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Old 07-03-2011, 08:40 PM   #21
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I installed them yesterday and am thrilled with how they turned out! I still keep trying to check them out anytime I pull up behind a car in traffic or happen to drive toward a glass wall (like in a parking lot or something). Here's a quick pic. As Tony remarked in his original post, the pics don't do the lights justice. They are very white and bright. I suppose I should have waited until it was overcast to take the pic.



On the install, I did a couple of things slightly differently. I only used double-sided tape on the bottom of the lights and not on top. They seem perfectly secure. I also ran the wire from the passenger side over along the inside of the lower air dam instead of routing the wire up and going over the radiator. I then ran the wires for both lights up toward the battery area where I had the control module mounted.

Removing the plastic liner piece and cutting the hole in it to accommodate the lights was way more challenging than I expected. Just took a lot of cutting, test-fitting, cutting, etc. Those clips holding that piece on were also very hard to release--even using a screwdriver wrapped in cloth to get leverage.

Tony beat me to it, but I was going to post that the green/yellow wire was the parking light wire. I used an electrical meter to determine which wire was live on the inside of the headlight module because I could not figure out how to release the wiring harness. Any tips from anyone for future reference?
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:33 PM   #22
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Just got finished installing my cheap knock off version, and I thought I would throw in a tip...

Instead of pulling out the bottom wind dam and working from the bottom, the triangle panels just pull out of the front bumper valance. I had to use a plastic wedge to unclip them, but it was MUCH easier than trying to take out the back panels while attached to the car. I don't know how you guys did it!!!

My knock off were a little taller, so I installed them one louvre down.

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Just got finished installing my cheap knock off version, and I thought I would throw in a tip...

Instead of pulling out the bottom wind dam and working from the bottom, the triangle panels just pull out of the front bumper valance. I had to use a plastic wedge to unclip them, but it was MUCH easier than trying to take out the back panels while attached to the car. I don't know how you guys did it!!!

My knock off were a little taller, so I installed them one louvre down.

Nice! Sounds like you had more foresight than I did! Any pics?

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Posted via FF Mobile Nice to see people modding their 2012s. But I am confused, dont you already have DRLs? And when cutting up the rear panel are you guys effecting the active grill shutters?
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Posted via FF Mobile Nice to see people modding their 2012s. But I am confused, dont you already have DRLs? And when cutting up the rear panel are you guys effecting the active grill shutters?
Nope, no DRLs. I don't know about everyone else, but I didn't have active shutters.

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The shutters are on the center grille. From what I understand, basically everybody has them.
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The shutters are on the center grille. From what I understand, basically everybody has them.
From what I understand, the grille shutters are not on the grille but actually right in front of the radiator. They're radiator shutters made by Kysor.
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Yes, I meant they're located behind the center grille. Just saying they're not in the place where people have located their DRLs.
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Nope, no DRLs. I don't know about everyone else, but I didn't have active shutters.

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Posted via FF Mobile Dont new Fords have automatic headlights and when in this mode the lights will be on in the daytime just slightly dimmer...isnt that pretty much drls?
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Posted via FF Mobile Dont new Fords have automatic headlights and when in this mode the lights will be on in the daytime just slightly dimmer...isnt that pretty much drls?

Not how it works on my ride. Auto sensors, yes. DRL's, no. My aftermarket LED DRL's look sweet and Euro-fancy... I really didn't do it for a safety factor.
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