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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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I need to find where the Daytime Running Lights module is on a 2005 Ford Taurus with the 3.0 L V6.

I did find some articles that say it's in front of the driver's side wheel by the horn... I saw the horns, but not the DRL module.

If you know where it is, or even better, if you have pictures of it where it is installed, please post.

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On my '97 it was underneath the battery tray area. I had to remove the splash shield and the fender liner.

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I'll have to take a better look, I guess. There is a hole underneath where I can look up, but I don't see it. I might have to get in there and get a closer look.

One other question, is the DRL module and plug universal among all the Fords? I know that when the DRL module is unplugged, you need to plug in a jumper cap to get the lights working. What I'm wondering, is if the jumper cap that's in my 1999 Ford Explorer will fit the harness in the Taurus, and if the DRL module will work in an Explorer? I seem to think that it's probably different but I have come across some parts that can be used in a wide range of models, so it's not totally out there, I guess.
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Here it is on a '97.
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There is no DRL module on your car. The DRL's are controlled by the SJB or Smart Junction Box, which is a fancy name for the fuse panel inside the car. I guess ford calls it that cuz is has more functions built into it, like controlling the DRL's. From the service manual:

Principles of Operation

The DRL are controlled by the smart junction box (SJ. It operates the low beam headlamps at a reduced intensity. The DRL driver (integral to the SJ supplies pulse-width modulated (PWM) voltage, approximately 75% - 92% of battery voltage, to the low beam headlamps when the following conditions are met:

the ignition switch is in the RUN position.
the high beam headlamps are not illuminated.
the parking brake is not engaged.

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IN NEED TO FIND DRL MODULE ON 1996 3.0 GS HELP
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where is the locationof the DRL control module on a 1994 tauras GL with 3.6 eng.???
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