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#91 Lenny

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:21 PM

Decided to get started on this and butchered my new clear unit ready for when the rest of the parts come. My 2 cree reverse bulbs, the bulb holder n the socket are in the post so if I'm lucky I'll have em by friday so then I can just wire it all up and job done.

Till then I've got this ready, leaving it aside over night to dry and I'll be cutting the hole in me bumper tomorrow


Looks tidy mate.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

It'll do. Was a bit annoying and took a while trying to shape it down to get it to meet the unit flush without big gaps round the side. Nearly had nothing left lol

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:37 PM

I've purchased a Gen Labs auto off relay today for the rear fog light to switch off while reverse is active,
I'll post again when it arrives and fitted for those who may be interested.


I'd have been interested, but then I thought I never use my fogs anyway so I'm never really gonna find myself reversing with the fogs on either.

Still a great idea though mate and I may look into getting one at some point anyway.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:16 PM

Bulb holder and socket came today so I've been a busy boy

The results:

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Can't really see that good cause it's day light but they are both on. Hopefully the cree reverse bulbs will come tomorrow so I can get rid of the minging standard bulbs and get me sexy white ones in :P

Overall very pleased with this mod and as other have said it's by far the best mod I've done so far :D

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

I've purchased a Gen Labs auto off relay today for the rear fog light to switch off while reverse is active,
I'll post again when it arrives and fitted for those who may be interested.


UPDATE:
The GenLabs DRLR1 relay unit has arrived today.
Unfortunitly it will be Saturday before I can get time to fit it to the rear fog light and reverse feeds. But I thought id post a brief instruction on the wires and what to connect them to in order for the rear fog to switch off automaticlly while reverse is active.

I will update further with a loom diagram and colour reference of car cables on Saturday.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:37 AM

fitted the auto off relay to the fog light feed yesterday and it works exactly as i expected it to with instant return of the fog light illumination when reverse is not active. this doesnt mean the rear fog is active all of the time, its only active when switched on via the light control switch as normal.
the only difference to the car now is; when the rear fog light is switched on. and the car is put in to reverse the rear fog will go off while the car is in reverse then seamlessly return when reverse is not active.
im happy with the results and to confim the connections for the GenLabs DRLR1 relay.

open the boot and remove contents,
remove panels to access the fog light loom and previously fitted second reverse light loom.

the fog loom is green/yellow positive feed then black for negative.
the second reverse feed should be red positive and black negative.

locate the middle of the rear fog loom inside the panel around 3 inches from the floor of the car and snip the loom completly in half ie. one snip of the cable.

then using a GenLabs DRLR1
take the rear fog line that leads down from the front of the car and connect:
red feed on drlr1 to green/yellow line from fog switch
black feed on drlr1 to black feed that is next to the previous one leading from fog switch to the light.

locate the red positive feed for the reverse and do not snip through the cable, instead use a stanley blade and pare a section of the sleeving to expose some copper terminal then wrap the gray feed from the drlr1 around the exposed copper section and seal with some electrial tape.

then take the other end of the fog loom that leads to the actual fog light bulb;
connect the yellow feed on drlr¹ to green/yellow line feeding to the fog light,
connect the blue feed on drlr1 to the black line feeding to the fog light,

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:02 PM

@ Brigante

Bulb holder and socket came today so I've been a busy boy

Can I ask where you sourced these from??

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:26 PM

@ Brigante

Bulb holder and socket came today so I've been a busy boy

Can I ask where you sourced these from??

Cheers,
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From the same place that was linked earlier in the thread

Plug
http://www.ebay.co.u...em=170906965682

Bulb holder
http://www.ebay.co.u...em=180965125409

But the parts you will need will be different mate cause yours is the facelift

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:15 PM

Cheers m8,
I've already sourced the lamp for my MK2.5 from earlier in thread, thanks!! So just need bulb holder and socket to add to loom.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:51 PM

Think I might have a go at this mod. Seems simple and effective

Lenny, any chance of a video of that working mate?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:10 PM

Think I might have a go at this mod. Seems simple and effective

Lenny, any chance of a video of that working mate?

sorry to say; a video or image upload from me is not possible until november/december mate.m
y laptop broke after 3,900 posts lol so im using an argos special offer 7" CNM android tablet to log on here and email etc.
it hasent got bluetooth or anything so i cant send video to it for upload.
i really should purchase a netbook but im to busy spending on the focus lol dont want to waste some modification money on one.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:00 AM

Haha now that's devotion :P
No worries mate, hope you get your PC sorted. Mine broke over a year ago and still not needed to buy a new one.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

Worryingly I've just noticed my fog light has filled with water :/

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:45 PM

Worryingly I've just noticed my fog light has filled with water :/


Funny you say that mate, when I took my red fog unit out it had water in too :wacko:

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:26 PM

Funny you say that mate, when I took my red fog unit out it had water in too :wacko:


How do you remove the lights? Ours will probably be similar?

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