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

Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:02 pm

Agreed! But it clearly is another of his jokes... They DO have drugs these days that will help with his problem, by the way!
GeekEV wrote:Wow, that sounds elaborate. Did you actually do that or is this one of your jokes? It's hard to tell sometimes. :lol:
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Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:36 pm

TomT wrote:Agreed! But it clearly is another of his jokes... They DO have drugs these days that will help with his problem, by the way!
GeekEV wrote:Wow, that sounds elaborate. Did you actually do that or is this one of your jokes? It's hard to tell sometimes. :lol:



It's not a joke and it works great. Next I will enable this functionality to the fog lights once I change them to an LED I found so they will also follow the headlights as described. The mod is exactly what I wanted and is like a factory option.

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

Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:33 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:
TomT wrote:Agreed! But it clearly is another of his jokes... They DO have drugs these days that will help with his problem, by the way!
GeekEV wrote:Wow, that sounds elaborate. Did you actually do that or is this one of your jokes? It's hard to tell sometimes. :lol:

It's not a joke and it works great. Next I will enable this functionality to the fog lights once I change them to an LED I found so they will also follow the headlights as described. The mod is exactly what I wanted and is like a factory option.

Did you do a study to see which provides more visibility of the car from another driver's perspective? For example, the LED headlights are focused in the forward direction while the DRL's from the Superbright Kit look like they have a more dispersive lens/reflector on them.
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Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:39 pm

That's a good question, though not one I really care about personally. Either is clearly better than nothing. And I like the look of the LEDs myself - ever since Audi started using them I thought they looked cool.

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

Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:45 pm

+1

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

Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:17 am

Nothing goes farther then the LED headlights and once they are tilted up for day use there is no way to miss the car. My point was not to create a cool look (although the lights tilted up do look cool) but to increase safety in the day. This is a big issue in some parts of the bay area. The DRL kit is low and does travel and command attention in the day like the headlights. Not to mention I did not need to buy or attach new lights and run a bunch of wires.

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

Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:23 am

That is nearly the entire reason why I went with the LED DRLs: the look. The safety aspect was strictly secondary for me.
GeekEV wrote:And I like the look of the LEDs myself - ever since Audi started using them I thought they looked cool.
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Re: HOW TO: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) installed for $35

Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:49 am

TomT wrote:That is nearly the entire reason why I went with the LED DRLs: the look. The safety aspect was strictly secondary for me.
GeekEV wrote:And I like the look of the LEDs myself - ever since Audi started using them I thought they looked cool.



When the headlights and fogs are matched and the headlights are repositioned far above the stock position they look very nice. How about an LED light bar on the roof? :lol: I have not seen any LEAFs lit under the car yet :shock:

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

Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:22 am

I have completed a mod that is similar to EVDriver's. When the car is in Ready mode, It enables the LED low beams and fog lights (with H11 LED's in them), and also tilts the low beams up automatically, so the car is more visible. When on auto and it gets dark, they automatically tilt back down and the rest of the marker/tail lights are enabled. If you manually turn on the park lights, the DRL's shut off, even if the ignition is on.

I'll try to shoot some decent pictures soon.

My goal is to make this mod plug-and-play, so as soon as I figure it out, I'll let everyone know.

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

Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:05 am

Anyone know if the dealer can turn on DRLs as a software option? Some contries require DRLs (Canada). In my ICE the dealer just selected them as a configuration option. The LEDs look better, but this wouldn't requirewiring taps.
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