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Your dealer can reprogram your computer to disable your DRL's. I've had mine done and I like having the control over the lights.<P>FYI...once reprogrammed, you can leave the switch in the "on" position and the lights operate exactly the same as the DRL's (switching on and off with the key). <BR><p>[This message has been edited by ch7656 (edited 05-27-2001).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ch7656:<BR><B>Your dealer can reprogram your computer to disable your DRL's. I've had mine done and I like having the control over the lights.<P>FYI...once reprogrammed, you can leave the switch in the "on" position and the lights operate exactly the same as the DRL's (switching on and off with the key). <P><BR>[This message has been edited by ch7656 (edited 05-27-2001).]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Was there a cost associated with the dealer making this change? If so, do you mind saying how much?<BR>
 

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Interestingly, I know of several people who've had this done, and none of us were charged. I don't know if it's a fluke or what. I think if the car is in for anything else that needs VADIS hooked up, it is very simply to change (no software down load, just a soft switch thrown).<P>So, free here, by YMMV. Just call and ask.<P>- Darell
 

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I just called my dealer to ask for the DRL disabling, and they wanted $90. It seems like more and more dealers are charging money for it. What dealers don't anymore? If got your DRL disabled for free, could you list your city, maybe it's close to here.
 

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I cannot understand why people value a few bulbs higher than their car or their life - DRLs are there to make you more conspicuous and less likely to have an accident; which is why the safety-conscious Volvo pioneered their use in the first place.<P>If you have a crash with your DRLs disabled, your insurer may well say - with reason - that you contributed to the accident by altering the manufacturer's specification.<P>So you'll have a large hole in your wallet as well as in your Volvo; remember that when you next change your bulbs.<P>Incidentally I've never had to change a running bulb in any of my Volvos, despite have the running lights on all the time; perhaps there's another reason for frequent replacement?
 

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I don't like my DRLs because I am in the military and when I enter the base at night and try to turn off my light, I can't. It is a safety issue, because a vehicle with it's lights on will blind the security personnel and they cannot see the people inside until you are next to them.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bfavre4:<BR><B>I just called my dealer to ask for the DRL disabling, and they wanted $90. It seems like more and more dealers are charging money for it. What dealers don't anymore? If got your DRL disabled for free, could you list your city, maybe it's close to here.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There is a charge from the factory to the Retailer for the download of the necessar software, so it is only fair for someone to pay for that...<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sappstuf:<BR><B>I don't like my DRLs because I am in the military and when I enter the base at night and try to turn off my light, I can't. It is a safety issue, because a vehicle with it's lights on will blind the security personnel and they cannot see the people inside until you are next to them.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>All you have to do is move the light switch from 12 o'clock to 10 o'clock; only your parking lights will be on and you can approach or proceed through the gate without blinding anyone. The DRLs may save your life someday...<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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I hate them. I think that being able to turn them off, should be an option available to anyone. I appreciate the added safety they can provide and would leave them on much of the time, but I would appreciate being able to turn them off when desired.
 

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Simon Linton<p>If you have a crash with your DRLs disabled said:
<p>Absolute BULL SH&&
 

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Dealer should not charge as this is in your owners manual.<br>(If you all ever bothered to read it, it says ask the dealer to disable them if you don't want them)<br>JRL
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dealer should not charge as this is in your owners manual.<br>(If you all ever bothered to read it, it says ask the dealer to disable them if you don't want them)<br>JRL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think I read in another thread that did not come up in the search for DRL that there is an "adjustment period" after purchase during which such changes will be made without charge. How long is this period, and where is this information to be found should I need to quote it to a service writer?
 

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drls are a option. there is no insurance company that is going to deny you coverage if you do not have them on. there are millions of vehicles without this high tech piece of technology.<p>the next thing is nothing is free, you will pay one way or another. i think that alot of volvo shops have people willing to pay for "software". that is b.s. !! call it labor!! that is what it is. intelectual labor, physical labor, i hate you and want you to pay labor!! what ever it is labor.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dealer should not charge as this is in your owners manual.<br>(If you all ever bothered to read it, it says ask the dealer to disable them if you don't want them)<br>JRL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This does not appear in the 2005 V70 manual. There is only the statement that "Volvo recommends the use of daytime running lights." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> So, lest the question be overlooked, I ask again:<p>I think I read in another thread that did not come up in the search for DRL that there is an "adjustment period" after purchase during which such changes will be made without charge. How long is this period, and where is this information to be found should I need to quote it to a service writer?<p>I would also get the default on the dome lights toggled to "off."
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Simon Linton</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I cannot understand why people value a few bulbs higher than their car or their life - DRLs are there to make you more conspicuous and less likely to have an accident; which is why the safety-conscious Volvo pioneered their use in the first place.<p>If you have a crash with your DRLs disabled, your insurer may well say - with reason - that you contributed to the accident by altering the manufacturer's specification.<p>So you'll have a large hole in your wallet as well as in your Volvo; remember that when you next change your bulbs.<p>Incidentally I've never had to change a running bulb in any of my Volvos, despite have the running lights on all the time; perhaps there's another reason for frequent replacement?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh stop it.<br>This is a post how to disable not your POV which has been discussed here for the last two years, ad nauseum<br>Dealers are NOT supposed to charge<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh stop it.<br>This is a post how to disable not your POV which has been discussed here for the last two years, ad nauseum<br>Dealers are NOT supposed to charge</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If someone posts "How can I kill myself?" questions, would you expect us to only post with helpful advice? Sorry, but some of us, when we read people trying to accomplish something reckless and unsafe, will attempt to convince them not to do such a thing. Deal with it.<p>And to the guy needing to approach a military base with his lights off, switch to your parking lights, I doubt those are bright enough to "blind" anyone.
 
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