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Old 11-09-2011, 02:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Looks like an old thread, but what the heck...

I agree that making yourself more visible on the road is extremely important. My wife's mazda has no DRLs and if it is anywhere near dusk or even an overcast day I turn the low beams on.

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When in operation, the fog lights consume large amounts of vehicle electrical power. Only use the fog lights when visibility is poor or unnecessary battery and generator drain could occur.
While I find it somewhat hard to believe that the fog lights are some crazy power drain that the low beams aren't, it is still enough to keep me from just leaving them on for looks.
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Why would you want to disable this?

The other night, I saw a brand-new Kia Forte driving around in the dark with no lights. Even though the street was brightly lit, I could barely see the car. Surprised it didn't have the daytime lights feature. Dangerous! Once in a while I'll forget to turn on my lights right away when I am in a lit parking lot...these lights really help make me more visible.
ya that's true, but i want my fog lamps to work whenever i turn on the switch, even when the cars parking lights are on, right they only turn on when the low beams are on
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I'm all for DRL's and would never drive without them...they do not make a big enough difference that you will notice...IMO it's dumb to not have them, I can't believe the U.S has not enacted a law to make them law...anyways I digress, if you do want disable them you may be able to find the DRL resistor by looking at component diagrams for the Elantra on the HMA service website...I know because I disconnted my DRL's on my Accent...only because I have HID's so I use my parking lights as DRL's and when I do my fog lights, those will be my DRL's...
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"When in operation, the fog lights consume large amounts of vehicle electrical power. Only use the fog lights when visibility is poor or unnecessary battery and generator drain could occur."

LOL since when do cars have generators??? And yea I know that the fog lights put extra strain on the battery and alternator, but I doubt it is enough to drain the battery haha enough ppl have huge sound systems and other things that drain battery much more...I wouldn't worry about it too much...
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Alternator is just a word for an ac generator. Airplanes have ac generators too but for some reason we don't call them alternators, we call them generators.

You're probably right though about it not being enough to cause a problem, especially if you put hid's in the fog lights, which consume even less power.
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ya that's true, but i want my fog lamps to work whenever i turn on the switch, even when the cars parking lights are on, right they only turn on when the low beams are on
Not quite sure what you mean here. The daytime running lights on the Elantra always turn on when the car is on. You do not have to have the switch for the lights turned on.
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He wants the fog lights to be able to be turned on even with the low beams off.
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Ah, got it.
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Just FWIW to the original poster or anyone else, since you can lift the hand brake barely a 1/4-1/2 inch prior to the first click and it actually engaging (even though the e-brake light comes on) there must be a switch there that you could disable if you really wanted to, maybe it disables the e-brake light too since it comes on exactly as the DRL's shut off, I don't know. You could also just wedge the handle up a bit with something the right size if you really really wanted to but the dash light would be on too.
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It's a safety feature. In Canada, DRL's are mandatory, and it is illegal to drive without them activated.

I would be happy with the fact that your new Elantra comes with a safety feature which makes you more visible on the road, and thus less likely to be involved in an accident.
common man, DRL doesnt save lifes...It would be way better if you guys will NOT forget to turn your lights on at night, because 90% of ppl in Canada at night using only DRLs...so the rear side markers are NOT working at all...I hate it!!!!

Personally I dont like to run my HID headlights on all the time, so on my honda truck I turned them off unpluging relay..on Suzuki I rewired DRL which were on lows using again simple relay I got from CC and installed special DRL light on the lip spoiler...however when DRL is ON, my tails are ON as well.Thats how it must be done.

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