think it was other drivers being careless, but it is hard to see into the shade when you have a dark, unlit car coming. I even paid extra on much 2010 for the Nissan OEMs...I did not do this for appearance, but for the functionality and never regretted it. I am so glad the 2018 has these standard and they are actually pretty good looking to boot.

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My gripe is how the DRL dont turn off when the car is put into park with the parking brake on. Because of Nissans amazing idea of cutting out the power to the entertainment system as soon as you shut the car off, I'm sometimes sitting somewhere with my DRL on at night just to finish off a conversation. Annoying...
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My gripe is how the DRL dont turn off when the car is put into park with the parking brake on. Because of Nissans amazing idea of cutting out the power to the entertainment system as soon as you shut the car off, I'm sometimes sitting somewhere with my DRL on at night just to finish off a conversation. Annoying...
I totally agree. My charger dtrl shuts off when my parking brake is on. In the murano however, I leave the engine on since my wife and sleeping child (4 month old) are in the car. The dtrl at night is really bright. There happens to be someone else parked inside the car in front of my murano and the dtrl were just blinding them and I felt bad cause the engine needed to be on for heat.
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Thatís odd, the gen 2 OEM DRLs would go off if you applied the parking brake - a nice touch for situations like yours. Too bad they didnít carry that over to Gen 3

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I think if you turn the vehicle off, apply the parking brake, make sure the headlight switch is off, and then restart the vehicle...the drl's will remain off on the 3rd gen.

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I think if you turn the vehicle off, apply the parking brake, make sure the headlight switch is off, and then restart the vehicle...the drl's will remain off on the 3rd gen.

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You are correct. They will. The annoyance is that you'll lose bluetooth connection.

It's just annoying that's all.
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