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I bougth a US model 911.  I'm in Canada and I need the DRL on.  I did a search here for "DRL" and it seems as though there is a hack/mod to easily do it.  It was referred to as the  "whiteson" hack.  However, when I go to the link posted in the threads, it's dead.  http://www.whiteson.org/boxster/mods/drl/


Does anyone have info on how I can do this?



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Don't know about the whiteson DLR but I have a couple of things to mull. I have an '06 US purchased 997 C2S and the dealer was able to turn on the DLR and tail lights for me with the PIWIS. Depending on the year of yours, It may be applicable to yours.

This may also be of help;


Good luck,


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It is remove fuse A9 -- if you do NOT have seat heaters 


remove fuse A9 AND fuse A6 if you DO have seat heaters.


So you only remove fuse A9 (per the instructions).

Yes.  I understood which fuse gets removed.  I was just wondering where the hacked fuses go.  Into A9 and A6 regardless if you have heated seats or not?

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I've done this hack. Yes, it turns on the low beam headlights on startup.  This is pretty common practice.  My ultimate preference would be the fog lights as I'm not fond of using up operating hours on my Litronic lighting.


Which light did you want to turn on?  

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20 hours ago, cannonman said:

I did my 2001 996 and put up all the instructions here https://sites.google.com/site/996drlhack/.

All passed Canadian muster and I also put up the BS labels for the sunvisors which they never looked at as you may be able to tell from the fact they made no comment on their trilingularity.

Will this hack work on the 2005-06 997 fog lights.



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Just to clarify, for anyone reading this in the future, on a 996 you can't code the lights for DRLs.  All the lighting is hard wired, and there are no control units involved.  The 9x7 series introduced the Front Control Unit for the lights (and other items) and the DRLs can be coded in that.

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