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#481 OFFLINE   jpohlman

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 02:24 PM

For anyone wanting this done it cab be done in IDS v96 and above under Programmable Features on the very first screen (the tech doesn't even have to open module programming).

 

This is the same place that they enable Remote Start so that it shows up on and your cluster as well as courtesy wipe and AutoStart disable (if you have a 1.6L with this option).


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#482 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 03:23 PM

Out of curiosity, why is it such a hassle stateside to get DRLs enabled on Fords? I know at least some brands like Toyota/Lexus in the states just turn on the DRLs if equipped and let the owner turn them off if he doesn't like them.

 

In many countries including Canada DRLs are mandated by law and statistics suggest they do reduce accidents. Plus on newer cars that use LED strips for DRLs (including the Mondeo aka the Fusion's European twin) the effect looks wicked cool!

 

Anyway, with the currency exchange rate, prospective Fusion owners stateside might want to look to Canada for their purchase - especially if they really want DRLs (if buying a used 13/14, DRLs will be fully enabled by law obviously) :P News reports are showing a huge surge in the number of Americans, especially owners of wholesale dealers, crossing north to buy used Canadian cars.


Edited by machoman1337, 11 December 2015 - 03:36 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 09:33 AM

Out of curiosity, why is it such a hassle stateside to get DRLs enabled on Fords? I know at least some brands like Toyota/Lexus in the states just turn on the DRLs if equipped and let the owner turn them off if he doesn't like them.


Starting with 2015 this is the way the FFH works too. No idea why Ford was so stubborn about this.

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#484 OFFLINE   Mackx534

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 10:21 AM

I just wanted to relate my experience in getting my 2014 DRLs turned on.  I went to the dealer where I purchased the car they said no problem to turn on the DRLs. I waited for 2 hours only to have the service manger come out and tell me my car does not have driving lights and that they are physically not installed in the vehicle. He then shows me the build sheet for my car which has 2 items circled.  

 

JBCAA - LESS DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS

JBWAA - LESS LIGHTING PACKAGES.

 

He says that means my car was built without the DRLs.  I have looked at other 2014 fusions that have the DRLs enabled and the head lamps look identical and I count the same number of light bulbs.  So could my car have been built without  DRLs or is the Dealer wrong?


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#485 OFFLINE   milleron

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 10:43 AM

I just wanted to relate my experience in getting my 2014 DRLs turned on.  I went to the dealer where I purchased the car they said no problem to turn on the DRLs. I waited for 2 hours only to have the service manger come out and tell me my car does not have driving lights and that they are physically not installed in the vehicle. He then shows me the build sheet for my car which has 2 items circled.  

 

JBCAA - LESS DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS

JBWAA - LESS LIGHTING PACKAGES.

 

He says that means my car was built without the DRLs.  I have looked at other 2014 fusions that have the DRLs enabled and the head lamps look identical and I count the same number of light bulbs.  So could my car have been built without  DRLs or is the Dealer wrong?

 

Your car has the running "lamps," as they're the low-beam headlamps that are probably run at a somewhat reduced voltage when used as DRLs. The build sheet may mean that you do not have daytime running lamps that can be enabled/disabled by the owner. There may still be a way to turn them on through the computer the dealers attach in order to reprogram modules.

I experienced the report you received (sans the reference to the "build sheet") multiple times from my dealer. In desperation, I took the car to a Lincoln dealer who also said no problem and got the DRLs turned on with the car out the door in ten minutes. It can be an arcane process; it's a task that some service departments accomplish without batting an eye while others remained uninformed about it for years because Ford corporate intentionally tries to prevent dealers from gaining knowledge of the process. 

Try another dealer. Like I said, with my 2013, the Lincoln dealer handled my request almost instantly after the Ford dealer had totally dropped the ball on no less than three attempts.


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 02:41 PM

Unfortunately my Dealer is a Ford Lincoln dealer so no help there.  I guess I need to find another dealer in CT or Western MA that has actually enabled the DRLs on a 2014 Fusion HyTi. They were so confident in themselves about this I would love to be able to go back to my dealer with the DRLs enabled. 


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#487 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:04 PM

I just wanted to relate my experience in getting my 2014 DRLs turned on.  I went to the dealer where I purchased the car they said no problem to turn on the DRLs. I waited for 2 hours only to have the service manger come out and tell me my car does not have driving lights and that they are physically not installed in the vehicle. He then shows me the build sheet for my car which has 2 items circled.  

 

JBCAA - LESS DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS

JBWAA - LESS LIGHTING PACKAGES.

 

He says that means my car was built without the DRLs.  I have looked at other 2014 fusions that have the DRLs enabled and the head lamps look identical and I count the same number of light bulbs.  So could my car have been built without  DRLs or is the Dealer wrong?

On your headlight switch is there an "Auto" setting?  If so, set the switch to that and see what happens.  My '15 has this and when in Park there is no illumination ... but put it in any gear position and I have DRL - low beams at about 60% power.  Taillights wil not be lit however.  Test it when in close range to a garage door ... or have someone simply stand where they can see if they come on.

 

Leaving the headlight switch at this setting will automatically turn on the headlights (to full power) AND taillights when the ambient outside light is at a low level.  Sensor is that bubble thing in the dash center near the windshield base.


Edited by Cobra348, 28 June 2016 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:05 PM

I just wanted to relate my experience in getting my 2014 DRLs turned on.  I went to the dealer where I purchased the car they said no problem to turn on the DRLs. I waited for 2 hours only to have the service manger come out and tell me my car does not have driving lights and that they are physically not installed in the vehicle. He then shows me the build sheet for my car which has 2 items circled.  

 

JBCAA - LESS DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS

JBWAA - LESS LIGHTING PACKAGES.

 

He says that means my car was built without the DRLs.  I have looked at other 2014 fusions that have the DRLs enabled and the head lamps look identical and I count the same number of light bulbs.  So could my car have been built without  DRLs or is the Dealer wrong?

 

The Dealer is wrong.



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:06 PM

On your headlight switch is there an "Auto" setting?  If so, set the switch to that and see what happens.  My '15 has this and when in Park there is no illumination ... but put it in any gear position and I have DRL - low beams at about 60% power.  Taillights wil not be lit however.

 

Leaving the headlight switch at this setting will automatically turn on the headlights (to full power) AND taillights when the ambient outside light is at a low level.  Sensor is that bubble thing in the dash center near the windshield base.

 

That works for 2015s, not for 2013 or 2014s.



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 03:56 PM

That's why I asked.  I have no knowledge of years prior to '15.  Also I figured if he had a FFH HyTi, then perhaps the Titanium trim would have it.  Hell, Even my '12 Fiesta had this setting as did the '14s I had too!


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