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Old 11-26-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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Daytime Running Lights?

Do any US Porches have daytime running lights? If not, why? Apparently the ones in Canada do....
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IMO its very stupid, i wanna b able to turn the lights ON or OFF whenever i fell like it
just think about any movie that usaw with drivebys at nite, DRLs wouldnt help hehehhe
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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Visual clutter (but I must admit there are studies indicating that they reduce accidents).

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Old 11-26-2006, 10:16 PM   #4
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9X7s can have DRLs turned on in the US by the dealer and I assume some late model 9X6s can as well. I turned them on with my previous 987 but not the current. DRLs on the Box are front/back, not just front like some makes.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
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on the latest models, you can have DRLs only if you get the preferred package and the sport chrono options. Otherwise, no luck.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:43 AM   #6
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I believe they are required by law in Canada.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:52 AM   #7
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Day Time Running lights are required by law in Canada. I think the 987/997 models can have the function turned on using the Porsche service tool under the light control module opitions. Older models just require a relay to be installed as I was informed they are all pre-wired.
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Day Time Running lights are required by law in Canada. I think the 987/997 models can have the function turned on using the Porsche service tool under the light control module opitions. Older models just require a relay to be installed as I was informed they are all pre-wired.
Would this be true for a 1997 986? if so, which relay?
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:31 PM   #9
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Would this be true for a 1997 986? if so, which relay?

Hi,

The US Market Cars do not have the proper circuit wired in. There is however a simple hack to do this in US cars. It can be done in less than 10 min. There is a list of needed supplies and instructions as follows:

Supplies:
  • 2 inches 18-20 Gauge wire
    2@ Insulated Female Spade Connectors (Radio Shack #64-3131)
    2@ Fuse Taps (Radio Shack #270-1204)
    1 ATC/ATO Fuse - 10 Amp (only if you don't have heated seats)

Instructions:
  • 1. Crimp the Insulated Female Spade Connectors to each end of the 2" wire
    2. Plug the Fuse Taps into the Spade Connectors.
    3. Remove the fusebox cover.
    4. Remove fuses A9 and A6 (heated seats only, otherwise this space will be blank)
    5. Put the fuses into the fuse taps
    6. Plug the fuses back into the fuse box (positions A6, A9).
    Note: be sure that the fuses are inserted with the fuse taps on the bottom side of the fuse.
    7. Bend the fuse taps to the right so that they lay flat so that they don't get hooked when you remove the fusebox cover.

This Hack can be undone simply by removing the fuse taps. Hope this helps...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99

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