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11-22-2014 08:58 AM
mmmfloorpie
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Originally Posted by electricbeach View Post
That's so the blinker is easier to see. I know Audi does it too.
We've had DRLs in Canada since 1990 and northern Europe has had them for even longer, and I've never heard of an accident being caused someone couldn't see the blinker due to a reduce power, low beam headlight. If it was that much of an issue, the same feature would be used at night so people can see your blinker better. Somehow I doubt that will ever happen.

Of course I know why they did it. Because there is still rabid fear/resentment of DRLs in the United States. People said the same thing in Canada when they were first introduced. "They blind oncoming drivers", "it makes it harder to see the blinker", "You'll have to change your bulbs more often!" and on and on and on.
11-22-2014 05:56 AM
electricbeach
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Originally Posted by mmmfloorpie View Post
Except for us in Canada where I'm sure Ford doesn't allow "configurable" DRLs due to law. The one thing I really hate about the new Fusion's DRLs is they've done that stupid thing Chrysler started doing 5 years ago where if you put the turn signal on, the DRL on the same side of the car will turn off. So stupid.
That's so the blinker is easier to see. I know Audi does it too.
11-21-2014 11:54 PM
mmmfloorpie
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Originally Posted by socityjim View Post
I was looking at 2015 fusion on youtube. located this feature http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2CecCRSVQc configurable DRL. I haven't been able to get any real informaton on the 2015 focus hopefully they will make some available soon.. If they can configure DRL in a fusion I can't see why a Focus wouldn't be able to have the same feature... I really like the idea of being able to configure the DRL instead of all or nothing.
Except for us in Canada where I'm sure Ford doesn't allow "configurable" DRLs due to law. The one thing I really hate about the new Fusion's DRLs is they've done that stupid thing Chrysler started doing 5 years ago where if you put the turn signal on, the DRL on the same side of the car will turn off. So stupid.
11-21-2014 11:12 PM
socityjim
focus 2015 configurable DRL?

I was looking at 2015 fusion on youtube. located this feature http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2CecCRSVQc configurable DRL. I haven't been able to get any real informaton on the 2015 focus hopefully they will make some available soon.. If they can configure DRL in a fusion I can't see why a Focus wouldn't be able to have the same feature... I really like the idea of being able to configure the DRL instead of all or nothing.
09-07-2013 10:55 PM
joe8282 I had my buddies at CarToys install them.
09-07-2013 09:51 AM
Gi_Jo_Nathan Nice. I like that they work like they're supposed to.
Did you install them or someone else?
09-07-2013 01:45 AM
joe8282
Drl

Just recently had PIAA DRL LEDs installed on my daughter's SE 2014 Focus. I bought them from CarToys and very satisfied how they turned out. Since she has the headllight switch on auto they come on when she turns the car on. When it starts to get dark and the headlights come on the DRL turn off. Also had the headlight blubs replaced with PIAA Xtreme white plus. Next the fog lamps.
05-01-2013 12:34 PM
jdubhack A write-up for ST3 reproduction headlights including DRLs:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=1#post4708552
04-27-2013 09:59 PM
newmission
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Originally Posted by dbsimms63 View Post
Yeah I didn't know how to make heads or tails out of the description, just that they are 47.2", can be cut at every 3rd LED, use 12v, and have self adhesive applied. Didn't know what they meant by 60LEDs SMD 335 Side-emitting LED Flexible Strip? Does it sound similar to what you used? These are $21, how much did you pay?
You want a 24 inch section. You will only use about 20". However here is the clincher. The reason you want two 24 inch pieces is that they will be wired on both ends. Now think left and right headlight assemblies. You need to cut one to be a left hand wired strip, and the other a right hand wired strip. Make sense? I actually have two 4 inch strips leftover that I was thinking about wiring up inside the cargo area. Or inside of a door jam pointing towards the ground when the door is opened. etc etc....

I paid $17 shipped for two 24 inch 60 LED strips. Make sure the LEDs are close together. Unless you want a more separated look.

Have fun!
04-27-2013 08:32 PM
dbsimms63
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No. The ones I purchased were from a US seller and were 60 side mounting SMD LEDs on 24". I went back to look for more, and they were sold out already. But I'm sure they are similar.



I'll try to grab a shot soon. They aren't super bright in direct daylight since there is no reflector assembly. But I didn't want anything bulky to begin with. So they fit the bill.
Yeah I didn't know how to make heads or tails out of the description, just that they are 47.2", can be cut at every 3rd LED, use 12v, and have self adhesive applied. Didn't know what they meant by 60LEDs SMD 335 Side-emitting LED Flexible Strip? Does it sound similar to what you used? These are $21, how much did you pay?
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