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Old 01-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #41
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We are really comparing apples and oranges. This kit comes with new trim pieces, with the LEDs already installed, angled properly and sealed. Also, you have to look at the quality of the enclosure and the LEDs. I was aware that I can buy cheap LEDs and cut the stock pieces myself, and do all the wiring connections. I was not interested in doing all of this myself. This kit was perfect for me.

The current price is a little high, but I expect it to drop. I am an early adopter, so I am used to paying a slight premium. You can always sell your stock trim pieces to recoup some of the cost of this kit.
I'm a DIY kinda guy, and for the cost of the DRL LED kit I can buy a set of Eibach springs and a rear sway bar
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #42
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Just an update. The DRL's are on. They are awesome looking, a great match (the glossy at least) and seem like a very well made product. One point for all those discussing their rather steep price. The new insert you get is actually nicer looking and more appropriate for the car that the OEM ones even without the lights. If you look the current gloss ones have a backing in the bottom few slats that's is just cheat, matte, black plastic and ditracts from the gloss on the rest. The echomaster product is 100% gloss top to bottom, front to back. Putting them on was super easy save one step. (removing the old pieces) Here's my tips for anyone else going at this.
1) Taking off the old pieces was quite hard and as "TheOS2" said best done with a credit card or similar to save your paint. I would add however that the clips ARE NOT deeply recessed and also don't require near as much to remove as I thought. Problem was I was going in too far trying to pry. So, just a bit in and try is my advice.
2)"TheOS2" had said that the black piece would not come up to run the wiring through and used a coat hanger to feed the wire. I am not sure but on my car the four pop tabs came right out, and the piece lifted right up and laying the wire down was effortless.
3)I also used a connector and tapped in to wire 12. I believe their instructions were designed to nullify your current DRL's and just use the new LED"s


I also installed my lights at night, and I know the auto lighting in the Ford works in mysterious ways. I however did not see any signs that my new LED DRLS were dimming. They seemed one intensity.


As a side note in the kit they sent was a 3 amp fuse. That was not seeming to be necessary. Anyone know what this was for. I put it in anyway.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:02 AM   #43
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350! I'll pass, I can wait for some competition to come out which might drive the price down a bit.
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350! I'll pass, I can wait for some competition to come out which might drive the price down a bit.
me too,,, i'll pass... it's alot of money..
I do like them , tho but for almost nothing i rewired my fogs to act as DRLs
(i never use the fogs as locally we have a light fog only like maybe once a year.)
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me too,,, i'll pass... it's alot of money..
I do like them , tho but for almost nothing i rewired my fogs to act as DRLs
(i never use the fogs as locally we have a light fog only like maybe once a year.)
But the White front lower lights are more driving lights... I converted mine to the Yellow Bulb Fog light
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me too,,, i'll pass... it's alot of money..
I do like them , tho but for almost nothing i rewired my fogs to act as DRLs
(i never use the fogs as locally we have a light fog only like maybe once a year.)
How'd you rewire them? Instructions pls
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Got mine in yesterday, now to install without screwing things up. The product does look really good out of the box.
Hi Ninjaserver.

Doesn't your Focus have the "DRL" (low beams + tails) always on (being a canadian model) ? How did you do to disable them ? Did you do it before installing the kit ?
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Voldar. Yes as a Can model it does have those DRL's. The echo instructions suggest cutting and leaving disconnected the lead to the low beam DRL's and just running the new LED DRL's. I however left the low beam DRL's functional too by just using a quick splice adapter. So didn't disable them at all.
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I HATE how some places make DRL's mandatory. on some smaller vehicles yea I can see why. But on a HUGE RED SUV .. if you can't see that thing coming down the road, you don't deserve a license lmao. I like the LED's on because they are not like some DRL's that are in the high beam location like some GM's, Honda's, Toyota's.... Who's bright idea was that?
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Ordered a set. Will probably skip cutting / tapping the existing wires, as I'm not too interested in the dimming feature. I'll get some pics once I have them installed.
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