By Patrick Rall
If you want your 3rd generation Dodge Durango to have daytime running lights (DRLs) but you don’t want to deal with the cost or headache of going through your local dealership – you are in luck as DF member jsawhite put together an awesome DIY on how to install your own DRLs. As he installed daytime running lights in his own 2013 Durango R/T, he took step by step pictures and this thread has all of those images along with detailed instructions of how to handle all of the wiring. He even went so far as to include exactly what you need to buy to end up with the same DRL setup that is shown in the image above. The result is one of the best DIYs I have featured here on the DodgeForum.com front page.
It should be noted that this DRL setup for the 3rd generation Dodge Durango functions in the same way as most factory setups – with the DRL going out when the turn signal lights up. In fact, following the DIY above to install your own Durango DRLs will result in your DRL bulbs flashing amber when you hit the turn signal or hazard lights. Member jsawhite includes a video of the lights working prior to them being installed – and theyre pretty cool. If you are a Durango owner looking for a well explained DIY project – this thread might lead you to make DRLs your next mod.