maxxoverclocker
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Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:10 pm
Delivery Date: 22 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 417918

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:15 pm

First post here. Just got my leaf last week and couldn't do without LED DRLs, followed this guide using these: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1 (I paid $11) and I think it turned out pretty good. Had a heck of a time with the wire taps though.

I went with a bit different of a mounting location due to ease and looks!

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pbridges
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Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Jan 2017
Leaf Number: 337705

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:58 pm

I like the idea of installing DRL's. The source of where the power is being drawn from I don't understand, why are you not pulling from the lighting relay/fuse panel. Where is a spare fuse slot and relay slot.
But end up using Hack splice connectors and wires strung loosely when you can go direct and use wire casings the length of the route?
Paul
2014 S
Gun Metal Gray , QC, Open Source 50amp.
Denton, TX.
Working led options.

Commute = 75% 70mph

2011RedLeaf
Posts: 30
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:49 pm
Delivery Date: 10 Oct 2012
Leaf Number: 3999

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:33 am

It seems to me the nicest wiring solution would be Pos to cigarette lighter fuse & neg to headlights. Driving with headlights off, the wire from light switch to bulb is at ground. Resistance through headlights is much lower than through DRL. Voltage drop occurs across DRL.
When headlights are on, both leads to the DRL are at nominal 12 V. No voltage drop across DRL and DRL shuts off.
I am not sure about impact of LED headlights it might cause them to glow dimly.

DTEDEBEAR
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Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:42 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 301817

Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:29 pm

"2011RedLeaf" It seems to me the nicest wiring solution would be Pos to cigarette [list=]lighter[/list] fuse & neg to headlights. Driving with headlights off, the wire from light switch to bulb is at ground. Resistance through headlights is much lower than through DRL. Voltage drop occurs across DRL.
When headlights are on, both leads to the DRL are at nominal 12 V. No voltage drop across DRL and DRL shuts off.
I am not sure about impact of LED headlights it might cause them to glow dimly.

Have you tried this?
Dan from Denver
2017 SL (metallic gray)

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