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Canada requires cars to have running lights on

Postby jlspec » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:07 pm

A co-worker who used to live in Canada told me that it was require for all cars to have daylight driving lights on, is this true? If so, then did the alltrac that was shipped to Canada have the daylight driving lights.
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Postby magnum » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:31 pm

Yes it's true. The foglights double as DTRL.
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Postby jlspec » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:00 am

So, is'nt there a way to convert it so that the bumper lights and coner lights would turn on without the tail lights turning on/switching the headlight switch. In doing so it would have the same kind of effect as the cameros and corvettes.[/list]
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Postby evo » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:27 am

You can convert it with a little rewiring, this pdf is straight from the 92 BGB it shows the lighting system for USDM and CDM vehicles

ftp://alltrac:club@ftp.alltrac.net/uplo ... DM-evo.pdf
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Postby WarTowels » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:46 am

I have no electrical engineering background so it's hard for me to read those...

I don't like the write up on toyotacelicaonline... I wish someone would do a write up to turn the fog lights on independently...

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Postby Slink » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:13 am

It is also the only car I've ever seen that has daytime running tail lights, kinda wierd. [Note the DRL in my sig pic haha]
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Postby evo » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:16 am

the simplest solution i can think of right now (I'm half asleep) is to:

1) pull out your fog light relay (passenger kick panel, black relay in the lower right)

2) pry off the cover of the relay

3) find the actuator arm (should be a copper arm that makes contact once the relay is energized), and bend it enough to make contact with the pad below

4) replace relay cover, and reinstall

your fog lights will always be on while your key is in the 'ON' position. You've basically simulated a stuck relay, and you can always bend back that arm to revert back to stock operation (or plug in a new relay)
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Postby Nitro_Alltrac » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:30 pm

Slink wrote:It is also the only car I've ever seen that has daytime running tail lights, kinda wierd. [Note the DRL in my sig pic haha]


The 95 Jetta I used to have had the tail lights on with the DRL's. It was the only thing that saved me from getting rear ended quite a few times. The DRL's were almost as bright as the low beams. Drove home many a night without know the headlights weren't actually on till I hit the high beams and they didn't stay on. :shock:
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Postby magnum » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:09 pm

I used the Hamsar DRL modual on my car. Here is an example
http://www.fd3s.net/drl_conversion.html
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Postby darthripley » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:23 pm

WarTowels wrote:I don't like the write up on toyotacelicaonline... I wish someone would do a write up to turn the fog lights on independently...


i'll see if i can get joe to do a write up on how he did it b/c it was one of the few things that was super easy to do & only took 5-10 minutes.
the way joe did it you just push the fog light button & they come on independently of the other lights.
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Postby etantshi » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:24 pm

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Postby klue » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:16 pm

FYI: DRL's are only neccessary on vechicles produced after 1989.
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Postby WarTowels » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:15 am

Darthripley, that would be sweet.

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Postby sims » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:18 am

I have mine setup the same way as darthripley.

I use my corner lights as my DRL.
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Postby WarTowels » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:56 am

Don't just tell us, make a nice write up.

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