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focuscolin
Hi I've seen the drl lights preee has on his mk2.5 focus ,there great but i can't afford 100 quid plus my Mrs would stab me Lol, so has anyone got any off ebay ? Are they any good ,I know I need ones that are E marked , They look ok and I've seen a few pairs that are slim so I could fit them just above the fog lights.
jane_b
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/28999-guide-for-fitting-daytime-running-lights-focus-mk25/
you can find everything here :D
Preee
I have not seen any slim line ones that would fit above the fog light. Alot of the ones on Ebay don't actually say if they are Emarked or not.
Second thing to look out for is the direction they are angled at , if you found a slim line one to fit , they would not be pointing forward and would spray the light out towards the sides.This would be ok if you had them go off with side lights and not use them at night.

You are wise to get some with a controller unit that regulates the power to them.
Bigdaddycain
I've just received a set of DRL's with integrated LED indicators... I've powered them up, and the white light is overridden by the indicator (audi style) section when activated... I'm hoping to fit them this coming thurday if the weather holds out... I'll report back here with piccies etc if the fitting turns out ok... The lights were CHEAP so i'm not expecting that much from them really, but we'll see...
focuscolin
Great I'm looking forward to seeing the results ,they sound good mate.
Bigdaddycain
I'll put you out of your misery then Colin! B)

Now to start off with... I've fitted these lights below the bumper, but above the atermarket splitter (the bumper is an ST item) The lights fill the space between splitter and bumper pretty well, and despite the lights "cheapness", they seem pretty fliipin alright! B)

Oh, and they are E-marked too ;)

I've kept the wiring in simple... The "white" light is straight in to the sidelights circuit...The orange (indicator) section, directly in to the relevent indicator circuits.

There are no fancy interfaces, the lights themselves contain all the relevent circuitry... The indicators, (when activated) overides the DRL on that particular light as the indicators flash.

( I did a small video of the lights in action, but i deleted it before i uploaded it to photobucket,as the video wasn't an accurate portrayal of how the lights actually worked... The integrated indicators are LED, whereas the factory indicators are still filament bulbs, so the LED's operate slightly "quicker" than the factory indicators. In real life the timing can only just be made out, in the vid, it was a mile out! I'll do a short updated vid when i've installed some LED indicator bulbs in the Factory headlights so everything is in sync)

I'll let the piccies do the talking now....

Sidelights on (so DRL's on also)

[IMG]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/joannelf/DSC00262-1.jpg[/IMG]

Sidelights still on, but with indicator flashing,so the DRL indicator "takes over" the white light....

[IMG]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/joannelf/DSC00259.jpg[/IMG]

The DRL indicator still works with the sidelights off also (in other words, the white DRL's don't HAVE to be lit for the indicator section to operate)

Quite nifty i think,and quite eyecatching (without being "in your face") B)
Stoney871
Very nice indeed.
You are the man.
Lenny
[quote name='Bigdaddycain' timestamp='1330890115' post='170590']

[img]http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c97/joannelf/DSC00259.jpg[/img]
B)
[/quote]

Sweeeet :wub:
DRL's and Indicators all in the one unit, they look fantastic mate.
macachia
they look brilliant, although I would have tried to incorporate them into the ST fog grill, would make it more 'factory like' ^_^
Preee
Looks very good Ste , and i like the idea of the colour change to indictator as well
focuscolin
Excellent work fella they look great ,right where's my tool box I need to get me some on those.
jeebowhite
Ste, how much where these lights and can you provide a link? They look bleedin' good!
tomo2001
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1331041862' post='170946']
Ste, how much where these lights and can you provide a link? They look bleedin' good!
[/quote]

First quick search.........
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRL-LED-FOG-DAYLIGHT-RUNNING-LIGHTS-INDICATORS-AUDI-FORD-CITROEN-VW-VAUXHALL-/330696146868?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff06bfb4#ht_1947wt_952"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRL-LED-FOG-DAYLIGHT-RUNNING-LIGHTS-INDICATORS-AUDI-FORD-CITROEN-VW-VAUXHALL-/330696146868?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff06bfb4#ht_1947wt_952[/url]
jeebowhite
Under £20.00 and clearly a good addition, very good find, and thanks for sharing the link, I am strangely tempted by them, just a shame about the funds!
catch
UK Legal Requirements :

Height above the ground must be 250mm and a maximum of 1500mm

source:

[url="http://www.halfords.com/wcsstore/libraries/document/242326.pdf"]http://www.halfords....ment/242326.pdf[/url]

Just an observation [don't shoot the messenger] yours don't appear to conform to the legal requirement.

When I was looking into fitting something similar I found height wise I was OK. But fell foul of the requirement that they needed to be a minimum of 400mm apart. So in the end, not wanting to risk invalidating my insurance cover I decided to not bother.
jeebowhite
seems a swift movement, to the outer edges of the car might well resolve that little issue!

p.s. Catch, loving the new sig! lol
artscot79
i would be aware i know for a fact that my mates friend who has a garage and does m.o.ts has failed in his words not mine a few boy racers with there bloody lights he has fitted some himself for people and as catch stated there are requirements but some testers ignore them so its really up to the individual i to was going to fit some but the measurements were a bit short so i left it
Haz93
I got these ones:
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/09-FORD-FOCUS-4D-Sedan-DRL-WHITE-LED-FOGLIGHT-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHT-LAMPS-/220963630409?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3372756d49#ht_4909wt_1037"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/09-FORD-FOCUS-4D-Sedan-DRL-WHITE-LED-FOGLIGHT-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHT-LAMPS-/220963630409?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3372756d49#ht_4909wt_1037[/url]
fitted to my Zetec S
Including shipping from Taiwan comes to £98.98
They seem to be very similar to the ones shown in preee's guide.
they are E marked, well they have the E mark symbol on the front.
I haven't had any problems with them, although they have a button in the image, for fitting next to heated screen and this didnt come with them but I wasn't too bothered.
artscot79
i agree with the idea so im gonna look at some for the mk2 and see if i can get the measurements to work out
Lenny
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1331328817' post='171723']
I got these ones:
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/09-FORD-FOCUS-4D-Sedan-DRL-WHITE-LED-FOGLIGHT-DAYTIME-RUNNING-LIGHT-LAMPS-/220963630409?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3372756d49#ht_4909wt_1037"]http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_4909wt_1037[/url]
fitted to my Zetec S
Including shipping from Taiwan comes to £98.98
They seem to be very similar to the ones shown in preee's guide.
they are E marked, well they have the E mark symbol on the front.
I haven't had any problems with them, although they have a button in the image, for fitting next to heated screen and this didnt come with them but I wasn't too bothered.
[/quote]

I have a set of these on they way mate,
im a bit disapointed to read that the button wont be coming with the kit, but i can use pree's guide for fitting and they will work out fine, hoping to recieve mid next week.
reesmew
[quote name='catch' timestamp='1331203881' post='171373']
UK Legal Requirements :

Height above the ground must be 250mm and a maximum of 1500mm

source:

[url="http://www.halfords.com/wcsstore/libraries/document/242326.pdf"]http://www.halfords....ment/242326.pdf[/url]

Just an observation [don't shoot the messenger] yours don't appear to conform to the legal requirement.

When I was looking into fitting something similar I found height wise I was OK. But fell foul of the requirement that they needed to be a minimum of 400mm apart. So in the end, not wanting to risk invalidating my insurance cover I decided to not bother.
[/quote]

The drl's must be a maximum of 400mm from the outer edge of the car as taken from that halfords info. I don't think there's a minimum distance between them but I could be wrong.
catch
[quote name='reesmew' timestamp='1331377776' post='171805']
The drl's must be a maximum of 400mm from the outer edge of the car as taken from that halfords info. I don't think there's a minimum distance between them but I could be wrong.
[/quote]

Now I come to think about it [i]reesmew[/i] I think your right, because I've just been out to the car with the tape measure again.

And considering Plan A was:
the only place I reckon they would look right on my Mk2 is in the lower part of the "fish mouth" opening directly below the licence plate.But on measuring it from the outer edge of the car, they fell outside that measurement [500mm] but the height from the ground would have been OK at 300mm.

Plan B:
I then looked at mounting them flush in that black plastic section above the spot light housing. It would have meant not only cutting into that black trim but also in to the plastic bumper behind it. Now I was not 100% sure I would miss the crash bar that is positioned behind the bumper . Then for them to fit flush they would have been pointing not straight in front but slightly to the outside of straight ahead......could they be a nuisance to on coming traffic? Would cutting out the bumper and black trim weaken both when tying to clip the black trim in .

In the end I thought to many what ifs to be considered for the sake of trying to do a mod my car does not really need.

Now considering what [i]artscot79 said re MOT testers, guy who does my servicing also does my MOT testing[/i][i] so I'm 99% sure Plan A would be fine with him.[/i]

[i]jeebowhite[/i] re the sig,

I just thought if anybody kicks off because they misunderstand my intentions. I can just refer them to my sig instead of resorting to handbags at dawn ;)
Preee
What's behind the eye brow on the mk2 , i have seen on one forum where some one fited small round ones in that eye brow and it looked great
Stoney871
The eyebrows on a MK2 basically act purely as bumper trims.
Behind the near side one is just bumper plastic but with enough space for wiring, off side covers the towing eye mounting point.
Pity nobody does a DRL that directly replaces the trim.
artscot79
yeah i searched high and low but no joy even the trim around the foglight has possibilities only easy place is the gaps in the lower bumper then they look to far down.i found a drl on ebay that switches off automaticly when you switch the headlights on but the mounting is too deep
Preee
I have seen the round DRL that replaces the Fog lamps.

I have also seen the ones that are are single round ones that come in groups of 5 that you drill the holes out and clip in , they would fit in the fog light plastic

Like these
[url="http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/529864682/Meteor_Shower_LED_daytime_running_light.html"]http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/529864682/Meteor_Shower_LED_daytime_running_light.html[/url]
artscot79
to be honest i dont want to repalce the fogs and i dont like the look of the meteor ones ide prefer them to switch off with headlights on the search continues....................
catch
The Spot Light "eyebrow" is the area I was talking about in Plan B

See mock up of some cheap DRL's I spotted on ebay

[IMG]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/suggy1/DRLmockup1.jpg[/IMG]

Regards the spotlights being replaced by DRL's now I have not got a problem with that idea in theory. Because to be honest the spots to me are more bling than actually being useful, and to be honest not much cop at that. And I've only used em once in two and a half years.

But the theory is trumped by the practice which in our case is that we actually have a hidden behind the front bumper "parking aids set up" running off the spotlights switch. [wife uses them when she is parking, and I do but difference being I could lose em but the Wife.......well .........] Beauty with this set up is, if she leaves the parking aid on when she opens the car door the lights on, alarm sounds.

Now if I want to actually use the spots as spots, all I need to do is lift the bonnet and unplug the parking ECU, otherwise there is intermittent beeping whilst your driving with the spots on. Like I say once in two and a half years, so not a problem to unplug if needed.

And to be honest I cannot be @rsed trying to get a cable through the bulkhead for an independent DRL switch. The cable for the front PA sounder mounted under the dash board passenger side, I actually run between the front wing and soundproofing of same. Being taped and matching spray painted on the passenger door bulkhead and tucked under the rain seal where the door abuts it.
artscot79
yeah i see what you mean ive never checked to see if anythings on the engine side shouldnt be. time to invest in a cheap version of a dremel .set the bracket right and cut the eyebrow correctly it would look oem so it would be better putting the tape on the brow cut that refit and cut the bumper.
in the book the parking light setting is refered to as daytime running lights
Bigdaddycain
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1331041862' post='170946']
Ste, how much where these lights and can you provide a link? They look bleedin' good!
[/quote]

http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/105079241.html

(hopefully the link works)

Many thanks for the kind comments! They are quite eyecatching i must admit, but i think the indicator section would look more in tune with the main indicators once i have upgraded them to LED bulbs also (normal filament bulbs are slower than LED's) I bought 3 boxes of the lights, at around $9 per box, so what's that? About 6 and a half quid per set? (i told you they were CHEAP) B)

Nowt to lose at that price i thought!.... ;)
Stoney871
[quote name='Bigdaddycain' timestamp='1331488434' post='172060']
Nowt to lose at that price i thought!.... ;)
[/quote]
Indeed, always worth a punt. ;)
artscot79
a good deal mate indicator leds will be fine as they are away from the heat just get error free ones.im looking at some from the same guy but without the indicator feature
Bigdaddycain
They appear to work fine with that CANBUS thingy watchamacallit effort... (forgive my technical jargon) :lol:
denis086
not quite able to follow the chat but i thought these might these help some one safer than all this cutting :lol:

[url="http://www.msdesigndirect.com/body-styling/ford/ford-focus-daytime-running-lights-pre-2008"]http://www.msdesigndirect.com/body-styling/ford/ford-focus-daytime-running-lights-pre-2008[/url]
Lenny
[quote name='denis086' timestamp='1331510403' post='172143']
not quite able to follow the chat but i thought these might these help some one safer than all this cutting :lol:

[url="http://www.msdesigndirect.com/body-styling/ford/ford-focus-daytime-running-lights-pre-2008"]http://www.msdesignd...lights-pre-2008[/url]
[/quote]

Nice find mate,
but MS design are Daylight robery lights

at around £700 a set
macachia
i'm trying to think of a way to incorporate DRL into the ST fog grill

took a photo of the grill and mocked up the dimensions on it

[url="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/photocopyf.jpg/"]http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/photocopyf.jpg/[/url]
artscot79
the st has custom ones that fit in the gap under the headlights check ebay i saw them on there
Emzzy
Sorry I know this is an old post but anyone else fitted these?

Just wanted to know how easy they were to fit....

Cheers
jeebowhite

foglight DRL's or other type?

Emzzy
O sorry the other type same as what Bigdaddycain has , the double as indicator as well
jeebowhite

I fitted a set very similar. They basically have a bracket that you secure onto the car. You have three options (not yet seen one with two of these!)

 

1) DRL with Indicator. Yellow wire needs to be attached to the indicator wire for that side of the car.

2) DRL with Auto DIM lights. White wire (most often) connects to sidelights wire. When sidelights come on, power reduced to 50%

3) DRL with Auto OFF lights. as above, but lights go off altogether.

 

4) DRL with no auto on / off functionality. - Not technically covered by MOT, however could well be covered in the future. You would risk being pulled over by police if the light is seen to dazzle traffic, and could result in a rectification notice being issued.

josingh20
Has anyone managed to fit the fog light integrated drls to a mk2??

Sent from my GT-I9100 using Ford OC mobile app

Focuz
I bought some drls with built in indicators aswell, they're e-marked and the control relay is a genlabs one.. planning on cutting a section out of the foglight grill to fit them :)



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