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#1 selway89

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:54 PM

Can anyone tell me if the following has been done before? If so anyone got any pics of it?

I'm looking to get some of these LED fog lights : http://www.ebay.co.u...7#ht_500wt_1413

Then to control them using : http://www.ebay.co.u...0#ht_906wt_1396

Not decided if I would have them go out completely or to dim when side lights come on.

I really fancy some DRL for my car but find the LED strips really tacky.

Any thoughts on this setup? I'll probably doing it next month.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

As long as they'll fit then fair enough; just not sure how the police would class them (may say you're driving with fogs) and not sure on the legal bits and bobs of removing fog lights if they were standard.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

DRLs that look like fog lights but are actually DRLs are legal (eg. round and low in the bumper) - I think Skoda does it like that on some new cars.
DRLs which ARE fog lights is another matter.

Unless the brightness and general aim of the LED fogs is adjusted, they will probably still function like fog lights and then if you drive in anything more than 100m visibility you're technically breaking the highway code and could potentially be stopped and fined for it.

Chances are, like most of the people who drive around with fog lights on when they don't need them, you won't get pulled but you will annoy the hell out of other road users (and specifically me if I come across you on the road).
You might be better getting some round DRL units which fit in place of the fog lights, although I'm still sceptical about DIY installed DRLs altogether.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 07:22 PM

2 Options, take the headlight apart and mount some DRL's inside the headlight unit, or take apart the fog light's and put a halo ring round the outside. Those should work, be fine, legal and dandy. Downside, I've done this before on headlights, you really need to know what you're doing (i.e. a clear plan of where things are going) or you're gonna write off a good set of headlights. An option maybe is go to the scrappers, doesn't matter what condition the lights are in, even if broken lenses.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:41 AM

Have only ever seen drls retrofitted that look any good on Naths mk7 think he took his headlights apart and fitted halo drls around the main beam lens. Looks good best I've seen so far

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:33 AM

Have only ever seen drls retrofitted that look any good on Naths mk7 think he took his headlights apart and fitted halo drls around the main beam lens. Looks good best I've seen so far


You're too kind ;)

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:43 PM

You're too kind ;)

I'm serious thinking of hacking up a set to do mine that way as I don't like the beaded type or the legal issues around having them in the fog lights or the look of them

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:59 PM

Agreed, the little beads are a bit meh; I'll have a close look tomorrow and see if any of the strips (not beads) can be used inside, otherwise the halo's are probably best.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:29 PM

These MS Design ones seem a good price 275

http://www.amazon.co...edir_mdp_mobile

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

They're the genuine Ford ones, they're really not a good look in person, saw some earlier and was like I'd never have them near my car.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:42 PM

And they're £275 which is mental! Mine were £30 + a tube of silicone! Not that I'd advise anyone to attempt hacking their lights to pieces like I did :blink:

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:08 AM

These MS Design ones seem a good price £275

http://www.amazon.co...edir_mdp_mobile


I would rather buy these ones:

http://www.european-...roducts_id=1286

In my opinion the ones from MS Design overcomplicates the look of the car...

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:01 AM

I would rather buy these ones:

http://www.european-...roducts_id=1286

In my opinion the ones from MS Design overcomplicates the look of the car...


They should have been withdrawn from sale due to MOT failures - manufacturer has sad it may be 6months before issue is rectified.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

They should have been withdrawn from sale due to MOT failures - manufacturer has sad it may be 6months before issue is rectified.


What was wrong with the head lights?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

What was wrong with the head lights?

Lots of MOT failures from what I've heard - something to do with the beam or pattern being too high I believe.

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