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Old 08-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Install Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Ford Focus 2000 ZX3 DOHC

All you need to do is to bypass two wires from the Ignition relay on pins 3 and 5 to pins 2 and 3 in the R6 relay, make sure you disconnect the wires that conect the relay on pins 2 and 3 of R6 relay. All of that has to be done on the fuse box that is besides the engine.


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Old 07-17-2014, 01:09 PM   #2
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I'm pretty amazed nobody has commented on this.

I like the idea, but I'm too chicken to try it, but ...

R6 is the low beam relay and Pin 3 is the load side of the relay. Essentially, what you are doing is transferring the lights to the ignition relay. Not sure why Pin 2, which is the relay ground is affected.

It works, but it isn't true DRL (there is no resistor so the headlights are full brightness not 60% brightness). And the foglights would also be on if the car is equipped with fog lights.

But it's easier and better than turning on the headlights every time you get in the car b/c you don't also have the taillights and parking lights on.

Question - I don't fully understand it, but wouldn't it be easier just to run a wire and a switch from a fuse that is hot in start or run and splice into Pin 1 - which is the trigger for the low-beam relay?

I think this would do the same thing - with the advantage that you could turn the switch off and the car would work normally without DRL's if you wanted to sell it or if you needed to have the ignition in run for a while without the engine running and didn't want the lights to drain the battery.

I would find a fuse in the battery junction box, but here is a schematic of how my idea would work.

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Old 07-20-2014, 10:00 AM   #3
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Personally as an avid motorcyclist I HATE daytime running lights. Yes, they do make your car more visible that also makes motorcyclists less distinguishable in traffic forcing us to burn our highbeams. That being said I put my soapbox away and did this to my 17yo daughters ZX3(2000) Thanks for the info
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Did you use my suggestion or Juansea's or something different from either of us?
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:01 PM   #5
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I am a fan of ALL the lights coming on: Low beam AND tail lights/running lights.

I cannot think of a reason to NOT have them on all the time when daytime driving....
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:15 AM   #6
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Because you want people to see and pay attention to your brake lights and if the taillights are on there is less contrast between the brake on and the brake off.
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I have the phillips DRL LED kit installed into the lower front fascia. They are slim and fit nicely. Pretty easy to hook up, one wire to the parking light and then directly to the battery. The lights detect the voltage drop when the parking lights are turned on and DRL turn off.
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All you need to do is to bypass two wires from the Ignition relay on pins 3 and 5 to pins 2 and 3 in the R6 relay, make sure you disconnect the wires that conect the relay on pins 2 and 3 of R6 relay. All of that has to be done on the fuse box that is besides the engine.
any pics?
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Because you want people to see and pay attention to your brake lights and if the taillights are on there is less contrast between the brake on and the brake off.
North of the border all cars have day time running lights, it is not distracting at all and you can absolutely tell the difference between a running brake light and a braking action light - there is a big difference.

If you gents are interested in getting this mod done properly, look for a wiring diagram from a Canadian Focus and you'll find what Ford did to implement this.
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