Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus > Daytime running lights (DRL)

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: Daytime running lights (DRL) Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
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?
09-07-2013 12:45 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 11:34 AM
jdubhack A write-up for ST3 reproduction headlights including DRLs:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=1#post4708552
04-27-2013 08:59 PM
newmission
Quote:
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 07:32 PM
dbsimms63
Quote:
Originally Posted by newmission View Post
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?
04-27-2013 03:27 PM
newmission
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbsimms63 View Post
How did you attached them to the bottom of the headlight?
They just stick right on with some double sided 3M tape that was already applied.
04-27-2013 03:26 PM
newmission
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbsimms63 View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by reh8388 View Post
Looks awesome. Would it be possible to get a similar photo but during the day. I want to get an idea of how bright they are at distance in the daylight.
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.
04-27-2013 01:03 PM
reh8388
Quote:
Originally Posted by newmission View Post
How about an evening no headlights sexy shot?

Looks awesome. Would it be possible to get a similar photo but during the day. I want to get an idea of how bright they are at distance in the daylight.
04-27-2013 11:45 AM
dbsimms63 Would it happen to be like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/220800067664...664%26_rdc%3D1
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:19 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.