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    Disabling VW jetta DRL's

    when ever i eventually get my headlight problem fixed i want to disable my DRL's. how can i go about that? it is a 99 vw jetta late body style when stock it uses 9007 bulbs but im about to put aftermarket headlamps on it that use H1 for both high & low beam. also one other thing if i retro'd in some HID's but still had the low beam DRL's would it screw up the HID's?

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    Push headlight switch knob in and turn to right. Remove swtich & connector. Locate TFL pin and bend it down. Reinstall

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    if drl is on high beam then it will not affect the hids.

    Im not sure about the 99, but the 2002 (i think) has separate wire running to the healdights that is specific for DRL, remove that wire at the headlights and u should be done.
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    all the MK4's are the same for Disabling the DRLs.

    Now... keep the low beams on with the high beams, you need to jumper the lights-- go search the vortex. There is a good thread (may be in one of the FAQ's for the MKIV forum)

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    can anyone here vouch for if bending the TFL pin idea would work? no offense to you just dont wanna take stuff apart if i dont have to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylecamaro20
    can anyone here vouch for if bending the TFL pin idea would work? no offense to you just dont wanna take stuff apart if i dont have to
    I did the same thing with Toyota Camry. I went to my electric guy, and he disabled the DRL light through the computer. So thats what I would try before bending stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylecamaro20
    can anyone here vouch for if bending the TFL pin idea would work? no offense to you just dont wanna take stuff apart if i dont have to
    I did this about two weeks ago and never looked back. It's incredibly easy to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylecamaro20
    can anyone here vouch for if bending the TFL pin idea would work? no offense to you just dont wanna take stuff apart if i dont have to
    Are you that carpenter on Vortex that made a wood floor in your trunk ?


    Anyways, I'd not bend the pins, it's kinda halfassed solutions to me, being an electrician. I'm gonna change my light layout completely, moving the fog lights, making LED DRLs, use OEM xenon/Hid lights, and have all of that controlled from the OEM Euroswitch. So I'm making an adaptor that changes around the wiring. That's also easier to change back.

    So you can make an adaptor for it. I'd be surpriced if DRLs aren't possible to disable with VAG com on the car too.

    But bending the pin WORKS. It's just if you wanna get the job done right now, or if you wanna get the job done right.

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    Ummm, there should be a seperate relay for the DRL...pull it out and chuck it!

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    I would suggest putting electrical tape over the pin rather than bending it. Might be tidier, but seems less destructive.

    Also, if blocking TFL pin doesn't work, try B pin. That was my case and with B blocked, it worked perfectly.

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