Daytime Running Lights for M35x?

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BarryR
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Daytime Running Lights for M35x?

Postby BarryR » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:36 pm

Considering a US market M35x for import to Canada, where we are required to have daytime running lights on the car. What's involved to add this to a US-spec 2006 M35x? Is there any kind of a "hack" that for example leaves the fogs on when the car is running, etc?

Also, does the speedo on a US-spec car also show metric (km/hr) on the dial?


EniGmA1987
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Re: Daytime Running Lights for M35x? (BarryR)

Postby EniGmA1987 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:03 pm

yes it shows km/h. And yes it will hit 250 km/h at stock

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digiboy
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Re: Daytime Running Lights for M35x? (EniGmA1987)

Postby digiboy » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:58 am

I would love to know how to do this too. Illinois law states that your lights must be on if you windshield wipers are on - of course the autosensing wipers will kick on without your lights going on and the autosensing lights don't kick on.

BarryR
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Re: Daytime Running Lights for M35x? (digiboy)

Postby BarryR » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:31 pm

A bit ghetto, but I wonder - since the car has autosensing headlights, if just covering the daylight sensor to trick the system into thinking it's dark outside would do the trick for accomplishing daytime runners....ideally it's supposed to be the highbeams at half power, or the parking lights/fog lights on, but I do know they allow full-time lowbeams to pass for DRLs on the import inspection.....

infinitiandbeyond
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Re: Daytime Running Lights for M35x? (BarryR)

Postby infinitiandbeyond » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:50 pm

Since reading your post last night I've spent a lot of time trying to find something I saw a couple of months ago that I did not bookmark. It is similar to what is on this site...

http://www.automotiveelectroni....html

Essentially the ones on this site trigger your standard headlights to come on at 75% in the day time.

I saw another out there with the same concept but taking your high beams and triggering them on at 50% power. I'll keep looking for it.

I would personally like to have something like this as well.

infinitiandbeyond
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Re: Daytime Running Lights for M35x? (BarryR)

Postby infinitiandbeyond » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:56 pm

Not sure if this is the one but another nonetheless that uses high beams at 50%...

http://www.soundoffsignal.com/...C.htm


BarryR
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Re: Daytime Running Lights for M35x? (infinitiandbeyond)

Postby BarryR » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:00 pm

Good stuff thanks. I am tempted to call the Infiniti dealer here and see if they know what if anything can be done to retrofit the Canadian-spec OEM DRL setup. I can't imagine it will be cheap though!

RAMALONE
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Re: Daytime Running Lights for M35x?

Postby RAMALONE » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:10 am

Barry R...did you ever find a solution to this problem and if so do you mind sharing it. Thanks.


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