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370zlvr 09-25-2013 12:23 AM

DRL on with headlights MOD
 
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New to this forum, and not sure how many times this has been shared but i thought i would share MY 30 min super simple DIY MOD to get your DRL to run all the time, even with your headlights on.

step by step,here you go:


1. locate the IPDM near the battery. you will need to remove the trim around the battery and the pass side trim cowl below the windshield. super simple,
2. slide the IPDM out and remove the cover. all the wires looks worse than what it really is.
3. the 2 wires that run the DRL are red and beige. they are next to each other.
4. unplug that connector from the IPDM and once removed, you will need to pop the cover off the back to remove the wires with the pins.(of you can simply cut the wire at the connector, but its best to remove if you have the patience).
5. once the red and beige wire are removed plug the connector back into the IPDM.
6. take the 2 wires and strip some insulation off and twist the wires together.
7. once together you will need about 6 inches of similar gauge wires to connect the 2 DRL wires to reach the open relay port in the IPDM.
8.on the end going to the relay opening, use a spade connector and connect to the 6 inch wire that will connect to the DRL wires.
9. as shown in the picture below, connect the spade end and plug into the open port of the IPDM relay port. its power on/off with the ign regardless of headlamp switch position.
10. tape wires and bundle with other wires for a neat looking set up.( not like the ones in my pix.lol)
11. reassemble.
12. DONE!

should only take about 30 min or so.

ENJOY!

/Angelo350Z/ 09-25-2013 01:37 AM

Thanks for the write-up. The beige wire you showed in the second pic doesn't seem to be the same wire you spliced with the red wire. Am I seeing it all wrong?

370zlvr 09-25-2013 09:19 AM

ah yes, that second pic is kinda misleading.
i had already removed the 2 wires that run the DRL from the IPDM.
the circle of the empty ports was to show the spots where there 2 wires were after i pulled them from the IPDM.
the lines do make it look like its the large beige wires, but its not that one.

Kevin

6spd 09-26-2013 07:51 AM

Omg love you for this! Doing it when I get home! +rep!

pearlyZ 10-17-2013 11:13 AM

So it be on daytime w/o headlight, and on nighttime with headlight?

370zBoyz 10-27-2013 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by pearlyZ (Post 2530756)
So it be on daytime w/o headlight, and on nighttime with headlight?

I would also like to know the answer to that but according to the OP: "to get your DRL to run all the time, even with your headlights on."

FX370Z 10-29-2013 08:47 AM

Did you use spade connectors in your third image? I drew green circles about what I'm referring to...also was the blue cover already over the beige wire? Thanks!

http://postimg.org/image/53qer9q29/

gsjohnson08 10-29-2013 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 370zBoyz (Post 2543878)
I would also like to know the answer to that but according to the OP: "to get your DRL to run all the time, even with your headlights on."

Yes, they turn on with the IGN. This means that as long as the car is running the DRLs are on. I have done this mod, as I found it to be the easiest of the DRL mods, and really enjoy it.

3pitbulls 11-29-2013 04:32 PM

Can one of those of you that have done this mod,help me on a more detailed written form,I want to do this so bad to my wife's Z but I dont want to start messing and cutting into the wrong wires and end up turning this mod into a big srew up....some help is all I need..thanks..a pm is fine or any other way of help would do...thanks again and happy holidays,,,

dislimn 04-15-2014 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3pitbulls (Post 2588188)
Can one of those of you that have done this mod,help me on a more detailed written form,I want to do this so bad to my wife's Z but I dont want to start messing and cutting into the wrong wires and end up turning this mod into a big srew up....some help is all I need..thanks..a pm is fine or any other way of help would do...thanks again and happy holidays,,,


Anyone got any more info? Seems to be the easiest way

aszyd 05-24-2014 07:28 PM

Wonderful guide! This is something that I have wanted to do ever since picking up my '13.

jenaruto 06-02-2014 08:48 PM

I wanna do that +.+

coolvans1988 06-27-2014 04:50 PM

posting a list of what items to purchase would be useful.

Nevada3 07-06-2014 10:22 AM

Can someone who has completed this mod post a few night shots of their car? Thanks.

brancky3 07-06-2014 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nevada3 (Post 2885456)
Can someone who has completed this mod post a few night shots of their car? Thanks.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/07/a9y7uru9.jpg

Not a night shot but deal with it!


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