Dodge DRL

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On the new Dodge Chargers, one side of the DRL would go out, when the respective side turn signal is used. Seems to be a fix to a problem that does not exit. Consider the Dodge's DRLs are not that bright. That will also mean that the bulbs are not connected in series, so resistors are used somewhere using up power and creating heat.
 
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It has to do with the proximity of the turn signal to the headlamps. I imagine that the only way to meet the daytime brightness ratio requirements is to turn out the DRL when the signal is active. You'll note a number of other vehicles do the same, including the Chrysler 300 when equipped with DRLs.
 

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I hear your reasoning but wouldn't a lot of low beam lamps need to be turned off at night when turn signal is used, if that is the case? I like GM's combo DRL/turn signal better.
 
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