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#1 Scimitar

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

Just got my new Mk7 Fiesta, very happy with it. :)

I've been reading the owners manual, and I see that there is a space in the fuse box for a Daytime Running Lights Fuse and a Relay.

Anybody know if I buy the relay and stick a fuse in, will I have DRL's, or is that just wishful thinking?

Thanks!

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#2 iNath

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

Might needs the lights too ;) and a new bumper to fit them on?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:45 PM

it depends if you have also wires in fuse box, I assume most of cars does not have it.... this feature is mainly used in Nordic countries and as I have noticed also in Poland...you do not need any new bumper and lights as it uses dipped beam with restricted voltage, so the bulb ligths only to 60-70%, which is enough for DRL and is also saving bulbs...

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:35 PM

it depends if you have also wires in fuse box, I assume most of cars does not have it.... this feature is mainly used in Nordic countries and as I have noticed also in Poland...you do not need any new bumper and lights as it uses dipped beam with restricted voltage, so the bulb ligths only to 60-70%, which is enough for DRL and is also saving bulbs...


I assumed the DRL's were the LED strips on the bumper - wasn't aware some cars used normal lights on low power.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:47 PM

Thanks Harweyko, I'll check if there are wires in the fuse box,and take it from there.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:47 PM

it depends if you have also wires in fuse box, I assume most of cars does not have it.... this feature is mainly used in Nordic countries and as I have noticed also in Poland...you do not need any new bumper and lights as it uses dipped beam with restricted voltage, so the bulb ligths only to 60-70%, which is enough for DRL and is also saving bulbs...


are you completely sure?

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:00 PM

yes Max I am, just your Revontulet is special case that even having wiring, relay and fuse the ligths are not working :ph34r:

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:48 AM

:angry: vrrrrr

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

Just got my new Mk7 Fiesta, very happy with it. :)

I've been reading the owners manual, and I see that there is a space in the fuse box for a Daytime Running Lights Fuse and a Relay.

Anybody know if I buy the relay and stick a fuse in, will I have DRL's, or is that just wishful thinking?

Thanks!

Daytime running lights are turned on through the body control module and have to be programmed through a dealer

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:21 AM

Daytime running lights are turned on through the body control module and have to be programmed through a dealer


any details?

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:06 PM

if you want to go down the oem route yes it needs programming but it will cost so much in labour is it really worth it? BUT i have DRL's and they turn off when normal lights come on, involves a relay some LED strips and some swearing!

If anyone wants to know details let me know.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:49 PM

Hi

I've been following this thread regarding the DRL's and from the reply by Harweyko, it appears that some Fiesta Mk7's may already have the wiring, relays, modules and fuses installed.

My Fiesta Mk7 was built in September 2010 and would like know if it is likely to have the necessary wiring etc and, if so, does anyone have any info on how much it would cost for the dealer to programme the DRL's to work?

I would obviously prefer it if LED DRL's were installed during build but they were not available then.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:54 AM

Not sure if anyone has mentioned it but did you know Ford have these available?

http://www.fordeumic...ogue/index.html PAGE 12 MS DESIGN

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:21 PM

Not sure if anyone has mentioned it but did you know Ford have these available?

http://www.fordeumic...ogue/index.html PAGE 12 MS DESIGN


they do look nice.

but of course dont forget DRLs dont have to be LED ones, they could just be an extra 35w bulb in the headlight cluster. the regulations don't specify LED uber-cool stylee ones! these optional ones are nice tho B)

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:26 PM

I remember a while back the ones in the catalogue cost around 300 plus fitting, personally i don't like them but it is a personal choice, for confirmation the 2011 (sept 2010-) models DO NOT have the fuse and relay, they have the space but it is not wired in any way nor is it a simple case of putting a relay in the box there is no electrical circuit for it.

Anthony

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