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I think you can turn on DRL in a W210 through the lighting menu when hooked up to the right diagnostics, that gives you front side lights only.

I was thinking more along the lines of LED's lower down like on newer cars.
In Europe all new cars have to have them and in the UK at least they come on when you start the car and by law have to either turn off when you turn on the lights or dim down.
There is a little module available that senses the lights coming on and turns of the DRL, or dims them depending on how it's wired.
Very easy to wire up but I was wondering if it would cause a bulb out warning when the lights are on.
Here's a wiring diagram of the module, a switch could be added to give a choice of off or dim.
I admit when I first heard of the new law (which doesn't require retrofitting to older cars) I wasn't too keen on the idea, but I've noticed that cars with them stand out during the day so hopefully reducing the risk of someone pulling out in front.
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