QUOTE(wild_card_my @ Jul 18 2017, 11:02 PM)
1. Yeah noticed this, but isn't it due to the fact that the car thinks that you are at nighttime? but your point stands, that the instrument would dim during day time, when you need them to be bright due to the glare.
2. What about the pilot light? need to find out about this
3. fair point, i havent thought about that
4. fair point
5. yeah, and even in modern cars with auto on headlight will not auto on during daytime for obvious reasons.
OK I see the point of actual DRL
2. Pilot lights will not be bright enough in daytime, unless you change it the existing 5W bulb to 21W - just like the olden days Volvo 240 (yeah, before Audi came out with its fancy LED DRLs, Volvo had it albeit in old-school filament bulb form).
However, to retrofit a 21W bulb into existing 5W socket may cause excessive heat build-up (causing socket/housing to deform or melt), and not all cars can take the size of 21W bulb.
Secondly, changing the pilot bulb to 21W will cause glare to other drivers at night.