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Old 11-04-2015, 12:52 AM
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2015 JK Daytime Running Light Enable Option

I'm just curious on the DRL ability of 2015 JKs. I've read some different threads and it appears some JKs have the ability to turn on the DRL option from the dealer or aev procal. I have a procal (haven't hooked it up for a while) but for some reason I don't think I could enable the DRL feature.

Don't know if it matters on the year or model... I have a 2015 Hard Rock. Would I be able to enable DRLs with a procal and If so, do they turn on automatically with the light setting on auto?

I guess what im asking is if the DRLs correlate with the light sensor and turn on when it's light and disable when it's dark? I'm guessing they do but am unsure if I can even enable them. Anyone with a 2015 enable DRLs?

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I can't comment specifically about the DRL on the Jeep, but I've had several other vehicles (including FCA) that would come on so long as the e-brake wasn't on, the ignition was on, and the vehicle was out of PARK (auto).

As to how to "turn them on" with the Jeep, that I can't answer, but I would be surprised if someone roaming these halls didn't have the answer.

I personally plan on running a wire to a switch to DRL feature on the aftermarket lights I will be buying (probably buy the lights before the Jeep even gets here)

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Have my fogs set as DRL with procal on 15 JK. They are on when unit is out of park. When headlights are on, DRL is not active. Procal instructions are your friend.
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Put a flap over the light sensor on the dash and leave the headlight switch in the "A" auto position. Your headlights will be on all the time whenever you're driving. You can easily disable it by moving the flap off the sensor.
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I'm just curious on the DRL ability of 2015 JKs. I've read some different threads and it appears some JKs have the ability to turn on the DRL option from the dealer or aev procal. I have a procal (haven't hooked it up for a while) but for some reason I don't think I could enable the DRL feature.

Don't know if it matters on the year or model... I have a 2015 Hard Rock. Would I be able to enable DRLs with a procal and If so, do they turn on automatically with the light setting on auto?

I guess what im asking is if the DRLs correlate with the light sensor and turn on when it's light and disable when it's dark? I'm guessing they do but am unsure if I can even enable them. Anyone with a 2015 enable DRLs?
Yes, I have a 2015 JKR and the procal will enable DRL. You can use high beams, low beams, fogs, parking lights or 'European' (I honestly don't know what that setting does).

I've got my JW Speaker 8700s hooked up with the procal set to DRL high beam and they output at a reduced power setting. If you leave your headlights set to auto, they will be on all the time, either regular low-beam or the DRL setting you choose based on how much ambient light the sensor is picking up.
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I have the AEV procal, can I set it up so my JW fogs are my DRL's? That would be perfect for me.
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I took out my Pro Cal and as stated here, it definitely works to set DRL on our JK's. When I looked at it months ago I read too quickly under the DRL area. Basically, it explains when the DRL will be active and had a parenthesis point on "automatic transmission only". I have a stick shift and read quickly so figured it meant will only work with an auto transmission. I re-read it and it's specific to auto transmission in that it will only enable if an auto tranny JK is out of park and the E-brake is not engaged.

I tried the DRL settings out with my JK Manual and as long as the E-Brake is disengaged the DRL's work! Doesn't matter if i'm in neutral, 1st, or any other gear as long as the E-Brake is disengaged.

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I have the AEV procal, can I set it up so my JW fogs are my DRL's? That would be perfect for me.
Yes, you can definitely use your procal to enable fogs. As someone else mentioned, there are various settings, HI-BEAM, LOW-BEAM, Fog, Turn Signal and European. Someone can correct me if i'm wrong but apparently the European setting won't work on our JK's and was intended for older vehicles.

All other DRL settings will work but you can only use one, not all. Meaning if you enable DRL Fogs you can't also have low beam or turn signal DRL's...it's only one of them. I tried all of the settings and like the way the Turn Signal lights look. The fogs look good too, both are bright. The Turn Signal lights become solid when DRL is engaged and when using the turn signal, the lights remain strong, just the turn signal being used blinks while the other remains solid. I think i'm gonna run with the turn signal light DRL's for now but when I upgrade my Headlights I'll switch to low beam or fogs. Definitely one of the many cool features of the procal!
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I took out my Pro Cal and as stated here, it definitely works to set DRL on our JK's. When I looked at it months ago I read too quickly under the DRL area. Basically, it explains when the DRL will be active and had a parenthesis point on "automatic transmission only". I have a stick shift and read quickly so figured it meant will only work with an auto transmission. I re-read it and it's specific to auto transmission in that it will only enable if an auto tranny JK is out of park and the E-brake is not engaged.

I tried the DRL settings out with my JK Manual and as long as the E-Brake is disengaged the DRL's work! Doesn't matter if i'm in neutral, 1st, or any other gear as long as the E-Brake is disengaged.

Yes, you can definitely use your procal to enable fogs. As someone else mentioned, there are various settings, HI-BEAM, LOW-BEAM, Fog, Turn Signal and European. Someone can correct me if i'm wrong but apparently the European setting won't work on our JK's and was intended for older vehicles.

All other DRL settings will work but you can only use one, not all. Meaning if you enable DRL Fogs you can't also have low beam or turn signal DRL's...it's only one of them. I tried all of the settings and like the way the Turn Signal lights look. The fogs look good too, both are bright. The Turn Signal lights become solid when DRL is engaged and when using the turn signal, the lights remain strong, just the turn signal being used blinks while the other remains solid. I think i'm gonna run with the turn signal light DRL's for now but when I upgrade my Headlights I'll switch to low beam or fogs. Definitely one of the many cool features of the procal!
I have a 2014 Wrangler Unlimited with Halo head and fog lights and I have the AEV Procal Module. Pretty great device but doesn't seem to do want I want and I think most of us want regarding turning on the Day Time Running Lights, aka Marker Lights, with the ignition on while in in gear w/o e-brake. I hoped the "low-beam" open would work but it doesnt turn on marker lights. Assume signal light option would be the same. Look like I may simply need to wire in a relay but let me know if anyone else got this to work.

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I used my Superchips Flashcal to turn on the DRLs on my '15. I change around which setting I use regulary (I don't have a reason why, I just do). European setting don't do anything.
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Hi, I live in Canada and I have a JK 2012. I'm using Auto mode everyday... Does that mean that DRL are on all the time? If I use th AEV Procal, can I have all lights (headlights and fog) on all the time?
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Hi, I live in Canada and I have a JK 2012. I'm using Auto mode everyday... Does that mean that DRL are on all the time? If I use th AEV Procal, can I have all lights (headlights and fog) on all the time?

DRL is law in Canada so if it's a Canadian jeep then DRL's should already be activated.


Yes. DRL's will be active when in auto. You should leave it that way. During the day DRL's will be on. At night the system automatically goes to night lighting.

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