Replancing Manual Headlight Switch w/ Auto On/Off DRL Switch

Tiny
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I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey EXL; 44500 Miles. Around 2005 Honda started installing DRL/auto on/off headlights on its vehicles as a standard feature but my vehicle must have missed the cut. I have the manual on/off light switch. No auto/on off and no DRL.

My windshield appears to have the photo-sensor installed.

So, is it possible to change out the light switch on the steering column for a switch that will enable the auto on/off headlights? Honda doesn't make a kit for this but could another aftermarket switch be used? If so, would this be a fairly simple exchange? If not, where would be a good place to look to get it done? Mechanic, Audio shop, somewhere else?

Thanks.
Dan
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Friday, September 7th, 2007 AT 2:32 PM

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Tiny
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Probably gonna regret any aftermarket headlight switch installation! You will need to get a new Body control module, and because the car was not built for this you won't find the right module! It will be less agravation to buy a new honda!
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Friday, September 7th, 2007 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
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Well, with an ominous reply like that, I'll just have to let me wife turn the lights on and off manually. Perish the thought!
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Monday, September 10th, 2007 AT 3:55 PM

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