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Alwys*Lst
06-23-2013, 05:05 AM
I have a 2013 Winnebago View and the Headlights and ALL the Running Lights come on with the key. I would like to turn them off but can't figure out how. The switch will only turn the Headlights off leaving the Parking and ALL Running lights on. I also DO NOT have buttons on the steering wheel....

Thanks

Ace in the hole
06-23-2013, 10:48 AM
Check your owners manual for daytime running lamps. It should have the procedure for disabling them. It should be something like- pressing the m button until the headlight symbol flashes and the display says "on" then use the + - buttons to toggle on or off. But like I said, check your manual in case they changed something.

MellowYellow
06-23-2013, 02:13 PM
If it's a Canadian model your out of luck.

Alwys*Lst
06-23-2013, 04:24 PM
I have read the Manual, but I will re-read it again. It is not Canadian. It is under a Winnebago View...

I have been told that the 2013's headlights can't be turned off. The headlights being on don't bother me it's the running lights that do ie; tail, marker, etc. because when I hook up my Geo Tracker to pull ALL it's running lights come on also and those do not need the wear and tear my Tracker is a 96......

Thanks

bobojay
06-23-2013, 09:24 PM
The manual says you can do it but it doesn't work. I've tried the same thing numerous times with our new one.
According to my geek source that's talked to his Mercedes Sprinter dealer, they, MB, have buried the code in the PCM somewhere never to be found anymore by servicing dealers

icarus
06-23-2013, 09:46 PM
How is going to "wear and tear" on your Tracker?

Icarus

Alwys*Lst
06-24-2013, 01:15 AM
How is going to "wear and tear" on your Tracker?

Icarus:bash:

The Bulbs...... :thumbup:

Yes Bobojay that is the answer I am getting all over the internet, I was just hoping I would run across a person who beat it.... :professor:

I can remedy the running lights being on on the Tracker by installing a switch at the connection.

:bow: Thanks Ya all

scubanw3
06-24-2013, 02:54 AM
We have reprogrammed 07-09 models and turned off the DLR’s. We have not done a 10-13 yet but should be the same. You need a factory or DAS scan tool. Hope this helps.

Thank you,
Sprinter Store
http://sprinterstore.com/
A division of Upscale Automotive, Inc.
19460 SW 89th Ave.
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-692-0846

bobojay
06-24-2013, 04:03 AM
We have reprogrammed 07-09 models and turned off the DLR’s. We have not done a 10-13 yet but should be the same. You need a factory or DAS scan tool. Hope this helps.

Thank you,
Sprinter Store
http://sprinterstore.com/
A division of Upscale Automotive, Inc.
19460 SW 89th Ave.
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-692-0846

We had our '09 done at the Dodge dealer we used for service. But the 13's at least have the code buried so deep in the PCM it's inaccessible even to the dealer with his scan tools

Ace in the hole
06-24-2013, 10:25 AM
I turned them off in my '11 with no problem so they must have changed it in the newer ones. I also have steering wheel buttons so maybe that makes a difference.

Alwys*Lst
06-24-2013, 02:01 PM
Wow this thread got moved. Good thing about being moved is I now know what Sprinter I have..... ha ha ha

I want to thank you all for trying to help.....

bobojay
06-25-2013, 02:55 AM
I turned them off in my '11 with no problem so they must have changed it in the newer ones. I also have steering wheel buttons so maybe that makes a difference.

No buttons here...

Alwys*Lst
06-25-2013, 01:49 PM
No buttons here...

Correct No Buttons only the ones up on the dash. I am learning it is a 2013 thing they have done. I called the dealer and like was said already it is buried in the PCM and they can't get to it.. Oh well.....

Thanks again

David Brown
06-25-2013, 09:02 PM
Hi- I couldn't turn my daytime headlights off at first on my 2013 Sprinter. Then I noticed the part about having the engine off with the key in position 2 ??... They are shut off now. Just a thought...

David Brown

Alwys*Lst
06-26-2013, 03:22 AM
Hi- I couldn't turn my daytime headlights off at first on my 2013 Sprinter. Then I noticed the part about having the engine off with the key in position 2 ??... They are shut off now. Just a thought...

David Brown

Could you maybe explain a little better? You say you noticed? What where?

Thanks...

David Brown
06-26-2013, 01:18 PM
Hi-

With vehicle parked turn ignition to position 2.
Hit the "M" button 3 times.
The display above the clock will say "ON" and the headlight symbol will flash.
Hit the "+" button. The display will say "OFF"
Either wait a few seconds or hit the "M" button again and your normal display will return.

If the engine is running you will have to hit the "M" buttons 4 times.
If the vehicle is moving the option to change the headlights won't be displayed.

I hope this is helpful.

David Brown

bobojay
06-26-2013, 08:17 PM
What do you have for a 2013 Sprinter? Cargo, pass or cab/chassis?

Alwys*Lst
06-29-2013, 04:16 AM
I was out of touch for a few days and am just now reading the answers form the last 3 days.. Thanks.....

bobojay My Sprinter is under a Winnebago View (Motor Home).....

Thanks David Brown I'll give it a try...........