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Does anyone out there know how to change their daytime headlights to have the park lights come on instead? (sort of tacoma ish) on Canadian models that have the headlights that come on automatically.
 

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That would be a bit of work. Since the daytime lights run through a module that restricts the voltage to the highbeams to only ~40%. So if you traced the wires and swapped them out your park lights would be really dim. You could pull the module, and wire your park lights direct to the ignition, but you'll probably have your high beam indicator on all the time (as mine did in my f-150 and jeep)
If there is a way I'd also like to know. I'd like to have my fog lights on instead.
 

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wouldnt that be illegal for you canucks
 

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Only if the scumbags pull you over! Yeah, you're right but I figure if they gave you an inspection notice or whatever you could pop the module back in. Besides, they'd have to actually put down the Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts to pull you over!
 

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That would be a bit of work. Since the daytime lights run through a module that restricts the voltage to the highbeams to only ~40%. So if you traced the wires and swapped them out your park lights would be really dim. You could pull the module, and wire your park lights direct to the ignition, but you'll probably have your high beam indicator on all the time (as mine did in my f-150 and jeep)
If there is a way I'd also like to know. I'd like to have my fog lights on instead.

Hmm, sounds like this will take a little thinking...maybe a relay setup or something?
 

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Was yours a US truck brought into Canada? If so mine is wired to the running lights and fogs, looks nice. If so let me know and I can have a look as to how it was wired. the fogs and running lights are at full power not 40%.
 

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Was yours a US truck brought into Canada? If so mine is wired to the running lights and fogs, looks nice. If so let me know and I can have a look as to how it was wired. the fogs and running lights are at full power not 40%.
No mine is a canadian model.
 

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White/yellow/amber DRL's are legal in Canada. As long as you have some lights on, your all good.

My truck is USA spec brought up from washington so I have an aftermarket module that is spliced into the headlights. I do plan to switch it over from the low beams to the amber park lights. Looks better IMO and might barely make my bulbs last longer (far fetched probably).
 

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My truck was also brought up from the U.S. and my parking light were simply wire directly to the ignition. As stated above removal of the DRL module can cause other issues with the high beam indicator. If you simply want the look of the parking lights on wire them into the ignition but leave the DRL module as is so the both stay on. Not the same but would get close with little work.
 

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Hmm ...

Another American truck here, but with no DRL's, which I really like. I am very aware of road conditions, so lights are on when it calls for it.

d-mo
 

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having your DRL disabled isnt going to get you pulled over - thats for sure. not sure how you do it on the nissan, but on my vw is was as simple as bending the DRL pin on my light switch so the circuit never completes
 
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