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Old 10-05-2010, 11:36   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone added daytime running lights to their 2009 on newer Escape/ Mariner ?? I know on some newer Fords all that is needed is the Dealer to plug in a lap top and change a command.
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Has anyone added daytime running lights to their 2009 on newer Escape/ Mariner ?? I know on some newer Fords all that is needed is the Dealer to plug in a lap top and change a command.
This "appears" to be the case as it's in the manual. I always forget to ask my dealer about this. I have never noticed a Escape with DRL ON but I could have easily missed one. All vehicles shipped to Canada have DRL enabled as it's the law there.
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Re: day time running lights ??

I don't have an 09. But if you study the owners manual regarding fuses, you'll see if its somehow a separate circuit. And whether you have a fuse (of the proper amp rating) in that slot. That would be my first effort.

Personal opinion. DRL's are a PITA. Had a older GM car with the parking lights as the DRL's. I got pretty good at replacing them as they'd burn out too often. My wife's car has headlight-operated DRL's from a certain Northern European maker formerly affiliated with Ford and fond its reputation for safety. Low beams on all the time when the ignition is on. I know that's not really good for the alternator or battery to instantly face that extra load at start. I only wish they'd delay a few seconds. So far (52K) they haven't burned out, but another forum tells me its inevitable and replacement requires fingers like The Terminator had in version 1.2 of that series. Thin tool steel, oblivious to cuts from sheet metal edges, and plenty strong. At least the Harley I sold had a relatively easy to change bulb.

Me? I use manually operated DRL's with my left hand. Even though my Mariner has "auto" headlights which go on a little too late/dark for my comfort level.
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Re: day time running lights ??

There isn't a seperate fuse for DRL listed for a '09. It is a seperate circuit but that's because it uses PWM to reduce the output.

It's a feature within the SJB that's enabled using their IDS.
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Has anyone added daytime running lights to their 2009 on newer Escape/ Mariner ?? I know on some newer Fords all that is needed is the Dealer to plug in a lap top and change a command.
FYI: Yes the dealer was able to do this just as wptski stated. Thanks
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