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Guide on how to fit DRL's to mk7 fiesta


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#1 benholden2008

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:28 PM

As promised i said i would post a guide up as soon as i fit my Daylight running lights, well they arrived today :lol:

got them from http://www.oznium.com/led-flex-strips (its the 2x 19" ones, came to a total of 27 and was delivered within a week)

anyway, they arrived this morning so a fitted them straight away...

firstly you need to remove the headlight, this is done by unscrewing two screws at the top and botton of the headlight (highlighted in the pic) also there is a plastic clip that needs to be popped out before you can remove the headlight. once removed, give it a good tug and a wiggle and it should come out relatively easy

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Once the headlights out, you can start to stick down your DRL's. they come with double sided sticky tape which works very well aslong as you have a clean surface.

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now for the wiring, i connected mine upto the sidelights which is very simple and they come on when you unlock your car. the picture below shows the sidelight connectors (if you stick the wires from the DRL into the end they should light up)

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once you have confirmed they your DRL's work then simply trace the wiring from the plug down and connect them. i used Halfords cable lock connectors, meaning i didn't have to chop any wires and reconnect them

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165562

once conplete it should look something like this...or better hopefully

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Please note selotape is NOT reccommened to wrap these up you should use electricians tape, i didn't have non so selotape was the next best thing lol.

Repeat on the other side and refit headlights

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will post some pics up once its dark too


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#2 Jonny87

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:21 PM

tbh I dont really like the way those look. Another thing, if you have connected them up to your sidelights, then surely they just come on when you switch your sidelights on? So they're not really DRL's, more like extra sidelights.

Personally I like the Philips ones much more. They look better imo, and are proper DRL's with a control box so they come on automatically. They are a quality product, only major downside is the price-tag: 169 :blink:

Available from Powerbulbs
Official site at Philips
Installation guide (PDF Download) here

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Anyway, it's only my humble opinion: DYOR :)

#3 titanium_s_spec

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:48 PM

not my cup of tea either seem to be to many and to small for even the fiesta.. but only my opinion don't take to heart..

#4 Chris Ecc

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 04:00 PM

I like it, Pics in the dark will be good!
The ones jonny87 recommend i'm really not a fan of, daylight running lights should be located near your actual lights not randomly in the grille imo

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 07:03 PM

I like the idea of DRLs, the Audi style strip ones at least. But I suppose it's a taste thing. They look better on dark coloured cars than lighter ones in my opinion.

Any pics of them in the dark?

And also, aren't they a bit pointless the way you connected them? Because they'd only come on when you switch your sidelights on :S

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 07:09 PM

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sorry the pics are abit S*it took on my iphone. the pictures really don't do them any justice i think they look fantastic :lol:

i know they are mixed opinions about them on here buy i agree with chris ecc and for the price they look alot better than the philips ones

not really that pointless because i've took my sidelights out for now till i get some white LED ones so its not asif there on when the sidelights are on, as you can see in the pic.


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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:16 AM

Love them :) i want to give it ago but i no my brother (who has a new S3) will take the !Removed! lol!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:39 AM

Can't believe someone goes out and spends money on those and then uses selotape on the wiring.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:06 PM

I like them too - but I doubt i'll go to the effort (or cost) to fit a set. B)

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:00 PM

I was going to say your sidelights arn't on! :lol:
I think when its summer i'll be alot more motivated to do stuff to my car haha

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:11 PM

Can't believe someone goes out and spends money on those and then uses selotape on the wiring.


can't beleave someone had time to leave such pointless comments. there enclosed in the plastic wrap anyway, the selotape was just to hold the wires and connector clips together

I was going to say your sidelights arn't on! :lol:
I think when its summer i'll be alot more motivated to do stuff to my car haha


yea but they look alot better with the dark nights winter brings. it was about 2 degrees celcius when i fit them lol. determination for ya :lol:


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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:51 PM



can't beleave someone had time to leave such pointless comments. there enclosed in the plastic wrap anyway, the selotape was just to hold the wires and connector clips together



Almost as pointless as those lights, but at least my comments were free. :lol:

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:22 PM

I would suggest that you can't drive around without sidelights - even if you've fitted these strips.

If you want this stuck to the top of the forum, you need to make it look like (bluntly) it has been written by an adult rather than a four year old.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:31 PM

Nice..... :D

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:08 PM

Mine are here now going to spend tomorrow off college (in my frees) fitting them up :D been dying get them on really is annoying me!! changed all the lights on the car to ice white so they dont look daft the LED's :)

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