Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Indianapolis, IN
So, while the argument that DRLs on >'07 MDXs may not provide sufficient light at night to fool someone into thinking their headlights are on, this is not the case for all vehicles. As stated above, the absence of tailights being on in some cars with DRLs can be dangerous. I just traded in a Volvo XC90 for my MDX and the DRLs on the Volvo were .... the low beam headlights! No difference in headlights on or off except for the tailights. I had the dealer reprogram the ECU to make the DRLs the side marker lights (several Volvo owners did this on Swedespeed forum) and this gave me the "best" of both worlds. Nonetheless, cars using low beams as DRLs can create problems for other drivers at dusk and dark.
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2008 MDX Steel Blue/Taupe
1992 Legend LS Sedan Vineyard Grey/Taupe -- Alpine, Hawk, Koni, Work wheels, JDM HID headlights
2005 TSX auto