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I just installed a pair of Spyder Headlights that have a distinct DRL tube that makes the truck look like a newer Superduty. But shortly after installing the headlights, I found that the DRL tubes on both headlights wouldn’t turn on. Everything else on the headlights works fine but just the DRL’s wont turn on. The only changes I’ve done to the Headlights, have been changing the h7low beam bulbs to some Hikari 9600 lm 6k Cool White bulbs. If I could get any help that’d be greatly appreciated.
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Is there a special wiring to run for the DRL?? Most trucks in the USA will not have DRL from Ford.



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Is there a special wiring to run for the DRL?? Most trucks in the USA will not have DRL from Ford.
No apparently it’s just plug and play, I’ve tried turning on the DRL’s from the manual

1. The ignition must be in the on position
2. headlamp control is in the off
3. The parking brake must be disengaged

I’ve tried reaching out to Spyder but all they’ve been able to say is that the side marker bulb needs to be plugged in and the parking lights need to be activated. Also to check the fuses and to make sure the bulbs are connected properly.
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I've been told, and found several references as well that OEM USA trucks will not have the DRL option unless they were ordered as a fleet truck. The only recourse is to get the DRL turned on thru ForScan or using an IDS.



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I've been told, and found several references as well that OEM USA trucks will not have the DRL option unless they were ordered as a fleet truck. The only recourse is to get the DRL turned on thru ForScan or using an IDS.
It’s odd because other trucks running these Spyder headlights had the DRL’s working with no use of ForScan or IDS
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After watching their video, make sure the side marker connector is in the right polarity. I think that is the problem with some LED lights...if you reverse the fit they will not work at all.



Not to mention your pic is of a truck at night with the lights on....That's not DRL. DRL is a daytime feature that will be on anytime the truck is started running the headlights at a low power setting.



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After watching their video, make sure the side marker connector is in the right polarity. I think that is the problem with some LED lights...if you reverse the fit they will not work at all.



Not to mention your pic is of a truck at night with the lights on....That's not DRL. DRL is a daytime feature that will be on anytime the truck is started running the headlights at a low power setting.
Oh that’s not my truck that’s an example of somebody else’s truck with the same headlights as mine. I’ve checked the fuses and they’re all good. I was thinking the same thing about the bulbs. I’m thinking of just returning them once I check the bulbs and put the ones they came with in and once I check the plugs. Because maybe this plug is reversed. (Check photo)
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That's the plug I was talking about. That is the side marker connector on the OEM harness that is used.


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DRL is enabled in the BCM (forscan, ids, etc).

all the trucks have the "wiring" (its just your low beams or parking lights)

the DRLs turn off when in Park, so make sure you aren't in park. i don't remember but i think they turn off if the engine isn't running as well.

my truck didnt come factory with them but i used forscan to enable them (there's an insurance discount). Canada model all have them.
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Another FYI post: I was running on I-95 a week ago. Dude driving the other direction with those headlights installed. Those DRL's were not illuminated so I don't think it's a problem.



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