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I understand the '06 Fusion is pre-wired for DRLs. Actually, they're a 'fleet' option. I tried to find the OEM relay that would turn on the DRLs and was given two part numbers by Ford ... FOAZ-14N089-A and F5TZ-14N089-B. They aren't that expensive. My inclination is to get both and try 'em; but, I don't want to fry the computer. Any suggestions?
 

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[quote author=LJN link=topic=53794.msg877258#msg877258 date=1155219886]
I understand the '06 Fusion is pre-wired for DRLs. Actually, they're a 'fleet' option. I tried to find the OEM relay that would turn on the DRLs and was given two part numbers by Ford ... FOAZ-14N089-A  and  F5TZ-14N089-B. They aren't that expensive. My inclination is to get both and try 'em; but, I don't want to fry the computer. Any suggestions?
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I wouldn't think that they'd fry the computer, the '06 Fusions up here in Canada already have the DRL's. I'm just not sure how they've got them working.

You might try asking your dealership if they can get the blueprints for the wiring of a Canadian Fusion's lights, and just go with them. I can't imagine the cars coming off the line in Mexico being that much different. It's got to be something simple, I would think.
 

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please keep me posted on this.. If its a relay switch I would gladly get that.. i dont wrk at ford anymore but have lots of friends that would get that relay switch for cheaper?
 

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any update on this?
 

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Hey guys,

I got the Canadian 06 Fusion SEL V6 and i would love to be able to turn the DRL's off.
So i can run foglights and the amber lights without the headlights.

Anyone know how to do that?

Thanks
 

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Sounds like some of you guys could just exchange cars.....then everyone would be happy. :lol:
 

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Has anyone ever been able to add the DRL's? I would love to do it. I cannot understand why Ford does not (or all companys) do it on all the cars.
 

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Because, in my humble opinion... they look like butt, and are an annoyance on the road. Every time I see a GM car coming at me with it's daytime running lights, I want to take a bat to them.
 

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It's all about safety. I would rather someone see me then crash into my car.
 

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I can understand that. Here's my problem with daytime running lights. On GM cars, the daytime running lights are the cars brights, so they're bright as hell. If "Daytime running lights" were the parking lights, or even the fogs, the would be helpful.
 

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I am with you there. In fact if it has to be the headlights they should be running at about 25% power or less.
 

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I hate DRLs. Here is why.
Back in the 80s someone realized motorcycles didnt stick out in traffic enough and were alwys getting hit. Soon all motorcycle had the lights on all the time, even during the day. Now they were sticking out in traffic, people noticed them, and people didnt hit them. Then come the 90s. All of a sudden Saturn, a different kind of com[pany, started offering DRLs standard on all their cars. That was ok. Now motorcylces and Staurns stick out... soon GM said, hey, lets do it to all our cars. Now we have a problem. The technology that helped motorcyles be safer now makes them blend into traffic and leads to them being hit again becase some idiot didnt see their lights on cus 25% of all the cars ont he road now have DRLs and they just blend in.

DRLs belong on motorcycles and nothing else!
 

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Why should vehicles not benefit from the same safety advantage?

Do you think that headlights should be on when it's raining during the day? What about when driving in the desert?

If having the lights on makes a motorcycle more visible to a car then would having the lights on a car make it more visible to a motorcycle?

An yes it the same. People can tend to pay as little attention on motorcycle then they do in a car. The only difference is that there are more cars on the road the motorcycles.
 

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headlights should be on in any low visibilty situation..... headlights, not DRLs. my GF has DRLs on her old Grand Prix and NEVER turned her lights on in the rain cus she said her headlights were always on and I could not convince her otherwise.

My point is motorcycle NEED to stick out in traffic more than cars cus the rider of the motorcycle has far less protection in an accident. if 1 car pulls out in front of another car and they hit, both cars stop. if a car pulls out in front of a motorcycle and they hit the car and the bike will stop, but chances are the driver of the motorcycle will keep going.

DRLs are not needed for cars on clear days when the sun is out and the birds are chirping.
 

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DRL's are just lame. Is there any true evidence that supports their being? I know that GM is trying desperately to invent something that's going to be useful to the world, but I fear that their preaching about DRL's is without any sort of evidence to back it up (kind of like a lot of what they claim).

If DRL's were mandatory in the Fusion, I wouldn't have bought it.
 
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