DRL operation

chrisj428

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On all the German cars I owned, I was able to use an OBD2 WiFi dongle in conjunction with an app (VCDS, BimmerCode) to change the operation of the DRLs from NAR to Scandinavian (the difference being NAR would just run the front lights, while Scandinavian ran all the exterior lights — think turning the parking lights on).

I usually switch to Scandinavian in the winter months as an added measure of safety.

Is there any way to do the same with a ’22 EUV?

gonnabolt

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chrisj428

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Exactly. Which is why I want to change that.

Dark-Fx

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BillyD

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gbeddow

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On all the German cars I owned, I was able to use an OBD2 WiFi dongle in conjunction with an app (VCDS, BimmerCode) to change the operation of the DRLs from NAR to Scandinavian (the difference being NAR would just run the front lights, while Scandinavian ran all the exterior lights — think turning the parking lights on).

I usually switch to Scandinavian in the winter months as an added measure of safety.

Is there any way to do the same with a ’22 EUV?

In the 2022 EUV turning the exterior lamp control all the way to the right turns on the headlamps together with the parking lamps and instrument panel lights. For extra safety I use this every time — day or night.

Would this do what you’re looking for?

jefro

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I did like the resources in bimmercode but for some reason there isn’t a solution that I have found for Chevy.

However your headlight switch has a setting for what I’ve always heard called parking lights. It’s every light except headlights.

chrisj428

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While you’ve all offered grand manual suggestions — all of which I am well aware — it doesn’t answer the question of having the process automated. I paid for automated, so I would like to be able to use automated as much as possible.

Thank you to Dark-Fx for at least offering some insight.

6speedblazer

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Throw a towel over the Ambient light sensor and that will trick the car into thinking its dark and give you all exterior lights. On other GM vehicles I have done the following.

Ohm out the ambient light sensor in daylight vs when there is no light applied. Record the resistance value when the sensor is reading «dark». Get a resistor with that resistance value and then unplug the ambient light sensor and put the resistor in the two pins. This will trick the car into thinking its dark and the headlights plus all exterior running lights will be on all the time, that gets you DRL plus all exterior lighting.

On the bolt, I’m not sure if the ALS and the ILSS are the same part. if they are, this will likely mess with the auto HVAC function. try it and see what the results are.