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Old 11-25-2012, 08:54 AM   #111
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #112
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #113
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interesting... I like the Light "bar" like on the Taurus, Fiesta, edge, etc..... i got a pair of Taurus one to test some retrofitting.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:58 PM   #114
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These have been talked about quite a bit in both this thread and others. I am personally not a fan and this seems to be the bandaid fix to not having DRLs. Instead of setting them up properly (running highbeam at ~50% power) Ford released some bolt on option.
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I am personally not a fan and this seems to be the bandaid fix to not having DRLs. Instead of setting them up properly (running highbeam at ~50% power) Ford released some bolt on option.
+1. I don't think they really flow with the vehicle well, definitely look like a second-thought add-on type thing. But, then again, everyone has a different opinion.
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They look pretty much the same as the ones on Mercedes. May or may not be everyone's style. They provide good visibility which is what matters most to me.

Edit - yup saw a C300 on the way into work. Same look. Similar location.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:53 AM   #117
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My Focus was a Canadian Built model. It had the DRL's from the factory. I didnt like the feature. 1. my lights were on all the time. 2. my auto lights werent available due to lights being on all the time. 3. because they were on all the time, id hate to be sitting in a parking lot waiting for my wife and someone would think i was leaving when they saw my lights on and would sit and wait for me.


i had my technician at the dealership go in with the IDS and turn them off. We also had a technician who wanted his Focus to have them, so he turned them on with the IDS on his 2012.

It can and has been done both ways. It takes about 40 minutes to do. If a customer comes to my shop and asks me to do it, we will charge a half hour labor to do it.
Something was wrong with your car then, because this isn't how it works at all. The drls work at super low strength, no other lights in or on my car is activated save the headlight indicator on the dash. Auto headlights do work and activate the lights at full strength low beam and turn on the other running lights on the car and ambient light in the car.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #118
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...The drls work at super low strength, no other lights in or on my car is activated save the headlight indicator on the dash...
Hmmm, are you sure your parking lights are not ON when you are in movement ? Because in mine, they are on ! The same goes for the red lights. And it is the same to all Canadian Focus 2012+ equiped with DRL (as far as I know). Ford really screwed up DRL in this vehicle, starting with the fact that the headlight indicator is on all the time. But yes, the Auto light works.

P.S. Tomorrow I'll go to my dealers' shop to change the front left assembly --> the plastic “melted” exactly because of the parking lights being always on (see picture). The change is covered by the warranty, though.






P.S. Sorry for the quality of the photo (iPod 4G used). But you can see the "blurred" zone right above the parking lights.
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I changed those lights out to LED's NO HEAT lol
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Hmmm, are you sure your parking lights are not ON when you are in movement ? Because in mine, they are on ! The same goes for the red lights. And it is the same to all Canadian Focus 2012+ equiped with DRL (as far as I know). Ford really screwed up DRL in this vehicle, starting with the fact that the headlight indicator is on all the time. But yes, the Auto light works.

P.S. Tomorrow I'll go to my dealers' shop to change the front left assembly --> the plastic “melted” exactly because of the parking lights being always on (see picture). The change is covered by the warranty, though.






P.S. Sorry for the quality of the photo (iPod 4G used). But you can see the "blurred" zone right above the parking lights.
Yup, nothing else is on. Never noticed any lights on other focuses I've seen on the road during the day either.
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