DIY: Disable DRL's - Honda Civic Forum

Go Back   Honda Civic Forum > Honda Civics by Generation > 7th Generation Civic > 7th Gen Do It Yourself Articles > Lighting


Welcome to civicforums.com!
Welcome to civicforums.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join civicforums.com today!



Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-11-2011   #1
Sedans > Coupes
 
Brian1037's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 625
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 68
Brian1037 is a jewel in the rough Brian1037 is a jewel in the rough Brian1037 is a jewel in the rough
DIY: Disable DRL's

It may seem like common knowledge on how to disable DRL's, but when I wanted to do it today, I ended up doing a lot of Google'ing and not finding any answers.

This was tested on a 2005 Civic LX sedan. I'm fairly certain that 2001-2003 will have a different system because of the different headlights. Need confirmation though.

In Canada, DRL's are mandatory on all cars made after Jan 1, 1990, so if you're driving around without any sort of lights on, on the front of your car then you can get a ticket.

My reason for disabling them was that I wanted my fogs to be on 24/7 and serve as my DRL's. It looks nicer and will prolong the lifespan of my high beam bulbs.

And lastly, do it at your own risk! There isn't much that can go wrong here, but as with any electrical stuff, it's a good idea to know how it works.

First you'll want to open up your hood, and then open your fuse box. In there, take out the fuse puller:

Click the image to open in full size.

Now go to your fuse box under the steering wheel. If you look at the sticker describing the fuses, you'll see two daytime light fuses. You only need to pull fuse #12. use your little fuse puller to take it out.

Click the image to open in full size.

The DRL's will not turn on anymore. All other light modes will work, including high beams. Also, something I didn't expect was that the DRL indicator light on the dash when turning on the car will not appear anymore.

Enjoy no more DRL's!
Brian1037 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011   #2
Live for the Twisties
Administrator

 
MindBomber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 8,571
iTrader: (0)
Rep Power: 155
MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of MindBomber has much to be proud of
Re: DIY: Disable DRL's

Good work Brian!
MindBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011   #3
EM2ti
 
maxtierney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,025
iTrader: (5)
Rep Power: 163
maxtierney is a glorious beacon of light maxtierney is a glorious beacon of light maxtierney is a glorious beacon of light maxtierney is a glorious beacon of light maxtierney is a glorious beacon of light maxtierney is a glorious beacon of light maxtierney is a glorious beacon of light
Re: DIY: Disable DRL's

Nice work. I think I'm going to tap into the cig lighter hot, to power my OEMs. Kinda sucks to have the on only with low beams.
__________________

EM2ti
“Happiness isn’t around the corner. Happiness IS the corner.”
maxtierney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2011
CivicForums
Honda Civic




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Honda Civic Forum Replies Last Post
EM2 daytime running light help =D mac25 I.C.E. & Electrical 7 1 Week Ago 11:14 PM
Driver side Daytime running light/High beam intermittently not working Thaik Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum 5 07-09-2015 01:51 PM
a/c not working granny828 Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum 4 06-26-2015 10:36 PM
Ignition Lock/Sensors Broken?? bluedoggy1 Electrical, Wiring, and In Car Entertainment 0 06-20-2015 11:25 PM



Tags
1990 , activate , box , bypass , civic , civiv , daytime , de , disable , drl , fuse , honda , light , lights , running , turn

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.

 
vBulletin Skin by ForumTemplates.com
 
All Content Copyright © 2007 CivicForums.com
Emails Backup