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Possibly, because it is deactivating a manufacture safety feature.

In most states driving with just your parking lights on is illegal.
Just like some states require your headlights to be on when your "wipers are in motion". NC loves to get out of state travelers on that one.

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Possibly, because it is deactivating a manufacture safety feature.
Wow, if you think that if I deactivate my day time running head lights is against the law, you are a very gullible individual

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I do have the sense to know when to turn on my head lights

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Jimmer, AFAIK, there are no laws in the US that require DRLs, unlike Canada.

DRLs do not significantly reduce headlight life as when in DRL mode, voltage to the lights is reduced.

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In Montana we have sections that are DRL areas but no ticket if you fail to comply.
I run with my lights at day to be seen by people passing from the other direction by my own choice.
At $10 a bulb I really do not care if it keeps me from a head on on a lonely stretch of road to nowhere Mt.
My rigs are to old for the feature to not have the choice.
The dealer can hold some things over our heads which is the basic bummer
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Wasn't sure if any states have a DRL law. I'm in Toronto and they are mandatory here by law.

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On 04-07 models, I don't think you can turn the DRL option on/off through software.

You'll have to pick up an SJB from a junkyard car 04-07 model that did not have the option, but did have the other options.

So you'll want a "high" series box w/o DRL. You have a "high" series box w/DRL right now. The new box will have a new 5 digit master code for the keypad.

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Let's get something straight, everyone. The manufacturers would LOVE not to have all these silly regulations that go overboard in the name of safety. Lawmakers pass these misguided statutes, then leave it up to the auto makers to somehow implement them. Frankly, I myself see nothing safe about being forced to look at oncoming headlights during the day. It bugs me that I have to be inconvenienced because another driver won't pay enough attention to actively watch for oncoming traffic.

If you think things are bad now, watch what happens when manufacturers have to figure out how to double fuel economy with existing technology - just because Washington decided it would be a good thing.
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Lgbpop, very well said
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Number 1=I like to drive with just my parking lights on, can't do that.
Number 2=Bulb life is shortened with day time head lights.
Number 3=I don't need a car manufacturer telling me when my head lights
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Possibly, because it is deactivating a manufacture safety feature.

In most states driving with just your parking lights on is illegal.
Just like some states require your headlights to be on when your "wipers are in motion". NC loves to get out of state travelers on that one.
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Wow, if you think that if I deactivate my day time running head lights is against the law, you are a very gullible individual


I do have the sense to know when to turn on my head lights
We are talking about state regulations/ laws. Don't ever underestimate the power of the government to figure out a way to tax you.
In the words of a VA state trooper to my friend, "I have 1,000 pages of laws, I will find something to charge you on unless you comply." The trooper pulled out what looked like the unabridged Webster dictionary or the old family bible.

You were the one that said you wanted to drive with your PARKING lights on.

I believe the 04-07 Taurus the High beam filament at a reduced voltage. The high beams rarely burn out, due to most people using the low beam more frequently.

I agree with you in disliking DRL. Especially when I have to go thru the guard shack and have to pull the handbrake 1 click to turn of the DRL at night.

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Let's get something straight, everyone. The manufacturers would LOVE not to have all these silly regulations that go overboard in the name of safety. Lawmakers pass these misguided statutes, then leave it up to the auto makers to somehow implement them. Frankly, I myself see nothing safe about being forced to look at oncoming headlights during the day. It bugs me that I have to be inconvenienced because another driver won't pay enough attention to actively watch for oncoming traffic.

If you think things are bad now, watch what happens when manufacturers have to figure out how to double fuel economy with existing technology - just because Washington decided it would be a good thing.
GM has been petitioning the NHTSA over it since Canada made it law. First, they wanted Canadian spec DLR allowed but not required, it was initially rejected until 1995. Right after, GM started making DRL standard on all of their US vehicles. The DOT was receiving complaints shortly after about glare issues and decided to try and have the brightness reduced, domestic auto makers rejected the idea. After 2000, GM tried to get the NHTSA to mandate that all vehicles in the US be sold with it, as of 2009, it has been rejected.

You can thank the government for not having mandatory DRL in the US.

Personally, I don't care about it at all. It doesn't bother me in the least.

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