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Old 20 Oct 2004, 06:38 am
RWM
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Default Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

Is there an OEM relay, say from a Canadian spec CR-V, that can enable a
DRL function on a US spec car?

How about best aftermarket kit to burn the high beams at reduced voltage
as DRLs?

Thx.

- RWM
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Old 20 Oct 2004, 10:57 am
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

In article <41764E33.1000505@RWMann.com>, RWM@RWMann.com says...
>Is there an OEM relay, say from a Canadian spec CR-V, that can enable a
>DRL function on a US spec car?
>How about best aftermarket kit to burn the high beams at reduced voltage
>as DRLs?


The obvious question is why bother? When the conditions warrant it, you can
reach over and turn on your low beams. High beams are reduced voltage are
a very stupid idea.
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Alex


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Old 20 Oct 2004, 11:21 am
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?


Alex Rodriguez wrote:
> In article <41764E33.1000505@RWMann.com>, RWM@RWMann.com says...
>
>>Is there an OEM relay, say from a Canadian spec CR-V, that can enable a
>>DRL function on a US spec car?
>>How about best aftermarket kit to burn the high beams at reduced voltage
>>as DRLs?

>
>
> The obvious question is why bother? When the conditions warrant it, you can
> reach over and turn on your low beams. High beams are reduced voltage are
> a very stupid idea.
> ---------------
> Alex



That's one point of view to consider, but the fact is that you don't get
a 10% insurance discount for acting responsibly when conditions warrant
(in which case you'd want normal lamps, not DRLs), you get the discount
because you have DRLs installed... That's "why bother". And reduced
power highs is one way some aftermarket kits do that.
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Old 20 Oct 2004, 12:47 pm
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

I looked into it on my 04 Odyssey and found it took a different wiring
harness and a DRL controller. Not worth the effort.
"RWM" <RWM@RWMann.com> wrote in message
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>
> Alex Rodriguez wrote:
>> In article <41764E33.1000505@RWMann.com>, RWM@RWMann.com says...
>>
>>>Is there an OEM relay, say from a Canadian spec CR-V, that can enable a
>>>DRL function on a US spec car?
>>>How about best aftermarket kit to burn the high beams at reduced voltage
>>>as DRLs?

>>
>>
>> The obvious question is why bother? When the conditions warrant it, you
>> can
>> reach over and turn on your low beams. High beams are reduced voltage
>> are
>> a very stupid idea.
>> ---------------
>> Alex

>
>
> That's one point of view to consider, but the fact is that you don't get a
> 10% insurance discount for acting responsibly when conditions warrant (in
> which case you'd want normal lamps, not DRLs), you get the discount
> because you have DRLs installed... That's "why bother". And reduced
> power highs is one way some aftermarket kits do that.



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Old 20 Oct 2004, 01:37 pm
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

In article <zLWdnYJ_s8ePDevcRVn-2A@speakeasy.net>, RWM@RWMann.com says...
>Alex Rodriguez wrote:
>> In article <41764E33.1000505@RWMann.com>, RWM@RWMann.com says...
>>>Is there an OEM relay, say from a Canadian spec CR-V, that can enable a
>>>DRL function on a US spec car?
>>>How about best aftermarket kit to burn the high beams at reduced voltage
>>>as DRLs?

>> The obvious question is why bother? When the conditions warrant it, you can
>> reach over and turn on your low beams. High beams are reduced voltage are
>> a very stupid idea.


>
>That's one point of view to consider, but the fact is that you don't get
>a 10% insurance discount for acting responsibly when conditions warrant
>(in which case you'd want normal lamps, not DRLs), you get the discount
> because you have DRLs installed... That's "why bother". And reduced
>power highs is one way some aftermarket kits do that.


It is stupid that an insurance company would give a discount for something
that has no proven benefits. Also, high beam DRL's are stupid because the
aiming of the light puts it right at eye level of other road users. Even
at reduced voltage, it is annoying.
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Old 20 Oct 2004, 02:43 pm
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

In rec.autos.makers.honda Alex Rodriguez <adr5@columbia.edu> wrote:

> It is stupid that an insurance company would give a discount for something
> that has no proven benefits. Also, high beam DRL's are stupid because the
> aiming of the light puts it right at eye level of other road users. Even
> at reduced voltage, it is annoying.


Is that why some Ford SUVs and trucks appear to have their high beams on?
Now that I have lowered my eye level by buying a Honda Civic, I notice
glaring headlights in my rearview mirror. They are almost always Fords.
Studying the annoying light after flipping the mirror to "night", it seems
like the lens is fully illuminated, unlike the half-lit appearance of a low
beam. It doesn't seem likely that all of these folks are running on high
beam, but I might believe that they have their headlights off, enabling
DRL. The fact that their headlights is right at my eye level doesn't help,
but most other SUVs and trucks don't have that effect.

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Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5

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Old 20 Oct 2004, 02:45 pm
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

There are inexpensive kits out there to convert your headlights to DRL.
Just do some web searching. Its not difficult, as the son of one of my
employees who worked at a high end stereo shop added this to a Nissan PU
.....seems like the kit ran $30-$40 or so.

"RWM" <RWM@RWMann.com> wrote in message news:41764E33.1000505@RWMann.com...
> Is there an OEM relay, say from a Canadian spec CR-V, that can enable a
> DRL function on a US spec car?
>
> How about best aftermarket kit to burn the high beams at reduced voltage
> as DRLs?
>
> Thx.
>
> - RWM



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Old 20 Oct 2004, 07:40 pm
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

Sure, there are kits to be found by googling. Then there are "best kits",
which might be recommended by those who have used them. Hence the request.

Larry wrote:
> There are inexpensive kits out there to convert your headlights to DRL.
> Just do some web searching. Its not difficult, as the son of one of my
> employees who worked at a high end stereo shop added this to a Nissan PU
> ....seems like the kit ran $30-$40 or so.
>
> "RWM" <RWM@RWMann.com> wrote in message news:41764E33.1000505@RWMann.com...
>
>>Is there an OEM relay, say from a Canadian spec CR-V, that can enable a
>>DRL function on a US spec car?
>>
>>How about best aftermarket kit to burn the high beams at reduced voltage
>>as DRLs?
>>
>>Thx.
>>
>>- RWM


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Old 20 Oct 2004, 08:25 pm
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

RWM wrote:
> Sure, there are kits to be found by googling. Then there are "best
> kits", which might be recommended by those who have used them. Hence
> the request.
>


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It's a good idea. Search here:

http://www.hondasuv.com/stg/index.php

'Curly'

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Old 20 Oct 2004, 10:25 pm
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Default Re: Enable DRL on 2005 US Spec CR-V?

About usefulness of DRLs. They have been proven to work well here in Canada.
And personally,
I can judge the speed better, when someones comes towards me than without
any DRLs. And mostly,
lots of people don't bother putting lights before sunset or sunrise, making
them difficult to see and there are some jackasses that
don't put lights even in the heaviest rain fall, fog or snow storm.


<dold@XReXXEnabl.usenet.us.com> wrote in message
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> In rec.autos.makers.honda Alex Rodriguez <adr5@columbia.edu> wrote:
>
>> It is stupid that an insurance company would give a discount for
>> something
>> that has no proven benefits. Also, high beam DRL's are stupid because
>> the
>> aiming of the light puts it right at eye level of other road users. Even
>> at reduced voltage, it is annoying.

>
> Is that why some Ford SUVs and trucks appear to have their high beams on?
> Now that I have lowered my eye level by buying a Honda Civic, I notice
> glaring headlights in my rearview mirror. They are almost always Fords.
> Studying the annoying light after flipping the mirror to "night", it seems
> like the lens is fully illuminated, unlike the half-lit appearance of a
> low
> beam. It doesn't seem likely that all of these folks are running on high
> beam, but I might believe that they have their headlights off, enabling
> DRL. The fact that their headlights is right at my eye level doesn't
> help,
> but most other SUVs and trucks don't have that effect.
>
> --
> ---
> Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5
>



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