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disable daytime running light

My 96 f 250 has daytime running lights and i cant stand them. I was wondering how to disable them without pulling the fuse and losing my cruise control



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Down below the driver's side headlight where the DRL module plugs into the harness, you will need to get the "shorting plug" (for lack of a better term), and place it in the harness instead of the DRL module. You can search for one or see if someone that wants DRLs will trade the module for the plug. I actually like the DRLs (I put them on my 94) and wish I could do the same to my 97, but for some reason it does not have the harness plug for them (and I know where the plug would be ... I had the bumper off, yadda, yadda, and could not locate the plug on the entire harness ... which I've never heard of anyone else not having one, weird, maybe it's a 97 Cali thing). Cheers!

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disable daytime running light

Instead of doing all that I just took the wire from the e brake sensor down by the pedal and grounded it so it thinks the e brake is engaged all the time which turns the running lights off. The brake light on my dash stays on but that doesn't bother me as much as having the running lights on


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Grounding the e brake wire is out i hate lights on the dash. Lol



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Gloshift max tow gauges
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Cut fenders
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Instead of doing all that I just took the wire from the e brake sensor down by the pedal and grounded it so it thinks the e brake is engaged all the time which turns the running lights off. The brake light on my dash stays on but that doesn't bother me as much as having the running lights on
And when your brakes FAIL hydraulically, since the light is always on, you'll have no warning until you're about to plow into the side of a busload of doe-eyed schoolkids.
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And when your brakes FAIL hydraulically, since the light is always on, you'll have no warning until you're about to plow into the side of a busload of doe-eyed schoolkids.
Noo actually. The abs light comes on when I'm running low on brake fluid or something is wrong. The brake light is just for your e brake. Nice try though lol


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WRONG. The red BRAKE (!) warning light is for hydraulic failure, as it has been, by federal law, on every car and light truck sold in the United States since at least the early '70s.
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disable daytime running light

Both lights come on either way. If anything goes wrong the red brake light comes on as well as the abs light. I've never had only one come on.


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CB Radio
Custom Bumper(built it myself)
Clear Headlights (black background)
Black Grille and Headlight Trim

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Fore-aft brake line going to the rear axle rusted on the '95 RCLB just after we bought it. Red BRAKE(!) light came on, ABS light did NOT.
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My vacuum pump went and kicked on the red brake light, no abs at all

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