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Old 08-29-2010, 11:47 AM
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Default Tricking DRLs to power up the HIDs

I found this awesome thread in a mazda site

http://www.mazda3forums.com/blahblah

From a guy nicknamed MtlSportGT (had to give props )

I wonder if we could apply this plan to the ranger, and if it would cancel any warranty?

Or would DDM's harness kit fix that problem and allow the DRL system to turn on the lights?
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:27 AM
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No one?
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:23 AM
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I haven't heard of anyone having issues with drls pat so Id say that it's not an issue, but I could be wrong
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No one?
You know, not everyone is up on hot standby waiting to analyze every new thread within 30 minutes at 3:30am on a Monday night.

Only Canadian Rangers come with DRL's so it isn't a factor to 99% of the people here. It's entirely possible nobody else has ever had this problem. Also, I don't think the Rangers use that kind of circuit for DRL's. They either just turn them on or turn them on with a lower voltage. I've never even heard of this pulsing thing before. Yes, that circuit design shown will work for pulsing voltage. But that's on a Mazda 3, not a Ranger and I don't think Rangers work like that.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:54 AM
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You know, not everyone is up on hot standby waiting to analyze every new thread within 30 minutes at 3:30am on a Monday night.

Only Canadian Rangers come with DRL's so it isn't a factor to 99% of the people here. It's entirely possible nobody else has ever had this problem. Also, I don't think the Rangers use that kind of circuit for DRL's. They either just turn them on or turn them on with a lower voltage. I've never even heard of this pulsing thing before. Yes, that circuit design shown will work for pulsing voltage. But that's on a Mazda 3, not a Ranger and I don't think Rangers work like that.
There have been several threads about how to make this work and none have succedded.
I think that there are also more than %1 canadians on here also, and just cause you arent up at 230 doesnt mean no one is..


I am going to look more into this. I am in a habit of turning light on b4 starting but would love to see this problem fixed.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:43 AM
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I haven't heard of anyone having issues with drls pat so Id say that it's not an issue, but I could be wrong
Because of the DRL, the HIDs will not turn on. It wouldn't be an issue at all ordinarely, but my country passed a law, so i don't have the choice, lol!


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There have been several threads about how to make this work and none have succedded.
I think that there are also more than %1 canadians on here also, and just cause you arent up at 230 doesnt mean no one is..


I am going to look more into this. I am in a habit of turning light on b4 starting but would love to see this problem fixed.
Thank you, i'm going to the dealership today and i'll ask them too
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:47 AM
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You know, not everyone is up on hot standby waiting to analyze every new thread within 30 minutes at 3:30am on a Monday night.

Only Canadian Rangers come with DRL's so it isn't a factor to 99% of the people here. It's entirely possible nobody else has ever had this problem. Also, I don't think the Rangers use that kind of circuit for DRL's. They either just turn them on or turn them on with a lower voltage. I've never even heard of this pulsing thing before. Yes, that circuit design shown will work for pulsing voltage. But that's on a Mazda 3, not a Ranger and I don't think Rangers work like that.
What about saturday afternoon, night, then sunday all day, mr smartmouth?

Seeing as Ford and Mazda share a lot of parts (sometimes they share those whole damn vehicle), one could entertain the far fetched idea that a mazda 3's drl could be similar to a ranger's system.

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SECTION 417-01: Exterior Lighting 2008 F-Super Duty 250-550 Workshop Manual
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING Procedure revision date: 10/04/2007

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Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Printable View (100 KB)

Special Tool(s) Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) and Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) software with appropriate hardware, or equivalent scan tool



Principles of Operation

NOTE: The smart junction box (SJB) is also known as the generic electronic module (GEM).

NOTE: When installing a new SJB, it must be configured for this feature, if originally equipped. Refer to Section 418-01.

The SJB controls the DRL by using various inputs to determine whether or not the DRL should be illuminated. These inputs include:

Ignition switch position
Headlamp switch position
Headlamps on or off
Transmission gear selection (automatic transmission)
Parking brake applied or released (manual transmission)
When the DRL is active, the SJB provides a pulse-width modulated (PWM) voltage to the low beam headlamps. This illuminates the headlamps at a reduced intensity.

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I don't think Rangers work like that.
What now, Mr 99%?
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I said probably. Usually it is just a reduced voltage. If that is how rangers vary the voltage, then great. You have your solution I guess. Since they only use those in CANADA, most of us here in the United States don't have it to experiment or deal with. So you 1% Canadians can deal with it!
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:35 AM
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I said probably. Usually it is just a reduced voltage. If that is how rangers vary the voltage, then great. You have your solution I guess. Since they only use those in CANADA, most of us here in the United States don't have it to experiment or deal with. So you 1% Canadians can deal with it!
Well sir, you were "speculating 100%" bullshit.

I went to ford, asked them, and they said if one truck works with a pulse modulator, they're not going to use something different on every other model. And he'd never heard of a low voltage system. I'm still searching for the answer and not a theory, will post it here as i get it.

In the meantime, please keep your condescending remarks to yourself.
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