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

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:55 am
by GeekEV
DB? I'm not sure what that stands for. I would be curious to see where you choose to pull from. This was the most readily accessible source I could find.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:01 am
by TomT
Typo. I meant PDM... There is a relatively easily accessible switched feed at the lighting control module where I rewired my LEDed fogs to be DRLs, and I will likely use that when I rewire the fogs back to normal operation. There is certainly nothing wrong with your approach, I just already have the wring in place at the LCM...

Thanks for finding the lights, by the way. It's kind of funny that I hadn't noticed them before as I regularly visit their page for a variety of on-going projects. I've used a bunch of their Festoon lights on my boat as well. They make good stuff.
GeekEV wrote:DB? I'm not sure what that stands for. I would be curious to see where you choose to pull from. This was the most readily accessible source I could find.

Re: HOWTO: Daytime Running Lights Installed for $35

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:01 pm
by TomT
I received my LED DRLs and amber fog light bulbs yesterday and installed them this morning. I love the look!
I haven't decided what I'll do with the LED H11 fog lights I removed as part of this but maybe I'll move them over as DRLs on the other vehicle...

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

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:41 pm
by GeekEV
Mine are already done, but I think it would be great if you posted details on what wires you tapped. Yours sound like they might be easier to get at...

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

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:06 pm
by EVDrive
Nice job on finding the drl's. Tha
nks for sharing. I'm ordering mine Asap.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:55 pm
by ebill3
GeekEV wrote:Mine are already done, but I think it would be great if you posted details on what wires you tapped. Yours sound like they might be easier to get at...
Yes, please do. Thanks to you both. My lights arrived today, get them in this weekend.

Bill

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:02 pm
by opencar
ebill3 wrote:
GeekEV wrote:Mine are already done, but I think it would be great if you posted details on what wires you tapped. Yours sound like they might be easier to get at...
Yes, please do. Thanks to you both. My lights arrived today, get them in this weekend.

Bill
did you get them in? any problems? i'm gonna try it next week

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:09 pm
by ebill3
opencar wrote:
ebill3 wrote:
GeekEV wrote:Mine are already done, but I think it would be great if you posted details on what wires you tapped. Yours sound like they might be easier to get at...
Yes, please do. Thanks to you both. My lights arrived today, get them in this weekend.
did you get them in? any problems? i'm gonna try it next week
Well, I got a late start, so have the wires tapped, checked, and started down, but have not yet removed the belly pan. That is tight working under the PCM, and for whatever reason, the first try at the negative wire (black/white) didn't make a good contact, so did it a second time.

You might consider stripping about 1/2" from the wires, twisting them together, folding them back on the insulation, and then inserting into the splice fixture. That helps to insure contact, but more important it provides enough bulk so that the wires do not slip out of the device while you are trying to complete the tap.

Bill

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:05 pm
by GeekEV
It is tight for sure. Funny, the negative ground wire is the one I had trouble with too. In theory you can tie that to any ground you want, even the vehicle chassis. I just decided to tap that one because it was near the ignition wire I wanted.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:58 pm
by ebill3
Thanks again, Geek. I like them and pretty sure I can afford the ~120 mA.
Another little tip. Pay attention to routing the wires. It is possible to end up just a tiny bit short. Don't ask. :(

Bill