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#1 Preee

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:06 PM

Decided to look at fitting some Rear DRL lights.
First checked out the rear lights and found that in between the indicator and brake lights there is a position for another light :D .
So off to Ebay and order this lot.
1) http://www.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT
W5W bulb Holders
2) http://www.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT
W5W 9 SMD Led bulbs
3) http://www.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Twin core 10m of 11a auto cable
4) http://www.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Small project box
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Multi value resistor Pack of 175 various ohms
6) http://www.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Diodes 12v 1.3w
7) http://www.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Mini 5 Pin Relay

Using the relay 5 pin i will use both 87 and 87a with diode on main circuit full brightness and pin 87 reduced brightness via resistor, Ignition on and then side light to reduce :)

Sit back and waiting game now for all my bits.
This is what i intend to do:
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

Looks good! where abouts are you going to mount them??

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:25 PM

Looks good! where abouts are you going to mount them??

Im going to mount them inside the rear light cluster there is a blank in between the other two

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:30 PM

Cool sounds good!

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:34 PM

All these ideas, so little money. Lads yer killin me here lol

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:43 PM

All these ideas, so little money. Lads yer killin me here lol



Hopefully this will be the cheapest dimming rear DRL £25.68 for all the parts , although i did order 2 sets of the bulbs just in case one does not work.
There are lots of Mods i'd love to do , Zetec S kit , new Alloys etc , but i'm keeping the outside standard for now :)
But this is more of a "i'm bored project" as i have the Front DRL's i wanted something at the back.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:01 PM

your same as me. Think some tints and bbs replica wheels are gonna be my next jobs. First of all i need to get some 6000k bulbs for my RS headlights

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:47 PM

I Cant Wait to see these Come togeather, Top Class Quality Modification mate, Posted Image
i take my hat off to you on this onePosted Image

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:20 PM

I Cant Wait to see these Come togeather, Top Class Quality Modification mate, Posted Image
i take my hat off to you on this onePosted Image



Cheers Lenny i'm going to start experimenting tomorrow with some bits i have see if my theory works , i need to double check the light cluster tomorrow to make sure that the blanked space actually goes through into the cluster lol , i hope it does.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:17 AM

Looking forward to the outcome on this one Paul.

I have to say I am envious of you. I cant understand wiring diagrams, and would love to be able to - just so that I could do my own mods!

Very considerate of Ford to leave you that nice little space in the cluster!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:13 PM

Hopefully this will be the cheapest dimming rear DRL 25.68 for all the parts , although i did order 2 sets of the bulbs just in case one does not work.
There are lots of Mods i'd love to do , Zetec S kit , new Alloys etc , but i'm keeping the outside standard for now :)
But this is more of a "i'm bored project" as i have the Front DRL's i wanted something at the back.


Aren't DRL's so people can see you coming ?? You planning on reversing everywhere ?? LOL ;)

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:01 PM

Aren't DRL's so people can see you coming ?? You planning on reversing everywhere ?? LOL ;)



In case i spin the car on ice :lol:

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:06 PM

Close inspection of the light cluster is not good news , there is a blanking plate covering the LED light insert in the cluster , removing the 3 T6 screws still does not allow enough room inside the light to get the blanking plate out as they have made it so the blanking plate has a drop side on it .There is no way of getting it out with out some major operation on the lights which i will not be doing , so i will be looking at plan B which is to fit the bulb inside the same Bay as the Brake light ,about half way up should give me clearence .HopeFully :lol:

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

Thats a shame Preee, but good that you have a backup plan!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:47 PM

Thats a shame Preee, but good that you have a backup plan!

Ive got to admit since ure using sidelights to power the drls youre rear lights will be on anyway it does seem a rather pointless exercise and im sure somewhere there would be legality issues. Cars dont have them if u want to do it consideqg led strips near the rear fog and reverse lights. Mot inspectors are meticulous about lights especialy on the rear

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