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Just wanted to post this as an FYI to other 2004 Prius owners...
If your car came without daytime running lights, simply ask your Toyota dealer to activate them for you.

My car did not have DRL but I read about that feature in the owner's manual and wondered why my car did not have them. I asked my dealer to check into whether I was "supposed" to have them and if they have the ability to activate them. They said that they could activate the DRL if I wanted them.

Thought I'd post this because I happened to talk to another Prius owner who had the same problem and was unaware that the dealer can activate them. Hope this helps. :wink:
 

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Although I asked my dealer about the DRL I had no intention of turning them on for the very reason others had mentioned - battery drainage. I just wanted to make sure my car wasn't "defective". Since I had no intention of turning them on and they were already off, I did not inquire about the price of turning them on and whether they could be disabled (once turned on). It seems logical to me that if the dealer could turn them on then they should be able to turn them off as well. Best to ask the dealer I suppose.

Also, regarding funeral processions... It is required by state law in Pennsylvania that vehicles in a funeral procession use the HAZARD lights!! They also require funeral "tags" on the cars. All of the processions I have been part of in PA also had a police escort. Seems that fewer accidents as the one mentioned earlier in the thread could be avoided if better practices were put in place. Daytime running lights are not sufficient to distinguish a vehicle in a funeral procession from any other vehicle on the road.
 
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