How can I turn off my annoying daytime running lights?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Jan 01, 1999

Dear Tom and Ray:

I have a 1997 Chevy pickup and I'm trying to turn off those annoying daytime
running lights (DRLs). Any suggestions as to how I can go about it? -- Gregg

TOM: How about a hammer?

RAY: Actually, you should start by asking your dealer, Gregg. Since DRLs are not
required by law, they may be willing to disconnect them for you.

TOM: If they refuse and you're obsessed with turning them off, you can always
remove the bulbs -- or wait until they burn out. I believe the DRLs on this
truck use separate bulbs, which are slightly dimmer than the regular headlights.

RAY: But if I were you, I'd just leave them alone. Many people believe that they
make you safer by making it easier for other drivers to see you in the daytime.
And since there's almost no down side to them (the amount of additional fuel it
takes to run them is minuscule), why not leave them on and forget about them?

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