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Old 04-24-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Just got back from the dealership

So I went in once I got off work and asked about the touch up paint. Man goes all out like I'm stupid and says," we have a pen that it comes in in any manufacturer color that ford makes." Ok cool. Some people don't know that. Car guy: me know.

Next I ask about my day time running lights. Says there is a switch or prong in the connector in the headlight switch that can be bent or the e brake trick ( don't work). I said that I thought it could be done with a computer to the smart junction box. "Oh no, it it a simple fix and doesn't need that, btw what do you drive?" I told him that 2012 GT out front.

Says oh well that's a sharp car. I drive a VW. I'd assume that they are the same cause they are cars and all. You have a stage 3 supercharger up under that hood? It looks so fast.

So guys, tell me, how did this guy sell fords? And has anyone taken their switch out to see what's behind there
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So I went in once I got off work and asked about the touch up paint. Man goes all out like I'm stupid and says," we have a pen that it comes in in any manufacturer color that ford makes." Ok cool. Some people don't know that. Car guy: me know.

Next I ask about my day time running lights. Says there is a switch or prong in the connector in the headlight switch that can be bent or the e brake trick ( don't work). I said that I thought it could be done with a computer to the smart junction box. "Oh no, it it a simple fix and doesn't need that, btw what do you drive?" I told him that 2012 GT out front.

Says oh well that's a sharp car. I drive a VW. I'd assume that they are the same cause they are cars and all. You have a stage 3 supercharger up under that hood? It looks so fast.

So guys, tell me, how did this guy sell fords? And has anyone taken their switch out to see what's behind there
Didn't notice you were short a couple cylinders
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Didn't notice you were short a couple cylinders
Yeah but he was too. Btw a 50 year old man bought his wife a 13 GT manual!
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Clever man if she can't drive one. I see what he did there...

BTW, there are lots of idiots when it comes to cars. Just because you work at a dealership doesn't mean you know about cars. Also, just because you call yourself a mechanic doesn't mean you know how to do anything but turn a wrench. Sad, but true.
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Clever man if she can't drive one. I see what he did there...

BTW, there are lots of idiots when it comes to cars. Just because you work at a dealership doesn't mean you know about cars. Also, just because you call yourself a mechanic doesn't mean you know how to do anything but turn a wrench. Sad, but true.
I kinda figured that. After the touch up paint I wanted to go but they had a boss and Shelby so I decided to at least throw it out there. It's a possible response considering no has done this. Except you I believe? I'm talking about pulling that switch.
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I've had the switch out, but sadly I don't think it's as simple as he let on. If memory serves me, the switch goes through the smart junction, which has some relays for controlling various things (including factory fog lights).

As I've stated before, I think you're going to need a smart junction from a non-drl car or get it reprogrammed. Otherwise, you've got to bypass the factory wiring with your own custom setup. I wish I had more info, most of this is implied by what I've seen in wiring diagrams, but I have yet to see those even mention DRLs yet.
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I've had the switch out, but sadly I don't think it's as simple as he let on. If memory serves me, the switch goes through the smart junction, which has some relays for controlling various things (including factory fog lights).

As I've stated before, I think you're going to need a smart junction from a non-drl car or get it reprogrammed. Otherwise, you've got to bypass the factory wiring with your own custom setup. I wish I had more info, most of this is implied by what I've seen in wiring diagrams, but I have yet to see those even mention DRLs yet.
That's what leads me to believe and some other research that its in the programming. It's a $100 feature but idk how they did it. I gotta change switches in the next few weeks due to my fogs so ill see then
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My 2012 does not have the daytime running lights. I looked in the manual and it has a page on them. It does say "IF SO EQUIPPED" I wonder why some Mustangs have them and some don't? Strange, You would think that there would be a provision to turn them on or off if you had them.

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My 2012 does not have the daytime running lights. I looked in the manual and it has a page on them. It does say "IF SO EQUIPPED" I wonder why some Mustangs have them and some don't? Strange, You would think that there would be a provision to turn them on or off if you had them.

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Used to pull a fuse on the 99-04 and back I think. But there is no fuse now.

Mine was a x plan rental so they had to buil them so different states could clear them all from factory.
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