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Old 05-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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Repro ST3 Projector Headlights (review and write-up)

In this post you'll find a write up for the headlights. Not the HID. That can be found in a later post.

As I said, these headlights are advertised as a "plug-n-play" unit. They are, however, if you want the LED brow to work as a DRL than there needs to be a little work done. That is what this post is, a write-up to get the LED brow to operate as a DRL.

You'll notice that there is a stand alone yellow wire that comes out of the bottom of the headlight housing. This wire is what is used to operate the brow as a DRL. The connector itself is odd and no male end was supplied. So I cut it off...

And crimped a male-end connector to it.

I ran a wire the from the fuse box to each headlight area and crimped a female-end to it. This enabled a easy quick connect/disconnect when pulling the headlights out.

I soldered wire from the right headlight into the left and ran a single wire to the fuse box.

I tapped into the "power/heated mirror" fuse. It is a hot power source ONLY when the ignition is on.

No ignition power. No LED brow.

Ignition power, and viola, LED DRL.

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