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Old 03-02-2001, 07:51 PM
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Just bought new E320 sedan and was surprised to find it lacked daytime running lights. Any suggestions? After-market installation? Don't want to do anything to void warranty, etc. Comments appreciated
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Old 03-02-2001, 08:30 PM
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Turn On Your Headlamps?

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Old 03-02-2001, 08:50 PM
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Does it have fog lamps? If so, does the light switch have a way to turn on just fog lamps, or parking lamps with just fog lamps? On both of my MB's, I use the fog lamps as DRL's. On the 81 300D (W123), I had to "reconfigure" (change a couple of wires on the switch & add a relay) so that I turn the switch one click clockwise to operate parking lights & fogs only.
On the 91 350SDL (W126), I merely turn the switch one click clockwise & pull it out to operate fogs without headlamps.
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Old 03-02-2001, 10:18 PM
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I have a factory Canadian DRL module that replaces the regular US light switch. Part comes from my 2001 Canadian E-class, let me know if you're interested?

For the E-class (unlike the S where you can do reprogramming), the light switch makes DRL possible.

I don't like DRL myself and that's why I put on a regular US switch to kill DRL on mine.
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Old 03-02-2001, 10:55 PM
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i use my foglamps on my 300e as daytime driving lamps but i removed the yellow filters. looks awsome! i use head and fog lamps at night a lot better visibility.
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Old 03-05-2001, 07:35 PM
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Reply to Eric: re daytime running lights

Thanks for info regarding Canadian light module. Would certainly be interested. Don't have your email address, but you can reach me at
Sounds like just what I need if installation isn't too difficult.
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Old 03-05-2001, 08:22 PM
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DRL on US 2001 E-class

Ok, I'll email you directly, thanks.
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Old 03-06-2001, 07:31 AM
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Every Benz I've ever owned had Daytime Running Lights. To operate them, turn the headlight switch two clicks clockwise from the off position.

Have a great day,
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Old 03-06-2001, 09:55 AM
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LarryB, mine, too.
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