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Wilko-S1600
Fitted some DRLs to my MK7 today so thought I would do a quick guide on how to install them.

First up you need to buy a set of DRLs. There are loads of options for this and it is down to personal preference which ones you want. I bought some flexible LED strips. [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130549346330?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649[/url]

Next up you need to get a relay. This is needed so that the DRLs turn off when your headlights turn on. Here is the one I bought:

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110846856545?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649[/url]

**********EDIT 11/11/2012*************

Right so I decided that these LEDs looked naff when they wernt turned on so I wanted to do something about it. Here is what I did:

I bought some 70mm CCFL Halo rings. These DO NOT work with a DRL inverter as they have their own power ballasts.

Unfortunately i dont have a link to the rings I bought.

I then took the actual CCFL ring out from the halo's plastic case, leaving me with the plastic shell.

I then inserted these LED halo rings

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330778415158?var=540075110431&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

The reason I didnt just fit these is because they just look terrible on their own and the halo case really hides it. So now when they are off there are just white rings on the fog lights, not those nasty cheap looking LEDs.
Also, its a perfect circle now which makes it look a million times better. Here's how it looks now.

[IMG]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/PicsArt_1352543182623.jpg[/IMG]

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First of all you need to fix the DRLs to your car. This will vary depending on where you are putting them and what type of DRL they are, so i cant really advise you too much on how to do this. Mine just stick on with strong 3M double sided tape.

Once you have fitted the DRLs it's time to wire them up.

The best way to do this is to remove the headlights to give you better access (in my case, the backs of the fog lights).

Once the lights are removed, bring the wires from the DRLs over the the near side of the engine bay (side with the battery). In my case I had to buy extra wire to get the offside DRL to reach the other side of the engine bay.
[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_160117.jpg[/img]

[color=#000000]Connect the wires from the DRLs to the black wires coming from the relay. [/color]

Now its time to connect the relay.

The blue wire connects to the battery earth. This is where I connected mine:
[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_161157.jpg[/img]

And then connect the red wire to the positive terminal:
[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_161554.jpg[/img]


You then have one orange wire left on the relay.
[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_161611.jpg[/img]

This has to be connected to the positive wire of the headlight (allowing it to turn off when the headlights are on).

The wire comes off the plug that goes into the back of the headlight. The wires are numbered and it is NUMBER 1 that you need to conect the orange wire of the relay to:
[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_162057.jpg[/img]

To save you cutting into your car electrics I bought a pack of these for 99p:
[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_160803.jpg[/img]

Put the crimp over the wire and insert the orange wire to the other side from the relay. Squeeze it with some pliers and clip it shut.
[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_163525.jpg[/img]

Now this is all connected up, try it out.

Turn the engine on, after a few seconds the DRLs should turn on. turn your side lights on....the DRLs should still be on. Turn your dipped beams on.... if done correctly, they should now be off.

If this is all working correctly it's time to clean up...

Get a packet of small cable ties and secure and loose wires and secure the relay down:
[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_171814.jpg[/img]

Wack the headlights back in and voila!

[img]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/20120517_174731.jpg[/img]

This relay also includes a 'follow me home' feature which means that they will stay on for 20 seconds after the engine is turned off.
Puckacostello
Thanks for the guide mate its excellent! :) have you got anymore pictures of the DRL's fitted ? :)
Wilko-S1600
Will post some up later. They look sexxxxxxy :P
Tato
The sidelights are W5W, correct? How many LED does you sidelight have?
Wilko-S1600
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The sidelights are W5W, correct? How many LED does you sidelight have?
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Yes, they are SMD so they have about 8 or 12 lights on them, cant remember exactly
Wilko-S1600
Another Pic of them fitted:

[IMG]http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae297/c_w_2002/f.jpg[/IMG]
ian pearce
what have you got over your lights to make them look darker ?
tichy87
www.flyeyekit.co.uk :-)
ChrissH
Hi - Sorry to bring back up a thread... I'm thinking of doing this, but how come you've got the red wire connected to the positive on the battery? Doesn't this keep the DRL's on all the time? I thought it had to be connected to a switched ignition live..!
Rain
[quote name='tichy87' timestamp='1345256169' post='201660']
www.flyeyekit.co.uk :-)
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Out of curiosity, are these fitted inside or outside the lamp.
Bower
Hey, I just read that drls only work when your main lights are switched off.

I was just wondering if it is possible to have both low beam and dlr on?

Thanks!
iNath
[quote name='Bower' timestamp='1348780175' post='208717']
Hey, I just read that drls only work when your main lights are switched off.

I was just wondering if it is possible to have both low beam and dlr on?

Thanks!
[/quote]

DRLs work however you wire them in to work ;) All depends on the setup/relays used. What you're asking for is possible though really DRLs should at least dim when dipped beam is on, They are [u][i]daytime[/i][/u] running lights afterall and not meant to be used with dipped beams which are for [u][i]nighttime[/i][/u]... :P
MikePaine
Possible. But against the rules
MikePaine
Also. These look awesome!!
Bower
Okay, but as I understand it is possible to use DRLs as daytime styling lights? Then those would be considered as side position lights and would be legal? Am I correct? I Hope this makes sense.
iNath
But you'll still be having super bright LEDs on during the night which is extremely dangerous as you'll be blinding other drivers. This is why they need to go off or dim with dipped beam.
Bower
I've just had a discussion with my colleagues and they said that it might be illegal to tint the front and rear lights.

Is that the case or is it only that you cannot alter the lamp itself?
iNath
I believe (not a legal expert though) as long as the light output & beam pattern is unaffected it's fine.
Wilko-S1600
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Bower
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Wilko, would the Halo rings be something like this?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-2-x-70mm-YZF-R1-CCFL-HALO-SUPER-BRIGHT-6000K-Angel-Eye-Rings-STUNNING-LOOK-/170814608172?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c558132c

Would it be possible to ask you to update the guide? I am planning to do this upgrade myself at some point.

It would be really helpful, thank you!
123yahyaa
when you fit them on your fog lights, are you just sticking them ontop of them?? what about rain and exposure to water??
Wilko-S1600
Bower - yes thats the type I bought. Just take out the internals and keep the plastic rings, the rest you can put back on ebay and get some of your money back.

123yahyaa - yep they are stuck to the plastic fog surrounds with glue. I used some clear window sealant to cover all exposed connections on the back of the ring to make it water tight :)
xenium12

Love this setup Wilko!

 

I purchased a pair of the 70mm LED rings that you did, but not sure what you mean by fitting them inside the halo rings.... was there plenty of room for the LED ring inside the plastic tube? 

 

Also, would you recommend any alternate ways to cover/protect the LED rings?

xenium12


Wilko, would the Halo rings be something like this?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-2-x-70mm-YZF-R1-CCFL-HALO-SUPER-BRIGHT-6000K-Angel-Eye-Rings-STUNNING-LOOK-/170814608172?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c558132c

Would it be possible to ask you to update the guide? I am planning to do this upgrade myself at some point.

It would be really helpful, thank you!

Hey Bower, Im interested to know whether or not you managed to do the modification like Wilko? As I am also very keen to install this exact set up!

topher

I just bought these DRL + foglights and got them protected with Lamin-X (camera makes them darker than they really are). I'm going to post more pics when i mount them.

 

[url=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/photogrid1365928137402.jpg/][/URL]
 

Wayneo01
These look beautiful, get some pics on when you can!
Mistyval

I just bought these DRL + foglights and got them protected with Lamin-X (camera makes them darker than they really are). I'm going to post more pics when i mount them.

 

photogrid1365928137402.jpg
 

So any update on these being fitted?

Also where did you get them from please?

Thanks

D13 HPD 95

anyone else fitted these??? i am keen to get these done, can you still use your fog lights and the DRLS around the fog surrounds aswell??

 

how did you wire your fog in as i dont have the switch for my fogs

Mistyval

anyone else fitted these??? i am keen to get these done, can you still use your fog lights and the DRLS around the fog surrounds aswell??

 

how did you wire your fog in as i dont have the switch for my fogs

Wouldn't you have to change your whole front bumper to allow for the fog lights?

D13 HPD 95
If you want to do it properly you need the fog bumper not the vented bumper BUT there is a retro fog kit on eBay which i have bought if you want to have them as fogs you will need a new wiring loom from ford which costs loads plus a new light switch, or you can write the fogs as drls with a relay but then you carnt add this halo ring as it would look funny i asked ford how much to do everything for the fogs and quote £900+ so not worth it when i can get a kit for £40 its up to you how much you want to spend but yes if you get the fogs done properly yes you can use the fogs and the drls around the surround at the same time or one at a time if you get me.
Epu

Hi!

 

I have a question! My fiesta mk7 which is coming this week has a original DRL system ( I don't even know how they look). Anyways I can pretty much get these LED strips and steal the supply from the originals DRL's wire? My car has this AUTO sensor thingy so during day time theres DRL and when it gets dark it puts the headlights on itself. Am I right?

Epu

Also  you said first that you bought led strips where did those go? If I understood correctly you ended up putting the "led rings" inside the plastic "halo" cover? Got me confused what  did you do with the strips?

D13 HPD 95

Also you said first that you bought led strips where did those go? If I understood correctly you ended up putting the "led rings" inside the plastic "halo" cover? Got me confused what did you do with the strips?


Epu, first he put the strips on but they looked abit tatty and converted his fogs with the halo rings and it looks a lot better! You can steal the pos supy from your drls you have on the car but you need to find the correct wire, if it is the new shape fiesta the drls are in the light housings which mean they are connected to the main wiring loom, and you will need a wiring diagram to work out which one is the pos feed to the lights if you have the mk7 2008-2012 fiesta then the drls are a separate unit in the bumper and the pos and need cables are easily to find as they as the only two not in a wiring loom just on their own i believe. Hope this helps
Epu

Epu, first he put the strips on but they looked abit tatty and converted his fogs with the halo rings and it looks a lot better! You can steal the pos supy from your drls you have on the car but you need to find the correct wire, if it is the new shape fiesta the drls are in the light housings which mean they are connected to the main wiring loom, and you will need a wiring diagram to work out which one is the pos feed to the lights if you have the mk7 2008-2012 fiesta then the drls are a separate unit in the bumper and the pos and need cables are easily to find as they as the only two not in a wiring loom just on their own i believe. Hope this helps

Ah okey :D That helped a lot thanks. Haven't used english in a long while so couldn't make out what happened to the strips :D. Some adjectives just make me confused and in this case "tatty" didn't really know what it meant.

D13 HPD 95
It didnt look very nice abit odd like it was cheap and nasty
M4RC
Really want to do this, looks so good. Only thing is I would rather have them on all the time. I mainly drive when It's dark so I would want them on with my dipped beam aswell? Where could I wire them into? The ignition fuse/switch???
chrispage1

Hi!

 

I have a question! My fiesta mk7 which is coming this week has a original DRL system ( I don't even know how they look). Anyways I can pretty much get these LED strips and steal the supply from the originals DRL's wire? My car has this AUTO sensor thingy so during day time theres DRL and when it gets dark it puts the headlights on itself. Am I right?

 

M4RC. It depends on the type of relay you get. I have a similar criteria to you and managed to find a relay on eBay that had the following features - 

 

- daytime running lights

- dims by 30% when dipped headlight is on

- stays on for 25 seconds after turning off the engine

 

This seemed perfect for me so I ordered it and it arrived today :D Hope to wire it up some time soon but all the other parts are pretty much the same as the guides. You might find this link handy - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191016560305

 

Only thing is its a cheap relay and I just hope it lasts!

M4RC

 
M4RC. It depends on the type of relay you get. I have a similar criteria to you and managed to find a relay on eBay that had the following features - 
 
- daytime running lights
- dims by 30% when dipped headlight is on
- stays on for 25 seconds after turning off the engine
 
This seemed perfect for me so I ordered it and it arrived today :D Hope to wire it up some time soon but all the other parts are pretty much the same as the guides. You might find this link handy - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191016560305


 
Only thing is its a cheap relay and I just hope it lasts!



Just what I need :). What LEDs did you get?
chrispage1

Just what I need :). What LEDs did you get?

:) I got these ones - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330778415158 70mm white

 

I have tested them and they are really bright but be careful cause the wires are a bit flimsy. I actually cut the ends of that relay and re-souldered them on to the back of the LED unit and then crimped bullet connectors on either side so I can disconnect the LEDs from the relay if I need to.

M4RC

:) I got these ones - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330778415158 70mm white
 
I have tested them and they are really bright but be careful cause the wires are a bit flimsy. I actually cut the ends of that relay and re-souldered them on to the back of the LED unit and then crimped bullet connectors on either side so I can disconnect the LEDs from the relay if I need to.


I'll get them ones to :). In that case I'll probably do the same, still got bullets from my footwell lights.
M4RC
If I use these daytime running lights will I have to tell my insurance company?
chrispage1

If I use these daytime running lights will I have to tell my insurance company?


Foot well lighting has to be my next project! How did you wire it up, through the roof interior light?

I would recommend telling them but it shouldn't have any impact on your insurance, if anything it will go down as its considered a security feature - but then again it is aftermarket! I had a look on gocompare and there was no category to declare DRLs or anything but I will give my insurer a call about a few recent minor changes just in case.
M4RC

Foot well lighting has to be my next project! How did you wire it up, through the roof interior light?

I would recommend telling them but it shouldn't have any impact on your insurance, if anything it will go down as its considered a security feature - but then again it is aftermarket! I had a look on gocompare and there was no category to declare DRLs or anything but I will give my insurer a call about a few recent minor changes just in case.



Yea, through the interior light. It's pretty easy to be honest. I've also wired puddle lights. It works in well as they only come on when you unlock the car or open the doors. Also you can also turn them all off from the interior light . If you have a look on my fiesta thread you can see a pic (can't post it for some reason)

Aww okay, I'll probably phone them up just to see :)
M4RC
What size of ring should I get? Can you put these on the inside of the fog? Think they would look bad on the outside
chrispage1

What size of ring should I get? Can you put these on the inside of the fog? Think they would look bad on the outside


7mm would be best. You may be able to get them behind the glass but I haven't installed yet so havent been able to try - I would be surprised to be honest. Thats why it's best to wrap those SMD rings with some kind of plastic tubing - I have bought a BMW angel eye kit and will use that tubing to wrap my SMDs.
D13 HPD 95
To put the LEDs inside the fog light you need to bake in an oven at 180'c for 10mins to get the silicon sealant to heat up and separate allowing the glass to come away meaning you can get inside the fog, but if i was you and id rather not damage the glass so fit it on the outside, and drls wise i was to by a local mot testing station and a friend in the force, drls have to turn off when the dips are on and turn on when the ignition is on not the engine, Turning off there aint a rule for, so be carful with the relay you get, i have had mine for like 6months solid as and hasn't got a thing wrong with it and only paid 5 so a great deal.
M4RC

To put the LEDs inside the fog light you need to bake in an oven at 180'c for 10mins to get the silicon sealant to heat up and separate allowing the glass to come away meaning you can get inside the fog, but if i was you and id rather not damage the glass so fit it on the outside, and drls wise i was to by a local mot testing station and a friend in the force, drls have to turn off when the dips are on and turn on when the ignition is on not the engine, Turning off there aint a rule for, so be carful with the relay you get, i have had mine for like 6months solid as and hasn't got a thing wrong with it and only paid £5 so a great deal.


Think I'll leave them on the outside then haha. I'll just bullet crimp them and unplug them when I get an mot? If I have them turned off when the dipped beams on its pointless doing it tbh as I mainly drive at night
D13 HPD 95
Thats what i did spade connections so they can be pulled out come mot time easy as :) get some pics up when you've done it?
chrispage1

Think I'll leave them on the outside then haha. I'll just bullet crimp them and unplug them when I get an mot? If I have them turned off when the dipped beams on its pointless doing it tbh as I mainly drive at night


So why do you need to disconnect them for your MOT? If you really need to your best bet would be to disconnect the fuse - nice and quick! I fitted the relay today and really pleased with it. Red cable with fuse to positive, black cable to earth behind the fuse box and have joined the white wire with the left hand side headlight wire. Don't bother connecting the sidelight wires on the relay - not even sure what they do! I tested the voltages in the bullet connectors and working really nice.

I haven't connected the LEDs just yet because it seems like its gonna be a pain to get the fog lamps off - the right hand fog lamp looks like I have to get under the car to remove the washer fluid bottle to get to the bottom screw? Also, one of my LED rings wire has disconnected because it's too thin and flimsy so will resoulder some new wire on when I'm back home.

I have run the longest wire underneath the plastics along the front of the car past the bonnet latch and its hidden perfectly and comes out right next to the fog lamp assembly so plenty of room with that relay I linked you to.
iNath

TO remove fog lights just take the headlamps out and go in from above.



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