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Mod Guide: disable DRL's with pictures!!

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Old 08-04-2010, 02:46 PM
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i had to do a drl kill on my gf's trail blazer yesterday so i figured i would see if anyone has made a how to for monte carlos yet...

after searching everywhere i decided to just make my own how to on this since i havent found any.

first - open hood!
then locate your engine bay fuse panels.
-remove both covers and undo the 3 clips on each with a flat head to pull the whole unit out.

-then locate your drl relay and remove it.


-now to the back of the panel. locate the green/black line wire.

-now on the right side of the panel is a grey plastic clip. pull it half way out gently.

-now pull the green wire out of its slot without pulling the other wires out.

-push the grey plastic clip back in and make sure the wires are all secure.

-tape off the connector on your green wire and tuck it away.


-put the panels back into there slots. and cover.

all done!

i have had mine set up this way for 3 months with no service lights or any problems. im NOT AT ALL saying yours will work perfectly as mine did. but if you get a service light simply plug your wire back into the fuse box.
 
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:55 PM
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Thanks for the How To!
 
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:05 AM
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this might sound like a dumb question but can you actually explain what the drl is and what it does. or is just for shutting off your service engine light
 
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Cakes04 View Post
this might sound like a dumb question but can you actually explain what the drl is and what it does. or is just for shutting off your service engine light
DRLs are those headlights that come on and stay on while the car is running. They're there as a "safety feature" but they can be more annoying than useful. lol
 
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oh ok i gotcha. i think im going to actually look into that.
 
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Just pulling the green wire will generate the "Service Vehicle Soon" message on the cluster and will likely cause your headlights to turn on all of the time. If yours didn't, then it's the only 00-04 Impala or Monte that I have heard of that doesn't do what Chevy intended

You couldn't have searched too hard for a solution:
http://www.bbengineer.com/cars/impala/store.htm#DRL_ALC

BBEngineer
 

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Old 08-07-2010, 05:48 AM
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I'd like to know if anyone else has tried this also.
 
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:05 AM
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I am willing to bet the OP's car is on 05. Could have done the same thing by bending of the tab on the relay.
 
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excellent write-up! will look into for myself!
 
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:12 PM
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Hi..just joined yesterday...found that mod for the drls..i tryed it today...only thing now is my service engine soon light is on...no dtc's...iam gonin to ride it out for a few days...might have to fix the wire back and live with the drls...lol
 

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