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#558 of 1409 1999-2001 LHS/300M Daytime Running Lights (DRL's)
Feb 17, 2001 (7:58 am)
I have posted this before on both LHS and 300M topics.
Here is the scoop on DRL's.
Though I haven't checked, I suspect that the module discussed next will fit on most recent Chrysler products OR there is one made to fit them because Canadian Chrysler product MUST have RL's installed on them. As I have been told by numerous dealers here in the US, NO extra wiring, etc., is required nor is it costly to activate RL's on these autos.
Both autos are already built for DRL's. I have had them on my '99 LHS for several years. What you must do is obtain Molar part number 0460222AC from any dealer who will order it for you. List price is $78.50 and it is frequently available for discounts of up to 20 or more percent. The module is about 1 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches by 1 inch (depth). It has two sockets for both a 4 and 2 pin connection and fits, on these two autos, in the extreme upper left of the fuse block just under the black pull-off panel on the driver's side of the instrument panel.
The module is inserted there, an existing wire is placed in the connectors and you have DRL's. Be sure to turn off the engine while you install it, but it is NOT necessary to disconnect the battery. Then, when you turn on the engine, you will get the low beam headlights to come on at about 1/3 power. This module does NOT affect either your automatic headlights, not the auto on for windshield wipers, or anything else. In other words, the auto remains exactly as it was but you now have DRL's.
I bought my module fro POMOCO Cry-Plymouth in New Port News, VA by e-mail and UPS. I was able to get a 20% discount, making the unit cost $62.80 plus $3.93 UPS to me in Ashburn, VA (neat WashDC). POMOCO is PartsPomocoaol.com, voice 703-833-8087, fax 703-833-0948; ask for Jonathan Evans, Parts Manager. I have had many other quote for much more money, but find out for yourself and enjoy this safety upgrade.
#560 of 1409 LHS vs Concorde
Feb 22, 2001 (7:49 pm)
I currently have a 1997 Concorde and am thinking about a 01 LHS. I was originally interested in the LHS because of its back seat and trunk. I only recently became impressed with its additional luxury features. However I was thrown for a loop when the dealer told me that the Concorde was slightly longer than the LHS. Is the 01 Concorde competitive with the LHS on size/ride or where did the extra room go? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
#561 of 1409 2001 LHS Daytime Running Light's (DRLs)
Feb 26, 2001 (7:44 am)
Thanks for the info. Have ordered the module from my Dealer's Parts Dept. at a good discount (a little better than from POMOCO). They are not quite sure how to hook it up but believe their mechanics can figure it out. The full Mopar part number for the unit is 04602229AC.
#562 of 1409 More raves about my new 2001 LHS!
Feb 26, 2001 (8:13 am)
Just came back from my first road trip (700 miles). Car runs great; solid feel; very comfortable seating. Never felt the need to give up the driver's seat.
Don't know how any reviewer could describe it's ride as a "road pillow". The window sticker described the suspension as "4-Whl Indep. Touring" and that it is. It is comfortably firm and rides "tight" around curves.
Drove through snow, slush, rain and sun; the Michelin tires handled great through all conditions and were quiet.
Engine is powerful. Good acceleration, even at 65 mph!
This is a "can't go wrong" car, so far.
#563 of 1409 Michelin tires
Feb 26, 2001 (8:28 am)
Billgolfer09, Glad you are enjoying your new LHS. Would you please post the size and all the numbers that pertain to the Michelin tires. I have a 2000 LHS, it did not come with Michelins, but I will put them on as soon as needed. thank you.
#564 of 1409 LHS vs CONCORDE and Tire Info.
Feb 26, 2001 (8:42 am)
If you don't need three people up front, you'll never regret getting the LHS. Differences in dimensions are superficial, having to do with body style and seating. The platform is the same for both.
acco20: The tires are the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus P225/55R17 Blackwall. I believe these are now standard, at least on the LHS. Their speed rating is 98H ("H" = 130 mph tire).
#566 of 1409 Michelin tires
Feb 26, 2001 (9:51 am)
Billgolfer09, Thank you... the info. will help when I am ready.
#567 of 1409 Recently Purchased '96 LHS
Feb 28, 2001 (10:15 am)
I have no problems to report but just comments... I recently purchased a '96 LHS and love it... it has 75,000 well taken care of miles on it (did the vin # search on carfax), bought from the same dealer who sold it to the original owner, etc... I think I basically "stole" it for $7800 (yes I had to have the inner tie rod ends replaced and put new tires on it (TOYO 800 Ultra Touring) and will have to do some work on getting some of the surface imperfections out of the clear coat, but everything else is in excellent to outstanding condition... I love the way this car rides on the road, the room, the appearance, etc... have no complaints... I am aware of the potential problems with the AC in this year model and prepared to deal with it.. This car came with the New Yorker style front split bench seat (would have preferred the buckets) but have no complaints with the ride and comfort of these.
Anyway, just using this as an introduction and to say I have been reading this forum for about 3 weeks now and find it informative... I am sure I will have questions/problems to bring to the forum in the future and hope to be able to contribute as my knowledge of this vehicle increases...
Bill (Mobile, AL)