DRL "hack"?? (Link for DRL "Always On" harness!!)

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DRL "hack"?? (Link for DRL "Always On" harness!!)

Postby KurtH460 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:08 pm

A Google search has shown me that a lot of ND owners are looking for ways to get the DRLs to stay on and be used as foglights. I haven't found anyone that has a fix for this..anyone else aware of anybody offering a "kit" for this?

My thoughts on a "hack" involve:
Step1: Turn off DRLs on Info screen (to avoid Check Light with next step.
Step2: Unplug DRL LED lights from wire harness.
Step3: If Malfunction/Check/Warning light comes on, possibly wire in a single LED cell to the wire harness (maybe use/mount it the lower grille/radiator area as a backlight (?)
Step4: Wire the DRL LEDs to a Switched 12V source (fusebox or wire harness) using a Relay..therefore, DLRs would be always On when car is switched on. Have a constant power supply to the LEDs from that Switched 12V lead, but use a Relay that works as a Close (Off) Circuit instead of an Open (On) Circuit...that way, the Off trip source can be tapped from the High Beam Headlight wires to switch the DRL LEDs OFF when the High Beams are switched on (would be way too bright having all the lights on..and cops might hassle you if the "new" DRL "Foglights" don't kick off when the Highs are on!!) The DRLs could even be wired to a switch to turn on and off as Relay controller..or in conjunction with the High Beam trip source.

Any thoughts on the subject??
(I feel like the ND looks like it's missing something when the Headlights are on..and the DRL "Foglights" would look more cool in my opinion!

Thanks, Kurt
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Re: DLR "hack" ??

Postby ryanholt » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:48 pm

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Re: DRL "hack" ??

Postby KurtH460 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:44 am

Ryan,
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the link!!!
That is exactly what I was hoping someone would have come across!! I preordered both versions of DRL modules...and a bunch of other cool stuff!!
Thanks again Ryan!!!
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Re: DRL "hack"?? (Link for DRL "Always On" harness!!)

Postby KurtH460 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:50 am

I got the DRL harnesses last night (got both the 50% and 100%).
I got the 100% harness installed in about a half hour without any problems..and it works!!
DRLs are now on with the headlights..and look super cool and bright!!
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