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

Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:52 pm

I don't know how long this is good for, buy this looks like a decent kit for dirt cheap:

Deal News wrote:AutoSaver88 via eBay offers the Universal COB LED Daytime Running Light 2-Pack for $5.51 with free shipping. Outside of the mention blow, that's the lowest total price we could find by $2. They have a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours.

A close price: Goldiger via Amazon offers a similar set for $6.28 with free shipping for Prime members.

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Agondonter
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Leaf Number: 012545

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

Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:17 am

Hello people,

I have one very simple question. My Nissan LEAF 2014 has DRLs integrated into the fog-lights assembly:
Image

The fog-light bulb is standard H8, but I don't know what is the type of the DRL light bulb:
Image + Image

Could you please tell me what type of LED bulbs I must buy to replace the DRL and the fog-light bulbs?
I bought H8 LED bulb, but its diameter is too big and doesn't fit into the fog-light assembly.

Thank you!

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

Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:21 pm

Using your photos, I would recommend using a similar H8 LED as shown, but also with a lensed tip for more forward light. For the DRL I would need to see the lamp base for a recommendation.
Lew George
2011 Leaf SL-e
Cayenne Red
Longest continously owned Leaf in Georgia.
LED Upgrades: Parking lights, tag lights, back-up lights, side lights, interior lights,DRLs,LED Hi-beam.
Additional upgrades: Horn upgrade, pedestrian warning bell.

rayleiwu2
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Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:27 am

Hi guys - I have 2015 SL with LED DRL (I believe), I want to tap into DRL wire, which wire should I use? Anyone could post headlight wire diagram?
Electric: 2015 LEAF LS + BOSE
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jjdoe
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Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:12 pm

I'm using the COB LED's for brighter backup lights. But how bright are they? I saw some at walmart today, and bought 3 different kinds. I'll mount the pair that's about 7" long, with a double row of LED's. Bright enough, but the ads make them sound like headlight replacements! (my driveway is kinda dark, and and steep)
So if you are wondering about brightness, try them locally, first.
(but this won't matter for DRL's, whose point is to be seen - not illuminate)

EL82XXX
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Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:59 am

Agondonter wrote:Hello people,

I have one very simple question. My Nissan LEAF 2014 has DRLs integrated into the fog-lights assembly:
Image

The fog-light bulb is standard H8, but I don't know what is the type of the DRL light bulb:
Image + Image

Could you please tell me what type of LED bulbs I must buy to replace the DRL and the fog-light bulbs?
I bought H8 LED bulb, but its diameter is too big and doesn't fit into the fog-light assembly.

Thank you!



The name off the bulb In drl is P13w:)

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

Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:44 pm

EL82XXX wrote:The name off the bulb In drl is P13w:)

Thank you very much EL! Now I know that I am not only stupid, but also blind. After your reply I noticed the writing on the side of the bulb. God bless you!

EL82XXX
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Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:15 am

Agondonter wrote:
EL82XXX wrote:The name off the bulb In drl is P13w:)

Thank you very much EL! Now I know that I am not only stupid, but also blind. After your reply I noticed the writing on the side of the bulb. God bless you!



if you order bulbs from ebay you have to grind a little bit in the lamp to make room for the bulb. so its best to take the whole lamp out off the car and use a dremel tool whit a grindstone on the end. and then you get some sexy drls:)

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

Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:44 pm

On a 2016 leaf you can simply pull fuse f21 in the w6 fuse block next to the battery and add an add-a-fuse adaptor there. Put the original fuse in the adaptor and a second fuse for your DRL's. Drill a hole in the bottom of the fuse block holder for a wire feed. F21 is on the ready circuit bus and comes on whenever the car is in ready mode. It does not activate while charging. Quick, simple and no splicing of the harness. I ran the wire to DRL's mounted in the grill opening and ran a ground wire back to the engine next to the main engine ground.

I also replaced the original High Beams with LED's. Big difference. Original halogen H11 bulbs were nearly useless. 35 watt LED's are twice as bright and match the color of the Low Beams on my SV. They really light up the road and use half the power to do it. Highly recommended.

I suspect that this will work on any Leaf but haven't actually checked it out.
Jamul, CA
San Diego East County

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

Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:54 pm

I installed a set of DRLs in my 2013 SL this afternoon following GeegEV's original post. Although, I connected the DRL ground wires to the chassis near the horn rather than running the ground wire up to the PDM. All went well until it came to connecting the red wire from the DRLs to the red wire #57 in the PDM. Before doing that I connected the red wire from the DRLs directly to the positive terminal of the 12 volt battery and the lights were on. Looked great! But then when connecting to red wire #57 in the PDM the DRLs did not light. (I used the same wire tap as GeekEV, and have had trouble using them in the past on other projects on other cars.)

Any thoughts on an alternate location to find a wire that's hot when the car is in 'run' mode?

Thanks

[Edited to remove the issue of the "I-key system fault" message on the dash display that I encountered after trying to tap wire #57 in the PDM. The message stopped coming up after driving for a few miles, whatever caused the fault must have cleared itself.]
Khun Yodrak
2013 SL

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