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Old 07-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question about DRL on 01 impala.

I have a 01 impala and I was wondering where the daytime running lights wires go. Like starting at the sensor on the dash. Where does it go and plug in from there. I believe it came unplugged since my DRL do not work.

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Old 07-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's likely just a dirty or bad sensor

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Once u find out please post location of the sensor so I can unplug mine. Lol, I figure if my lights are on in the daytime I wasting the bulbs life.

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You aren't.

But the sensor is located at the front of the dash, near the vents. It's that little black glass bulb.


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I think that he was looking for the location where the sensor "plugs in", not the location of the sensor itself... Sounds like he wants to disconnect it so that the DRL don't work anymore...

For the price of the bulb, I'd personally leave them plugged in - one benefit of DRL's is that you don't have to worry about getting a ticket if you drive through a construction zone without your headlights being on! :-) At least here in Pennsylvania, your must turn on your headlights when driving through a construction zone or else you can get a hefty ticket!

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think that he was looking for the location where the sensor "plugs in", not the location of the sensor itself... Sounds like he wants to disconnect it so that the DRL don't work anymore...

For the price of the bulb, I'd personally leave them plugged in - one benefit of DRL's is that you don't have to worry about getting a ticket if you drive through a construction zone without your headlights being on! :-) At least here in Pennsylvania, your must turn on your headlights when driving through a construction zone or else you can get a hefty ticket!

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Never heard of anyone getting a fine for not turning their headlights on and it's only a secondary offense you can't be pulled over for it. Also drl don't count.
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You can pull the drl fuse to disable them

If they aren't working try cleaning the globe first as suggested. If that doesn't work then trace the wires from the globe to where ever you find a plugs.

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Never heard of anyone getting a fine for not turning their headlights on and it's only a secondary offense you can't be pulled over for it. Also drl don't count.
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You can pull the drl fuse to disable them

If they aren't working try cleaning the globe first as suggested. If that doesn't work then trace the wires from the globe to where ever you find a plugs.
My bad! Sorry for the misinformation! Thanks for the clarification. Also didn't realize that it was only a $25 ticket! I guess that the ticket would be cheaper than replacing the bulbs more! :-)

In all seriousness though, can you actually tell the difference between DRL's and "normal" headlights in the middle of the day? Are they really that "different"? I always thought (incorrectly, obviously) that DRL's were the same as the "normal" headlights. Are DRL's actually using different bulbs alltogether or do they use the same bulbs, just at a different brightness?

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The drl run at less of a voltage than your regular headlights so they virtually don't use up any life of your bulbs.

Also your taillights nor marker lights are on with your drls.

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I think there's a lot of confusion going on here. We are talking about an 01 impala. The drls and headlights are SEPARATE bulbs, although the drl and high beams use the same bulbs. You can NOT disable the drls by pulling the fuse.

Also, a lot of guys spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to disable drls on the 7th gen without getting the bulb out message or the auto headlights turning on, to no avail.

Do your headlights come on automatically when you start the car, or do you have no lights until you turn them on?

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Also, a lot of guys spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to disable drls on the 7th gen without getting the bulb out message or the auto headlights turning on, to no avail.
I believe there is a way to disable the drl's. It is possible on monte's and impala's have a very close setup as them.

Others have also said to bend over a pin on the relay.

Not sure if either have been tested on a 7th gen imp but, it could work.

Also with 05 monte's all you have to do is pull the fuse/relay. No messages pop up at all.

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Personally, my DRL's don't come on until I take the vehicle out of park.

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I believe the relay trick only works on 2005s

On 00-04 they still come on even with the pin bent.

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You can NOT disable the drls by pulling the fuse.
Interesting - and to think that someone just advised us that you can just "pull the fuse" to disable DRL, while at the same time informing me that we shouldn't "talk out of our asses when giving advice" in the very same post! Hmm... :-)

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^^ That's funny but, I think he somehow thought u were talking about 8th gens. That or he just doesn't know 7th gens like he thinks he does. No offense Ej .. aka brah

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