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10-20-2013, 01:45 AM #1
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Disable DRL Headlights on a 99 Silverado (DIY)
So I dont know if anyone else has a vendetta against DRLs like I do, but thats just me. I like to be able to go incognito if need be! Heres a step by step of how to remove them since us 99's werent lucky enough to have a convenient heat sink to pull. *NOTE NOT FOR THOSE WITH LARGE HANDS* *ALSO THIS WILL DISABLE YOUR LOWER HEADLIGHTS, THIS IS ALSO EASILY REVERSIBLE* Unless you plug the fuse back in for DRL in the fuse panel under the hood. Then they will be back to normal. This being said lets begin!
Pull of the Dash cover, to take it off fully put the gearshift in 1st while either keeping your foot on the brake or putting on the parking break.
Next pull out your radio, mine was aftermarket so it just slid out with two push clips. You may need to unscrew yours.
Now put your radio aside and reach your hand into the hole towards your light sensor, (This is where the small handed people have it easy). Now unscrew the sensor from the bottom and pull it through. Unplug it from the connector, its a little push clip just like a headlight. You should end up with this......
Now heres where you grab your L.E.D. I got a green one, but whatever color floats your boat is alright.
Now You can put that light sensor aside, you dont need it anymore. You can either screw it back in or toss it. Now find out which end is the negative and which is positive on the light, the longer end was negative for me. Plug the new light into the female port you unplugged the sensor from, the negative should be the white wire and the positive should be white if I remember correctly. Now once its in the right spot put the truck in accessory and it should complete the circuit and make the bulb light like so
Once this is in the right spot either electrical tape it, (Score one for the rednecks), or solder it. Then what I did is tape the new light to the top of the dash on the inside so I wouldnt have to see it.
You can either do that or feed it back through the hole where you had the sensor. If you want to use the twist off from the sensor cut the bottom off with an exacto knife and feed your new L.E.D. in.
Then all thats left to do is put it back together!
Note: Also pull the DRL fuse from the fuse box under the hood, otherwise the lights will still come on when the truck is in gear. This is the truck, in gear and with the parking brake on, no automatic lights!
Last edited by Geister; 10-20-2013 at 10:06 PM.
10-20-2013, 08:54 AM #2
Wow I've been wanting to do the same with the lights but I like the fact they kick on by themselves. Don't like how I can't turn them off but im already over it.
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10-20-2013, 09:54 AM #3
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Great write up. Very detailed. Good work.
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10-24-2013, 08:27 AM #4
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unless I read it wrong, you said the neg. wire was white, and the pos. wire was white. ??? Its easy to confuse me!
10-24-2013, 10:21 AM #5
Last edited by Pikey; 10-24-2013 at 01:01 PM.
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10-24-2013, 04:30 PM #6
10-25-2013, 12:48 AM #7
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