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#16 jeebowhite

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:07 PM

That does kill the DRL's, however, for a DRL to be truely road legal, it needs to switch off, when the sidelights are switched on (or at least dimmed). This is why you need to score and place the wire on, so that when your lights go on, the DRL's go off, this is to ensure that you dont blind somebody with the brightness of the bulb.

 

Whilst they are not MOT Testable, they would attract unwanted attention from police.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

Ah right, so as long as the DRL's switch off if a sidelight and/or headlight is active the car will be perfectly road legal? *I live across the road from a policeman*

I'm not too keen on having to score the wire, but if that's what it takes then I may as well stay 'legal' :)

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

im going to say something very controversial. why dont you just switch your headlight on, you know like volvos? 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:35 PM

I do that, but people are still obvlious to your presence on the road, especially when they're trying the kamikaze over take and you're the one on your side of the road hurtling towards them.

 

I've decided not to go for DRL's as money is probably better spent elsewhere.

 

EDIT: After checking out jeebowhite's car thread I've stumbled upon these:

 

http://www.autobulbs...bulb_search=car
 

They seem to get raving reviews however has anyone on these forums had experience with these bulbs?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:41 AM

OSRAM's are an excellent bulb, but they are a tad expensive, and the problem is, some can blow rather early. An alternative is the Phillips Xtreme Vision (I think thats the one!)



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:43 PM

My bulbs have arrived today, does anyone know the torque spec for the headlight screws? (small OCD but I don't want to overtighten the screws and have the plastic destroy itself).



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:52 PM

Hi James,

 

You wont be able to damage them dont worry, just tighten them until they slow you down, that will be more than enough, just dont try to force them tighter than they want to go!



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hi Guys,

 

Sorry, I know I might be bit off-topic but OSRAM bulbs are selling cheap at amazon at present. I saw it on hotukdeals.

 

http://www.amazon.co...N0B0U/ref=nosim

 

Hopefully save some money if someone is looking for these.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:02 PM

*holds back the buying finger*

 

That is a good deal!



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:29 AM

Alright, the replacement bulbs arrived and I fitted them today. Something caught my eye though in each headlight, on the connector for the dipped (or is it main I can't remember) there were two black wires poking out of said connector. The wires looked they came straight from factory as they were pretty short and the cuts were nice and clean, does anyone know what these wires are for?

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:30 PM

Anyone? As I say they were either black or blue and were sticking out of the connector that holds the bulb, could I wire the DRL Off wire to this?



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:37 PM

its possible, but I have never heard of this...



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