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I have a 2013 Mkz hybrid and after reading a few links here and there about drls I decided to ask my dealer to enable them. Well, they listed on the work order that they enabled "adaptive headlights" I know that is wrong but the lower strip of lights is now on all the time regardless of the headlights so something has changed. The question I have is that above those there is another row of LEDs. Driving home from the dealership, at one point they were on and bright. Exactly what I would consider drls. But, after that, they have not come on again. Just the lower strip. The headlight switch is set to auto.

Any thoughts? I need to go back to the dealer so thought I would ask here and see what I learn and possibly formulate a better way to request what I am asking.

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I have a 2013 Mkz hybrid and after reading a few links here and there about drls I decided to ask my dealer to enable them. Well, they listed on the work order that they enabled "adaptive headlights" I know that is wrong but the lower strip of lights is now on all the time regardless of the headlights so something has changed. The question I have is that above those there is another row of LEDs. Driving home from the dealership, at one point they were on and bright. Exactly what I would consider drls. But, after that, they have not come on again. Just the lower strip. The headlight switch is set to auto.

Any thoughts? I need to go back to the dealer so thought I would ask here and see what I learn and possibly formulate a better way to request what I am asking.

Thanks.
The DRL's are different than the LED accent lights. The LEDs will only work in conjunction with the headlamps. I believe in order to enable the DRL's I beleive you need to get them to change the smart junction box. American cars are not required to have DRL's by law. Only the fleet vehicles in the US have this feature enabled, the retail vehicles are supposedly missing whats necessary.

942 Daytime Running Lights (Fleet) - $45

Day time running lights; Requires: [201A] Select Package/201A; Or [202A] Reserve Package/202A; Or [203A] Preferred Package/203A
 

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Hi Zep. Thanks for the thoughts but after some playing around and paying attention it does seem that what they turned on are the DRLs. I do have the 203A package. Hopefully this works but I am going to attach some pics so you can see what I mean. The cool thing is they behave like Audi DRLs in that when the turn signal is on, the DRL turns off.



 

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Oh that's a very pretty look! What ended up changing things was it the headlamp setting or something else?
 

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Hi there. It is pretty cool and I really like seeing it in the reflections of the cars in front of me. Give a nice car even more flare! Since I am know there has been discussion about whether this can be done I am including another pic. This time the line item from the work report. All I asked was for DRLs to be turned on and this is what they stated was the work done:

 

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Hi there. It is pretty cool and I really like seeing it in the reflections of the cars in front of me. Give a nice car even more flare! Since I am know there has been discussion about whether this can be done I am including another pic. This time the line item from the work report. All I asked was for DRLs to be turned on and this is what they stated was the work done:

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Anyone able to explain the logic of having something that many would find desirable (DRLs) available only for fleet vehicles and not not available on cars sold to normal retail customers? If there's a logic to this, it escapes me.


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