We have a 2008 EXL. It did not come with auto headlights at this trim level, but the DRL are on all the time until you turn on the parking lights or headlights. On our Pilot and Accord we have auto headlights and the DLR stay on until the system activates the headlights. As far as "tuning" your automatic headlamps to always turn on, the easiest would be to tape over the sensor located in the middle of the dash down by the windscreen with some black electric tape. The sensor will always think it is night and you will have light.