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Need to activate DRL on 1999 USA Dodge Dakota for Canada import

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It is not installed or it would be on, there is no activation required. US Dodge and Chrysler models don't have DRL installed.

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SOURCE: I imported a 2008 ridgeline

I suggest check this link ridgelineownersclub.forums/highlight=daytime+running+lights

They used the Hamsar kits like 45035 or 45040

Additional details could fin in Hamsar >> Products >> Electronics >> Daytime Running Lights

Hope helps.

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Highbeam lights very dull on 1999 Geo prism? Put new wiring plug(?) Any idea what the problem is? on and change dimmer relay with no luck! Ant

are you in USA.?
are you in Canada with mandatory DRL lighting?
we can not guess that,
DRL car is complex.
DRL has a 20 pin module just for DRL, crazy complex.
the FLASH on DRL grounds the HL directly bypassing DRL relay
so is super important the FLASH test.
There are 2 systems used, the toyota uses hot all time headlights
(via the HL relay and dimmer relay)

I need this?
is it dim on high, yes,
is it dim on low, no.
is it dim , when you push the lever to FLASH.??????
if flash works we know why it fails. see? (paths)
if high beams and FLASH are dim, then DRL relay bad.
(can be other failures., for sure even wires bad)

its just a:
Toyota Corolla. Gen 6 to 8. (in snake skins)
if you have voltmeter this is child's play , really
finding point of voltage drop tells you what is wrong
find a shop with sparks guy? be best or by a meter and learn>?
guessing can take a long long weekend.
is labor time not a matter to you or down time?
ok I pulled up your cars HL schematic.
DRL is super complex
id pull the DRL module and look for burned pins
they love to do that DRL does.
so got DRL
and does FLASH work right>?

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Where is the fuse located for the headlights on a suzuki grand vitari 2002

lost your operators guide, ? i have one. (and more)
it tells you this on all cars made, btw.

the 2001 is in the USA drivers left toe, box. (not engine bay box)
LHD cars here.
is this a canada car? with DRL lights>? this fact is important.
no symptoms posted at all,..
op guide, pg 6.68


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How do I fix an Isuzu 1997 NPR diesel whose daytime running lights start blinking continuously after warming up?. They stop when head lights or high beams are turned on.

the logic module for DRL on many cars this old, like to burn up.
did you look at it first? for damage (burn marks on pins?) that be first
other reasons (i just measure each pin on the box, to find cause)
guessing usually fails if no seen damage.
1: loose fuse to DRL box>
2: burn pins.
3: hand brake sending lies to the DRL (switch)
4: charge lamp on, or pulsing ( the DRL shuts down with the alternator is flaky or dead. SO you can drive farther and not stall in day time. (see? that reason?)
is this car in CAnada., we cant give accurate answers,
DRL is regulated by laws in YOUR country. (design and fuctions)
so where are you??? In USA its and OPTION. only.

its stops because that is the DRL override pints on DRL box.
after all they want HL to work when driver demands them.
so,, that tells me the inputs to DRL box are wrong.
(no burned pins first.)

tell more, get more, like country. but only 2 have in 1 zillion posts.
and that makes answers impossible or must be generic .

when the mech, sees car, he looks at VIN,
He checks his wallet id and goes, ok i work in canada.....(LOL !!!)
OMG this car is from JAPAN? where did you get that?
as in sold only to Japaneses citizens? called JDM cars?
this happens alot in Canada, (for example) in that before 1998
you can buy gray market cars or USA cars, Calif cars. and real Canada market cars.... see???? see why real help is impossible>?

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USA o r Canada DRL.? (bought in which country)
Jeep does make EXPORT cars. so where are you,?
and light system very by countries laws, big time.
95 jeep Cherokee. with DRL.
chapter. 15 LAMPS , page 15 DRL , CANADA PAGE>
this works only if its not ADDed , and is OEM.
right innder finder panal, just in front of the cab fan motor.
Left hand drive cars, is yours left hand? drive?

seen here, under XJ body.

why not post the VIN so we can see what the car really is.
the car has body tags too, telling what car really is.

if in canada, you guys buy 3 cars,
Canada export
USA califi.
3 types. (at least)
some cars bought in Canada are USA cars and are modified
for your DRL laws. big time.

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is this the dark sensor failing?
or the DRL features failing?
we cant know that,?
on one usa car is a dark photos cell filty. clean it.
on one Canada car with DRL , its issues with that.
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what country. , each country has its own DRL (rules)
or get the FSM?
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