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#16 Tato

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:53 AM

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


I was about to order some...Europeanparts mention that they will get the headlights back in stock in August...let's see what happens.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:39 PM

Any idea if you can mod them to be legal? I have a set I got for £30 on fleabay.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

swap them back over with your old ones when MOT comes....

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

Yeah but that won't keep me busy over an evening :P

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:33 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:

Yeh been thinking about the silicone. aladite or some sort of superglue should work just as well

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

Thanks for the ideas guys. I was kind of hoping that with them being where the fogs are they would be a little more OEM looking and not cause much bother.

But then again it could be thought to be having fogs on all the time.

The only other method I can think of is modifying the indicator bulbs to LED switch back. These switch from white to flashing amber then return back to white as DRL.



Peoples thoughts on this setup?

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

I went with these.Nine smd's per light.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:31 PM

i have the round drl fog lights one on my mk6.5


http://www.fiestaown...silver__st__160

check out bottom page of my project

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

Hmm they are very tempting the fog ones. But at the same time I don't want to be annoying the hell out of people thinking im driving around with my fogs on all the time.

But then again the new Toyota and Volvo cars have them....


As for the one I linked in the video, I believe this was done using some different bulb holders such as these: http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_2445wt_1396

And then some switch back leds like these: http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_4271wt_1163

It will have to wait till next month before I can really do anything anyway.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:41 AM

http://www.modifikas...a-wong-Surabaya

http://s847.photobuc...20525-00260.jpg hows these?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

sorry if I'm being a bit thick here but are the LED foglight replacements legal because its one of the few DRL designs on offer that I like, any help clearing this up would be much appreciated :D

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:12 AM

sorry if I'm being a bit thick here but are the LED foglight replacements legal because its one of the few DRL designs on offer that I like, any help clearing this up would be much appreciated :D


If they're being used as DRL's and come on with ignition and off with sidelights = yes
If they're being used for foglights = not legal.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:15 PM

If they're being used as DRL's and come on with ignition and off with sidelights = yes
If they're being used for foglights = not legal.

Ahh ok cool that clears it up lots, so i wold need to get some kind of DRL controller then, cheers nathan, still think yours are the way forward though :) might source a second hand pair of lights and split them......

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for the ideas guys. I was kind of hoping that with them being where the fogs are they would be a little more OEM looking and not cause much bother.

But then again it could be thought to be having fogs on all the time.

The only other method I can think of is modifying the indicator bulbs to LED switch back. These switch from white to flashing amber then return back to white as DRL.



Peoples thoughts on this setup?

 

Hi, Anyone know how this setup works? not very technical savvy although love the idea!



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:51 PM

Hi, Anyone know how this setup works? not very technical savvy although love the idea!

 

It is a very good setup displayed here; LED bulbs as the indicators which double up as white DRL, wiring gubbins which control everything and a lot of patience by the looks of things!

 

I considered doing something like the LED strip on my old Fiesta Titanium like the new facelift version and bought all the parts I needed to do it too. I also got some old headlights off the breakers to "play" with by heating them up in the oven to break the seal between the lens and the unit itself. A DRL controller is required and to comply with the EU Law, it must be able to control the coming on of the LED strip (or whatever you use for DRL) when the ignition is on and the choice of turning the DRL off when the sidelights are turned on OR dimming by a minimum of 50% and can be used as a sidelight if no separate side light is fitted. The Law also advises that the side you are indicating should dim by 50% too to assist other motorists in being able to see your indication rather than the DRL. I did complete my DRLs in the headlight but never got round to fitting the DRL controller to the car before I sold it.



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