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Q&A: Electrical and In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Technical Support
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adam_a
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by adam_a » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:40 am
ii realllly want to know how to disable the daytime running lights (2000 sl) any help?

 

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by Fireball027 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:57 am
Here you go, Thanks to Saturnspot...

Items you need:
-A 1991-2002 Saturn S-Series vehicle.
-A brain.
-At least one hand. Two are preferred.
-One eye... Wait, no, you could do it by touch if you had to.

What this procedure will do:
-Disable the annoying daytime running lights (aka DRL's).
-Disable the DRL's without affecting anything else on the car.
--Both headlights still work, low and high beam (foglights work too).
--No warning lights will flash or illuminate on your dashboard.
--You're not required to have a ghetto-fab jumper plugged into your fuse box.
-Allow you to re-enable the DRL's if the need arises, without having to carry the relay in your glovebox/map pocket/cup holder/etc.

1.) Pop your hood, unscrew the big plastic bolt on your underhood fuse box.

2.) Find the DRL relay. (Underside of fuse box cover has a diagram, it will be labeled "DRL".)

If you don't know how to read the fuse box diagram, here is a picture. The DRL relay is circled in red.

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3.) Pull the relay out. Easily accomplished with a straight-up pulling motion and a bit of rocking back and forth (follow the arrows in the picture above).

4.) With relay removed, take a look at it. Cute, huh? Wonderous little things, relays are. Electromagnetic switches. Back on topic. Find the diagram printed on one side. See how it relates perfectly to the orientation of the pins on the side next to it.

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5.) Find pin 85. Bend it flat against the relay housing so that it won't be inserted into the socket

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6.) Plug the relay back in. Enjoy cruising around without your DRL's.

7.) If anyone ever gives you any trouble about disabling a "safety feature", or if you ever feel the need to re-enable your DRL's, simply bend the pin back into place.

 

adam_a
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by adam_a » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:35 pm
lol gota love the beging instructions... the lil map on the side of the relay compared to lil numbers beside each pin is diffirentnumber 85 is on the bottom left on the map in a row of 2 and on the pin side it is in the top right in a row of 3... what one do i bend the one with the number or the one that is done in the picture?

 

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by Fireball027 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:46 pm
Some of them may be different. Take a look at this picture and if your pins look like this (pin 86) then just bend that pin. Then it should work.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa29 ... tpin86.jpg

 

adam_a
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by adam_a » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:15 pm
thanks.... great help

 

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by Viperoni » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:50 pm
Nicely done Fireball, I'm gonna put that in the DIY section :)

 

Fireball027
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by Fireball027 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:48 pm
Viperoni wrote:Nicely done Fireball, I'm gonna put that in the DIY section :)


LOL, Thanks but I can't take the credit, I just copied and pasted it from Saturnspot.

I also posted the other pic there

 

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by sc2_projekt_97 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:29 am
you don't know how happy this makes me...one of the local shops (Finish Line, OH) tried to get me to buy a circuit rewiring kit for $49. that took me three seconds and no money spent. really helps with the PIAA fog lights snd silverstar parking lights around dusk...thanks!!
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