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Thought I saw the thread here before but couldn't find it.

A friend of a friend told me to ask the service writer to have "a sales code flashed into the body control module" to have the DRL enabled on my 15 1500 Laramie ED.

The first two dealers that I talked to said "we can't do that". I politely thanked them and promptly crossed them off of my Christmas card list. The third said "I don't know - let me check with my technician". She came back a couple of minutes later and said "bring it in". YES!! A service writer that thinks and cares. Unfortunately an all too rare breed.

When I arrived, she asked me to speak to the tech about this. WOW! Pinch me. I told him that I found these three sales codes in a forum and that I would like to try to enable my DRL's. The three codes are LMK, LM1 and LM5. He told me that he had never done this before, but that he would give it a try. Such good fortune to have encountered a THINKER. I asked if I could look over his shoulder. He said "sure". Pinch me again.

We went into the shop and he connected a WIFI adapter to the OBDII port. We went to his laptop and then went to the "dealerconnect" (or something like that) website. He went into the BCM and then to a screen called "add sales code" or (something like that) and entered my VIN. The left side of the screen populated with a list of possible sales codes for my VIN. About two dozen sales codes altogether.

This seems to be the DRL related sales code breakdown:

LMK is for the quad headlight style, That will enable the high beam lamp (at reduced brightness) to be the DRL.
LM5 is for projector style with LED park lights. The LED park lights will be the DRL.
LM1 is for another style that will use the low beam lamps (at reduced brightness) for DRL.

I wanted LM5. He clicked on it and that code moved to the right side of the screen and a "download progress" bar appeared. Once the download hit 100%, a "flashing" progress bar appeared. Once the flash completed, turned off the ignition and then started the engine. Put the trans in "R" or "D" and I NOW HAVE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS!!

He then went to another screen that showed ALL of the modules on the truck. That screen showed that the engine ECM needed a software update. As before, the download and flash occurred. Sorry I didn't have the presence of mind to take photos of the various screens.

Needless to say, this service department has a customer for life. Too bad I had to call three before I found one who cared enough to listen to me and make an effort to help. I hope this information will help someone.
 

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Thought I saw the thread here before but couldn't find it.

A friend of a friend told me to ask the service writer to have "a sales code flashed into the body control module" to have the DRL enabled on my 15 1500 Laramie ED.

The first two dealers that I talked to said "we can't do that". I politely thanked them and promptly crossed them off of my Christmas card list. The third said "I don't know - let me check with my technician". She came back a couple of minutes later and said "bring it in". YES!! A service writer that thinks and cares. Unfortunately an all too rare breed.

When I arrived, she asked me to speak to the tech about this. WOW! Pinch me. I told him that I found these three sales codes in a forum and that I would like to try to enable my DRL's. The three codes are LMK, LM1 and LM5. He told me that he had never done this before, but that he would give it a try. Such good fortune to have encountered a THINKER. I asked if I could look over his shoulder. He said "sure". Pinch me again.

We went into the shop and he connected a WIFI adapter to the OBDII port. We went to his laptop and then went to the "dealerconnect" (or something like that) website. He went into the BCM and then to a screen called "add sales code" or (something like that) and entered my VIN. The left side of the screen populated with a list of possible sales codes for my VIN. About two dozen sales codes altogether.

This seems to be the DRL related sales code breakdown:

LMK is for the quad headlight style, That will enable the high beam lamp (at reduced brightness) to be the DRL.
LM5 is for projector style with LED park lights. The LED park lights will be the DRL.
LM1 is for another style that will use the low beam lamps (at reduced brightness) for DRL.

I wanted LM5. He clicked on it and that code moved to the right side of the screen and a "download progress" bar appeared. Once the download hit 100%, a "flashing" progress bar appeared. Once the flash completed, turned off the ignition and then started the engine. Put the trans in "R" or "D" and I NOW HAVE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS!!

He then went to another screen that showed ALL of the modules on the truck. That screen showed that the engine ECM needed a software update. As before, the download and flash occurred. Sorry I didn't have the presence of mind to take photos of the various screens.

Needless to say, this service department has a customer for life. Too bad I had to call three before I found one who cared enough to listen to me and make an effort to help. I hope this information will help someone.
You can turn your park lights on and then turn the fogs on and still have the DRLs on, fyi.
 

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What were the names of your good/bad dealers? Good ones deserve more business! Plus I'm interested.
 

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What were the names of your good/bad dealers? Good ones deserve more business! Plus I'm interested.
A thought provoking question for sure. I can only speak for my experience with these dealers after trading my 14 GMC for my very first Ram in Jan of 15. As much as I'm tempted to, I'm not sure that it's proper to use this forum to throw the ones that I had a bad experience with under the bus - although I will gladly do so in a face to face conversation :)

I started as a technician since 1976. A few years as a service manager and currently a trainer of technicians, I believe I have a better than average feel for what is and isn't right in a service department.

I'm at "three strikes your out" with the service department of XXX XXXXXXX CDJR in XXXXX XXXX, GA. Great sales staff there, but the service folks that I've talked were flat out dishonest with me during two visits there. The third was the DRL question - only lack of knowledge, concern and/or skills in this case. I WILL NOT visit this business again. Two strikes now with XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX CDJR in XXXXXX, GA. Nice shiny building. Same shortcomings as the first one.

Cronic CDJR service department in Griffin, GA now has a loyal customer. I will gladly drive a little extra distance to deal with a knowledgeable professional.
 

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You can turn your park lights on and then turn the fogs on and still have the DRLs on, fyi.
I guess my years as a GM owner spoiled me. Nothing to turn on or off. Put it gear and the DRL's are there. Some folks feel otherwise, but I like them. Most of my Harleys had them, my new Accord has them. When I got out of the GMC into the Ram, I felt naked without them. Life is good again now :) Happy to have found a dealer that actually cares about my personal preference.
 

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I don't have a choice of dealers. The one I use could not figure out the DRLs until I gave them this document which has been posted before: https://www.ramtrucks.com/assets/bbg/pdf/dddpdrl.pdf. It should work for 1500s as well. Note that you may need someone to help you check that they are working because they come on only when the engine is running, the vehicle is in gear and the parking brake is not set.
 

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Sounds just like my situation with calibrating my Jeep's Speedometer. Guess what? That is the dealer I bought the EcoD from.
 

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Another Welcome to the Forum. One other member has been able to do this, think it was EcoD, maybe wrong. Tried earlier this year and will try again. Thanks.
Yes, got mine on.

Was not easy to find the right dealership.

But others had said they were able to find the right place if you keep asking.

I believe that is all it takes is to turn on the code into the sales invoice?

The above 3 letter codes seem correct.

Once entered tech can turn on option for the DRL.

Heard lots of excuses of why they can't turn them on, keep looking around.
 

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I don't have a choice of dealers. The one I use could not figure out the DRLs until I gave them this document which has been posted before: https://www.ramtrucks.com/assets/bbg/pdf/dddpdrl.pdf. It should work for 1500s as well. Note that you may need someone to help you check that they are working because they come on only when the engine is running, the vehicle is in gear and the parking brake is not set.
Excellent doc in the link. Thank you. Even though the 1500 isn't listed in it, it's obviously identical to the HD's in this respect. Now that you mention it, I DID come across this in my research. Discarded it because it didn't list the 1500. Probably could have gotten mine enabled sooner had I tried your approach.
 

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Success!!!, we'll sort of. I went to dealer today for a few things. I asked the service writer about turning in DRLs. I asked her to speak to tech, get a price and call me while I waited for the other work. Well, 2hrs later I get call...trucks done. Ok, I wall over get ticket, get truck. I see on ticket DRLs turned on $0. Cool. Only issue is it appear to be LM1, the low pwr low beams (projectors). Oh well, really wanted LM5 LED ambers. But it was free. Maybe I'll bug them next time I'm in.


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I guess my years as a GM owner spoiled me. Nothing to turn on or off. Put it gear and the DRL's are there. Some folks feel otherwise, but I like them. Most of my Harleys had them, my new Accord has them. When I got out of the GMC into the Ram, I felt naked without them. Life is good again now :) Happy to have found a dealer that actually cares about my personal preference.
The BAD thing with DRL's are the people that do absolutely nothing when it's raining, snowing, foggy or just slightly before or after its too dark. DRL's aren't as bright as normal headlights and no taillights. I keep my light switch on auto and placed black electrical tape over the sensor on the dash. All lights and fog lamps on all the time for safety.

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Herez mine. Engine running, trans in "D" or "R", this is what you get. Yes, the amber LED's are SWEET!! Dealer charged me one hour. IMO, all things considered, lot of bang for the buck.
Those look great!

I've got to get this done :)
 
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