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    Posted: 08 Aug 2017 at 10:06pm
Could anyone help with this issue.
I am having trouble remembering to turn the lights on at night on my sportage. With the dashboard lights being on when the DRLs are on, I think the lights are on until I get out of streetlight areas. My vehicle doesn't have automatic lights.
The other car I drive has automatic lights and this makes the matter worse as I think the lights have come on when needed on the Kia.
Is there anyway to have the DRLs on without the dashboard lights. Or can I disable the DRLs completely. I understand they are not legal requirements in UK
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Why not switch off the auto lights on the other car so you're more inclined to manually switch them on?
Not sure if the dashboard lights are connected to the DRLs but you can't turn either off. Maybe if you could connect it to a computer and using the correct software. The DRLs become your sidelights so if you disconnect or disable them you'll have no sidelights.

I've seen lots of people drive with no lights on...just leaving petrol stations or car parks.....baffles me how you can leave your parking space with no lights on and it's dark.
I know the DRLs give off a fair amount of light but it's nothing compared to headlamps.
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or disconnect the DRLs 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darich Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 2017 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by stu8rt stu8rt wrote:

or disconnect the DRLs 


Fail MOT for that.
Your DRLs are your sidelights.
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Id seriously consider your ability to drive if you can even remember to turn the lights on when its dark.
 
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