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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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2012 Mazda 3 with DRL's

Hi Everyone

Looking at buying a 2012 Mazda 3 hatchback. Just wondering if the US M3's come with daytime running lights. If not is there an easy way to install some. Will be bringing it up to Canada and would need DRL's to pass inspection
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I don't think they do. I ordered some from ebay. They come in the mail tomorrow. I'm excited. Here's the link. http://www.ebay.com/itm/110834702128...84.m1439.l2648


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Unfortunately that wouldn't fit the 2012MY Mazda3's as they have a different front fascia, namely in the "Smiling" grille. I'm almost 100% certain you can go to a Canadian Mazda dealership and have them enable the front DRL's for you for a small fee. All it is, is the high beams on low intensity. It's either a fuse thing or a computer thing. Highly doubt there's a dedicated module that enables OE DRL's.
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Not sure about the US cars but the factory Canadian cars use a separate lamp for the DRL's. At least that's how it is on my two 2010 Mazda 3's.

The lamp is the "delta"-shaped inner portion of the housing. The Bi-xenon headlights are separate units.

On a US car, is there a lamp in that area?
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the US 'Grand Touring' M3 hatchbacks come with DRLs installed
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I'm pretty sure the DRLs are running at 60% for another car I had. Not sure about it being the high beams and assumed it was the low beams

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Unfortunately that wouldn't fit the 2012MY Mazda3's as they have a different front fascia, namely in the "Smiling" grille. I'm almost 100% certain you can go to a Canadian Mazda dealership and have them enable the front DRL's for you for a small fee. All it is, is the high beams on low intensity. It's either a fuse thing or a computer thing. Highly doubt there's a dedicated module that enables OE DRL's.
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