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#31 Kris J Wells

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:02 PM

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.

Hi, but this clearly shows that when indicating, the DRL is non showing and dims. so this wouldnt be an issue?



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:49 PM

Hi, but this clearly shows that when indicating, the DRL is non showing and dims. so this wouldnt be an issue?

 

No it is only a recommendation that they should dim or extinguish completely. It all depends on the proximity to the indicator bulb; as the video shows in this case the two are combined so the DRL extinguishes before the indicator comes on



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:05 PM

Best bet is pop to an auto electrician and see what they say, I wouldn't imagine it's stupidly difficult.

 

Basically you'd need it so when the power to the indicator comes through, it turns the white LED's off. You might need new bulb connections to account for the second pin. 

 

In saying it shouldn't be stupidly difficult, it's still a custom job which brings in the odd problem with it. If you really want a DRL in the headlight housing, either go for a Halo ring which isn't difficult or just get a CREE sidlight and have that rigged up to be a DRL, they melt retina's out of most things.

 

My headlights that my cousin now has took me about 4 months to do and were a LOT of work. Granted a lot of the time was spent not doing them, but my God the amount of work. 



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:35 PM

I've been considering fitting some DRL's for some time now but not got round to it yet (seems the perfect time now though as the sun has finally come out....).

 

Saw a post from Nath a while ago which, even though they don't look quite as good as the angel eyes, still look pretty nice.

 

Anybody else considered this? Obviously it means actually having an Asian Grille (which luckily I have  :) )

 

Just not too good with electrics myself



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:09 PM

DAMN! they look good! just wish i had the Asian Grill now :/  :ph34r:  <_<



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

DAMN! they look good! just wish i had the Asian Grill now :/  :ph34r:  <_<

 

You'll have to buy mine :P



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:16 PM

Saw a post from Nath a while ago which, even though they don't look quite as good as the angel eyes, still look pretty nice.

 

Anybody else considered this? Obviously it means actually having an Asian Grille (which luckily I have  :) )

 

Which ones? I had 2 DRL's ;) (at different points in time!)

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:08 AM

You'll have to buy mine :P

You selling??



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

You selling??

 

I am indeed, haven't painted it or anything, it's as they come.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:38 PM

Can you DM me a Price?



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:54 PM

Which ones? I had 2 DRL's ;) (at different points in time!)

 

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I meant the first picture - if I could do I would give the halo rings a go but doubt that would go well!

 

Did they sit quite flush within the grill or did you have to do a few mods to get them to fit in?



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:58 PM

Bit fiddly to get them to sit right. Dad fabricated a metal bracket in the end to bolt them to.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

Nathan,

 

What size/diameter halo ring did you use?



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:18 AM

100mm

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:26 PM

On the lines of DRL , this

 

http://britelightled...&product_id=138

 

is a fantastic product which i use on my ford fusion , any RETRO-FIT aftermarket DRLs installed can be dimmed down , so do not blind the oncoming cars :)



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