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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

You have to remember that traffic officers don't tend to have an imagination.
They have their traffic regulations handbook and that is their bible.
They're not called snakes or black rats for nothing.
If I was to pull someone with what appeared to be fogs on I would obviously as a keen modder be able to make a reasonably informed decision, whereas the rats would see black and white- no grey area.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

You have to remember that traffic officers don't tend to have an imagination.
They have their traffic regulations handbook and that is their bible.
They're not called snakes or black rats for nothing.
If I was to pull someone with what appeared to be fogs on I would obviously as a keen modder be able to make a reasonably informed decision, whereas the rats would see black and white- no grey area.


Well yeah ... but misinformed coppers are no reason to avoid making a modification. At the end of the day, if they wrongfully issue tickets or order for something to be removed, there is surely an appeals process that will fall down on the side of the person who has their facts and figures right, rather than the person with white hat?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:08 PM

There's always the IPCC.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:33 AM

Decided against the mod now, thanks for all the advice.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:21 AM

has anyone do this yet? i cant see there being a issue with the police. or has anyone else put drls on retro fit if so how easy is it to do?



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:29 AM

Modifying fog lights to DRL is illegal unless the switch mechanism is seperated from the fog light loom.
I dislike misused fogs and do pull for them.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 06:22 PM

no i mean using the angel eye part of it for drls that would be ok wouldnt it?



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:10 PM

Don't angel eye lights work as a replacement for side lights anyway?

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:45 PM

They do on entire headlamp unit that are designed as such otherwise no, the original sidelights would have to remain on the car alongside the angel eyes.

 

It actually says on ebay that the DRL angel eyes are separate and you can clearly see it has it's own wiring that is completely separate from the fog light. 2 positive for powering each live and 1 negative for ground.

 

The positive feed can then be connected to the vehicles original sidelight and piggyback off that circuit where it would come on once side lights are switched on. And since the new regulation does not apply to the MK3 focus it would be a legal piggyback.

 

If you did not want to piggyback off the sidelight loom you can, run a 5A fuse from the ACC circuit in the fusebox then to the angel eye positive, the angel eyes in this case will turn on automatically every time the ignition is switched on with or without sidelights or any other lights they will also turn off automatically once the ignition is turned off.

 

That means no need for the provided switch and no need to be concerned about it being apart of any other circuit, infact you could even connect it directly to the ACC circuit without a 5A fuse but i would not recommend that.

 

To make the job simple you can buy a piggyback fuse kit to literally make it a plug and play job, unplug the ACC fuse, plug in the piggyback fuse kit then plug in the ACC fuse and the 5A fuse for the angel eyes, connect the angel eye live feed to the end of the piggy back loom job done 100% separate circuit with it's own fuse that will auto turn on and off all functions of the foglight will remain untouched and functional as intended

 

piggyback wiring kit looks like this

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3381a0cf7f




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