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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old May 12th, 2004, 20:30   #1
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Default How to get rid of the DRL on the B4\'s by Rammstein

Welcome back! [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

You just got your Euroswitch and want the DRL's off when your switch is at the "all off" position?

Or maybe you want an all off position on your regular switch?

Easy.

First locate the DRL relay:


A more distant picture:


As you see the relay is besides the N75 on the firewall, behind the coolant reservoir.

Just press the metal clips and pull on the bottom piece to get it out.

It can be real tough if the relay has never been touched.

Try twisting it until you get it out.

As you see, I've kinda put it back in, but not fully.

So when I open my hood, it looks like the DRL are on, but they're not... [img]/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

Any questions? [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old May 13th, 2004, 04:19   #2
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Default How to get rid of the DRL on the B4\'s by Rammstein

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Any questions? [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Yeah, I got a question.

Why are you calling it a relay? ..... [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

It is just a simple wire connection \splice \junction.
A relay is an electric switch.

Just messin with you. A timely post indeed. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old May 13th, 2004, 08:59   #3
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Old May 13th, 2004, 10:54   #4
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[ QUOTE ]
....Why are you calling it a relay? ..... [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
Just messin with you. A timely post indeed. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Geez Eric, get your car back and you're all sarcastic! [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Actually, I did want to ask if it is true on some '96s this will actually make the DRL setting (left position on stock switch) a "completely off" setting?
I did this a few days back and all it seems to do on my '96 is disable the headlights only. I am just very happy to not have my headlights come on when I put the key in the ignition!
Thanks!
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Old May 13th, 2004, 18:47   #5
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Thanks for the excellent post with pictures even!
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Old May 14th, 2004, 08:50   #6
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No problem guys! [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old January 8th, 2006, 08:27   #7
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Question can I wire the DRL to the emergency brake switch like on the A4s ??

I have had the car for 7 years and always wanted to control when they are on or off . I never liked trying to crank the car while they were on .

I like how the emergency hand brake switch cuts the lights on or off on the A4s . I wonder if I can wire this wire to the hand brake switch like they did on the A4s ? Anyone know the answer to this one ??

If not I think I'm going to run a pair of wires to a sitch inside the car so I can cut them on or off with a regular switch somewhere inside the car .
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Old January 8th, 2006, 14:41   #8
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I have had the car for 7 years and always wanted to control when they are on or off . I never liked trying to crank the car while they were on .
I just turn my light switch to the park position and the drl's go out, the parking lights come on, but draw much less current. At least you don't have to disable the drl's to do this. I hate them though.

Thanks for this post Rammstein, I am on it, I hate those damn things.

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Old January 8th, 2006, 14:51   #9
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Excellent! It took longer to walk to the garage than it did to do the mod!
Thanks again!
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Old January 8th, 2006, 17:59   #10
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Thanks for the info.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 20:56   #11
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I have now this connecter....well...connected.
When you do the mod which make your low and high beam go on, you can reconnect this yellow connector.
It's somewhere here, by Lug nut.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 09:27   #12
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if you have the ebrake on the DRL dont turn on in my car. works for startign anyway..

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if you have the ebrake on the DRL dont turn on in my car. works for startign anyway..

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The B4s weren't wired tha way in the US . On a B4 Passat When the key is on , the DRL lights are on here .

The A4s like yours were wired that way but not the B4 TDIs in the US .
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Old April 12th, 2007, 00:24   #14
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Hmmmmmmm.

"but officer...I just didn't see the car"!

Maybe a good reason to have DRL's, less carnage?
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Old April 14th, 2007, 23:29   #15
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Hmmmmmmm.

"but officer...I just didn't see the car"!

Maybe a good reason to have DRL's, less carnage?
Ay to that - I have a few stop sign 4-way intersections on my way to work.
When I had the DRLs off, I was ignored (not seen?) too many times, 2 to 3 times out of 10), maybe because my B4 is gray like a mouse, like the asphalt of the road.
So, when I turned them on again, I definitely was less ignored, (maybe once out of ten times at that same stop, at similar situation).

If you have a white or yellow car, others will see you better......

So, for a grey car IT IS a safety device, no doubt (I hate it too, by the way, just turn the lights on, except when it's really bright and sunny with no other adverse light conditons whatsoever).
::...and there WAS light....
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