Quick way to disable DRL on 97's - FordTough.ca - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Lighting Headlights, Taillights, HID's, etc.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
 
f150phule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, ON
Posts: 2,299
Quick way to disable DRL on 97's

Not sure if this is the right place but here goes.

If you wanna disable your Daytime Running Lights heres a quick, but annoying way to do it. Not messing with fuses or wires, all you need is a pair of pliers.

If you look on the Emerg. Brake pedal there should be a small rubber stopper that presses against the E-brake sensor which controls whether the E-brake trouble light is on/off on your dash. Just take off this rubber stopper and thats it. Apparently if the E-brake light is on it disables the DRLs.

I found this out because the little rubber stopper fell off my E-brake pedal and it wont go back on. I had the e-brake checked at Midas and it is NOT engaged, works fine, its just the light is on on the dash. Since this stopper fell out my DRLs are not working. I had the guy at Midas test it and he pressed a screewdriver against the sensor and the DRLs came on.

Kinda freaky but if you can live with your E-brake light on all the time its a quick cheap mod


Whaddya mean I dont pay my bills?? Whydya think I'm broke!!

03 Lariat Crew 4x4 Line-x bedliner, Truxedo Lo-Pro QT Tonneau.
RIP [97 XL 4.2L V6]
f150phule is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Smokefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 3,988
or you can pull the plug out of the foglight in the bumper on '97-'04....

2011 Chevrolet Camaro RS2SS
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
2007 Ford Crown Victoria P71


Smokefan is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
 
f150phule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, ON
Posts: 2,299
Cool...but you have to actually have fog lights for that to work??


Whaddya mean I dont pay my bills?? Whydya think I'm broke!!

03 Lariat Crew 4x4 Line-x bedliner, Truxedo Lo-Pro QT Tonneau.
RIP [97 XL 4.2L V6]
f150phule is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 04:27 PM
 
SKRWZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Burlington
Posts: 3,896
When my DRL module went the high beam indicator on the dash didn't work so I found the DRL module (resistor) behind the bumper on the left side (drivers side) and unplugged it instead of paying 140 + dollars for a new DRL module I got the DRL delete plug that was used for the American trucks I think it was 11 bucks @ the dealer and now the high beam indicator works no problem, and if I want DRL's I'LL turn on the headlights



http://www.fordtough.ca/forums/signaturepics/sigpic435_3.gif

Last edited by SKRWZ; 02-07-2008 at 10:49 PM.
SKRWZ is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 6
DRL

I thought DRL were manditory in Canada since 1989 seems I see lot of car that don't sport them.
jiminns is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2008, 10:28 PM
 
SKRWZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Burlington
Posts: 3,896
Thats because the DRL resistors burn out and no one cares to fix them

http://www.fordtough.ca/forums/signaturepics/sigpic435_3.gif

Last edited by SKRWZ; 03-22-2008 at 11:27 PM.
SKRWZ is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
 
f150phule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, ON
Posts: 2,299
Well the brake light issue has been solved. Since I couldn't find where the stupid thing was supposed to go the guys at Hanford's just siliconed it in place for me today while they were changing the LF caliper. Got my DRLs back and the truck actually brakes in a straight line now


Whaddya mean I dont pay my bills?? Whydya think I'm broke!!

03 Lariat Crew 4x4 Line-x bedliner, Truxedo Lo-Pro QT Tonneau.
RIP [97 XL 4.2L V6]
f150phule is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Disconect DRL on 04-08 4.6L. white4by4 Lighting 27 04-24-2011 09:44 AM
DRL issue notmuchmud Lighting 5 07-05-2008 10:44 PM
HELP!!!!! DRL Needed NOW!!! mitchbtu Ranger Forum 7 06-05-2008 06:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome