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Old 11 Apr 2017, 09:43 am
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Challenger and charger are not the same as the PT. There is no module to enable DLR. Technically on the U.S. PT's the first rotation point forward that turns on the front marker bulbs is the DLR. The DLR he is looking for canada (i'd assume) is a more traditional DLR that switches the high beam lights in series for a low output light. There is no such system on normal U.S. PT cruisers.

My neighbors 2010 has DRL, I noticed the high beams on all the time.
I might be wrong, but I think they were added in 2009.
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 09:51 am
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Challenger and charger are not the same as the PT. There is no module to enable DLR. Technically on the U.S. PT's the first rotation point forward that turns on the front marker bulbs is the DLR. The DLR he is looking for canada (i'd assume) is a more traditional DLR that switches the high beam lights in series for a low output light. There is no such system on normal U.S. PT cruisers.
This was a post I made a while back in another thread when I found a Gen2 U.S. PT with DRL, so they do exist. But what made them active, don't know, was it because it was a former rental-fleet car?

I finally have confirmation that US PT's have Daytime Running Lights

This PT came into my work parking lot today and I noticed the DRL. I got the VIN and ran it on the Dodge website to get the build sheet:

Equipment Listing
VIN: 3A8FY48909T563121
Vehicle Description: 2009 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER LX 4-DOOR HATCHBACK

STANDARD EQUIPMENT
Monotone Paint
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Daytime Running Lamps, Park/Turn are listed under the OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT section. There is nothing on the 2009 dealership brochure that lists anything about DRL.

http://www.auto-brochures.com/makes/...uiser_2009.pdf

It looks like the vehicle was ordered in Los Angeles, but also has listed a Colorado Ship to state code as well as a New Jersey sold to state code and was a fleet vehicle for Avis Budget Rent-A-Car. So it could be any one of those combinations that dictated that the vehicle have DRL.
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 10:07 am
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I'm putting these in "Retro" soon...



Planning on running the halos as DRL's...
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 10:10 am
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I'm putting these in "Retro" soon...



Planning on running the halos as DRL's...
They make DRL modules that can be installed, on vehicles with "conventional" wiring systems, the issue is the OP has a Gen2 which has the CANbus system.
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Challenger and charger are not the same as the PT. There is no module to enable DLR. Technically on the U.S. PT's the first rotation point forward that turns on the front marker bulbs is the DLR. The DLR he is looking for canada (i'd assume) is a more traditional DLR that switches the high beam lights in series for a low output light. There is no such system on normal U.S. PT cruisers.
Obviously these are different cars, but often the programming is shared between the different lines. It is quite possible the PT's BCM also has this feature buried in its programming. The youtube video I saw was actually for a Chrysler 300, yes, a different car, but with the feature hidden fairly deep in the programming, it wouldn't be surprising if it is there in the PT's programming as well, since these cars were sold in Canada too and DRL are required here.

Here is the link to the video. Perhaps if you share the steps at the dealer, they could follow them and find the DRL option, if there is one, and enable it. Without speaking to someone without a Starscan or similar tool that has done through every cell and menu, we are all just guessing.

Again, this is a video of the menus in a 300, but perhaps similar steps can be used to find the option for a PT:
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Sorry for the confusion, (serves me might for saying a definitive).
I don't have much experience with a Gen2 PT, and the differences.

I would very much like a link to what ever those sweet Halo lenses for the PT are, those look amazing.
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 10:50 am
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didnt seem to be a huge deal for this guy to activate the DRL feature.

Reprogrammed some vehicle options today - FUN!

might find some options by looking up the things discussed in there... CanUSB, AutoEnginuity, etc... they might be over some peoples heads but these toys are the only reason i would EVER even want a canbus car.
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Sorry for the confusion, (serves me might for saying a definitive).
I don't have much experience with a Gen2 PT, and the differences.

I would very much like a link to what ever those sweet Halo lenses for the PT are, those look amazing.
Chrysler 2001-2005 PT Cruiser White COB LED Angel Eyes HALO Headlight Set | eBay

I haven't installed them yet, but the seller was great to work with and the lights look great...
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