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2013 Nissan Altima; DRL Toggle Switch, How to


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CyberSalami
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Jul 9, 2016, 6:50 AM

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2013 Nissan Altima; DRL Toggle Switch, How to Sign In

Hello,

So I have installed an aftermarket LED DRL on my vehicle and it is working perfectly. However, I want to be able to turn it OFF when I don't need it (i.e. at a Drive-in movie). I wanted to install a toggle switch for it, but I am not sure of what to use or do.

In this picture, it shows how the lights are being wired. I used a fuse tap to connect the ( + ) wire.



In this next picture, it shows how I imagined it would be wired. I am not sure if using a wire splicer would interrupt the flow of electricity and work with the toggle switch function.




Any advice would be great. Thank you.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 9, 2016, 7:38 AM

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Re: 2013 Nissan Altima; DRL Toggle Switch, How to Sign In

Quick and hopefully easy solution: Take cheap junk aftermarket stuff out and hope you didn't mess up the car putting it in,


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kev2
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Jul 9, 2016, 8:14 AM

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Re: 2013 Nissan Altima; DRL Toggle Switch, How to Sign In

if the DRL was wired correctly they would not come in P or N.
I Believe Altima has DRL's SO why not utilize that to control your added 'lighting" ?
Simple system:
The BCM monitors inputs from the parking brake switch and the combination switch (lighting and turn signal switch) to determine when to operate the daytime light system. The BCM sends a daytime light request to the IPDM E/R via the CAN communication lines. The IPDM E/R grounds the daytime light relay which in turn, provides power to the daytime lights.






















Hammer Time
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Jul 9, 2016, 8:14 AM

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I assume those aren't real wiring diagrams, just something you made.

We need to see how these are really wired. There isn 't even a ground in that circuit.

Are you wiring into the factory lights?



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jul 9, 2016, 8:15 AM)


CyberSalami
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Jul 9, 2016, 1:00 PM

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Re: 2013 Nissan Altima; DRL Toggle Switch, How to Sign In


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if the DRL was wired correctly they would not come in P or N.
I Believe Altima has DRL's SO why not utilize that to control your added 'lighting" ?
Simple system:
The BCM monitors inputs from the parking brake switch and the combination switch (lighting and turn signal switch) to determine when to operate the daytime light system. The BCM sends a daytime light request to the IPDM E/R via the CAN communication lines. The IPDM E/R grounds the daytime light relay which in turn, provides power to the daytime lights.



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The 2013 Altima does not come with any DRLs, so there are no wirings that come pre-installed. The 2015+ does.














CyberSalami
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Jul 9, 2016, 1:02 PM

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I assume those aren't real wiring diagrams, just something you made.

We need to see how these are really wired. There isn 't even a ground in that circuit.

Are you wiring into the factory lights?

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Yeah its just something I made to illustrate it. The ground is coming from the pre-wired Plug-n-play for the existing turn signal which this DRL now replaces. It doubles as DRL and turn signal.

The 2013 Altima's does not come with DRL, 2015+ does.


(This post was edited by CyberSalami on Jul 9, 2016, 1:03 PM)


kev2
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Jul 9, 2016, 2:21 PM

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Re: 2013 Nissan Altima; DRL Toggle Switch, How to Sign In

My info (OEM manual) shows the system - and I copy and pasted from that.....

another source of 2013 Altima wiring - might help
http://www.revbase.com/...wnloadPdf?id=1028209
PS check your messages


(This post was edited by kev2 on Jul 9, 2016, 2:38 PM)






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