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#1 Sinkewa

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:57 PM

What do you guys think of this mod?

 

https://youtu.be/B6ZciIZrm9k

 

Basically I always wanted DLR lights, but couldn't face drilling the bumper, or attaching lights with cable ties etc. and ruining the look of the car. So I found this bulbs on ebay ( http://www.ebay.co.u...dgAAOSwgQ9VrftX ). Similar to what Audi A6 has. They fit instead of your normal indicator bulbs and one extra cable attaches to your sidelights. When you turn your sidelights on they light up white, when you put your indicator on the white on that side goes out and amber light comes on, then when you cancel the indicator, there is about a second delay and white light comes on again. I think they look awesome and go really well with led sidelights.

 

Tell me, what you think. 

 

If anyone is interested I might do a tutorial on this, as just changed my saloon cl7 for a tourer recently, and thinking of moving this mod over to new car.


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#2 Jan Accord

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:11 PM

Very nice...I'd like to have this on mine
I'm not na electical guy so please post an DIY

Edited by Jan Accord, 20 January 2017 - 11:53 PM.


#3 Richard B

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 01:11 AM

I just drive with headlights on all the time.



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 06:27 AM

This DRL kit is not a stupid thing because it prolongs the headlight bulb life. High quality Xenon bulbs are not cheap

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:40 AM

What do you need DRLs for? We have sidelights for that.

If everyone starts driving round with their headlamps on during the day, suddenly the motorcyclists and cyclists become even less visible.
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#6 Jan Accord

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

In my country we must have the headlights on 24/24, or have DRL

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 01:18 PM

DRL are a good idea in principle and have proven to work as a safety item in some countries well, probably has a lot to do with the safety OCD connoisseurs Volvo. Problem is nowadays DRL rather than being a functional safety item have become a fashion item and soon nobody will bother to notice them.


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#8 Ian.H

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 03:43 PM

What do you need DRLs for? We have sidelights for that.

If everyone starts driving round with their headlamps on during the day, suddenly the motorcyclists and cyclists become even less visible.


Got to say I'm with goodluckmonkey, makes bikes less visable.

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 07:13 PM

Side lights do do the job. I have DRLs on mine fitted by previous owner, plan to remove them or make them switchable. The idea of DRLs was originally I believe so that pedestrians could tell that a vehicle was 'active', same can be achieved as per Goodluckmonkey. Although some sidelights are rather dim and difficult to see in daylight/bright sunlight. Hence the intro of DRLs I suppose.



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

I had to take the led sidelights out of mine and go back to proper filament bulbs. They'd been fitted by a previous owner and must've been old tech, but they were terrible. Two naff little white spots.
It's much more visible with proper bulbs now when light conditions are poor.

Either way, it's the OP'so choice as to what he runs, and I think the system's particular neat, however could be misleading to oncoming road users.

I remember when the Peugeot 206's first came out, and being confused by an oncoming one indicating because the indicators were inboard of the headlamps. For a brief moment I though right was left and it threw me slightly.
This is a similar system to some cars I see on the motorway and it always seems odd to me too.

Edited by Goodluckmonkey, 21 January 2017 - 08:15 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

It would be better if while one indicator is on.say left side.then the right bulb turns off.until your finnished indicatoring.then both come back on
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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:48 AM

This is the problem when something becomes a fashion item rather than it's intended purpose, recipe for disaster. 


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:19 AM

Every one have his own opinion on that sort of add-on's, and from my view this is money saving and safety add-on.
Like said before in my coutry the headlights must be turned on 24/24 or have DRL otherwise it cost 120€ of penalty so sidelight's are not an option.
In the sidelight if you want to make it visible at daylight you must put some powerful bulbs/LED and this option in my coutry it cost 413€ of penalty and confiscation of the car on the place.
If the DRL is a stupid thing then why is every single new car equiped with ?

Don't get me wrong but we have different opinions on the same thing and from that point we could talk about the color of the car, wheels, suspension etc.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:10 AM

As I said above, it's a case of each to their own.
I know it's mandatory in a lot of european countries, and over here it's mandatory on motorcycles so they stand out from the traffic more.

If it's what's required by law, or what you want, then it looks like a decent system. Think the main comment is really that it's unlikely you'll find someone here with that setup due to the fact that DRL's are not a requirement here, and we use sidelights in poor light, and headlamps when we need to see where we're going.

Lights on all day, or worse still the sidelight with front fogs combo, are the preserve of the boy racer who hangs round McDonald's over here, as are badly adjusted HIDs that blind other drivers.

As accord drivers, we wear smoking jackets, only read leather bound books, and have fine collections of monocles and pocket watches.

Edited by Goodluckmonkey, 23 January 2017 - 11:12 AM.

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#15 Jan Accord

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:06 PM

Lights on all day, or worse still the sidelight with front fogs combo, are the preserve of the boy racer who hangs round McDonald's over here, as are badly adjusted HIDs that blind other drivers.


This sound familiar to me.
Around here we also have this kind of people and as you said in those cases are "fassion add" but this in my opinion is poor mentality

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:53 PM

Lights on all day, or worse still the sidelight with front fogs combo, are the preserve of the boy racer who hangs round McDonald's over here, as are badly adjusted HIDs that blind other drivers.

 

Funnily enough, over here the boy racer is identified by daytime running lights forced into headlights that were never designed to have them.

 

It is recommended on Australian country roads to drive with headlights on.  On my moto's I ride with high beam during the day.  Driving with lights on has significantly decreased the amount of lane changing near-misses in my life.  Half the drivers here drive with one eye on their mobile or navigator and drive with passive rather than active awareness.  Headlights cut through that.

 

If it's good enough for the Swedes..



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:58 AM

I know how it feel's that near misses on the motorcycle... Ugly experiences, but for now i'm living in peace because i sold it and for the next bike im seriously cosidering to get an track bike just to avoid that sort of things.
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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:46 AM

What do you guys think of this mod?

https://youtu.be/B6ZciIZrm9k

Basically I always wanted DLR lights, but couldn't face drilling the bumper, or attaching lights with cable ties etc. and ruining the look of the car. So I found this bulbs on ebay ( http://www.ebay.co.u...dgAAOSwgQ9VrftX ). Similar to what Audi A6 has. They fit instead of your normal indicator bulbs and one extra cable attaches to your sidelights. When you turn your sidelights on they light up white, when you put your indicator on the white on that side goes out and amber light comes on, then when you cancel the indicator, there is about a second delay and white light comes on again. I think they look awesome and go really well with led sidelights.

Tell me, what you think.

If anyone is interested I might do a tutorial on this, as just changed my saloon cl7 for a tourer recently, and thinking of moving this mod over to new car.

Tutorial? :-)

#19 Timtourer

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:13 PM

Hi, I'm going to give this a go over the next couple of weeks; any hints or tricks?



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:58 PM

I think they actually look really good.

The stock factory setup on my A6 with factory LED lights is similar, when the indicator is on the DRL for that corner is dimmed until the indicator stops flashing.
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