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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Daytime Running Lights

I am surprised to find that there are no daytime running lights on my 98 Explorer. It was an option according to the owners manual. Any suggestions on getting them to work (a OEM module, aftermarket module etc)?

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crappy tire had a conversion kit - Idono if they still do but maybe
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I hate day time running lights myself. I had a '95 F-350 that I unplugged and removed the module. It was located behind the front bumper on the left side. It might be something similar on your explorer or even a pulled fuse if a previous owner had the same idea as me.


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I hated my airbags, so I unplugged them and removed them too.

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Start with the parking brake switch. Does your Brake warning indicator work? If so, start with fuses and work your way to the module. Might be the same problem for your cruise control.

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i unplugged my drl like 8 years ago. got a ticket this year for no DRL. $57



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When my DRL Module went years back I put changed it with the DRL delete plug DRL module was $140.00 and the delete plug was $ 12.00 the way I see it if I want DRL I'll turn on the headlights

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Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's the big deal with DRL's anyway ?

Who cares if they're on or not, it's not like you can see them on your vehicle when you're driving.

The supposed premise of DRL's is to make your vehicle more visible to oncoming traffic.

I guess you guys are turning them off because it looks cooler, or just sticking it to the man because he told you its the law ?

Not trying to stir things up, but just curious as to the thoughts behind consciously turning them off.

Don't get all offended, I personally couldn't care any less one way or the other.

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Saves headlight bulb use.

Not having control to shut them off/on is another thing.


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Headlight bulb use….seriously ?

Better stop driving on those tires then, the more you use them, the more they wear out.

Stay parked in the driveway saves tire use by that logic.

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