Enable or Disable Daytime Running Lights on Ford F-150 (14th gen, 2021+)

The Daytime Running Lights (DRL) on Ford F-150 improve the visibility of the vehicle during the day for other road users and thus reducing the risk of accident.

Ford F-150 Fourteenth Gen – (photo by Ford)

Daytime Running Lights on 14th generation (2021+) Ford F-150 can be easily turned on or off via the SYNC 4 infotainment system.


  1. Touch Settings on the touchscreen.
  2. Touch Vehicle Settings.
  3. Touch Lighting.
  4. Switch Daytime Running Lights on or off.
Lighting settings location on SYNC 4 system

The daytime running lamps turn on when all of the following occur:

  • You switch the system on.
  • You switch your vehicle on.
  • The transmission is not in park (P) for vehicles with automatic transmissions or you release the parking brake for vehicles with manual transmissions.
  • The lighting control is in the Autolamps position.
  • The headlamps are off.

Note: Other lighting control positions do not turn on the daytime running lamps.

Vehicles with unconfigurable DRL

You do not have the option to disable Daytime Running Lights in all F-150 vehicles. For example you can’t disable DRLs on vehicles assembled or imported in Canada. This is due to local legislation requiring DRLs to always remain on while driving.

On such models Daytime Running Lamps are always on unless you switch on the headlamps or your vehicle is in park (P).

Note: The Daytime Running Lamps system does not activate the rear lamps and may not provide adequate lighting during low visibility driving conditions. Make sure you switch the headlamps on, as appropriate, during all low visibility conditions.

13th Generation F-150

Read this article to see how to enable or disable DRL on 13th gen F-150 (2015-2020).


Contact the author: christopherbarton@wheelsjoint.com



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