Today I finally installed Philips DayLightGuide 12825 DLR lights, which look nice and work ok.
However I came to several problems, where I need some help.
1. While charging the LEAF, the lights turn automatically on (Since Philips is connected to 12V battery and while sensing that something is happening turn the DLR on). It would be ok, however it says that the lifetime of these LEDs is 5000Hours, so if they will operate every night while charging (~8 hours) it will not last me even two years. This exact model Philips 12825 DLR says it's compatible with hybrid and electric vehicles. Anyone has any idea about this?
2. I connected everything according to manual - red and black to the battery, yellow to the lights (sensing that lights are on, the LEDs automatically dim, so you can use them during night too), however one cable (Blue) I decided to leave unplugged, as Wiring instructions for hybrid and Stop/Start models says this wire has to go to Car's fuse box, KL15 or ACC pole (+). (for normal cars it just goes to car's ground) Could someone please try to explain me where this would be in the 2013 LEAF? (I am hoping this wire would solve if not the 1st issue, so at least the next one)
3. Since the blue cable is not connected, it's probably causing that sometimes when the car is idle, but on, the LEDs go off for several seconds and then suddenly on again (however when I tried this, the radio, heater and most of the things were off, hopefully that caused too little fluctuations in the 12V battery and philips thought the car was off). But maybe some of you might guess a different cause to this?
So as you understand I need most of the help with the 2nd question, however if you have any ideas about others, please reply. Thanks a lot.
2013 Nissan LEAF SV
OEM backup camera install, Philips 12825WLEDX1 DRLs