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How to Turn Off Daytime Running Lights

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Daytime running lights, or DRLs, are a safety feature that statistics claim make driving safer. They increase visibility, especially during dusk and dawn. There are negatives to the use of DRLs. One of the obvious ones is that the continued use of DRLs shortens the life of the bulbs used. It also puts a continued drain on the alternator for what some feel is an unnecessary feature. And on rare occasions, having running lights makes viewing of a drive-in movie difficult when you need the A/C on. How you turn them off depends on your vehicle type.

Step 1

Press your parking brake slightly until it clicks once. This should be enough to trigger the switch to make the vehicle “believe” that it is parked, without being enough to actually activate the parking brake or damage the parking brake cables.