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post #1 of 12 Old 07-06-2021, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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daytime running lights bypass?

I have read online that there is no way to turn off the daytime running lights on the WK.

The other day I noticed that when I shift into Park with the engine running that the daytime running lights Turn Off, the they turn back on when shifting into Drive.

I am thinking of trying to hook up a toggle type switch with wires running to the switch that the console transmission shifter touches when in Park - I havent removed the center console yet to see if this is possible.
Also... I am wondering if I was able to do this set up, if the transmission might not shift out of park because of the bypass, Although I think the Transmission Shifter is only Mechanical so it Might Work?


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post #2 of 12 Old 07-06-2021, 08:24 AM
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You can adjust the DRL settings with Jscan OBD, appcar FCA and some of the other diag/config tools.
Hacking up the wiring and adding a switch isn't the best way

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Try pulling your parking brake up ONE click. An old trick.

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Try pulling your parking brake up ONE click. An old trick.
If they are in good working order and properly adjusted, that will drag the parking brake significantly

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If they are in good working order and properly adjusted, that will drag the parking brake significantly
Not one notch. There should be zero drag at that.

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You're better off using software to do it, as mentioned. You can also choose which lights are your DRLs (low beam, high beam at 50%, fog, or park lights).

Not sure where you are, but having DRLs is a legal requirement in some places. When I retrofitted HID lights into my WK I changed my DRLs to the park light option

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Great info!!

Can you give me a online page of where to buy a: Jscan OBD ? - Apparently it plugs into the obd plug in under our dash and then we connect it to our cell phone to operate it?

Also... I drove up to a building last night just to check if my headlights were shining evenly - Horizontally. the low beams were dead on, the high beams looked to be Not Even/Level Horizontally.
When in the High Beam Position the Right High Beam appears to project quite a bit higher than the Left High Beam.

Going from low beam to high beam...
1) the Left high beam projects just a bit higher than the Left low beam does (I am guessing this is about how it is supposed to be)
2) the Right high beam projects significantly higher than the Right low beam.

I am thinking that Maybe my Right High Beam "Bulb" is Not sitting in the headlight housing securely?

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You can adjust the DRL settings with Jscan OBD, appcar FCA and some of the other diag/config tools.
Hacking up the wiring and adding a switch isn't the best way
X2 on this. Why do you want to shut them off? I turned them on on my 06 Overland, 05 Magnum R/T. and 06 300C SRT8. Saves a few bucks on the insurance for each of them too. I also added Anzo projector halo headlights on the Jeep and Maggie. Way better setup than stock on both.

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Well... The less the headlights are on the longer they will last?


Plus here in Oregon and I believe also in Washington we are Not required to have DRL's (I am not positive of this though, I haven't actually checked lately the Laws for our area).

I agree though that having the headlights on All The Time, Does help with less accidents.

I tried that Emergency Brake trick today as was suggested. The headlights Did stay off BUT... the Red Emergence Brake Dash Light Flashed the whole time so that isn't going to work for me.

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Well... The less the headlights are on the longer they will last?


Plus here in Oregon and I believe also in Washington we are Not required to have DRL's (I am not positive of this though, I haven't actually checked lately the Laws for our area).

I agree though that having the headlights on All The Time, Does help with less accidents.

I tried that Emergency Brake trick today as was suggested. The headlights Did stay off BUT... the Red Emergence Brake Dash Light Flashed the whole time so that isn't going to work for me.
None of mine came with the DRL's activated. I turned them on on all three of them, because I feel that the wife and my lives are worth a little more than a couple light bulbs. Plus, I have never had a headlight burn out.....ever, and I've been driving a lot of years. We also drive on a lot on high speed 2 lane highways in Oregon and Idaho and, IMO, that's another important reason for DRL's. To each his/her own though.

Also, FYI, the diagnostic/configuration programs mentioned above allow you to set the voltage that the lights run at. IIRC, I have mine all running at ~6-8 VDC.

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Great info!!

Can you give me a online page of where to buy a: Jscan OBD ? - Apparently it plugs into the obd plug in under our dash and then we connect it to our cell phone to operate it?

Also... I drove up to a building last night just to check if my headlights were shining evenly - Horizontally. the low beams were dead on, the high beams looked to be Not Even/Level Horizontally.
When in the High Beam Position the Right High Beam appears to project quite a bit higher than the Left High Beam.

Going from low beam to high beam...
1) the Left high beam projects just a bit higher than the Left low beam does (I am guessing this is about how it is supposed to be)
2) the Right high beam projects significantly higher than the Right low beam.

I am thinking that Maybe my Right High Beam "Bulb" is Not sitting in the headlight housing securely?

Sure enough... I checked that Right High Beam Headlight Bulb and it was just sitting in the hole on the back of the headlight housing, loose.
I pushed the bulb back in, with a quarter turn and the bulb is back in place.
I must have knocked the bulb loose when I was Installing the New Headlight Housings that came with All new bulbs installed.

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Don't know if anyone has answered this yet, but I use the Appcar-DiagFCA for some of the programming. Yes, it is an OBDII tool and I use it with my laptop. I am sure you can pick up a dongle for your cell phone and use it that way too. Personally, I like a little bigger screen than what's on my phone. You'll also need an ELM327 interface to hook your device to the OBDII port.

https://appcar-diagfca.com/en

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