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My husband and I love our new Mazda2. It's economical, fun to drive (manual transmission), and easy to park. It's also amazing how much you can fit in the "trunk" hatchback area. Our only disappointment is the lack of daytime running lights, which seems to be a standard feature on almost any car these days. It's a safety issue, which seems to be even more important when you consider how small the car is. Why not make yourself more visible to other cars? We drive with the headlights on most of the time, but sometimes we forget. I'm wondering why Mazda didn't add this feature. I can't imagine it could cost that much. Any insight?
 

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Only one of four cars in the driveway have DRL. Not required in the US and only certain manufacturers put them on all cars. M2 being the length of my Miata but with greater height, DRL might be good! I do run my lights constantly on the Miata but an inexpensive DRL would be nice for both. I did google on this the other day and didn't find any decent options. Odd how the behemoth SUV in the drive does have DRLs.
 

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Only one of four cars in the driveway have DRL. Not required in the US and only certain manufacturers put them on all cars. M2 being the length of my Miata but with greater height, DRL might be good! I do run my lights constantly on the Miata but an inexpensive DRL would be nice for both. I did google on this the other day and didn't find any decent options. Odd how the behemoth SUV in the drive does have DRLs.
With the time, labour and parts to make a proper DRL system, I just don't think it's worth it. If you really want to go ahead but I think that money can be better spent on other things.

I also see some guys use their fog lights as DRL's, and it looks pretty cool.

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or turn to light 2 can have your corners/ ambers on though personally i dont find the use of the DRL's in broad day light as, it is much easier to see a whole car come at you as opposed to 2 lights moving towards you.

Its a minor safety issues that i know is only mandatory in Canada, which those drl's still arn't of much help.
 

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That's one of the reasons why I love my green m2. . . You can spot it so easily in a parking lot so on the road I'm not worried.
 

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DRL are the way to go.

You have every reason to want DRL's on your Mazda. I am a Mazda 2 Owner and yes I went Green. Love my Mazda but am disappointed that it didn't have DRL. Every car I own has either had DRL or I have installed DRL on every car I or my family has owned except the 2. DRL's save lives and it is proven in statistics. One of the reasons GM has it on every car they make. I am now motivated to do it on the 2. It is actually very simple in concept. You turn your parallel head light system into a series circuit to burn the elements at half intensity. I have hesitated doing this because I thought the BCM on the 2 was monitoring the head lights to alert the driver of a burned out bulb. I now realize that the BCM controls the head lights through relays and I think I can do what I want with the circuit. In essence the head light switch only acts as a request line instead of actually controlling the head light voltage. If I am successful I will post the procedure.
 

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In the Netherlands almost 95% of the cars run with DRL's these days........
For the Mazda2 no aftermarket set is available; however it was a must for me to have them on the car.......
I therefore made them (in previous post showed) myself, based on DRL's that can be purchased in China via Aliexpress.......
I have the black one of the black or aluminium versions......
Of course the DRL's are switched off automatically as soon as the head- or parking lights are switched on.......


 

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I did it! I finaly figured it out! After almost two years of searching and trying, I now know how to deactivate or activate DRLs on Mazda2

What you need is Bluetooth OBD2 adapter from eBay, computer program called ForScan (available just for windows computers) and a Information whether your car is equipped with rain sensor or not.

If anyone needs help, let me know!
 
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