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Old 07-06-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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How to Disable DRL's on 2000 SE

Well I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I am wondering if anybody has attempted and been successful with disabling the DRL's on a 2000 SE model of focus. I know a lot of people say that its illegal and you shouldn't do it, but I am going to the drive-in in a few days and need to start the car but can't have those lights on while its running. Also I'm not sure if it will work with using the parking brake, but mine isn't in a working condition at the moment but if it works that way could I take the wire from it and some how put it on a switch? Pull the R12 relay under the hood? or possibly something inside under the dash I could do? I am hoping to try and do something I can add on a toggle switch but anything will do.


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Pull the fuse. I know my Taurus had a fuse just for DRL.
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Is there a trick to pulling the relays? I figured i would give it a try just because, but i ended up pulling the relay case off instead.
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Found this with a Google search;

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There is both a fuse and a relay in the engine compartment power panel that controls the DRL's. Simply remove either, or both.

You should note that if you are in Canada, the Daytime Running Lights are MANDATORY on all vehicles sold in Canada since 1990, and disabling them may cost you a LOT of money in fines, as it is against Federal law, and the Highway Traffic Acts of most Provinces.
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I would just pull the bulb. I would be afraid the fuse would run some thing else too. Or in the case of my mazda. put in blown bulbs, so the sockets don't sit empty.
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