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

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:14 pm
by VirginiaBurbs
This is cool, but how does it compare to, umm, just turning on the lights when you drive in the daytime, and then turning them off when you stop?

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

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:49 pm
by alozzy
When you're importing a LEAF from the US to Canada, it's a federal requirement to have DRLs added. I suspect most people that have contributed to this thread are either Canadian or just feel that DRLs are a compelling safety feature.

On my 2013 SV, I always have the headlights on the auto setting anyways, so the DRLs are pointless, but nonetheless I had to install them when importing.

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

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:06 am
by powersurge
VirginiaBurbs wrote:This is cool, but how does it compare to, umm, just turning on the lights when you drive in the daytime, and then turning them off when you stop?
Nice comment... I have for many years driven ALWAYS with my lights on... It is a habit I got from increasing my visibility when I rode motorcycles....

I have taught all my 3 children this trick when they drive, and it is funny... We all automatically turn on the lights anytime we start the car!!

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

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:10 am
by powersurge
Also, I appreciate the detailed directions and pictures of this mod... But I personally would not recommend those "biting clip" connectors to tap into power wires, especially on an installation that uses a lot of power.. I have not had good results on those connectors long term....

I would cut and solder wires together and use shrink tubing...