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Volvo of Dallas charged me their hourly labor rate of $88 and turned mine off. All it is is a software issue. They have to hook your car up to VADIS and find the program that controlls the DRLs and disable it. It's pretty simple. I got my DRL's turned off before I installed my HID's.
 

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Re: DRL shut off (volvoNB)

i got mine turned off at no charge.
first they said it would cost around $150 for labor and software, then they talked to their supervisor who then said it is covered under warrenty. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: DRL shut off (T5Killa)

Since DRL's are not mandatory in the US, it should be up to the customer to have them on or not. I'm glad to hear that some dealers are not charging to make this adjustment on their customer's cars. (As it should be for all!)
 

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Re: DRL shut off (cmy4x4)

I just have a quick question for everyone who wants their DRL's shut off. Why? Even when I drove cars without them, I always turn my lights on when I drive. Having them turn on automatically is great. I'm sorry, but I don't understand driving around without any lights on, even in the daytime. Lights are to see, AND be seen!

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Re: DRL shut off (Al Canuck)

Quote, originally posted by Al Canuck »
I just have a quick question for everyone who wants their DRL's shut off. Why? Even when I drove cars without them, I always turn my lights on when I drive. Having them turn on automatically is great. I'm sorry, but I don't understand driving around without any lights on, even in the daytime. Lights are to see, AND be seen!

Al

Al,

I tend to agree with you... however, for those with the Bi-Xenon option or the HID option, there is some anecdotal evidence that frequent cycling of those type of lamps reduces their life. Hence if you can minimize that cycling by being able to select when they're on that can extend their life.

However, I am with you - I think purchasing a Volvo and then spending time reducing your visibility to other road users is a little weird. Mine are on all the time.

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Re: DRL shut off (cmy4x4)

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I agree also, but aren't the "citylights" on as the DRL's and not the xenon driving lights?

That's the million dollar question... and the answer is... no!

Despite what everyone expected, for Bi-Xenon equipped cars, the Bi-Xenon's are always on except for when the parking light setting is used. This directly contradicts the owners manual description for 05 vehicles but Volvo claimed the manual was incorrect, not the DRL operation!

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Re: DRL shut off (ukmatt)

after replacing the driver side headlight twice, the drl, in one year i looked carefully at the issue for my car. a v40, 2003. what i found when i parked the car in my garage and started it i noticed that the lights went on at position accessory, and then went out, and then on again at the run position. this on/off of the bulb will likely burn out a filament very quickly.

i think this is the problem with my car, and, maybe others.

i also agree that lights on while driving is by far more safe.
 

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Re: DRL shut off (ukmatt)

My God! Who told you that Bi-xenons tend to run shorter when turned on all the time? Go on google, talk to some mechanics, Bi-xenons tend to be going on like energizer bunny. I doubt that you will have to change them more often than once in 10 years!!! - but who keeps a car for that long period of time?
 

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Re: DRL shut off (tomi22)

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My God! Who told you that Bi-xenons tend to run shorter when turned on all the time? Go on google, talk to some mechanics, Bi-xenons tend to be going on like energizer bunny. I doubt that you will have to change them more often than once in 10 years!!! - but who keeps a car for that long period of time?

My God! How did you read THAT into what I said?

Specifically: there are some people who believe that cycling the lights OFF-ON-OFF-ON will reduce their lifespan. The idea being that the initial warm up is bad for the lights.

I never said leaving them on all the time is bad for them.

However, as Hastee noted in his car, on the V50, when you start the car the lights go from off (position 0) to on (position II) to off (cranking the engine) to on (engine running). If you do that 3 or 4 times a day that might decrease their life.

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Re: DRL shut off (ukmatt)

Hmmm, sometimes people understand things they want them to be heard... or something like that. Anyway... it gets into bull talk now.

Yes start, cranking the engine, it may be bad for them. But havent you noticed that they go on the minut the engine is started already? Ok, if you keep keys into position 2 for too long they will go on, but if you just turn it on like you supposed to do it, they will go on little while (2-3 sec) after the engine is running.

A good idea might be to keep them into position between 0 and On position (i dont know how this position is called), and then later turning them on yourself. This might be better for them, but in anyways they will go on longer than you will own the car
Also this way is like putting plastic foil on a carpet, just to protect it from getting dirty... Come on, dont think about it


Sorry for misunderstanding.
 
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