How to disable the DRL's on your MKIV

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How to disable the DRL's on your MKIV

Post by Grip Driver » Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:05 pm

First off, remove the light switch from the dashboard. This is fairly simple, grab the switch as you normally would and push in while turning to the right. You'll notice the center part of the switch will go in a little bit and stop in the middle of its normal movement. Pull the switch out of the dashboard and disconnect the wiring harness. Looking at the back of the switch, find the pin that is labeled TFL. Bend this pin all the way down. Plug the switch back into the harness, re-install it into the dash and test it out. Voila, no more DRL's

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Post by OneFastGTI6 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:22 pm

now how do we do this for a mkIII?? hehe

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Post by Weakness » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:17 pm

Euro switch... plug and play.

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Post by Autox 2 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:41 pm

I just removed the relay. No pin bending here baby.

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Post by OneFastGTI6 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:04 pm

and thiseuro swith i get where? i dont even care.......ha i pull my e brake a lil bit and they stay off

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Post by MarioM » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:56 am

OneFastGTI6 wrote:and thiseuro swith i get where? i dont even care.......ha i pull my e brake a lil bit and they stay off
I don't think thats a good idea :shock:

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Post by Autox 2 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:36 pm

vividwonders.com or parts4vws.com

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Post by OneFastGTI6 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:09 am

well since my handbrake does work anyways, all i gotta do is pull my e-brake up a lil and wah laaaaa lol no drl hehe

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Post by moliver » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:04 pm

OneFastGTI6 wrote:well since my handbrake does work anyways, all i gotta do is pull my e-brake up a lil and wah laaaaa lol no drl hehe
I tried that...gas mileage really went down. So I said to heck with it and just disconnected my headlights...problem solved!

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Post by brus6286 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:48 am

Callme grave digger but there's a better way where you dont have to BREAK the pin and can always go back to DRL's you do decide to sell... Take one of these NEW plastic water bottles, they're supper thin now, well anyway, take some scissors and cut a THIN strip of plastic UHM.. about 1-2 inches long (I forgot how long it is but better to have extra than to need some) and about 1/8" wide, Fold it in half and slide it into the Female Portion of the Socket and that will prevent the peices from making contact. Enjoy.

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Post by KO-R32 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:33 am

Electrical tape will also do the trick.

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Post by lazerMKIV » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:47 pm

back from the dead.wheres this relay can show a pic?

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Post by KO-R32 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:51 am

lazerMKIV wrote:back from the dead.wheres this relay can show a pic?
The person that said relay has a MKV which I guess is different. See the original post for MKIV. Here's a picture to go with that post. Since its bent you can't see the "TFL", make sure you bend the right one! You can also just cover it with tape as I suggested above if you don't want to bend.

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Re: How to disable the DRL's on your MKIV

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