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    [QUOTE=stchman;569147]Why would you want to disable the DRLs?

    You ask why? Well in America the answer is "Because We Can", that's Why....
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    Plus, the fact that its illegal in many places

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    Why would you want to disable the DRLs?

    People appear to make up reasons to hate DRLs. About the only valid reason I've heard to disable DRLs was from @Cowpie as he drives on his farm and does not want to take a chance on spooking his livestock. Pretty much all the other reasons are on the order of "just cause".
    I don't get it either. But, to each his own. It is not that I like DRLs, but I do not dislike them. I think that they help keep people safe. I don't know how many times in poor driving condition that I have only been able to see another vehicle because it had drls on. I have to say that it is pretty often. I guess that if for some reason you are driving around with your headlights off and want to be undetected then you would have to disable them.

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    I agree with @Pikey DRLs make it much easier on a cloudy, foggy or rainy day to see other cars and for them to see you. The DRL system in my 96' Tahoe has never worked since I've owned it, but I counter that by driving with my headlights on all the time because I rather be seen in any situation to possibly prevent an accident. To be honest I just learned that GM was the company that brought DRLs to the US because they didn't want to have 2 different headlight wiring systems for American and Canadian vehicles. They yearly send a petition to the DOT and NHTSA to make DRL mandated on all vehicles. They also got DRLs legalized in the US so they could follow both Canadian laws and US laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conlan Rose View Post
    I agree with @Pikey DRLs make it much easier on a cloudy, foggy or rainy day to see other cars and for them to see you. The DRL system in my 96' Tahoe has never worked since I've owned it, but I counter that by driving with my headlights on all the time because I rather be seen in any situation to possibly prevent an accident. To be honest I just learned that GM was the company that brought DRLs to the US because they didn't want to have 2 different headlight wiring systems for American and Canadian vehicles. They yearly send a petition to the DOT and NHTSA to make DRL mandated on all vehicles. They also got DRLs legalized in the US so they could follow both Canadian laws and US laws.
    I remember those dumb saturn commercials when gm introduced the drls on those. Everyone would flag the saturn down and tell them that their headlights were on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMoney02 View Post
    You ask why? Well in America the answer is "Because We Can", that's Why....
    I guess that's as good a reason as any.

    Quote Originally Posted by poncho62 View Post
    Plus, the fact that its illegal in many places
    DRLs are illegal? I am not aware of where they are. GM sells cars in all 50 states and DRLs are standard. So is GM selling illegal vehicles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    I guess that's as good a reason as any.



    DRLs are illegal? I am not aware of where they are. GM sells cars in all 50 states and DRLs are standard. So is GM selling illegal vehicles?
    Sorry...I was saying that disabling them is illegal in many places

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    BUT - why then can I turn my switch for the controls of my Light system down to turn off my DRL's if it's illegal? Just asking.....
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    they are not federally mandated, so therefor they can be turned off. Apparently, there is a whole lot of people that don't like them

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    Why would you want to disable the DRLs?
    I like to be able to flash my lights during the day as a signal to drivers (it's ok to merge, go ahead you have the right of way at a 4 way, you are approaching a speed trap etc....)

    Can you just "make" the switch at the park brake pedal that turns off the lights without causing the brake light to come on or is it the same circuit? TIA....Al

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