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I have been trying to figure out if my 2013 ED actually has day time running lights. In the manual I downloaded, it indicates that is has this function. It gives directions on how to turn them off and on by doing a combination of button pushes but I can't seem to get them turned on. I feel like this little car could use the extra visibility so I turn on the headlights every time I get in to go anywhere.

Anyone else have this issue? Is there a secret to turning on the DRLs that I'm missing or is it not available at all?
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On my '13 I.C.E. Smart, the DRLs are LEDs located where the fog lights would be. They are activated with the headlight switch. If I have it in off or auto (auto headlights) the DRLs are on anytime the headlights are not.




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That would be nice. Are those after market or factory?


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Those are the factory ones.




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That would be nice. Are those after market or factory?


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Send me your VIN and your e-mail address and I'll run your data card for you. Maybe there are other options you are not aware of.

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In Canada, the DRL's are mandatory and cannot be shut off until the headlights are turned on. Which is sad because I wish they'd stay on all the time. I've had a few close calls and think that the smart is just too short for people to notice sometimes.
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I have been thinking the same thing about the DRL height. I don't have the DRLs so I just turn on my headlights all the time. I hate consuming the extra power but I just think it needs the visibility. I found out from the Smart Center this week that the EDs that don't have DRLs already have the wire harness in place for them. I'm considering trying to find the harness and wire up some but I'd like to find a higher point to install them. I haven't figured that part out yet but I'm working on it. Thought about installing something in the grill like the Jeep guys are doing.


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While the wiring harness may be there, if your car didn't leave the factory with DRLs, the computer will have to be reprogrammed after the DRLs are installed - at a significant charge. My choice was to buy a nice set of aftermarket LED DRLs, install them and wire them up to a spot on the side of the fuse block that is live whenever the car is operating. That way your DRLs will always be on and the out-of-pocket cost is less than $50.
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