yunebug
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:53 am
Delivery Date: 27 Oct 2019

LED Fog Lights as DRL Installation

Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:40 pm

Hi everyone!

After reading much about DRL installation, I've done it to my 2011 SL, too.

In a nutshell, I've tapped into the 57 wire, ran wires inside the cabin via the grommet behind the glove box, and incorporated a switch to turn on and off the LED fog lights. I've wired it so that the switch's blue light illuminates when the LEDs are on, and when I push the button to turn it off, the blue light also turns off.

H11 LED bulbs from SuperBrightLights.com:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... mens/1278/

On/Off switch inside the cabin:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IT0VDLW/re ... XDbY73BA7T

My wiring diagram:
https://imgur.com/a/SNMSrwn

Results video:
https://youtu.be/WC02bpQdM_8

I'd be happy to answer any questions. :0) Thanks everyone!

RRLeafEV
Posts: 45
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:18 pm
Delivery Date: 31 May 2018
Leaf Number: 312135
Location: PNW

Re: LED Fog Lights as DRL Installation

Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:03 pm

Great job! Looks really slick! I want to do exactly the same thing (although I might not have my switched, as I typically sell my LEAFs to Canadians and their DRLs are not allowed to be turned off by law!

Can you please link to the LED fogs that you're using for the DRLs?

How did you mount them--did you have factory fogs to begin with?


yunebug wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Hi everyone!

After reading much about DRL installation, I've done it to my 2011 SL, too.

In a nutshell, I've tapped into the 57 wire, ran wires inside the cabin via the grommet behind the glove box, and incorporated a switch to turn on and off the LED fog lights. I've wired it so that the switch's blue light illuminates when the LEDs are on, and when I push the button to turn it off, the blue light also turns off.

H11 LED bulbs from SuperBrightLights.com:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... mens/1278/

On/Off switch inside the cabin:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IT0VDLW/re ... XDbY73BA7T

My wiring diagram:
https://imgur.com/a/SNMSrwn

Results video:
https://youtu.be/WC02bpQdM_8

I'd be happy to answer any questions. :0) Thanks everyone!
2016 SV Silver
2018 SV Gun Metallic (sold)
2018 S (w/QC) Gun Metallic (sold)
2017 SV Gun Metallic (sold)
2016 SL Forged Bronze (sold)
2014 SL Gun Metallic (sold)
2013 SL White & Red (both sold)

yunebug
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:53 am
Delivery Date: 27 Oct 2019

Re: LED Fog Lights as DRL Installation

Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:19 pm

Hi there!

The links are in the post, and yes the car came with factory fog lights. :0)

RRLeafEV
Posts: 45
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:18 pm
Delivery Date: 31 May 2018
Leaf Number: 312135
Location: PNW

Re: LED Fog Lights as DRL Installation

Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:36 pm

Those H11 LEDs you linked would be to replacethe headlight bulbs, correct?

They fit in your factory fog cases with the lens??

Many of us don't have fogs, so I'm try to source a totally new assembly...
2016 SV Silver
2018 SV Gun Metallic (sold)
2018 S (w/QC) Gun Metallic (sold)
2017 SV Gun Metallic (sold)
2016 SL Forged Bronze (sold)
2014 SL Gun Metallic (sold)
2013 SL White & Red (both sold)

yunebug
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:53 am
Delivery Date: 27 Oct 2019

Re: LED Fog Lights as DRL Installation

Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:00 pm

The H11 LEDs replace the stock FOGLIGHT lamps. A direct swap.

There's info somewhere on here about which housing the Leaf uses and it's available on Amazon somewhere. I wish I could find the link! xD

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