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#106 higgsy

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:36 PM

Basically it depends what fuse you connect them to, but if you connect them to any of the fuses in the engine fuse box as per the guide, they stay on for more like 10 secs.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 05:03 PM

Thank you higgsy

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:37 PM

Daytime running lights installed over the weekend. And after a 2 bucket wash, SRP, megs wax and ESP, car is sparkling. Pics are of just the DLRs, sidelights on and dipped beams on. Taken at dusk and night time.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:19 PM

Just wondered if anyone could shed any light on a problem I have after fitting drl's, the problem is the lights stay on for up to a minute after the engine is switched off, they work normally on the second mark of the ignition turning off after about 10 seconds without the engine being started. These are the same drl's from the guide and fitted in the same way.



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:22 PM

Which fuse did you use. Mine stay on for about 10secs after the ignition is turned off

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:32 PM

Hi ive used fuse 34 not sure whats causing it?



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

The actual time that they stay on after ignition is 30 seconds. Same time as interior lights timer. 10 seconds after ignition where the ignition is briefly turned on and then off. (There are various drl, timing may differ)

If connected to the ACC fuse drl may stay on after ignition is off well over 30 seconds if your ACC circuit is still running such as the car cooling system, in this case drl will stay on untill the cooling fan stops after ignition is turned off car locked up etc.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:05 PM

Sorted the problem now piggy backed a different fuse they now turn off instantly with no delay, thanks for the responses.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:48 AM

Sorted the problem now piggy backed a different fuse they now turn off instantly with no delay, thanks for the responses.


Which fuse number did you piggy back flocky? Been noticing in this hot weather mine are staying on for up to 5 mins if i have been sat in traffic, say on the way into work, pro. Due to the cooling system being active

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

I used fuse 25, i think its the ignition fuse this turns them off as soon as the ignition is switched off.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

cheers for that I will move mine over later



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:16 PM

Hello all.

 

I'm looking at doing this mod myself. Can't wait to do it in fact.

 

Just how bright are the LED's? I wondering if I can get away with having them on full brightness with side lights on (or is that a stupid idea?) and dimming when the dipped come on?

 

The side lights will become Cree 600k jobbies as well. So might be a bit of over kill on the LED awesomeness being chucked out the front.

 

Cheers!



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

Hello all.
 
I'm looking at doing this mod myself. Can't wait to do it in fact.
 
Just how bright are the LED's? I wondering if I can get away with having them on full brightness with side lights on (or is that a stupid idea?) and dimming when the dipped come on?
 
The side lights will become Cree 600k jobbies as well. So might be a bit of over kill on the LED awesomeness being chucked out the front.
 
Cheers!


Don't you'll get pull. The leds are not safe to use on full brightness at night it will dazzle other drivers. Cree side lights will be too bright at night too.

The leds are so bright it will hurt your eyes... Set it up to dim on with side lights it will look professional

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

Hello all.
 
I'm looking at doing this mod myself. Can't wait to do it in fact.
 
Just how bright are the LED's? I wondering if I can get away with having them on full brightness with side lights on (or is that a stupid idea?) and dimming otherwhen the dipped come on?
 
The side lights will become Cree 600k jobbies as well. So might be a bit of over kill on the LED awesomeness being chucked out the front.
Cheers!

hi Kye,
Although most cars now released dont have any parking bulbs in the front atall, there using drl strips instead,
The MOT crew may not like the idea of your drl's not dimming until your dipped beam becomes active,

To be honest the drl strips in these kits are manufactured by OSRAM and custom fitted to the focus fog light housing in china, these drl units are pretty bright on full beam mate, i switch on my parking lights in order to dim the drl's at dusk or in underground car parks to prevent blinding other drivers.

You could always run a cable to a switch in the drivers footwell allowing you to disable/over-ride the dim feature leaving them full beam along with the side lights,
But heres a picture of the drls on dipped beam along with some 6000Kelvin parking bulbs

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

Roger that. Thanks for the info.

 

Just need the chuffing car now. Inheritance is a pain in the seat meat to get sorted!

 

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Oh my. That is rather sexual looking!!

Yep, I want to put switch in as well. Thinking about it actually, the DRL's on some of the taller cars are vicious to be on the receiving end of. 



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