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Old 04-15-2007, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default Daytime running lights

hello fellas. i was wondering if they was any way or disabeling the daytime running light? our van is equipt with them. and since there will be times when the van is on but he isnt driving it is stupid to have them on. specially when ideling in a parkinglot sleeping.

if not, would it be ok to pull out the fuse, and put an inline fuse with a seperate switch that would turn them on and off?
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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From YahooSprinterVan Post No. 11203:

Re: [sprintervan] Re: Daytime Running Light Relay Removal

The instrument lights and license plate light will still come on when
the key is on, but pulling the three fuses does disable the automatic
DRL function without killing any other standard features.

I was unable to find a relay under the seat that disabled the DRL's as
described in my 2003 service manual.


> I have the DRL option on my 2004. I pulled 3 7.5 Amp fuses to disable
> it (#2, #13, #14), checked the lighting functions and determined that
> they all worked as I would expect for a non-DRL vehicle - including
> brights and parking lights.
>
> I didn't pull any relay.
>
> Is there anything I'm missing by leaving the DRL relay in place?

> >
> > I don't want to start a debate about the value of Daytime Running
> > Lights, my intent is simply to post the DRL deactivation
> instructions
> > that have repeatedly been discussed here on this forum. I'd tried
> > removing the applicable fuses but found that I had to choose between
> > removing two fuses and leaving the parking lights on permanently or
> > pulling three fuses and loosing the ability to use my headlight
> > brights. Thanks to Tim Duffy's post #10484 and his link to a
> Sprinter
> > service manual however, I was able to find the relevant information
> to
> > completely deactivate the option. The critical DRL relay on a 2004
> > Sprinter appears to be the front-right most relay (looking down on
> the
> > driver's seat pedestal, it's bright yellow on my Sprinter). Now if
> > someone can just figure out how to workably disable the event data
> > recorder, I'd be one happy Sprinter owner!
> >
> > From page 8L-9 of the Sprinter service manual (posted here for the
> > bandwidth limited):
> >
> > -----
> >
> > DAYTIME RUNNING LAMP RELAY REMOVAL
> >
> > WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS,
> > DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
> > BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL,
> > STEERING COLUMN, DRIVER AIRBAG, PASSENGER
> > AIRBAG, SEAT BELT TENSIONER, OR INSTRUMENT
> > PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. DISCONNECT
> > AND ISOLATE THE BATTERY NEGATIVE
> > (GROUND) CABLE, THEN WAIT TWO MINUTES FOR
> > THE SYSTEM CAPACITOR TO DISCHARGE BEFORE
> > PERFORMING FURTHER DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE.
> > THIS IS THE ONLY SURE WAY TO DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL
> > RESTRAINT SYSTEM. FAILURE TO TAKE
> > THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN
> > ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE
> > PERSONAL INJURY.
> >
> > (1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative
> > cable.
> > (2) Move the driver side front seat to its most forward
> > position for easiest access to the seat riser
> > cover panel (Fig. 12).
> > (3) Remove the cover panel from the top of the
> > driver side seat riser.
> > (4) Remove the DRL relay by grasping it firmly
> > and pulling it straight out of the relay connector.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: Daytime running lights

Thank you so much. I am using my van for expediting so sometimes I need to let it idle for a little at night so I can get some heat in there. I don't want to blind other guys sleeping at truck stops with my DRL's. Thanks again for the info.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:48 PM   #4
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I am using my van for expediting so sometimes I need to let it idle for a little at night so I can get some heat in there.
Idling for heat may not get you much. The 2.7 idles very cool. You may want to look into this: http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...ighlight=espar
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:39 AM   #5
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Didn't I also read somewhere, perhaps in one of the manuals (too lazy to look it up), that it is not recommended to idle the 2.7 more than 10 minutes or so?
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:49 AM   #6
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Espar also has some diesel fired furnaces that output hot air rather than hot water. They use less diesel, and electricity to run. They were designed for the marine environment, but are seeing use in truck sleeper cabs due to the no idle regulations in many places. There is also a diesel fired ceramic cooktop by ??? that has a blower top to allow it to also work as a heater.
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Espar manuals link
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:38 PM   #8
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Didn't I also read somewhere, perhaps in one of the manuals (too lazy to look it up), that it is not recommended to idle the 2.7 more than 10 minutes or so?
I saw it somewhere. Apparently not a top idea.
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Has anyone discovered how to disable teh DRL's on the 2007 chassis?

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From YahooSprinterVan Post No. 11203:

Re: [sprintervan] Re: Daytime Running Light Relay Removal

The instrument lights and license plate light will still come on when
the key is on, but pulling the three fuses does disable the automatic
DRL function without killing any other standard features.

I was unable to find a relay under the seat that disabled the DRL's as
described in my 2003 service manual.


> I have the DRL option on my 2004. I pulled 3 7.5 Amp fuses to disable
> it (#2, #13, #14), checked the lighting functions and determined that
> they all worked as I would expect for a non-DRL vehicle - including
> brights and parking lights.
>
> I didn't pull any relay.
>
> Is there anything I'm missing by leaving the DRL relay in place?

> >
> > I don't want to start a debate about the value of Daytime Running
> > Lights, my intent is simply to post the DRL deactivation
> instructions
> > that have repeatedly been discussed here on this forum. I'd tried
> > removing the applicable fuses but found that I had to choose between
> > removing two fuses and leaving the parking lights on permanently or
> > pulling three fuses and loosing the ability to use my headlight
> > brights. Thanks to Tim Duffy's post #10484 and his link to a
> Sprinter
> > service manual however, I was able to find the relevant information
> to
> > completely deactivate the option. The critical DRL relay on a 2004
> > Sprinter appears to be the front-right most relay (looking down on
> the
> > driver's seat pedestal, it's bright yellow on my Sprinter). Now if
> > someone can just figure out how to workably disable the event data
> > recorder, I'd be one happy Sprinter owner!
> >
> > From page 8L-9 of the Sprinter service manual (posted here for the
> > bandwidth limited):
> >
> > -----
> >
> > DAYTIME RUNNING LAMP RELAY REMOVAL
> >
> > WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS,
> > DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
> > BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL,
> > STEERING COLUMN, DRIVER AIRBAG, PASSENGER
> > AIRBAG, SEAT BELT TENSIONER, OR INSTRUMENT
> > PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. DISCONNECT
> > AND ISOLATE THE BATTERY NEGATIVE
> > (GROUND) CABLE, THEN WAIT TWO MINUTES FOR
> > THE SYSTEM CAPACITOR TO DISCHARGE BEFORE
> > PERFORMING FURTHER DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE.
> > THIS IS THE ONLY SURE WAY TO DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL
> > RESTRAINT SYSTEM. FAILURE TO TAKE
> > THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN
> > ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE
> > PERSONAL INJURY.
> >
> > (1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative
> > cable.
> > (2) Move the driver side front seat to its most forward
> > position for easiest access to the seat riser
> > cover panel (Fig. 12).
> > (3) Remove the cover panel from the top of the
> > driver side seat riser.
> > (4) Remove the DRL relay by grasping it firmly
> > and pulling it straight out of the relay connector.
Greetings,,I removed the DRL Relay...However I now have NO Dash ligts?? I have an 02Freight Liner Sprinter,,Any Help??? Kind Regards,,Gary(02Sprinter)
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