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#1 of 83 Daytime Running Lights on 2007 GT in US?
Apr 03, 2007 (6:08 pm)
Just took delivery of a new GT on Saturday. The salesman told me that it has DRL. I can't find that it does and the only reference in the owners manual is that Canadian models have them.
I have not had a chance to contact the dealer again but was wondering if anyone here knew anything or if it is something that can be configured by the dealer. My BMW had DRL but it had to be configured by the dealer through the vehicle computer somehow.
Thanks and love the new ride!
#2 of 83 Re: Daytime Running Lights on 2007 GT in US? [mccorma]
Apr 06, 2007 (3:56 pm)
You are right, My DRL does not work either. I wonder why? I thought these were for all GT's. It states that I have it, but how does this work? Does anyone know how the DRL work? I will try to figure this out.
I love my ride too!! Awesome Zoom-Zoom.
#3 of 83 Re: Daytime Running Lights on 2007 GT in US? [mccorma]
Apr 09, 2007 (9:46 am)
I just bought the 2007 M3S Grand Touring model last week and I have the DRL auto. I am located in the USA. I had to turn the light switch on the steering wheel to auto and it worked. You know the light control handle, turn that all the way forward in the auto position. Also the fog lights are on the same control knob. It worked for me. Hope this helps.
#4 of 83 Re: Daytime Running Lights on 2007 GT in US? [stallionre]
Apr 09, 2007 (9:47 am)
This was posted from me, before I could figure the DRL out. Now that I got it to work, please see my latest post. Thanks.
#5 of 83 Re: Daytime Running Lights on 2007 GT in US? [stallionre]
Apr 09, 2007 (12:20 pm)
Does the DRL run thru the HID headlights or thru the foglights? If it runs the the HID i personally would shut them off to save the life of the HID being they are so expensive.
#6 of 83 Re: Daytime Running Lights on 2007 GT in US? [bigfur]
Apr 09, 2007 (1:24 pm)
I am not sure about how they run. I thought that they were spearate the fog and the HID lights, However, same control knob. I would agree with you about turning them off. I wouldn't want to burn them out so fast.
Apr 09, 2007 (4:54 pm)
I live in Canada and all the Mazda3s have DRL, it's the law here in Canada that all cars sold here need them. If they are working or equiped all you need to do is turn the ignition to the start position and they should come on. No need for the light switch to be in any postion they will still come on no matter what postion the switch is in.
#8 of 83 Re: D.R.L. [nifty56]
Apr 09, 2007 (8:34 pm)
do they run off the HID lights or some other light on the front of the car?
#9 of 83 Re: D.R.L. [bigfur]
Apr 10, 2007 (6:27 am)
I turned my lights off by not using the auto feature on the knob. I realize that you can't use the fog lights without the head lights in the on position. I now realize that I don't have the day time light running feature on my car, only the auto dusk feature. I can save on the usage of the bulbs. These Xenon bulbs are very expensive.
#10 of 83 A bit of housekeeping
by pf_flyer HOST
Apr 10, 2007 (8:05 am)
Since we don't have a central place for Mazda3 lighting & electrical questions, I'm going to rename this discussion to use it as the start of one. That way we'll have all the electrical/lighting questions and answers in one spot, making the info easier to find and more useful.