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11-11-2014 01:02 PM
RAF_S197 I have a quick question; I purchased the Spyder headlights for my MK3 which are very much like the ones in your write up, the LED strip is off while the DRL's are on. I want to do the mod to activate the LED strip to be on as DRL's and I've alredy tracked down the wire on the Spyder headlights to do so.
On these headlights the actual headlight bulb is on as DRL's so if I ad the power source to the LED strip I will have the headlights and LED strip on during the day but I'd really like to have just the LED strip on. Now my question is do you know how would I be able to eliminate that hradlight to be on during the day as the DRL?
10-17-2014 09:33 PM
Originally Posted by jdubhack View Post
I want to make sure that I make this clear:

The inner most light came equipped with an H1 bulb. The harness, however, did not come connected to anything. Literally the green wire in the harness was cut. In other markets, NOT THE U.S., this is used as a 'cornering lamp'. That is not the case here. So. One these headlights, from this manufacturer, there is no use for the inner most light.

The LED brow IS the parking light. Without wiring it as a DRL it ONLY comes on when the parking lights are on, or the headlights have been turned on. The LED brow is the parking light. As you saw in the above post I wired them to be DRLs.

The high-beam comes equipped with an H7 bulb. I upgraded mine to the Sylvania ZXE H7 for better light output and a whiter light.

The low-beam is the projector. It REQUIRES a H7 bulb. Whether you choose to go HID (which I did, you can find that information in a later post) or halogen is your choice. You'll find pictures for both as I wanted to let those reading this see the difference. Projectors are MEANT for HID lights, but can be ran with halogen. Your H11 bulb in the stock housing WILL NOT work. The connections are different.

With halogen:

With HID (6000k):

Got mine today. The inner light on mine works. Its a bright led that stays on.
10-11-2014 09:21 PM
F35-JSF I just bought a set of these. Where did you get your hid kit? Can anyone recommend a good place for a kit? Guess I need the bulbs, ballast and resistors.
07-19-2014 02:55 AM
Repro ST3 Projector Headlights (review and write-up)

So they have these LED lights at work and light up the road really good thought I'd get one and cut it open to see if I could fit it in the MK3 housing.

Added a night shoot low beams.

07-14-2014 08:48 AM
xMarcox One of my friends has an Audi A3 with bixenon and his cut off is perfect without that "aid"
I will take a picture this week of the inside if headlights
07-14-2014 06:48 AM
Originally Posted by xMarcox View Post
Never seen or heard that before.
It's to also aid in lighting up road signs etc too.
EDIT: What he said above lol
07-14-2014 03:31 AM
Repro ST3 Projector Headlights (review and write-up)

Never seen or heard that before.
07-14-2014 12:12 AM
green_plaid those lines are there to let a little light above the cut off pass through...suppose to light up street signs. They are referred to as squirrel finders... all oem projectors have some variation of this. people block them though so they don't see them against walls when taking pics...dumb. Only time they should really be blocked is if its halogen projectors with HID bulbs... the space that lets light through on those can cause a bit of glare...but hardly worth the effort if it means opening a set of lights for that reason alone.

Thing is the light pattern seen above the cutoff varies...some are rectangles, some are squares...others are fuzzy dots. OEM HIDs in a Mazda below...

07-13-2014 01:00 PM

the reason of that lines on the cut off are marked in red :/ i canīt understand what is that 2 holes doing inside the projector...
07-13-2014 12:48 PM
Repro ST3 Projector Headlights (review and write-up)

I will try in a few hours ok?
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