When it comes to upgrading your car, a new daytime running lights module can be an affordable way to enhance its appearance and safety features. It’s easy to install, and it’s a quick way to increase the visibility of your vehicle to drivers in low-light situations.
How to Connect the Daytime Running Lights Module
There are a few things you need to know before you begin the process of connecting the daytime running lights module on your vehicle. First, you need to make sure the module is compatible with your vehicle’s electrical system. This will ensure that the module works correctly when it’s installed. You’ll also need to know the location of the fuse box on your car, as well as the wires that go from the module to the battery and to the headlights.
If you’re unsure how to go about connecting the module, it’s best to take your vehicle in for an inspection by one of our mobile mechanics. This will help to ensure that the module is connected properly and will also give you a chance to discuss your car’s specific needs with our technicians.
You may be able to determine the wiring for your DRL module by looking at the wiring diagram for your vehicle. It should include information about the wires that connect to the headlights and the DRL module. If you can’t, you’ll need to consult the owner’s manual for your car or take it to a local automotive supply store for assistance.
Once you’ve determined the location of the DRL module on your car, it’s time to hook up the kit. To do so, you’ll need a T-tap connector, which should come with the kit. If you can’t find one, you can purchase a T-tap at any auto supply store.
The DRL module runs on a circuit that is built around a timer, MOSFET 60NF06, and a relay. This circuit activates the DRLs when it senses ignition voltage. It also controls the DRLs to run steadily, except when they are flashing as turn signals.
When the DRL module is working, it will use a white synchronizing wire that comes with the module to set up the opposite DRL to stay lit when you signal for a turn. You can then change this setting if you later wish to do so.
Using a quick-splice, connect the white synchronizing wire to the green module wire. Once the module is connected, the opposite DRL will now remain on when you signal for a turn and will turn off when you switch to normal mode.
This type of DRL implementation is a good choice for most applications, as it complies with US and Canadian DRL performance requirements. It also has many advantages over headlamp-based DRLs, including the ability to be seen in wide-angle situations and a lower power consumption.
How to Mount the Daytime Running Lights Modulator
You can either mount your DRL module under the hood of your vehicle or under the dashboard. If you choose to mount it under the hood, it will be located in a prominent area that will be visible to drivers in low-light conditions.