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2002 Full Time DRLs - Instructions for UnderHood Mod

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WILDFIRE said:
right on, i don't see the headrest mod on your list yet? ?:cool:

Did that one after the All 4 on High mod that was #3 for the night. Although I did run into a problem after I did everything. The issue I am having is somehow I managed to kill my battery. Most likely due to my own fault. But I did play with the elect. system tonight so i began to question some of the mods I did. Has any one else had the battery die after you did the FTDRL (in the Powerbox under the hood), All-4-on-High where you ground out the yellow wire on the lowbeam with a jumper wire? Those are the only 2 elect. mods I did tonight. I don't know if its dieing now that I grounded the lowbeam. Is that possable?
 

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cb, shouldnt hurt battery at all, only uses power when you have the lights on...

unless you stood gazing in joy after completion... but the mod itself isn't doingit
maybe you grounded another wire on accident, maybe got a short????

i grounded mine inside the box itself, bad angle but i got a pic for ya, real clean look, cant see at all , even when fuses are exposed, used like 8in of wire or so

gl with tha battery
 

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Yea I figured out my problem. ????When I was working on the truck I had the Drivers door open and had the interior lights on the whole time I was working on the truck. ????Just drained the battery. ????A quick charge and everything is good once again. ????Here is a pic I got tonight of the FTDRL in Ambers. ???
 

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c_b_mazur said:
Yea I figured out my problem.      When I was working on the truck I had the Drivers door open and had the interior lights on the whole time I was working on the truck.      Just drained the battery.      A quick charge and everything is good once again.      Here is a pic I got tonight of the FTDRL in Ambers.   
glad it was something simple, it doesn't take long to run them down
 

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Last picture missing (red x) can you help? Thanks very much for this posting!!
 

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The last pic in this thread was nothing more than my truck with the FT DRL's the night I finished everything. It opened for me. Dont know if anyone else is having the problem. If they are I will be gald to fix it.
 

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rfj said:
Last picture missing (red x) can you help? Thanks very much for this posting!!
if you are referring to the first post it is a picture of the fuse block swinging up

 

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I'm having some issues with my drls... I noticed yesterday at a light that my drls were not on, then later in the trip they were back on.  After stopping and getting back in the truck they were off again, and then once again they turned on after driving for a while.  I have been paying attention now and it seems like they are only on about 50% of the time.  What connection should I be checking to see what could be loose?  I was thinking a loose bulb or housing, but I didn't think that would affect both lights?  :help:
 

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Nevermind, I think I found the problem... got under the fuse box and the drl wire I moved was a little loose... drls seem to be working full time like normal now  :E:
 

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Freebie said:
Nevermind, I think I found the problem... got under the fuse box and the drl wire I moved was a little loose... drls seem to be working full time like normal now  :E:
glad it was something simple!
 

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I did ithe under dash FTDRL mod sometime ago- that was easy! I didn't have to remove anything and was done in 5-6 minutes including getting the tools and connectors out! And have had no problems at all since it was done


I have noticed though that I don't turn on the fog lights as much as I used to before I had FTDRLS. I always use them when the weather is crappy (which can be often in Seattle and our mountains) and a lot of other times, but before I would almost always turn them on because I liked the look. Now it looks cool with or without the fogs on so I don't bother to turn them on nearly as much.

Does anyone else do this or am I just getting lazy?
 

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Ha! MY 02 NOW HAS 6 ON HIGH!

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Before

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After

30.00 Ebay kit
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:woohoo: :woohoo:
 

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I bought a kit from an on line Ebay store called mrtailight. The kit is for the 99-02 Silverado w/ fog lamps. I wrote a message to the seller that it was for an Avalanche. Shipping and all it was 38.00.

Followed their instructions, it took about 30 minutes. (y)
 

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I know you wrote this 6 years ago, but great writeup on the FTDRLs!  (y)
It took me all of 10 minutes to do this mod.  :yourock:
 

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This mod will have the headlights on all the time, I know that but will they work with my ambers still? Is this the all 4 on high mod for the '02?
 

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Excellent thread!  The instructions and pics were perfect.  I knocked this out in 15 minutes, and I'm horrible at auto maintenance.  This club is awesome because of info like this.  Thanks a ton, everyone!!!!
 

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jakpot said:
Excellent thread!  The instructions and pics were perfect.  I knocked this out in 15 minutes, and I'm horrible at auto maintenance.  This club is awesome because of info like this.  Thanks a ton, everyone!!!!

Welcome to CAFCNA jakpot. I see you live in Fredericksburg. Keep an eye on the Virginia boards for a get together in the area some time soon.
 

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Thanks 02 Z71!  I'll keep my eyes on the boards for a meeting in VA.  Haven't been to one before and I'm looking forward to it.  Love the pics of the ones you have attended.  Looks like a great time.  Happy Cruisin'!
 

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On this picture, when you move the double blue wire, do you move it down to where the red wire is (which is blank factory) or over to the blank spot to the left of it.

Also after doing this are the drls on ALL THE TIME? Only when the engine is running or also just ignition switch on? Whether in park or just in drive? With both low beams and hi beams (and neither of course)?

Thanks!
 

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Well I got it done today! I tired last night but i couldn't get it to work, did the exact same thing today and it worked perfect! I like this mod a lot! Gotta love FREE!

To answer my own question, you move the double blue wires down into the spot occupied by the red wire in the above picture (this spot is blank on a stock truck).
 
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