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#1 mrgrumpy88

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

Hi guys i decided to treat my lx to a set of fog lights so went ahead and got the light grills and a replacement switch. Went outside today popped grills out no wire for fogs so took light out and still no wire for fogs. So a bit down put car back together and thought oh well put them back on ebay. Then suddenly had a light bulb moment (lol). Why not still fit the fog lights get a drl auto on of kit from ebay and wire the fog lights as drl. My question is need a ignition live for the drl. Has anyone got any idea where i could conect to plus ideas on the type of bulb was thinking of just using standard ones or getting different ones. Many thanks.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

http://www.fordowner...ic/57533-Lights
Have a look at that mate


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:50 PM

Ok thanks mate seems like a plan.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:51 PM

It's what I did lol


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

Which sensor did you use please.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:54 PM

Which sensor did you use please.

I haven't got round to it yet sorry. Shouldn't be that hard


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

What does it mean by fusetapped?



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:57 PM

Think it means u tapp a fuse with the same rating as the lights
So you basically just run the wire into the fuse


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:59 PM

Oh right ok cool. Looking forward to sorting out think will look great when sorted it.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

Aye I need to get my finger out and do mine. Got a broken spring to do first


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:09 PM

Oh thats not so good would come give you a hand but bit far away mate.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Oh right ok cool. Looking forward to sorting out think will look great when sorted it.

if you require any advice on installing drls or auto dim feature just ask me on the thread here
Always happy to advise and link to required parts,

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:16 PM

ok cool just need to know wher to connect the wires when they get here. got this on way http://www.ebay.co.u... link works ok.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

ok cool just need to know wher to connect the wires when they get here. got this on way http://www.ebay.co.u... link works ok.


Ok,
On this relay box you have the following,
Picture the box as a filter,
It takes in positive and negative from the ignition,
This will be red & black feeds can use a piggy back fuse from ignition fuse if desired,

The white cable is the sensor feed,
Splice it to the positive feed going to your parking position lights,
When the whit cable gets power it will turn off the drls or dim them by 50% depends on your relay purchased.

Your left then with a red&black outlet cables,
Wire these directly to both drl's

So in effect power flows in to the relay box from ignition feed,
Sensor feed fits to parking light
Power feeds from relay box to drls

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

sounds good. Will take a look for the ignition fuse and use that.



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