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Daytime running lights
Posted by: PaulMotz ()
Date: April 05, 2021 03:59PM

I like the concept of daytime running lights, but my old brain would forget most of the time to turn them off. Anyone wired a ‘buzzer’ or something similar to remind you to shut them off. If so, how and with what? Didn’t see any previous posts on it. Thanks.

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Re: Daytime running lights
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 05, 2021 04:32PM

Run them with a relay... wire it's coil to ign. fed terminal on the wiper motor!

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Re: Daytime running lights
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: April 06, 2021 05:02AM

I have super bright white / amber switchback LED in my park/ turn lights. Real simple to add a sonalert that sounds off if I shut down with the lights on.

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Re: Daytime running lights
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: April 06, 2021 05:15AM

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65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: Daytime running lights
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: April 06, 2021 06:57AM

GM marketed a buzzer for years to warn you that you left your lights on. Unfortunately I never had one last more than a year. Now they can be quite pricey in NOS form. I do still have one or two brand new in the package that I intend to keep.

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Re: Daytime running lights
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 06, 2021 01:56PM

Heh, the headlight alarm is one of the first things to get disconnected when I buy a car. winking smiley

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Re: Daytime running lights
Posted by: mikeycee ()
Date: April 06, 2021 04:01PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Heh, the headlight alarm is one of the first things to get disconnected when I buy a car. winking smiley

If I knew how I'd unhook every buzzer and dingdong in our Ford Rangers a 2006 and a 2011.



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Re: Daytime running lights
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 06, 2021 06:05PM

mikeycee Wrote:
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> If I knew how I'd unhook every buzzer and dingdong in our Ford Rangers a 2006 and a 2011.


I just turned on the headlights, with a door open.
Followed the sound up, under the dash, until I found the chime, and then unplugged it.
Newer cars that may not work as well, it might be integrated into a circuit-board, or even tied into the computer, and has to be functional for some items to work.
I wouldn't put it past the Nanny State to do that to us. eye rolling smiley

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