98 chevrolet

Thinking about importing a 1998 Chevrolet to Canada.
One requirement is daytime running lights.
Where is the daytime running light module on these trucks?
Would i be better off to find a used one, or are they inexpensive enough that i should just get a new one?
Any known problems with these trucks or things i should have a second look at before buying?
Its a 98 z71 ext cab, 4x4, 350
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Below is the location of the unit, copy/pasted from a DRL disabling sight. When installing, my is it's not just as simple as finding a unit and installing it. The computer likely must be reprogrammed. Not 100% sure on this, but I do know that even simple things like installing factory fog lights on newer models require a some reprogramming.
GM 98 full size truck (probably same for 96-99 C/K). There is a cigarette pack sized finned black heat sink (this is a double diode, 2 volt drop) located near the steering column. Unplug the 2 wire connector, this will remove DRL on any GM car using low beam DRL. (Will not defeat the auto ON)
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The DRL module is powered by the ignition switch:
When the ignition switch goes bad, it's like the vehicle is haunted.
With the key off, the headlights go on and off by themselfs.
RK

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Refinish King wrote:

Sounds like the GM vehicles have the DRL's in the usa do they?
The vehicle i'm looking at is in Maine. And i forgot to think about checking the DRL's. I wonder if the 98 chev would have them in maine (it was purchased in maine)
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No disrespect intended:
But, the last time I checked. Maine was in the good ole USA!
Most people bypass then illegally.
But I'm sure splicing the green wire back together will re-enable them.
I hope this helps.
RK

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obviously impaired state, wrote:

FWIW, my 1998 Monte Carlo Z34 is equipped with daytime running lights, as is my 2000 Blazer...
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Refinish King wrote:

to clairify, i thought i was going to have to add my own DRL module when importing it to canada.
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I setup DRl's on my 95. Was easy, 12v relay. Bulbs last just as long. Is there a requirement that the headlamp be a certain luminance? I know early DRLs were either a resistor in series, or the lamps in series. Last I checked GM was running one lamp as a DRL.
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Since 97:
Resistor in line, and either the low or high beams are used. Depends on the setting you choose.
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I'm sure it's in there;
And it was just disabled if the DRL's don't work.
I'm sure the Canadian vehicles have all the wiring, just minus the module.
The wiring schematic is fairly easily, let me know what you need.
RK

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Refinish King wrote:

DRL's are law across canada, its the US that i thought may not have the DRL module, depending on state. I know in Maine it is not law.. christ you don't evne need to wear a helmet on a motorcycle! :) (now that's just stupid!) But they can't pull you over in maine just for a seatbelt.. i like that ;)
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Per Picasso:

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