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Discussion in 'Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)' started by megawells, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. JMoney02

    JMoney02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    Plus, the fact that its illegal in many places
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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.
  4. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    I agree with [MENTION=51590]Pikey[/MENTION] 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.
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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.
  6. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    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?
  7. poncho62

    poncho62 Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    Sorry...I was saying that disabling them is illegal in many places
  8. JMoney02

    JMoney02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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.....:rules:
  9. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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
  10. Big_Al

    Big_Al New Member

    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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