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Hi there, <p>I just bought my first Volvo this week and I'd like turn off those daytime running headlights. How can I make this change myself or do I have to take it into the dealer?<p>Thanks!<p>-Peter<br>2002 S60 2.4T<p>
 

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Welcome to the Forums!<p>You <b>CANNOT</b> turn off the DRL's. If anyone can do it it would have to be the dealer. Try using the search function at the top right of the screen it might be of a little more assistance.
 

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The dealer wants $100.00 to do this since its a software download. My independent volvo mech. won't even do it cause he says it's illegal. I then asked him then why do dealers do it? he says they are not suppose to and will get in trouble if caught. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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WTF, how is it illegal? In Canada it is..... man you CA liberals are weird <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Why would you want them off to begin with (it is your car and your choice) but it is a safety feature. Makes your car more noticable
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">WTF, how is it illegal? In Canada it is..... man you CA liberals are weird <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Why would you want them off to begin with (it is your car and your choice) but it is a safety feature. Makes your car more noticable</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i'm 1 of the few non-liberal californians.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>why do I want them turned off? cost of bulbs = $$$ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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20 bucks? I would rather spend that every year than risk some douche not seeing me while driving.<p><br>And yes we can hijack this thread since we already answered his question <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">20 bucks? I would rather spend that every year than risk some douche not seeing me while driving.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>i agree with cope. small price for precaution.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Agree with cope</TD></TR></TABLE><p>"Cope" makes me sound <i>sooo</i> ******* <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Picturing my Cpt at the FD sticking a pinch of Copenhegen (sp?) in his gums <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"Cope" makes me sound <i>sooo</i> ******* <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Picturing my Cpt at the FD sticking a pinch of Copenhegen (sp?) in his gums <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Put in a pair of sylvania silverstars 9006XS bulbs as your DRL. They look much better and other drivers will see you better. Simple install and costs less than $40 for the pair and will last well over 1 year. Again, small price to pay....but I agree that you should be able to turn off your DRLs if you want....like on my V70.
 

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Your dealer <I>should</I> turn them off at no cost. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Some try to charge but it says right in the owners manual ( if anyone cared to read it ), <B>see your dealer.</B> Takes about 2 minutes but must be hooked up to the computer
 

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People in California will hit your car whether you have your lights on or not.<p>Speed Demons in that part of the country.<p>
 

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Re: Daytime running headlights (pmthomps)

Has anyone ever have their bi-xenon lights fail to come on? I have a one year old S60 and recently noticed that I have no light beyond 30 feet. Looks like all I have are the DRL. I haven't been driving nights for quite some time and only noticed this problem tonight. I tried to manually turn on the high beams (xenons) by putting the switch to the ON position and clicking the turn signal but no luck. Find it hard to believe both bulbs would fail at the same time. Is there any diagnostic message that should show up on the console? <br>Besides the bulbs and fuses, is there something else that could be causing the problem? Any suggestions/feedback would be much appreciated before I take this car back to the dealer, again. Tia.
 

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maybe the sensor is hosed giving the ECU a "daytime" condition.
 

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Re: Daytime running headlights (S60guy)

Did you check that they are actually on? The xenon lights are on the outside positions while the DRLs are the ones closer to the center. Set the switch in the two positions (9 and 12 o'clock) and check if the xenons are actually coming on. If they do, try locking the high beams (which can only be done on the 12 o'clock position). On the bi-xenons, it is the same lamp used for both high and low beams. The lamp changes the focus mechanically between the two positions. May be the fuse is blown?<p>And it could just be that the xenons are misaligned. At night, park in front of a wall or something vertical. Toggle between high and low beams: you should see the beam of light moving up and down.<br>
 

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hey, i lived in helotes (just out of the beltway of sa for those that do not know).<p>very tehas.
 
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