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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Disable DRL (Daytime Running Lights)

Found this from another thread. Thought this would be very useful on the how-to forum for people who want to disable their DRL.

HERE'S HOW TO DO IT:

SETUP:
1) car set to ignition (car is active, but engine is off)
2) press brake pedal down and hold during the whole time
3) parking brake up

START:
you have to do the whole process once you start under 23sec.
4) turn parking light on and off 5 times. on - off - on - off - on - off , etc.
under 2 sec start #5
5) turn hazard light on and off 5 times.
under 2 sec start #6
6) turn parking light on and off 5 times.

DONE:
7) to check if the DRL still comes on, simply disengage the parking brake. If it doesn't come on, then you're done. Otherwise repeat the process again.
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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 11:35 PM
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How would you turn it back on? I don't want to try and not being able to turn them back on haha

You can also just remove a fuse to disable the DRL and put fuse back on the enable it.

http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2...ting-drls.html


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Repeat same step to reactivate
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Just tried it! It worked! No more DRL's.

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Just out of curiosity, why would you want your DRL's disabled?
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some ppl don't ilke DRL?
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by disabling DRL do you mean dimming the bright LED and leaving halo's on ?
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My 3 has the stock standard lighting. No HID.

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some ppl don't ilke DRL?
I don't like DRLs. Takes away from the focus of the design of the car. What I mean, your eyes focus on the lights and not so much on the design of the car. I've disabled them in all my cars. Plus I don't want my battery power being drained. I think it's a fad now, especially with all the LED tech.

No one knew how to disable (dealer included) the DRLs on the Mazda until I found how in the service manual and posted the instructions in a DRL thread, which was repeated in the first post above.
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I don't like DRLs. Takes away from the focus of the design of the car. What I mean, your eyes focus on the lights and not so much on the design of the car. I've disabled them in all my cars. Plus I don't want my battery power being drained. I think it's a fad now, especially with all the LED tech.

No one knew how to disable (dealer included) the DRLs on the Mazda until I found how in the service manual and posted the instructions in a DRL thread, which was repeated in the first post above.
The LED DRL actually looks great on this car but the halogen DRL not so much =/ My previous car had DRL and I disabled them too. It's good to have the option to enable/disable them.


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