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Old 07-16-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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Somehow since the last time I had my car into the dealership the Daytime running lights stopped working (it might have happened during the servicing!?).

I took it in this week to fix it and they spent over a day trying to figure it out. Apparently something had to be reprogrammed since in was "disabled" in the software!?

I kinda wish I would have just left them off now.....but at least it was all covered by warranty.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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Somehow since the last time I had my car into the dealership the Daytime running lights stopped working (it might have happened during the servicing!?).

I took it in this week to fix it and they spent over a day trying to figure it out. Apparently something had to be reprogrammed since in was "disabled" in the software!?

I kinda wish I would have just left them off now.....but at least it was all covered by warranty.
Id be interested in some kind of switch to have them on or off. (The DRL's) But not disable them completely.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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What a f-ing tease. I'm going to beat the dog.

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:34 PM   #4
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I believe that there's a difference in what can be done with a Tech2, and what requires "direct connection to the Internet for some sort of direct-from-GM reprogramming". The former is pretty quick while the latter can require an overnight stay to make sure the "download" is complete. The fact that your DRLs were initially disabled after a "reprogram" might have been an accident... not one that GM might be willing to do again on purpose to disable DRLs for people.

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Old 07-24-2010, 06:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: DRL Can be disabled!

DRL can be disabled/enabled using original Tech2 or OPCOM. The front DRL can be set up under UEC and the rear DRL under REC, in case you have this module.

You can also set up to 5 different configurations.

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Old 07-26-2010, 03:11 PM   #6
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Any reason why now that my DRL's are back my stock radio won't tun itself on/off with the car? It used to!?

I get in the car, start it up, radio is not on, press it on.....drive and sing ......get to work, turn off the car and the radio is still going!? opening the door etc. does nothing.....I have to manually turn it off. Stupid GM.

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Old 07-27-2010, 07:38 AM   #7
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Any reason why now that my DRL's are back my stock radio won't tun itself on/off with the car? It used to!?

I get in the car, start it up, radio is not on, press it on.....drive and sing ......get to work, turn off the car and the radio is still going!? opening the door etc. does nothing.....I have to manually turn it off. Stupid GM.
You need to go into your settings and change the radio's ignition logic. The procedure for your specific radio is in the owner's manual.

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Old 07-27-2010, 03:49 PM   #8
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Ah yes, I forgot it could be changed in the settings.

I guess it got reset by their programming. I'll try it later.

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Old 07-28-2010, 04:04 PM   #9
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The ignition logic was already enabled!?

Must be something else the dealership broke because they have no idea how to properly use a Tech2 I guess.

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Old 08-04-2010, 12:12 AM   #10
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I believe that there's a difference in what can be done with a Tech2, and what requires "direct connection to the Internet for some sort of direct-from-GM reprogramming". The former is pretty quick while the latter can require an overnight stay to make sure the "download" is complete. The fact that your DRLs were initially disabled after a "reprogram" might have been an accident... not one that GM might be willing to do again on purpose to disable DRLs for people.
My car's DRLs are disabled too.

Have been since the car has been reprogrammed.

Um.

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Old 08-04-2010, 08:47 PM   #11
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My car's DRLs are disabled too.

Have been since the car has been reprogrammed.

Um.
Like I said: there's a difference between a technician hooking up a Tech2, and them "hooking the car up to the Internet". When I had my SCCM (Steering Column Control Module) replaced, I was told that they would need the car overnight because the car would have to be reprogrammed via a direct link to Saturn and there was no way of knowing how long it would take. Sounds strange, but I was told of a similar thing by a friend working for BMW (BMWs are often connected in such a way during a visit to update the car's firmware).

What you can do with a Tech2, on the other hand, is much more limited. DRLs are mandated in Canada and the UK, as well as the Scandinavian countries in Europe -- primarily because of our higher latitude which makes our winter nights longer than those further south. Because it is mandated here, it would be illegal for a GM technician to be able to tamper with DRLs at the dealership level. AFAIK, everyone here that has walked into their dealership asking that the DRLs be disabled have been met with a "no can do". Another example with our cars is the lack of "auto-up" on our power windows. The feature is enabled in Europe but disabled here, because it was deemed by the DOT or NHTSA that the mechanisms applied too much force before stopping or reversing. The last thing they want are lawsuits from parents whose kids accidentally asphyxiated themselves using their power windows, so the feature is disabled on all our cars in North America.

But if your car was "reprogrammed" via a link to Saturn itself, it is possible that your DRLs were disabled by simple mistake. After all, DRLs aren't mandated in the USA.

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Old 08-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #12
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If the car needs to be "hooked up to the internet" for the DRL's to be disabled and that can take a long time, why did my "oil change" (2-3 hours max.) service get them disabled?

I asked him if they hooked it up to the tech2 and/or the internet and the service guy (ok ok, not the actual mechanic I know) said they just hooked it up to Tech2 for "routine diagnostics"....

Maybe it CAN be done via tech2, just illegally!?

Although for them to fix the problem, they did require the car overnight!?

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Like I said: there's a difference between a technician hooking up a Tech2, and them "hooking the car up to the Internet". When I had my SCCM (Steering Column Control Module) replaced, I was told that they would need the car overnight because the car would have to be reprogrammed via a direct link to Saturn and there was no way of knowing how long it would take. Sounds strange, but I was told of a similar thing by a friend working for BMW (BMWs are often connected in such a way during a visit to update the car's firmware).

What you can do with a Tech2, on the other hand, is much more limited. DRLs are mandated in Canada and the UK, as well as the Scandinavian countries in Europe -- primarily because of our higher latitude which makes our winter nights longer than those further south. Because it is mandated here, it would be illegal for a GM technician to be able to tamper with DRLs at the dealership level. AFAIK, everyone here that has walked into their dealership asking that the DRLs be disabled have been met with a "no can do". Another example with our cars is the lack of "auto-up" on our power windows. The feature is enabled in Europe but disabled here, because it was deemed by the DOT or NHTSA that the mechanisms applied too much force before stopping or reversing. The last thing they want are lawsuits from parents whose kids accidentally asphyxiated themselves using their power windows, so the feature is disabled on all our cars in North America.

But if your car was "reprogrammed" via a link to Saturn itself, it is possible that your DRLs were disabled by simple mistake. After all, DRLs aren't mandated in the USA.

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For the record I seen a black or dark blue XR 5 door driving without DRL's on the other day. Didn't have time to turn around and chat or maybe I would have asked her bout it. But she probably didn't even know anyway.

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Were the parking lights on?

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Were the parking lights on?
Parking lights were not on.

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Old 08-31-2010, 11:31 AM   #16
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i believe that he law in canada mandates running lights from the factory, but does not mandate that they have to work.

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For the record I seen a black or dark blue XR 5 door driving without DRL's on the other day. Didn't have time to turn around and chat or maybe I would have asked her bout it. But she probably didn't even know anyway.

First off sorry for bumping this thread. And also for quoting my own post from above.

So yesterday on my way to work I seen that exact same Astra again at the same spot I noticed last time! I took a triple take and I'm 100% positive there were no drl's on. Stock Astra otherwise with a middle age woman driving. Again I was driving in the opposite direction so I could not check it out much more than that.

How crazy would it be to set some kind of ambush to catch the woman at a light and ask her? Would she even know what I'm talking about? Probably not.

Only thing I could think is maybe the car was in a wreck and it was not reprogramed?

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How crazy would it be to set some kind of ambush to catch the woman at a light and ask her?
I can see this ending badly:

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We can NOT disable our DRL via OP-COM Opel v1.95 (eBay software). The program is unable to identify our car system ID (do not confuse with the car pass card security code). The software asked me to enter the car pass code. It partially recognizes our Astra. So, there are not functions available we can program. The program developers have to add our Saturn Astra into the software. We can have access to time and clock set up, delete faulty codes, kind of basic access, and do some refreshing tasks. In an Opel/Vauxhall Astra, it just flies straight forward to program.

Because I am still testing my new Bi-Xenon Headlamps, I had a High Beam warning and my Connects2 Stalk got disable. The OP-COM helped me to refresh and clear out my CANbus.

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What is the purpose of disabling them? I don't mind them. Better to be seen than not seen.

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