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2002 Full Time DRLs - Instructions for UnderHood Mod

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I'm starting this thread to help out all of the members who like me got frustrated with trying to find the correct information and instructions to the Under Hood Full Time DRL mod.

If any of you are like me, if you can't find something with three or four clicks you forget it, but this is one of the coolest mods and its pretty easy. These instructions are compiled from different posts and are only intended for 2002 Avs.

1. To play it safe, disconnect the Black Ground cable from the battery.

2. Standing on the driver's side of the truck, Remove the black curved bracket that connects the fender to the body.

3. Remove the Electrical Center Plastic housing. First the top, then look at the sides of the housing and find the tabs which hold it down. Angle the housing and unhook it from the tabs, and lift it off. This should reveal the naked fuse box which is the contents of the Electrical Center.

4. On the fender side of the fuse box is a locking latch. Push this tab towards the fender and this should unlock the fuse box. Then unhook the tabs at either ends of the side facing the engine. The fuse box is now loose and ready to be turned over.

5. There are different colored sections on the underside of the fuse box; we'll be operating in the green area. It is bolted into the box and it must be unscrewed. Loosen and remove the green connection block. Remove the two blue locking clips on both sides of the green block.

6. On the far right row, there are several wires, locate the double royal blue wire. Remove this wire from its current position and drop it down one (1) hole. Now the right side should have a double green wire at the top, followed by a single red, a single blue, a double purple, then the space just vacated and the newly relocated double blue wires.

7. Relock the green block using the blue locks. Screw in the green block back into the fuse box.

8. Test to see if the mod works. Reattach the Black Ground cable to the battery, and turn the key to the on position. (You don't have to start the truck. The DRLs should come on when the truck is in Park.

9. When everything works as you like it, lock in the fuse box, replace the cover and the top. Reattach the black curved bracket.

10. Sit back and enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

Use these pictures to aid in the modification. The first pic is of steps 1-4. The second pic shows the location of the double blue wires in the green connection block. This picture shows a red wire in the slot where we have placed the blue wires. The red wire is XRover's switch mod. For directions on the DRL on/off Switch, PM XRover.

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Thanks to XRover and WesTexAVY!
 

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You know this thread will be buried and lost in a few months and will not be a few clicks away....hehehehe

but very good job.....looks good.........
 
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I really appreciate the info. I had been wanting to do this, and your instructions make it seem easy to pull off.
Thats what the forum is all about.
thanks again! (y)
 

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IceBear - According to my sources this should work on all 2002s, no matter the model.

ygmn - Why don't you moderators tack it to the top of the board. Or maybe Skidd could replace the other Full Time DRL link with this one. There are people in place to prevent a valuable pieces of information like this thread from slipping off in to never never land.

Just my .02
 

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chad2fw said:
ygmn - Why don't you moderators tack it to the top of the board. Or maybe Skidd could replace the other Full Time DRL link with this one. There are people in place to prevent a valuable pieces of information like this thread from slipping off in to never never land.

Just my .02

Well we can't just tack every good idea to the top of each board or else the first page on each board would be full of pinned topics. I have added this thread as a 2002 - under hood specific link in the FAQ page. I have left the other link in place also as it has a lot of good background information contained in it and also another under steering column method of the same mod.

Thanks for the consolidation of this info... it helps all the members. (y)

Skidd
 

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chad2fw said:
See I knew that someone could figure out a good way to prevent this thread from falling off the deep end! Thanks Skidd.
skiddy good yes.........
 
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Ok, I followed the instructions and it was a very simple mod. No problems and it went just like it said it would.
probably took me 15 minutes to do it.
It really made it easy and you could change it back if you desired, with no cutting, splicing, diceing, etc.
Thanks again! ;D
 

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daytime running lights
 

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:E: Did the mod a few days ago and worked like a charm. Got in the Av last night and no DRL's at all. Checked fuses, opened block back up and checked wiring, and everything looks hunky dory. Anyone else experienced something similar? BTW the lamps are brand new also.
 

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what is the easyest way to take out your head light bulb(low&high) to replace them there really is not much room to fit a head. :B:Thanks MundsZ71 :B:
 

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remove the blinker light and then you can remove the headlight assy to get at bulbs easier....

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When you say remove head light assy do you mean the hole head light glass and all or just the back were the blub goes?
 

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I remove the whole thing..

The blinker is held in with a tab.,.,...check owners manual so you do not break

The headlight has two pins holding it in....
 

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Does this mod work the same for an 03? And no I didn't do a search yet. Just thought while I was here I would ask!

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I haven't the slightest idea if this works on an '03. You shouldn't have to do a search, I don't think the thread is that deep. There are several concerning the FTDRL on an '03.

I simply created this thread after getting really ticked off trying to find the right directions for this mod.
 

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Thanks to all the post on the Full Time DRLs and 4way High Beam mods guys and gals. This was the first time working on the AV and it help out alot. I did the Modified Fdrl/nrl mod with the diode and wire clips same for the 4 way and it made the whole mod take about 15 min from start to finish. I thought a thanks was in order to all of you who contributes to making these mods easier and less time consuming for the few of us without the time or knowledge to figure it out for ourselves or troubleshoot all the bugs. Plus it is a great way for me and if feel the rest of us to even see if we want this mod or that. Once again I would like to say thanks.
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