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Old 03-13-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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Day time running lights

I was wondering how to turn my day time running lights on. I've read a bunch of threads on turning them off but never on. Do I still need to get my key programmed to make them work?

Getting the key programmed from what I read is about $80? Any one with experience?
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:01 PM   #2
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I don't think the key is programmed, except for lock operation. They can probably the DRLs or find a forum member that could do it, lot's of software available to do this type of stuff.
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This thread will probably get moved by a moderator since it isn't XI specific.

I personally haven't done this for the DRL's, but I do have PA Soft and could if I want I guess. For less than the $80 your thinking about, I took an old laptop and got it all set up. I have done other things, like turned on automatic door locking. Turned on light flash when locking and unlocking. And cleared my SES light. Here's a wonderful thread about PA Soft.


The reference to the DRL's is a little over half way down through the screen shots. Good luck!!
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:02 AM   #4
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Moved to the lighting section.

You need PA soft 1.4 (costs $40) and you can enable the lights in the LCM module.
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