I need to add daytime running lights to my 1993 Escort (reason - I am
importing the car to Canada) and need to know where I might find the
connector to add the drl module for this car (if there is one, anyone
know the part #?).
If anyone can help me out with the info, it would be much
Seems like sound advice to me. You might make even be more successful if you
call a Ford
dealer in Canada, or in a border town in the US.
Have you ever thought that you might be the only one on these boards to ever try
Don't get upset at the lack of information that you came here expecting to find.
The aftermarket repair manuals won't have anything about Canadian-specific
because it is not relevant to the majority of readers. Remember, the population
is but a fraction of the US.
Get on the phone and let the group know your results, so the next person with
question will find an answer.
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Believe me, before I bother posting I scoured the old usenet posts
(via google) - There were a few posts regarding this, but no real
Daytime running lights isn't exactly a Canadian specific equipment
issue. Supposedly the wiring is in place for the module, since it
wouldn't make any sense to use an entirely different wiring harness
for cars destined to Canada or other DRL-friendly countries. Not to
mention that some people actually run DRL in the U.S, but we will not
bother getting into the "daytime running lights is the devil" tangent
that happens everytime somebody mentions daytime running lights.
Obviously, I wasn't planning on waiting until getting an answer from
usenet before getting around to taking care of the matter - I was just
simply asking if anyone has had experience with this issue, if so
great - if not, so be it.
And yes, I will update the thread when I get an answer, for the sake
of the next google-searching wanna-be Canadian.
Well, here're the specifics.
You can get the module from a Ford dealer for a relatively large amount of
money, horse around going into the wiring to install it and have it fail
in two years or so (the wiring is NOT already present, it uses an overlay
harness, and Ford's DRL modules have a very high failure rate)...that's
Option 2, go get the module from www.webelectricmagazine.com for $30,
spend 10 minutes installing it and you're done. That module, which I
installed on my own '92 when I imported it, meets Canada Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard 108 requirements for DRLs.
Yes, it is.
You wouldn't think so, but in fact the wiring is not in place.
There are no such countries outside the US and Canada where Ford's OE-type
DRLs (reduced intensity high beams) are allowed.
When I said, "Any Ford dealer", this is what I meant; it's a dealer
The add-on DRL module on Ford products is usually under the battery
tray. It's most likely yours won't have one, since the only domestic
maker that's really pushing them is GM.
P.S.: I hope the decision makers at GM that are pushing this DRL
nonsense collect properly on the karma they're building.
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