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I have a 2016 SOUL SX LUX Canadian model with factory DRLs. KIA uses the high beam with reduced voltage for the DRL, I hate the sickly yellow light the reduced voltage produces. I want to add Phillips daylight 8 DRL and I would like to disable the factory DRL there is no fuse to pull, so if any of the resident gurus can point to a way to disable the factory DRL I would truly appreciate it.

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You could just leave the headlights in the ON position which also disables the DRL. I believe all Soul models are equipped with the headlight escort feature which will leave your headlights on until you lock the car and close the door. It also will turn them on when you unlock the car until you insert the key in the ignition if I am correct. Unless it's not a default feature for Canada being as I am US. Worth a try tho.

This is what I do, then I don't have to worry about turn my lights on ever, they are always on.
 

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There is a relay that you need to remove this relay switches the low voltage to the front lights when the ignition is turned on . When you switch on your headlights the power to the relay will cut off low power to head light .
In your handbook there is mention of the dedicated DRL fuse section 7 mine is page 106 removing that fuse should render existing DRL non functioning.
The relay and fuse are in the BCM unit located inside the car.
The new kit comes with a relay so they dim to a lower brilliance of the same colour so they are street legal at night.

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I checked the 2016 Canadian Owners Manual and its a 10A fuse and its show on page 7/76.

I wonder if you could wire the DRL's to the positioning lights?
 

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Thanks guys for the advice going to check it out.
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I checked the 2016 Canadian Owners Manual and its a 10A fuse and its show on page 7/76.

I wonder if you could wire the DRL's to the positioning lights?
I had the positioning lights on my 2015 Forte5SX wired to come on with the ignition but it meant cutting wires to the positioning lights, as to splice meant the taillights would come on. It meant I also had to wire a relay so the parking lights would still work on the switch. Not overly complicated but not straight forward either. Naturally I returned everything to normal when I traded the car for the soul.

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Well guys, I found the DRL fuse and pulled it, you would think the DRLs should be off, nope. The stinkin yellow DRL was still lit up so I am stumped, what do I have to do to disable the DRLs. I don't want to mess with the BCM because those things aren't cheap if you happen to fry it. This is simple to do (ask me how I know)

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Funny you want to disable yours as I'd like to add DRLs to my US spec Soul.
Reread my first post, I want to disable the factory DRLs because I am adding LED DRL from Phillips.

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The BCM unit just buy steering wheel has relays in there for DR Locks and also DRL when you are looking at fuses you need to avoid confusion .
The panel is constructed as others in the car and simple replacement or removal of relays will not harm the relay is a standard.
I have a pirate manual but cannot read to tell you position but may be labelled DRL Can ( Canada model ). the dreaded door lock is visible on top of panel.
It is a standard PCB twin relay.
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You could just leave the headlights in the ON position which also disables the DRL. I believe all Soul models are equipped with the headlight escort feature which will leave your headlights on until you lock the car and close the door. It also will turn them on when you unlock the car until you insert the key in the ignition if I am correct. Unless it's not a default feature for Canada being as I am US. Worth a try tho.

This is what I do, then I don't have to worry about turn my lights on ever, they are always on.
See my post, easiest way to disable the DRL with no extra work.
 

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The BCM unit just buy steering wheel has relays in there for DR Locks and also DRL when you are looking at fuses you need to avoid confusion .
The panel is constructed as others in the car and simple replacement or removal of relays will not harm the relay is a standard.
I have a pirate manual but cannot read to tell you position but may be labelled DRL Can ( Canada model ). the dreaded door lock is visible on top of panel.
It is a standard PCB twin relay.
Good luck
Jeff
I will take another look for the BCM, pretty sure I got the drl fuse it is hard to mistake. It is first row in the fuse panel 4th from top 5th from bottom and the only 10 amp fuse in that position.

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You could just leave the headlights in the ON position which also disables the DRL. I believe all Soul models are equipped with the headlight escort feature which will leave your headlights on until you lock the car and close the door. It also will turn them on when you unlock the car until you insert the key in the ignition if I am correct. Unless it's not a default feature for Canada being as I am US. Worth a try tho.

This is what I do, then I don't have to worry about turn my lights on ever, they are always on.
I would be careful with that. My dealer is pretty good and they say this is not foolproof. Cold weather and an older battery can result in the lights turning back on.
 

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So I did a bit of measuring and testing today and found the wires that supply the low voltage to the DRL.
The connector is located on the right side of the fuse panel under the dash. Use a good volt meter to find the wires (mine were gray and yellow one for each side)
with the car running and the DRL on, find the wire with a 5.0VDC supply, with the lead still on, pull the parking brake lever, the voltage should drop to 0VDC. I triple checked the wire before cutting.
Put some tape around the cut cables and it's good to go, no other functions of the car are impacted. This can be also reversed by re-soldering the wires.

Now DISCLAIMER:
Disconnect your battery before actually cutting!
Please do not attempt if you're not familiar with basic electronics, serious damage can be done if the wrong cable is cut!
I'm in no way responsible for anyone else doing this, attempt at your own risk!
Lastly, I am aware of the reasons we have DRL and it's benefits. I will be quality installing DOT approved LED DRLs on the car (Philips) [URL=http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/Gabriel_Sebestyen/media/IMG_0440_1.jpg.html][/URL]
 
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