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Do the lights still stay on for a short time when the ignition is turned off for convenience in finding your way to the door?

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Do the lights still stay on for a short time when the ignition is turned off for convenience in finding your way to the door?

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I would think not.



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No. They go off with the ignition. There is an adjustment screw in the control box that is for adjusting the light sensitivity for the light sensor. I didn't adjust it though because it seems to be set fine from the factory.
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I can post alot better instructions if anyone needs them later. It wasn't that hard to hook up though. The hardest part was removing the plastic cover in the dash to place the light sensor in.
Ok, I got mine today, a little quicker than Amazon said. This thing comes with a 7 wire plug (small wires) and another harness with (large and small wires) and a 3 wire plug-in. The directions are in mini-mini print. Any help would be appreciated. I don't have DRL and haven't decided if I want to do that yet. I read on here somewhere that the normal DRL is high beam at a reduced voltage, but I don't know if that could be worked into this as it would have to be stepped down through the red wire.

Did you only use the 7 wire harness? I looks like some of the 7 wire plug-in is used and all the ones off of the ones of off the relay?
I will probably attempt this next week, weather permitting.
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Hi TBD1,

I used both the 7-wire harness and the 4-wire harness/relays. The seven wire harness has:

violet - wiper switch hot (did not use)
green - wiper switch ground (did not use)
Yellow - switched/ignition 12 volts attached to the pink wire in the album picture
Blue/white - auxillary channel RF input (did not use)
Black - ground attached to the metal bracket screw below the column in album picture
orange - ground for arming (did not use)
red - constant 12 volts attached to light blue wire in album picture

The four wire harness/relay has:

brown - ground attached to the metal bracket screw below the column in album picture
Purple - ground attached to the metal bracket screw below the column in album picture
blue - attached to parking light white wire in album picture
green - attached to headlight blue wire in album picture

Use the red scotch-locks and before attaching the thicker green wire to the thinner blue wire remove the metal clip from the red scotch-lock plastic with a pliers and take a hack saw, turn it upside down and grab the clip with the pliers and run one of the slits across the blade to open it up enough to fit the thicker wire in when attaching them. Do a second one also for the thicker blue wire when attaching to the thinner white wire.

The DEI-545T just uses the low beams for the DRL.
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Thanks a million, that makes it a lot easier, should of had you write the installation instructions for them.
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Bookmarked two use next weekend.
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So I got this installed over the weekend. The two wires on the light switch were the same color and location on my 2011. The wire colors on the relays of the Directed 545T have changed. The Violet and Violet/Black wires get grounded to the bolt and the Blue/Black and Green/Black are connected to the light switch wires. I soldered some 20 gauge wires onto the Blue/Black and Blue/Green wires to simplify the scotch-lock install at the headlight switch. I used a couple of fuse taps to grab the power and accessory power from the fuse block at the bottom of the drivers dash. Overall it was a pretty simple project.
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I believe the white wire at the headlight switch is for the parking lights. This gets connected to the Blue/Black wire from the relay. The blue wire at the headlights switch is for headlights and gets connected to the Green/Black out of the relay. I didnít take pictures, but in looking at the instructions for the 545T this should be correct.


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Finally got it working.


My problem was that headlights was always on, dimming the dash (and parking lights were on as well). So i blamed photocell first, then I started to question my installation. I was aware about DRL red loop wire that you supposed to cut to disable DRL, but loop wasn't under that small cover, so I thought they changed the module.
Turned out that wire was just tucked inside the module, almost invisible unless you disassemble it. After cutting it everything started to work as intended.


All in all it took good 6 hours and 2 beers..
Guess effort of turning lights manually for several years would be smaller than that lol

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