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#61 Lenny

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:22 AM

Thanks Lenny,
Might just get the relay and hope for the best, tbh its only £25 in the bigger scheme of things. The jumper cable says for halogen lights only, I have xenons so guess that it works differently. Plus I'm hoping to run proper DRL's not just dimmed headlights so might try without that.


ok mate,
keep us posted on here with the progress anyways, for others who may wish to follow

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:44 PM

Well got the relay today finis 1425751 and it doesn't work. Having tested it and spotting a relay in the fusebox it turns out to be the same as the other one (R16 i think?) a 4 pin open by default relay. So, next question is, what relay do I need in that case? Want the DRL's to come on with no lights on and go off with lights turned on, using the relay as necessary?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

Hi mate,
Very jealous of the white ST :D

Not sure if I'm correct, I will check when I get home but in the haynes manual I think the drl's are controlled via a fuse in the footwell fusebox, not via a relay in the engine bay. That then lets the headlights come on at 80% when the headlights are off on the switch. I believe there is no extra wiring for the drl just the fuse to bypass the switch.
If it were me I would buy a seperate relay kit like the one controlling the drls that Preee, myself and others have, that only dim the drls when the headlights come on. Or just a standard relay kit
http://www.ebay.co.u...7e#ht_625wt_922


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

Thanks for the comments on the car tis loveeeeeeely to drive but what really makes it worthwhile is the soundtrack of the 5 cylinder warble and the turbo whine. :D

Well I was hoping to keep as OEM as possible to be honest, and I was led to believe that relay R15 was for DRL's but Ford are no use at defining which relay fits which slot :(
That link appears to be to a U.S. seller? Any UK dealers?

I didn't want to affect the headlights at all just wanted some extra led's to act as some sort of DRL (or even better DRL and on with sidelights?).

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:46 PM

Try this relay, saves having to hunt for the OEM part which Ford can't seem to locate themselves.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

Just had a thought while driving through the fog this morning. With the relay I have ( same as ones used by Preee in the guide ) there is a wire to dim the DRL's which I have connected to the sidelights, and a wire to switch them off which I haven't connected yet. Could this be connected to the fog lights so the DRL's go off when the fogs are on because they look a bit silly when both are on.

Any thoughts or advice on which wire to attach to??

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

Just had a thought while driving through the fog this morning. With the relay I have ( same as ones used by Preee in the guide ) there is a wire to dim the DRL's which I have connected to the sidelights, and a wire to switch them off which I haven't connected yet. Could this be connected to the fog lights so the DRL's go off when the fogs are on because they look a bit silly when both are on.

Any thoughts or advice on which wire to attach to??

Yes this would work
or you could fit a switch to the positive feed of the drl's to manually switch them off.
I personally think the more lights in fog the better.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

Great guide which is really helpful, 2 suggestions/hints which may help people.


I didn't piggy back of that fuse but instead plugged the piggyback connector into the empty fuse socket to the left in the picture, that's also 12v ignition live but doesn't have anything else running of it in my car.

I had two blue/orange wires in my headlight harness (though one may be Orange/blue but hard to tell) but my sidelight was in the b/o wire in pin 4 (numbered on the actual connector).

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

Glad the guide was helpful , theres always ways to make things easier when following the guides , how are you liking the DRL's?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

They look good, I went for a different style to the foglight versions as I know many people around here are stupid and think that any lights in that area are fog lights so like to flash you to tell you.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:17 PM

are these the drls you have paul? looking for some myself and these are the only ones i can find what look decent 

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ab88ecc6e



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

are these the drls you have paul? looking for some myself and these are the only ones i can find what look decent 

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ab88ecc6e

Yes Patrick , they look exactly like the one that i brought.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

I find the guide a bit confusing, i don't see why the switch needs to be a 2 way switch and i know it is optional however i prefer to install a switch indeed. Second in the guide, why was the glove box removed, that part for sure i don't understand.

 

I will need to get the DRL's in my hands to get a firm understanding of this, even so before i buy the switch, unless anyone can explain why it requires a 2 way switch. I think i will also purchase different switch although i did find the one in the guide on ebay, i am a bit worried that LED might become over powering with the brightness and annoying over time. i would much rather a none light switch.

 

Thirdly i cannot identify where on the car that switch has been placed. Must state this is my first ford and i don't even have the car right here ATM to look so that doesn't help.

 

Also what is all the excess duel layer 12 guage wire all about?



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

I find the guide a bit confusing, i don't see why the switch needs to be a 2 way switch and i know it is optional however i prefer to install a switch indeed. Second in the guide, why was the glove box removed, that part for sure i don't understand.
 
I will need to get the DRL's in my hands to get a firm understanding of this, even so before i buy the switch, unless anyone can explain why it requires a 2 way switch. I think i will also purchase different switch although i did find the one in the guide on ebay, i am a bit worried that LED might become over powering with the brightness and annoying over time. i would much rather a none light switch.
 
Thirdly i cannot identify where on the car that switch has been placed. Must state this is my first ford and i don't even have the car right here ATM to look so that doesn't help.
 
Also what is all the excess duel layer 12 guage wire all about?


I have followed this guide 100% and can explain to you on behalf of preee.

The switch is optional as stated,
I have chosen to fit the switch as I like the option of stealth mode i.e. engine on with no drl active.

The switch doesn't need to be 2way but if you want an illuminating switch it requires an earth feed so power the illumination so an illuminating switch will have 3 pin outs.

The glove box removal is to gain access to the rubber grommet that feeds cables from inside the car to the engine bay.
The removal of glovebox is not required for standard installation.
But if you would like to fit a switch, then you need to run an additional 2core cable from the engine bay in through the grommet behind the glove box and over to the pocket in the dash that is next to the OBD port in the drivers footwell.

Remove the panel and drill in to the top of the pocket to fit rocker switch inside pocket,
You will require spade crimp connectors to fit cables to switch correctly.

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the image below is for illustration purposes only.
This is an image of my interior illumination switch which doubles as a light to illuminate the dash pocket.
It feeds power to my bird bath and cup holder illumination.
I have later fitted another rocker switch next to it for the drls but I don't have an up to date image.

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I hope this response helps on behalf of preee.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:08 AM

Thanks Lenny, i have ordered the parts and sure it will be alot easier once i got everything :D



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