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post #1 of 10 Old 07-19-2016, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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disable DRL lamp

Hi Iam new here just bought 5 days ago TRAX LS for my daily commute to work. "upgraded" from a manual 2011 Corolla Altis.

One thing I notice is i have no control on DRL feature of this car. which make me so sad! Is there anyway to disable DRL? I dont have the off switch in Trax 2016. I live in the Philippines.

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-20-2016, 03:44 PM
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Take out the relay is the only thing I can think of. Either that, or find the safety wire connected to the parking brake and ground it off somewhere else.
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You might be able to pull the e-brake up one click, to put the lights out, only problem is the e brake symbol will be on on the dash.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-22-2016, 03:23 PM
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That too lol, there's many methods around this. Take your pick haha
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-22-2016, 05:07 PM
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My Trax does not have a DRL relay in the fusebox, unless it's hidden in the dash I don't think there is one. There should be a resistor block (which reduces voltage) somewhere under the hood which may be a method to disable it. I haven't found a wiring diagram to track this down, as I want to do the same. He said here that his DRL are using the front parking lamps instead of the headlamps, so there must be different options depending on your location. I'm not sure, but using the parking brake method to disable the DRL might affect traction control or ABS, lots of things are interconnected in cars these days.
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-22-2016, 06:04 PM
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The Chevy Cruze looks to be the same setup for DRLs. I found this article on the Cruze forum and it looks like there is no fuse or relay you can pull to disable the DRLs. If it's the same, the PCM sends a pulse width modulated signal directly to the low beams. There's some solutions suggested, but it looks like more time than I want to spend on the project. When I put the Hella bulbs in my Trax, I'll just get into the habit of turning the headlamp switch off each time.
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Turning off the lights is the least involved way, once you get into the habit of reaching for the headlight switch, I suggest a small note on the dash to remind you.
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-01-2017, 01:09 PM
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headlight switch is best option without other things going out of wack
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-02-2017, 11:29 AM
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I wonder if it is possible to take the spring out of the headlight switch to make it stay in the off position?

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-04-2017, 10:56 AM
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I wonder if it is possible to take the spring out of the headlight switch to make it stay in the off position?
I doubt it would work because its like a reset when you twist the switch.

Why don't you try simulating it by putting some card board behind the switch to hold it over to the left, the knob should stay with cardboard thick enough.

Now I'm not sure if the knob just pulls off so be careful it just might pop off the knob.

If you want to experiment you can always buy a new switch on ebay, instead of screwing up yours, many of the switches for Trax are cheap.
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