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Well, decided to get rid of having xenons on all the time. First went hunting for 173-no success. Well, W8 behind the dash appears quite different from other pictures I saw. Anyway, decided to tape the pin in the switch. Took me a minute to figure out what to turn and where :oops: For some reason I thought the whole switch needs to be turned clockwise :crazy: Anyway, figured out what to do, taped pin B and voila-no DRL. :thumbup:
 

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Just curious to ask, why disable the DRL? It does no harm, and can only do good.
 

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Honestly, for me it was because I could forget to turn on lights at night:( There are few other things, but this is main :oops: Anyway, do the search and you will come up with many more reasons people do it.
 

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VW4.0L said:
First went hunting for 173-no success. Well, W8 behind the dash appears quite different from other pictures I saw.
On my W8, relay 173 was where the pictures showed it. I was able to reach it behind the fuse panel.
 

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Honestly, for me it was because I could forget to turn on lights at night:( There are few other things, but this is main :oops: Anyway, do the search and you will come up with many more reasons people do it.
Didn't you notice that the instrument panel is a little dark? :shock: One thing I miss about my Mercedes is that the lights came on when it got dark and went off when it got light. Never had to touch them. Also the DRL on the MB is driver programmable.
 

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beavis, that sounds like auto lights, no DRL. Some cars have this, I wish passats had this, but they dont. My moms toyota land cruiser has DRLs and auto on lights, it really nice.
 

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Correct. MFD allows you to program DRL, delay time before shutoff (lights), etc. Now you guys are making me miss my baby... :cry: That's okay.. I love my :b5: but I do miss some of the Benz things.
 

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VW4.0L said:
Well, decided to get rid of having xenons on all the time. First went hunting for 173-no success. Well, W8 behind the dash appears quite different from other pictures I saw. Anyway, decided to tape the pin in the switch. Took me a minute to figure out what to turn and where :oops: For some reason I thought the whole switch needs to be turned clockwise :crazy: Anyway, figured out what to do, taped pin B and voila-no DRL. :thumbup:
During delivery, I pulled relay 173 on mine. It was right where it was on my 01.5 GLX. Popped in my Euoswitch during delivery as well.
 

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Beavis said:
Correct. MFD allows you to program DRL, delay time before shutoff (lights), etc. Now you guys are making me miss my baby... :cry: That's okay.. I love my :b5: but I do miss some of the Benz things.
I got both (C320 and W8 ). Believe it or not, I like :b5: better, even though Merc is quicker and tighter.
 
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