How-To: Disable Daytime Running Lights (instructions)

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2018 Mazda CX-5 GT
So I'm lost on 2 steps for my 2018.
Do I switch from off to auto, side light of full on?
Last step, after I complete the steps with feet on brakes, do I start car then disengage parking brake?
 
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2018 CX-5 GT Silver / 2003 MX-5 SE JRSC
I copied this from somewhere, saved on my computer, but download the PDF in post #1, it has a picture for you.

I start with my lights switch in the off position.
Engaged emergency parking brakes.
Push ignition button twice.
Step on the brake and keep foot on brake the whole time.
Turn light switch to parking lights then back to off 5 times really quick (have to scroll pass auto if you have auto lights).
Then hit the hazards 10 times really quickly (basically on and off 5 times)
Turn light switch to parking lights then back to off 5 times again.
Disengage emergency parking brakes.
Release foot from brake pedal.
Push ignition button once to turn off.

Your DRL should be disabled now. Repeat steps to enable
 
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2018 Mazda CX-5 GT
Thanks! This work! This last part needs to be on it!

Disengage emergency parking brakes.
Release foot from brake pedal.
Push ignition button once to turn off
 
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2019 CX-5 White Pearl Sig
Got it on the first try. Not sure if I'll leave it that way though, I actually prefer the way it looks with the Parking Lights switch on, i.e., center round headlight off but halo and flat side lights remain on. It's technically illegal to drive in my state with just the parking lights on but this configuration looks similar to many other manufacturers' DRL's so I'm sure the popo wouldn't notice. I'll get stopped for the 25% tinted side windows long before having the parking lights in motion.




 

shadonoz

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State of Jefferson
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2017 CX-5 GT AWD+
Got it on the first try. Not sure if I'll leave it that way though, I actually prefer the way it looks with the Parking Lights switch on, i.e., center round headlight off but halo and flat side lights remain on. It's technically illegal to drive in my state with just the parking lights on but this configuration looks similar to many other manufacturers' DRL's so I'm sure the popo wouldn't notice. I'll get stopped for the 25% tinted side windows long before having the parking lights in motion.
I agree, that's the best look we can get on KFs.

Don't the DRLs come on with the parking lights when you get in gear [when they're not disabled]?
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg. Plano, TX
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I copied this from somewhere, saved on my computer, but download the PDF in post #1, it has a picture for you.

I start with my lights switch in the off position.
Engaged emergency parking brakes.
Push ignition button twice.
Step on the brake and keep foot on brake the whole time.
Turn light switch to parking lights then back to off 5 times really quick (have to scroll pass auto if you have auto lights).
Then hit the hazards 10 times really quickly (basically on and off 5 times)
Turn light switch to parking lights then back to off 5 times again.
Disengage emergency parking brakes.
Release foot from brake pedal.
Push ignition button once to turn off.

Your DRL should be disabled now. Repeat steps to enable
Again, for the record, here is an official copy of instruction to disable the DRL function for CX-5 obtained by bigtex from his Mazda dealer:

Is this the file:
Although the descriptions are diffetdnt in the last several steps, but they achieve the same purpose.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg. Plano, TX
Contributor
I agree, that's the best look we can get on KFs.
Yes, this way is the best looking setup on LED accent DRLs. 2016 and 2016.5 CX-5 have this way.

Don't the DRLs come on with the parking lights when you get in gear [when they're not disabled]?
Good question. On my 2016 CX-5, since the DRLs dont use low-beam LED headlights, LED DRL halos dim a bit when you turn the light switch to parking light position. Also the amber halogen parking lights / turn signals will be on (although I disabled the amber lights on parking).
 
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2018 CX-5 GT Silver / 2003 MX-5 SE JRSC
I went by the PDF in post #1, I will repost here Courtesy of Rhino_66. I just found those other written instructions by someone else and it answered the poster question. No offense intended to anyone.

In response to Mantra7: "It's technically illegal to drive in my state with just the parking lights on"...
"Parking Lights" (at least here) are considered the orange lights on the side and or front of the vehicle. Things have changed since the advent of halos and leds strip lighting, but you can see technically the orange lights are lit as well. Check your local statues to see when they were written, but I think you are safe. (2thumbs)
 

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