Fog Lights to Daytime Running Lights

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    Fog Lights to Daytime Running Lights

    Has anyone tried to make this conversion? The guy at the dealership said it couldn't be done.

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    details of what vehicle you are talking about would help.

    Fogs only operate in unison with the low beam. It could be illegal or could create major problems which why the dealership doesn't want to get involved.

    Can't help as DRL are standard on all models in Canada. Mine uses the high beam at low power. It also shuts off if you pull on the handbrake and the engine is still running.
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    I installed a set of Philips 4 LED daytime running lights in our 2016 +, not sure if they are still available, but they ended up fitting nicely. The kit came with a sensor switch module that detects the voltage across the battery terminals so when the engine is running, the DRLS are on (voltage greater than 12.6V). There is also a lead that I spliced to the parking light so when the parking lights or the main headlights are on, the DRLs turn off. I leave the light switch on "Auto" and so the DRLs are on when the engine/alternator is working and when the light sensor turns on the headlights the DRLs are disabled. Here is a link to my post https://www.kiasoulforums.com/177-af...tallation.html

    I would leave the fog lights alone. In many states, it is illegal to have just the fog lights on--they can only be used in conjunction with the headlights.
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    Thank you! I am on my way to running lights on my 2016!

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    The DRL referred to are PHILLIPS and they have been around for a few years, universal fit. There are a few threads on here that tell you about installing them. There is also a video on YouTube that shows how it is done.

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    You can do what I do. Despite there being an auto light function on some of these cars (my 2017 has it), it can be tricky. I was interested in DRLs also so here is what I did/do. I just turn the headlights on and leave them in the on position-low beam. I know that these are not running at a reduced rate and are bright but you don't have to fool with them. When you get out of your car and remove the key (or as in my case, open the door with push button start) they automatically shut off. Easy to do and not an annoyance.

    When you get back into the car and start it, there the lights are on again and you did not have to push a switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Wierdo View Post
    The DRL referred to are PHILLIPS and they have been around for a few years, universal fit. There are a few threads on here that tell you about installing them. There is also a video on YouTube that shows how it is done.

    -- OR --

    You can do what I do. Despite there being an auto light function on some of these cars (my 2017 has it), it can be tricky. I was interested in DRLs also so here is what I did/do. I just turn the headlights on and leave them in the on position-low beam. I know that these are not running at a reduced rate and are bright but you don't have to fool with them. When you get out of your car and remove the key (or as in my case, open the door with push button start) they automatically shut off. Easy to do and not an annoyance.

    When you get back into the car and start it, there the lights are on again and you did not have to push a switch.
    This is exactly what I do... "Headlights ON for safety" On a cloudy day it makes me more visible and on a sunny day the lights don't look bright anyways.

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    Van ... i went back and read your original thread. Whats the deal with the light pole in the background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange18 View Post
    Van ... i went back and read your original thread. Whats the deal with the light pole in the background?
    I used Photoshop to get rid of the light poles and some other items in the background. Apparently not all of the photos that I posted a while back were the retouched ones--oops, good eye!
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    Why would you want to? First thing I did on my last vehicle was disable DRL's. Unless you live above the arctic circle don't need em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbourg View Post
    Why would you want to? First thing I did on my last vehicle was disable DRL's. Unless you live above the arctic circle don't need em!
    Disagree. They are a very effective visual aid for other drivers to see you.
    Anyone else on here old enough to remdmber the original DRL? Back in thd early 60's we lived in the chicagon area and would drivd up into michigan to see friends. Interstate highways were just getting built, so we drove a lot of back roads. Frequently saw cars with one white light in thd center of thd radiator grille. Small light, like a running light off a trailer.
    Also witnessed an interesting driving habit: line of cars going down the road, first car turns on turn signal for an upcoming turn, all the following cars turned on their signals. This was especially helpful for people turning left, so following cars would not get impatient and pull out to pass, resulting in an accident.
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