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I would like a mod that dims the DRLs so that they are more like normal DRLs.

I have a copy of the post on instructions to install the relay to turn the DRLs off and will probably trek off on my own to try to install something to tone them down. But why re-invent the wheel (or the DRL, as the case may be)?

Input appreciated.
 

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Re: Any reason why?

jdbower said:
I'm guessing that you may be stuck with the DRLs as they are or with dim headlights. Is there any reason why you want this? I doubt it will have any effect on the mileage or battery life and if anything the dimmer bulb will probably not live as long.
My thought was to improve gas milage, provide longer bulb life and prevent the 'are the lights on' confusion. Why would running less electricity through the headlights not have this effect?
 

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jdbower said:
As for the "your lights are on" issue, I drove my old 4Runner with them on all the time thanks to the neat Toyota feature that turns them off when you open the door. With my ML the DRLs are just the low beams like the Prius seem to be. People should hopefully get used to it eventually. Until then, you can always sneak into funeral lines...
I had totally missed the funeral line benefit! 8)

Unfortunately, on the Prius you need to still turn the headlights off. People have long reported excessive draining of the battery on the Prius if the headlight switch is left on, even with the lights actually off. Why, of course, remains a mystery...
 

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Re: Daylight Option May Get Me a Fine!

Phyton said:
How? Well, I have a habit of getting in the car at night at a mall, movie parking lot, etc. and hey, the lights are on, right? So I drive off into the night.
I would love to say I have never done the same thing. Would love to, but can't. :(

Recommendation: look for the green headlight on the dash. Once you get used to looking for that at night, it becomes much easier.

Second recommendation: *NEVER* leave your dimming switch all the way up. Even if the display is a little hard to read for a little while, it is well worth the reminder when you are in the car and see, oh, my, that display sure is bright.... I wonder--oh! Headlights...
 
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