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    so, there is a konami code for the cx-5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puddle.jumper View Post
    so, there is a konami code for the cx-5.
    Pretty much! This is what I thought when I read it too.

    I finally got the sequence right and was able to turn off the DRL in the '14 Sport Manual.
    Success came down to frustration. After many attempts, I ended up losing it and put the code in as fast as I could... and it worked.

    Steps I did:

    P brake up
    ACC, ON
    Brake
    P lights x5
    Haz push X10
    P lights x5
    P brake down

    No lights.

    I think the trick is to do this as quickly as possible without any hesitation. Don't wait for the actual lights to apper (P lights, Haz lights). When doing the haz 10x, use 4 taps per second.

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    Ill have to try it again. Thanks
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    I've tries this several times and I'll I've succeeded in doing is have my fog lights stop working (the fuse is fine).

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    Are the Daytime Running Lights the low beam headlights if you have the HID option, if so I assume the cost of replacing the HID lamps more often would become a factor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild west View Post
    Are the Daytime Running Lights the low beam headlights if you have the HID option, if so I assume the cost of replacing the HID lamps more often would become a factor?
    No.
    in cars with factory HID, the DRL is in the high beam area. It is used ONLY for DRL.
    Factory HID is in the low beam area and turning on high beams triggers a flap of some sorts inside to make the light beam high.

    Also HID bulbs last years and years and years compared to regular bulbs.
    Last edited by nXt; 06-03-2013 at 01:52 AM.

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    Thanks!!

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    This seems an awfully complicated procedure. Hasn't anyone just pulled the DRL fuse? (#51 under the hood.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBaron View Post
    This seems an awfully complicated procedure. Hasn't anyone just pulled the DRL fuse? (#51 under the hood.)

    @@**&& The 2014 Grand Touring is no fuse under #51 so how to disable this ???


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    Aggh... my bad. The DRL fuse and relay only exist for the halogen headlight cars.

    The HID headlight DRL is directly powered by the BCM. But then HID owners can simply disconnect the connectors to the DRL bulbs (those bulbs are not used for anything else).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBaron View Post
    Aggh... my bad. The DRL fuse and relay only exist for the halogen headlight cars.

    The HID headlight DRL is directly powered by the BCM. But then HID owners can simply disconnect the connectors to the DRL bulbs (those bulbs are not used for anything else).
    Thant exactly what I did... thanks

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    i wonder...

    does this procedure work on European models too ? i got a mid 2012 model, no auto headlight version.

    i could not disable the DRL. tried few good times..

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    Nice, One shot and it worked. Hope this doesn't affect when I install those Fog light LED surrounds.

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    I was pulling fuses/adding and messing around to get the drl's to stay ON with the headlights but couldn't figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    I was pulling fuses/adding and messing around to get the drl's to stay ON with the headlights but couldn't figure it out.
    I'm glad your couldn't figure it out.

    Not a good idea to have the DRL's on with your headlights. The DRL's are aimed way higher than the regular headlights and are a blinding to other cars. It's like driving around with your brights on at 50% all the time.

    Back to the topic at hand.. I wish there was a switch to turn the DRLs on or off whenever I want.
    That way I could have them on around town and on one-lane highways but off on the freeway where they provide no benefit and waste ~50W of power (50W = .06HP!!), strain the alternator a tiny bit and slightly use up the high-beam bulbs

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