So... if I pull fuse 24 I can nuke the DRLs on a 99??? :bouncy:Assuming the Twilight Sentinel is OFF, I get the "Headlamps....." message every so often on cloudy days, in tree shade, in tunnels, rain showers, all sorts of false alarms......if the Sentinel is ON, the headlights cycle on and off as they damn well please. ...........so, my car runs with the Sentinel OFF, and no DRL's (forward fuse 24 pulled).
No joy on the 99. Fuse 24 is DRL/FOG - if its out the DRLs are disabled, but the fogs don't come on, even though the dashboard telltale lights up. Also, the parking lights come on and stay on, even with the light switch AND Twilight Sentinel switch both OFF. WTF? Anyway, since I live in the state with the worst drivers in the country :alchi: as proven by a national driver survey, I guess maybe the DRLs aren't such a bad idea :suspense:CR.....pop the top off the forward fuse box (next to the washer reservoir ???) and read the legend inside. If your system is pretty much the same as '02, fuse 24 (blue, 15A) is the supply for the solenoid 12V to the DRL system. Removing the fuse disables the DRL's, doesn't set any codes, and allows full use of all other light features. BTW, the DRL's use about 9.5 to 10 VDC to the high beam bulbs through series resistance of both bulbs. If your DRL's have been running since day 1, your high beam bulbs may be dimmer than "as new".....AND, I still have to toggle the "headlamps...." message off, when I get one, with the "INFO" rocker.