Hello again, everyone!
First of all, the intent of this thread is NOT TO START A DEBATE ON THE MERITS OR USELESSNESS OF DRLs!!!
So...PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT LECTURE ON THE PROS/CONS HERE!!!
I am seeking DIY instructions to disconnect the DRLs in a U.S. XV Crosstrek. I found a few posts on Google & YouTube
for late year Imprezas, but I'm not sure if that's the same setup as our XVs. If you are able to help, thanks for your reply!
Now, since some of you (who have no idea how to disconnect these things) simply won't be able to resist commenting
and wondering why on Earth I'd want to disable such an important "safety" feature...
For the record, I don't buy DRLs as a "safety feature." Never have. Maybe if you live in Scandinavia or somewhere where
it's cloudy and gray all the time, but to see vehicles blinding people in broad daylight here in the States is annoying at best.
Subaru U.S. uses the General Motors DRL system which is simply having the high beams on at 50% at all times. It's BS and
worse, it looks like hell. Add to that the fact that some drivers grow lazy thinking their "on all the time" DRLs means that they
don't need to fire up their regular headlights at twilight, when it rains, etc. LEDs are nice, my BMW came with halos ("angel
eyes") that look pretty good, but even the Germans allow you to have those off if you choose! Many will point to studies
that they say "prove" the effectiveness of DRLs, but if you poke around, there are many that say they have no effect (they
don't want you to see those, however). So...there you have it.