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Old 09-29-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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Driving lights - 2003 36-FDDS

First of all: Thanks again to those who helped resolve my ABS light problem. Great Alpine Coach group!

Problem: I don't seem to have a dedicated set of daytime driving lights on my 2003 36-FDDS, and I really would like that option without all the outside coach lights on as I go down the road.

On the dash I have the headlight controls which provide the two settings of "parklights" and "headlamps" (high & low). The "Driving Lights" rocker switch located to the far left side only turns those lamps on when the "parklights" or "headlamps" are on.

Do people recommend using the low-beam headlamp or the lower mounted Driving Lights as their dedicated daytime driving lights? And, how is that accomplished?

I can't have been the only one with this issue.


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Old 10-03-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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You can wire daytime running lights (DRL's) directly to the "switched" ignition buss behind the PS dash panel. Make sure to add a fuse.

I ended up changing my headlights to ones with halos and use the halos as the DRL's. You could also wire the Hella lamps on the bottom of the front cap to be your DRL's, then just leave the dash switch on.
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