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New owner here with silly problem. My day running lights won't go off. They eventually go off when I stop the car and pull the key out but while i'm driving it in broad daylight they're on. I've got all light controls in the off position but the little yellow lights won't turn off. This can't be a permanent thing, they have to be able to turn off. Anyone have a clue?
 

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There's a reason they're called "day running" lights. They're supposed to be on at all times your other lights aren't on. The only way to turn them off is to turn the other lights on.
 

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New owner here with silly problem. My day running lights won't go off. They eventually go off when I stop the car and pull the key out but while i'm driving it in broad daylight they're on. I've got all light controls in the off position but the little yellow lights won't turn off. This can't be a permanent thing, they have to be able to turn off. Anyone have a clue?
Welcome Amosannette, and congrats on the CrossTour.

The DRL's are a safety feature meant to make the car more 'visible' during daylight hours and thereby cut down on accidents.
They run at about 40% of the lowbeam brightness.
Up here in Canada we've had this feature now since about 1986 and are used to it now.
I'm pleased that it's now accepted south of the border.

Enjoy the new ride. She's a beauty.

C.
 

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Yea its an insurance and safety thing. There's no obvious way to turn them off on the CT but I know some cars have a DRL Off button. I'm sure there's a fuse you can pull that will disable them. I haven't tried it yet so I don't know if pulling the fuse will enable the check engine light or the DRL light.

The only way I have ever had them off with the car on is when the emergency brake is on before starting the car. When I take the emergency brake off they cut on lol...
 

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Thanks for the responses everyone. According to my replies it looks like the day runners ARE a permanent "on" thing which I hate but what are ya gonna do? I realize it's a safety thing but we should get to choose whether we want to use them or not. :rolleyes:
 

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Thanks for the responses everyone. According to my replies it looks like the day runners ARE a permanent "on" thing which I hate but what are ya gonna do? I realize it's a safety thing but we should get to choose whether we want to use them or not. :rolleyes:
If you're that adament about it, have the dealer disconnect the DRL module. He'll know what to do.
You may be overlooking a proven safety feature tho and I"m not sure your insurance co would like it.
Check it out first. and g/l
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Thanks for the responses everyone. According to my replies it looks like the day runners ARE a permanent "on" thing which I hate but what are ya gonna do? I realize it's a safety thing but we should get to choose whether we want to use them or not. :rolleyes:
It's for the safety of others as well, and it's not like you can see them. Why not just yank the windshield, hack the roof off, remove the doors, cut out the airbags and seatbelts, take the rear brakes off, and run no taillights, I mean, they're just safety features, but shouldn't we get to choose wether we want to use them or not? :rolleyes:
 
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