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Headlight Part #’s.
82-93 Pickup & 83-94 SUV use 7x6 Sealed Beam
94-97 Pickup & 95-97 SUV with 4x6 Sealed Beam
94+ Pickup & 95+ SUV with composites
High Beam: 9005 Low Beam: 9006

Automatic Headlight & Daytime Running Light
Needs pics of all of the locations and fuse boxes.
There are multiple ways you can disable the DRL’s and AHL’s. I am only outlining the most commonly used methods. They are in order of increasing difficulty. This is a thorough tutorial and discusses multiple methods, do only what you are comfortable with and what your skills allow.

Disabling Daytime Running Lights

First Gens ??-94
First generation trucks will be similar to 94-97, just the locations aren’t the same.
Method 1
Remove the DRL fuse located under the steering column in the fuse panel.

94-95
Method 1
Remove Fuse #15 (DRL Fuse 10A).
Method 2
94
Locate the DRL relay (Convenience Center) in the center of the dash below the radio. You will have to remove the lower kick panel and the knee panel to access it. Remove the relay and cut or bend pins 87 or cut/bend pins 85 or 86. Reinstall relay and reassemble dash.
95
Locate the DRL relay (Convenience Center) in the glove box behind access panel. Remove the relay and cut or bend pins 87 or cut/bend pins 85 or 86. Reinstall relay and reassemble dash.
Method 3
94
Remove the driver side Headlight, on the High Beam headlamp, there will be a Dark Blue w/ White stripe wire, Cut this wire and connect the portion from the bulb connector to a good ground. The DRL’s will now be disabled. You can tape up the other end of the wire to keep it from shorting out, or use it to power aftermarket DRL’s or relocated DRL’s. If you chose to power other lights with it, I recommend a relay for anything other than low wattage bulbs (27.5 watts or less).
95
Remove the driver side Headlight, on the High Beam headlamp, there will be a Dark Blue wire, it does not connect to the low beams ground wire. Cut this wire and connect the portion from the bulb connector to a good ground. The DRL’s will now be disabled. You can tape up the other end of the wire to keep it from shorting out, or use it to power aftermarket DRL’s or relocated DRL’s. If you chose to power other lights with it, I recommend a relay for anything other than low wattage bulbs (27.5 watts or less).

96-97
Method 1
If you do not have Fog lights, you can simply remove Fuse #15, (DRL Fuse 10A).
Method 2
Locate the DRL relay (Convenience Center) in the glove box behind access panel. Remove the relay and cut or bend pins 87 or cut/bend pins 85 or 86. Reinstall relay and reassemble dash.
Method 3
Remove the Driver side Headlight, on the High Beam headlamp, there will be a Dark Blue wire (ground wire on high beam or only ground wire on sealed beam). This wire may be black on 96 models, but further down the wiring changes to Dark Blue. Cut this wire and connect the portion from the bulb connector to a good ground. The DRL’s will now be disabled. You can tape up the other end of the wire to keep it from shorting out, or use it to power aftermarket DRL’s or relocated DRL’s. If you chose to power other lights with it, I recommend a relay for anything other than low wattage bulbs (27.5 watts or less).
Method 4 (Personally Do not prefer)
Disconnect the main ground to avoid shorting out the battery. Remove front dash panel, there are 2 screws located above the gauge cluster. Remove the screw holding the fuse panel in place. Locate fuse #15 on the back side where the wires are, you will notice there are two orange wires on one side of the fuse and 1 orange wire on the other side. You will be focusing on the 2 wires; one if for fog lights and the other is for the DRL’s. Cut one, connect the battery and turn the ignition on. If the DRL’s are not disabled, you are done, but if not, then reconnect the wire and cut the other one. Once finished, reassemble dash and make sure your battery connection is tight.

98
???
99+
Locate the DRL relay, (fuse box in engine bay.)


Automatic Headlights
98
Use a 680 Ohm, ½ watt resistor* to bypass the light sensor located on the passenger side dash in the speaker grille. Remove grill, disconnect sensor, insert resistor into plug, tape thoroughly, reinstall grille with connector underneath.
99+
Use a 2.2K Ohm, ½ watt resistor* to bypass the light sensor located on the passenger side dash in the speaker grille. Remove grill, disconnect sensor, insert resistor into plug, tape thoroughly, reinstall grille with connector underneath.



*Resistors can be purchased at Radioshack, costs are about $1 for a 5-pack
680 ohm, ½ watt resistor P/N: 271-1117
2.2K ohm, ½ watt resistor P/N: 271-1121


 
 
 
The information and pictures portrayed in this tutorial are not my works, they are the collected works of multiple authors and have only been combined/condensed and information has been added where I see necessary.
Sources of information.
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f62/ahl-drl-6211/
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f62/ahl-and-drl-how-tos-34645/
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f62/front-amber-markers-for-daytime-running-lights-467964/
 

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Looking good Phil.
 

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I'm still working on it, trying to compile the correct information. I'll just be busy the next week or so since I'm still moving and school's about to start.
 

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alright let me know when you are done.
 

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I'm still working on it, but I wanted BUMP this to give me some motivation, and most of the information is here already, I just need some pictures and a few other minor details. Otherwise it's almost complete.

Headlight Part #’s.
82-93 Pickup & 83-94 SUV use 7x6 Sealed Beam
94-97 Pickup & 95-97 SUV with 4x6 Sealed Beam
94+ Pickup & 95+ SUV with composites
High Beam: 9005 Low Beam: 9006

Automatic Headlight & Daytime Running Light
Needs pics of all of the locations and fuse boxes.
There are multiple ways you can disable the DRL’s and AHL’s. I am only outlining the most commonly used methods. They are in order of increasing difficulty. This is a thorough tutorial and discusses multiple methods, do only what you are comfortable with and what your skills allow.

Disabling Daytime Running Lights

First Gens ??-94
First generation trucks will be similar to 94-97, just the locations aren’t the same.
Method 1
Remove the DRL fuse located under the steering column in the fuse panel.

94-95
Method 1
Remove Fuse #15 (DRL Fuse 10A).
Method 2
94
Locate the DRL relay (Convenience Center) in the center of the dash below the radio. You will have to remove the lower kick panel and the knee panel to access it. Remove the relay and cut or bend pins 87 or cut/bend pins 85 or 86. Reinstall relay and reassemble dash.
95
Locate the DRL relay (Convenience Center) in the glove box behind access panel. Remove the relay and cut or bend pins 87 or cut/bend pins 85 or 86. Reinstall relay and reassemble dash.
Method 3
94
Remove the driver side Headlight, on the High Beam headlamp, there will be a Dark Blue w/ White stripe wire, Cut this wire and connect the portion from the bulb connector to a good ground. The DRL’s will now be disabled. You can tape up the other end of the wire to keep it from shorting out, or use it to power aftermarket DRL’s or relocated DRL’s. If you chose to power other lights with it, I recommend a relay for anything other than low wattage bulbs (27.5 watts or less).
95
Remove the driver side Headlight, on the High Beam headlamp, there will be a Dark Blue wire, it does not connect to the low beams ground wire. Cut this wire and connect the portion from the bulb connector to a good ground. The DRL’s will now be disabled. You can tape up the other end of the wire to keep it from shorting out, or use it to power aftermarket DRL’s or relocated DRL’s. If you chose to power other lights with it, I recommend a relay for anything other than low wattage bulbs (27.5 watts or less).

96-97
Method 1
If you do not have Fog lights, you can simply remove Fuse #15, (DRL Fuse 10A).
Method 2
Locate the DRL relay (Convenience Center) in the glove box behind access panel. Remove the relay and cut or bend pins 87 or cut/bend pins 85 or 86. Reinstall relay and reassemble dash.
Method 3
Remove the Driver side Headlight, on the High Beam headlamp, there will be a Dark Blue wire (ground wire on high beam or only ground wire on sealed beam). This wire may be black on 96 models, but further down the wiring changes to Dark Blue. Cut this wire and connect the portion from the bulb connector to a good ground. The DRL’s will now be disabled. You can tape up the other end of the wire to keep it from shorting out, or use it to power aftermarket DRL’s or relocated DRL’s. If you chose to power other lights with it, I recommend a relay for anything other than low wattage bulbs (27.5 watts or less).
Method 4 (Personally Do not prefer)
Disconnect the main ground to avoid shorting out the battery. Remove front dash panel, there are 2 screws located above the gauge cluster. Remove the screw holding the fuse panel in place. Locate fuse #15 on the back side where the wires are, you will notice there are two orange wires on one side of the fuse and 1 orange wire on the other side. You will be focusing on the 2 wires; one if for fog lights and the other is for the DRL’s. Cut one, connect the battery and turn the ignition on. If the DRL’s are not disabled, you are done, but if not, then reconnect the wire and cut the other one. Once finished, reassemble dash and make sure your battery connection is tight.

98
???
99+
Locate the DRL relay, (fuse box in engine bay.)


Automatic Headlights
98
Use a 680 Ohm, ½ watt resistor* to bypass the light sensor located on the passenger side dash in the speaker grille. Remove grill, disconnect sensor, insert resistor into plug, tape thoroughly, reinstall grille with connector underneath.
99+
Use a 2.2K Ohm, ½ watt resistor* to bypass the light sensor located on the passenger side dash in the speaker grille. Remove grill, disconnect sensor, insert resistor into plug, tape thoroughly, reinstall grille with connector underneath.



*Resistors can be purchased at Radioshack, costs are about $1 for a 5-pack
680 ohm, ½ watt resistor P/N: 271-1117
2.2K ohm, ½ watt resistor P/N: 271-1121


 
 
 
The information and pictures portrayed in this tutorial are not fully my works, they are the collected works of multiple authors and have only been combined/condensed and information has been added where I see necessary.
Sources of information.
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f62/ahl-drl-6211/
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f62/ahl-and-drl-how-tos-34645/
http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f62/front-amber-markers-for-daytime-running-lights-467964/
 

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whore it up with pics if you want. the more the better (for points)
 
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