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Discussion in '308/328' started by Berlinetta Jim, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Berlinetta Jim

    Nov 12, 2006
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    Has anyone configured your electrics to have daytime running lights without having your head lights on? I have a 77 308 GTB steel body.
     
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  3. alberto

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    Don't know about the 308's but on the 328's you can turn on the lower ("fog") lights without turning on the headlights. Essentially they work as daylight running lights if you turn them on.
     
  4. parkerfe

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    Why do you want running lights on in the day time anyway?...it looks juvenile IMHO. FYI, fog lights are for use in fog only...
     
  5. Ricambi America

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    It is required by law in many countries.
     
  6. parkerfe

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    Not in the good old USA though...and, fog lights during the day or night with no fog is not required anywhere to my knowledge...
     
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  9. jacques

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    It used to be illegal in California..may still be...Don't we have enough issues with our electrics without confusing the issue..just a thought.. Gee..I'd sure hate ot buy one of these cars where I had not been informed of the "modification" that had been made..what a potential sevrvice disaster at $100+ buckaroos per hr.
     
  10. parkerfe

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    As a PI attorney of 22+ years I have seen no evidence whatsoever that DRL prevent accidents at all...and, when I see people with fog lights on in the middle of a clear day or night I flash the morons...
     
  11. Berlinetta Jim

    Nov 12, 2006
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    ALberto, thanks for the mention on the 328. My 308 doesn't have fog lights, hence no switch.

    Parkerfe - I live in Wisconsin and we have many overcast days, even when in summer when it is warm. Many cars here have running lights that are about the intensity of head lights, not bright fog lights. I drive with my running lights on my sedan all the time and haven't been hit yet - maybe they do work after all...??

    I guess I will find the answer elsewhere and be that Wisconsin moron that wants to look juvenile.
     
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  13. parkerfe

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  14. DennisForza

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    DRL's prevent accidents on two lane roads at sun rise and sun set. There are roads in Virginia that prove this with statistics over the last decade, I think that it was the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center that did the study. All other times they are worthless.
     
  15. BigTex

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    Motorcycles were the first to have them.....and in my personal observation, about the same number of people miss seeing my 308GTB as did my cycle, back in the day. And the lower visibilty colors make it worse....not so much on my Fly Yellow one...

    The standard hedlights of our 1977 cars are about the same intensity as modern DRLs.....LOL!
     
  16. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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  17. Berlinetta Jim

    Nov 12, 2006
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    Thank You Jdubbya, please send me your home address to my private message box. I would like to send you a bottle of wine for your brilliance.

    I was losing faith in the quality of the respondents in this site before receiving your reply. I sometimes feel pretty good knowing that I am fortunate enough to own and drive a Ferrari which could lead to a sense of false self importance and a maybe a bit of arrogance, but I didn't think I would see sarcasm show its ugly head on this site.

    You restored my faith in Ferraridom.

    Best wishes,

    Jim
     
  18. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Thank you for the kind offer, but it's not necessary at all Jim. I didn't come up with idea or the website, I just knew it was there. Happy to pass it along and make you happy! Sometimes at Fchat you have to filter through a few extra replies before you get what you are looking for.
     
  19. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Hey, by the way welcome to Fchat. I just noticed that you are new. How about sharing a few pics of your car? I see the pic in your profile shows the car being worked on. What have you done to it? Here's a little project I did on mine...http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83679

    If you look at that thread though, please ignore the unbridled enthusiasm and misguided optimism. I did finally get it almost done though still sorting some mechanical issues.

    Welcome and enjoy Fchat. There really is a wealth of info here but like I said, sometimes you have to sort through "other" stuff to get to it!!
     

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