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Old 09-19-2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up DIY:Day time running light Disabled with stock fog light remain function

As some of you people have figured out that after disabling the DRL the stock fog light wouldn't work. Here is what I have done, which was mentioned in other threads it wasn't my own idea, but just thought that having this step by step thread would help a lot of people like me who doesn't know much about cars.
Here are the stuff that I bought
1. White wires

2. Ring Terminals

Steps
1. Locate the DRL
If you don't know where it is you can read the thread below.
http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894
Here is mine

2. Unplug it
if you unplug it, you will have the harness like the picture below

3. Locate the orange wire on the harness (see the picture below)

4. Plug a wire into the other side of harness (Don't have to cut the orange wire) cut the skin of the wire like the pic below then just count which hole the orange wire is in and then plug the wire into exactly hole but opposite side of the harness.

5. Find a place to screw the wire with the side that has ring terminal (Ground)
To connect the ring terminal to the wire is easy
but remember to cut off the skin of the wire first like above or else it won't work. Then you will see something like this.

Here is where I grounded the wire

The place where I ground the wire already has another black wire which came from the factory. Therefore I just unscrewed it and put them together, since it's quite near the harness anyway.
6. Enjoy your factory fog light whenever you want with DRL OFF!!!




It is by law that all the vehicles in Canada has to have the DRL. Therefore, I did this so that I can use the fog light as my daytime running light. When I have the HID install later on, I won't have any troubles with the DRL anymore.

PS. Since the fog light is controlled by YOU, therefore please remember to turn off the fog light when you leave the car, or else it will just drain out the battery. I said this because after I've done this DIY I have forgot to turn it off for quite a few times.

Sorry that I only got a NOKIA 6288 to take picture with, hope that this will help some of you guys

Thanks to Chris07LB and DARKYARIS
Their threads has been really helpful to me

Special thanks to Teruyume
who has answered my questions when I got confused
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:26 PM   #2
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Ok I disabled my DRLs and I'm getting the ebay fog lights what happens with the DRLs disabled and does it matter to me
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
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where did you ground it
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:32 PM   #4
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It won't matter to you
This thread is only to the people who has stock fog lights
and wanted to disable the DRL but still keep the fog lamps.
If you are just installing a set of fog lamp from ebay
than it's just like the thread below you don't have to worry about your DRL once you disabled it.
http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:33 PM   #5
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where did you ground it
just the piece of metal right below the steering wheel
when you open the plastic cover

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Old 09-19-2007, 11:35 PM   #6
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mettle?



lol



metal
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:44 PM   #7
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mettle?



lol



metal
lol...sorry abt my bad english buta yeah
I took a pic of it just to make it clear
The red circle is where I grounded it
It doesn't have to be there tho

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Old 09-24-2007, 02:01 AM   #8
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noob question but i have a sedan s w/ stock fogs, live in US, no DRL if i ground out the orange wire will i be able to control the fogs, thanks,
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:14 AM   #9
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noob question but i have a sedan s w/ stock fogs, live in US, no DRL if i ground out the orange wire will i be able to control the fogs, thanks,

+1. I'm interested to know this too!
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:02 PM   #10
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also wondering where the harness for the DRL is, is it this one (see pic below)


its had a black cover that i took off it, is this it, let me know please, any info greatly appreciated
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:38 AM   #11
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is it the orange wire on the other side of this harness. anyone know, thanks,
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:28 AM   #12
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Good DIY. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:42 AM   #13
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rpsil13... that's not the DRL harness. Sorry!
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