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Hey Guys, I just bought an '09 E and I can't figure out how to turn off the daytime running lights. This is my first Honda, and in all my older cars u could simply turn the lights out of "auto" mode and they'd turn off. I don't see a switch like this anywhere since they are manual lights.

Is the only way to turn these daytime lights off is to pull the fuse?!? I bought this E because I have a very far commute and sometimes I sleep in the back of the car instead of driving home. When it's really hot or cold I don't mind burning up the gas and keeping the motor running to provide climate control, but I don't want the headlights on. Any ideas?

Oh and FYI...I did get the privacy curtian that wraps around all the windows,windshield,and rear glass and I LOVE IT! Blocks out alot of the light, makes for better sleeping :)
 

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No, no parking-brake, switch or other hack. On Hondas you have to remove a fuse; no other way. Check the owner's manual. It should be a single 7.5 amp fuse in the under-dash panel. On the plus side, removing the fuse doesn't disable any other system, and doesn't activate any idiot lights.
 

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DRL light is off if parking brake is engaged when key is inserted & ignition is just turned. "DRL" indicator on the dash will be on. DRL light will turn on as soon as parking brake is released, but it will remain on until ignition is turn off or headlight is on.

So when you parked, just turn off ignition, engaged parking brake, & turn on ignition again, then DRL light will not be on, but "DRL" indicator on the dash will be on.

p.s. 09 has separated DRL dedicated bulb. It does not used high/low beam bulb.
 

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No, no parking-brake, switch or other hack. On Hondas you have to remove a fuse; no other way. Check the owner's manual. It should be a single 7.5 amp fuse in the under-dash panel. On the plus side, removing the fuse doesn't disable any other system, and doesn't activate any idiot lights.
I would not pull fuse on the 09.
09 has separted DRL bulb, does not shared same bulb with low/high beam bulb.
09 DRL used fuse #3 (10A), which is also shared with TPMS control unit. TPMS function will not work if this fuse is pulled.
 

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I would not pull fuse on the 09.
09 has separted DRL bulb, does not shared same bulb with low/high beam bulb.
09 DRL used fuse #3 (10A), which is also shared with TPMS control unit. TPMS function will not work if this fuse is pulled.
this has potential for "2 birds w/ 1 stone", for those who don't want/need/like the TPMS.
 

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Curtains for the headlights? :p

How far do you commute that you need to sleep?
 

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Daytime Running Lights - always on?

I have an 09 SC and the running lights are always on. Do they turn off - if so, how? The manual didn't say one way or the other...
 

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Welcome to the club!

They stay on.


Dom
 

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Welcome to the club!

They stay on.


Dom
Don't they go off when you turn on your headlights? I'm pretty sure mine do on my 2010.

They also don't come on (and the DRL light on the dash will go out)
until the parking brake is released.
 

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Don't they go off when you turn on your headlights? I'm pretty sure mine do on my 2010.

They also don't come on (and the DRL light on the dash will go out)
until the parking brake is released.
Thanks guys. Yeah, they are off when I have my headlights on and parking brake. I do see a lot of E's running around during the day w/out them on, so I thought there must be some way to turn them off too... guess not.
 

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Thanks guys. Yeah, they are off when I have my headlights on and parking brake. I do see a lot of E's running around during the day w/out them on, so I thought there must be some way to turn them off too... guess not.
Since I don't believe they have any other function I'm guessing you could either pull the fuse or disconnect them at the bulb and not have any issues. You may get an error code or have the DRL light stay on on the dash? I may be completely wrong on this however. Try it and let us know!
 
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