May 14, 2002
Ford F-150 Disable Daytime Running
Parts Needed: (optional)
Time for procedure:
Zero if you have
optional items on hand.
instructions completely at your own
risk! I take no responsibility for
any accuracy in my instructions.
- open the hood so you can see behind
the bumper better.
- here's a picture of where the
daytime running lights module is
- to find the module/resistor network
follow the cable up from the foglight
bulb socket. The module itself pictured
below is mounted to the body metal
behind the headlight on the driver's
side at the height of the top of the
- use an 8mm socket/ratchet with
short extension to remove the bolt that
holds the unit on (97-98 only). 99'
& up may be different.
- once the module is hanging down
it's easiest to use two flathead
screwdrivers to pry off the connector,
it's next to impossible while it's
mounted to the vehicle, you just can't
get your hands back there.
- once the module is unplugged it's
your choice as to whether you bolt it
back on the vehicle and leave it
disconnected but I would recommend
putting a thick plastic bag over the
loose cable end and over the connector
on the drl module and sealing it
water-tight with a zap strap in case
you or the next owner wants to use it
again, at least the connections won't
1997-1998 DRL module for Canada looks
For 1999 and newer it is in the same
location, instead of a big module it's
apparently a resistor network. Just
Now you can look "cool"
with just your running lights on and not
half-blind people at night with the
DRL's before you forget to turn on your
In Canada it may actually be illegal
to disconnect your daytime running
lights so you are
doing this modification at your own
You can find more information here,
especially for 99' and newer F150's:
(good info for those in the US who want