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Disabling DRL's in Canadian trucks

silver billet

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I upgraded my lights from halogen to morimoto xb hybrid led's. These come with their own bright white accent strips serving as DRL's, and so I need to turn off the DRL's on my Ram because otherwise the morimoto headlights will flicker on and off several times.

In USA you guys have the setting in uconnect, apparently in Canada our trucks don't have that option.

I did purchase a tazer dt, and it seems to suggest it can do what I want, in two places:
DRL Type: Choose USA (on but selectable), Canada (on all the time), or Off.
DRL Location: Turns, Fogs, or Low beams

The "type" has an "off" which I tried, doesn't work.
The "location" I think also has an "off" setting, doesn't work.

I've tried changing to USA, and then in Uconnect the setting appeared to turn off DRL's. But choosing that setting doesn't actually have any effect.

I had PM'd a member here before my Tazer arrived and he said the tazer can't turn them off, only change the location. That does seem to be the case in practise, but the settings availlable in Tazer DT suggest it should be possible.

Anybody get this working? All I've managed so far is to change the DRL to my turn signals, which is better since now at least I'm not damaging anything, but I want them off completely.

Does AlphaOBD do this any better?
 

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Canadian, tazer, and set to usa… can turn on/off from settings on the big screen.
Had them off for around a week but turned them back on from screen settings.
Have latest firmware?
 

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Canadian, tazer, and set to usa… can turn on/off from settings on the big screen.
Had them off for around a week but turned them back on from screen settings.
Have latest firmware?

I bought the device new last week, I'm assuming it has the latest firmware but I will double check.

So your "DRL Type" is "USA", what did you set your "DRL Location" to? Did you leave that on low beams and then use uconnect to turn it off there?
 

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you know what they say about assume - ***-u-me lol

When I got mine (1.2 years ago) it was 2 revisions behind..... and did the update.... and then around a month ago I saw several updates since I had last updated, so I did the update..... DRL options finally worked, and everything else seemed better....
and then I check again today, and there's another update!!! Might do it this weekend or early next week
 

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Finally got this sorted. Can confirm that Tazer DT will disable DRL's even in Canadian trucks.

In the vehicle settings:
- set drl type: "USA"
- set drl location: "off" or "turns"

In live menu settings:
- turn off amber drl's (this setting isn't in the pdf manual! but the option is there in this firmware)

In Uconnect, once you've set drl type to "USA" and did the 2 cycle reboot:
- settings -> lights -> unselect the "running lights".
 

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