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SantaNSC

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Posted: 09/29/13 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recently purchased a 2008 HR Augusta MH on a Ford E-450 chassis. Here's the problem. The headlight switch works fine when the engine is off - one position for the running lights, second position turns on headlights. However when I turn the ignition on the headlights automatically come on regardless of the position of the headlight switch. Running lights still come on with the light switch but the headlights are on and can't be turned off. All the high-beam, low-beam stuff works fine. Is this a safety feature, forcing me to always drive with my headlights on OR is there a problem?

Thanks for the Help -Jon





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Wrong forum?

It's called DRL's or Daylight Running Lights Great safety feature that is mandatory in Canada and should be in the US


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I do not know about your particular truck but on many they can be programed to be running lights or
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DRL lights should be standard on all vehicles. How many times have you see a vehicle driving, No lights, and it is really dark. Most cars today have the interior dash lights on, when the motor is running, thus they see the dash lights, and forget to turn on their headlights.
Next time you are on the road at night, just count the vehicles that you see that are running without lights.


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Posted: 09/29/13 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder if the HR Augusta was make for sale in Canada. Reason lights are on all the time.


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mpfireman brought up a shortcoming with the drl. The running lights don't come on with them, many drivers forget that at night so we frequently see vehicles with the tail lights off. Can be a little unnerving. IMHO, they are a good idea.

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To turn off DRL push emergency brake down one click only. lights will go off but now brake light on dash will be on. Only other way it to pull fuse. DRL is there for safety I would not worry about it and leave the DRL on.

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That might disable the cruise control. I do not know if DRL's can be turned off on an Econoline.


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SantaNSC wrote:

I recently purchased a 2008 HR Augusta MH on a Ford E-450 chassis. Here's the problem. The headlight switch works fine when the engine is off - one position for the running lights, second position turns on headlights. However when I turn the ignition on the headlights automatically come on regardless of the position of the headlight switch. Running lights still come on with the light switch but the headlights are on and can't be turned off. All the high-beam, low-beam stuff works fine. Is this a safety feature, forcing me to always drive with my headlights on OR is there a problem?

Thanks for the Help -Jon


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