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truck made for canda?????? high beam problem

just picked up my new truck, its a 2000 CC SB 7.3L and the guy i bought it from said that the truck was made for Canada and that the law in canada is that the headlights have to be somewhat on all the time. so my truck is wire so that the headlights turn on really dim when u turn the key on.

how do i take this of or un-wire this feature? can i pull a fuse or something???

also my high beam headlights dont work how could i find out why???

if it means anything when i got the truck i had to put new bulbs in because the other ones got hot and broke and also melted part of the headlight.
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pull the fuse for the daytime running lights... I did it to mine I hate the daytime running lights on during the day..

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There is no fuse for the daytime lights. If you pull the fuse you loose the head lights, period.

In front of the battery on the sheet metal you will find a plug that is surrounded in perforated metal. That is the daytime relay. Unplug the harness from the relay and the daytime lights will not come on. Wrap the harness end in tape so it will not corrode and do any damage. Then tuck it down out of the way and you are done.

Head light really is probably fried. I can't remember which one. Pull the cover on the fuse box under the hood and have someone pull the lever to make the high beams come on to see if you can hear the relay click. I will do some research and post back.

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There is no fuse for the daytime lights. If you pull the fuse you loose the head lights, period.
you have given a lot of great info on here and are always right.. but this time your not..I did it to my truck the first week i got it.. I still have head lights and everything else...I just pulled a fuse.. and Ill go out side right now and see what fuse it was..

on my 95 f150 I unplugged the drl module on the rad cradle to disable it

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I just came in from outside under the hood in the power distribution box/center fuse # 12 is a red 10 amp fuse.. it is the power fuse for the drl resistor pull it the drls will go out ... you will have all the rest of your lights still... I have this done on my 99 F250 and my 99 F550 flatbed and they have been that way for along time

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thanx guys i will try that tomorrow when i go to work on the truck at my dads shop..

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make sure you pull the right fuse though...lol

its # 12 its infront of the maxi fuse on the driverside

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Well I have a little different fuse box in my Canadian truck. I do not have a # 12 fuse, there is a metal bridge in the # 12 slot. I just went and checked to make sure I was not talking out my *** and there is no fuse to take out. Just a metal piece that is in the place of the fuse that has been there since I have owned the truck, since 1999.

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Well I have a little different fuse box in my Canadian truck. I do not have a # 12 fuse, there is a metal bridge in the # 12 slot. I just went and checked to make sure I was not talking out my *** and there is no fuse to take out. Just a metal piece that is in the place of the fuse that has been there since I have owned the truck, since 1999.
did you try to pull the metal bridge out to see if the drls will go out??? that's where the fuse is supposed to be according to the owners manual and both my trucks had a 10 amp fuse in that spot..it is a fuse for the drl resistor.. i don't know why yours wouldn't have a fuse. what would stop it from melting the wires if you had a short in the drl circuit then? thats weird..

if you have time someday try pulling the metal bridge out and see if they will go out with the module plugged in still.. just for future resolve

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I will play with it tomorrow in the daylight. I will see what happens.

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