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MrFish
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Daytime Running Lights

Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:03 pm

Thought it was weird that it doesn't have DTRL. So I decided to mod the driving lights.
I replaced the halogen bulbs with 68 led bulbs. The polarity was wrong so I had to reverse the wires. The original power only works when the headlights are on so I left the ground wires and I ran the power side to the fuse block where the rest of the light fuses are located where I connected to a power supply that is hot whenever the car is on.
I like the white LED look during the day and they match the LED headlights at night.
What do you think?

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davewill
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:10 pm

Want to scale those down some? You should stay under 800 pixels wide, and 640 wide us better if the image looks OK at that size. Not everyone is reading on a big display.
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z0ner
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:20 pm

No need. Ctrl-Scroll Wheel and/or many other combos will work just fine to temporarily expand/shrink your browser fonts and images.

MrFish, that looks VERY slick. I for one would love to see a tut done on it.

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garygid
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:27 pm

Illegal in CA without the headlights?
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:38 pm

No, it should be legal. Two forward facing white lights and all that...
garygid wrote:Illegal in CA without the headlights?
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:05 pm

Isn't the car designed for headlight control:
1. off
2. low beams
3. low beams and fog lights
4. ??

And no normal way to turn the foglights ON alone?

Are the standard LEAF foglights "yellow"?
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:06 am

What you really need to do, is order replacement fog lights from the UK. We have foglights and DRL built into the same lamp assembly.

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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:03 am

I wanted to do the same thing and will thanks to your efforts.
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:52 am

z0ner wrote:No need. Ctrl-Scroll Wheel and/or many other combos will work just fine to temporarily expand/shrink your browser fonts...
Gee thanks for your complete disregard. It's a problem for a lot of folks. No scroll wheel here, just have swipe forever to get past this sea of gargantuan pic.
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Re: Daytime Running Lights

Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:08 am

Try to stay on topic. If you don't like the suggestion then just move on.

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