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06-02-2016 04:42 AM
ALJ1993 Got mine from eBay and had them in for a while now, they are 50% dimmed when my headlights are on (headlights come on automatically here) and the turning signals work great. However when I switch to side/parking lights they should be on 100% but they don't work at all. Not the biggest problem in the world but wondered if anybody had come across the same problem before and resolved it?
06-01-2016 03:32 PM
CableGuy7556 If you're looking for brightness, or quality, I would not even waste your time with those. If you're just looking for a "little" show at night then I guess those will be what you want. Look at exledusa strips. They are not waterproof though




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06-01-2016 11:08 AM
pyzik So, to the guys who are just doing LED strips around the headlights; you're not having the dealer turn on the DRL function right? You're just hooking up an ignition fuse.

Looking at these, I guess. Not really sure what I want to look for.
LED 12V 12" 24" Car Motor Vehicle Boat Flexible Waterproof Strip Lights Durable | eBay

Waterproof, 24" long so I can cut to length, 3M tape.

What I'm not sure of is, which LEDs do I want? I want them to look like as close to a seamless strip as possible. Looks like no matter which I choose they're spaced the same distance apart (both options have 36 LEDs per 24"). So logic says I want the larger LEDs, right?

Thanks!
05-22-2015 05:01 PM
geofra warneej, I just saw you post about putting a relay about the fog lights spot. What relay is that you installed and did your DRLs start working. I have a 2003 and want to activate the DRLs - is installing a relay everything I need to do?

Thanks
11-22-2014 07:58 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 04:56 AM
electricbeach
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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 10:54 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 10:12 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 09:55 PM
joe8282 I had my buddies at CarToys install them.
09-07-2013 08:51 AM
Gi_Jo_Nathan Nice. I like that they work like they're supposed to.
Did you install them or someone else?
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