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As Nigel said, the orange light in the headlight cluster is the original location for turn signals. The rest of the world uses the lights in the grille (Canadian turn signals) as fog lights.
The mod can be simply made to change over to the original location for the signals AND to also have the side markers flash when signaling. The bulbs for the original signals should already be installed and just need to be wired in. Some members have crossed the power wire to the grille lights and connected them to the ignition side of any power line so that when the key is turned on, what was once your turn signals is now your daytime running lights. This means that should a DRL blow, it is a simple 1157 bulb available at any automotive store. Cheap and easy to replace. The bulbs for the turn signals in the headlight cluster are NOT standard bulbs, and if they need replacing, they would most likely require a trip to the dealership.
Using the grille lights as DRL's means that you can turn off the headlights that automatically come on when the car starts to move. This saves on replacing the headlight bulbs because when they are activated as DRL's, they are on full strength. It is literally a three second job to turn the automatic headlight DRL's off OR back on again.
Turning off DRL’s
- To turn off DRL’s, with key fob in hand (engine and ignition off), simultaniously press the ‘unlock’ button on the key fob and pull the light stalk towards you (high beam flash-to-pass). You will hear a beep. Your DRL’s are now off.
- Your lights can now be turned on and off in a normal manner with the switch on the light stalk.
- To turn the DRL’s back on, use the same procedure replacing “press the unlock” with press the lock button.
Original Canadian model CDI's have all exterior lights on when the DRL is active. The dash is NOT lit while DRL's are active.
My code reader does have a series of things it can scan when the engine is running
What should I look for?
Also My Smart is a Canadian model. I've read that model just has the one combo water separator/fuel filter, is that right?
Or do I have the smaller inline fuel filter as well?