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Question DRL LED's

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I've been reading the guides and searching; I've just bought some LED daytime running lights, and had a few questions. Someone mentioned in the FF Guide https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...ng-lights.html and mentions in the comments that they have to come on with the side lights. Is this true? As the new Mercedes don't come on with side lights (I don't think) ?..

And also where should I wire them up to, does the size of fuze in circuit matter?
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Thats because on new stuff they are instead of them. On yours they are in addition to them. If you didnt want them to come on with the sidelights then you would have to wire them in to a separate switch or take your sidelight bulbs out.
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Re: DRL LED's

a seperate switch or into a ignition live feed with a fuse inline so they are always on. i believe this is how the new mercs work. as in always on!?
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It is but thats because of EU Law. You can turn them off in the computer on some cars though.
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It is but thats because of EU Law. You can turn them off in the computer on some cars though.
I see. I like the look of them on the mercs and audi's but IMO the aftermarket ones just look tacky unless you put a lot of effort into them
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Re: DRL LED's

The reason I ask is because I'd like them to come on with my sidelights and headlights, as opposed to either or. I guess it's a case of installing a switch in-line then?
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If they come on with your sidelights then they will be on with your headlights.
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If they come on with your sidelights then they will be on with your headlights.
Oh right cheers, I thought they were seperate

Now I've just gotta work out where to wire them to lol
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Splice them into the sidelight wiring.
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Re: DRL LED's

I've now stuck them to my car but the wiring doesn't stretch as far as the cabin. Where can I wire them to?
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where was you planning to wire them in the car?
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where was you planning to wire them in the car?
I've no idea. I don't know which wire to cut into for the headlights, or should I cut into the headlight wire that's under the bonnet?
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Re: DRL LED's

if you want them to run from the moment you put the ignition on i'd go into the RED wire that powers the cig lighter or with side lights onto the yellow wire almost as wired like the fog light wiring diagram but without the switch so they are always on obviously a switch will give the option to turn them off but its upto you

i would relay them so its isolated from teh cars electrical system to be on the safe side yes its a bit more work you wont have to use wiring quiet as heavy as what is needed for fog lamps and obviously use a smaller appropriate fuse

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Re: DRL LED's

you could wire them into the side light housing under the bonnet pretty close to th headlight unit, use a multi meter and find which wire is live when only the sidelights are on, take that as your positive feed for the DRL's then find a ground, may aswell use the sidelight ground wire whilst your in that bunch

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you could wire them into the side light housing under the bonnet pretty close to th headlight unit, use a multi meter and find which wire is live when only the sidelights are on, take that as your positive feed for the DRL's then find a ground, may aswell use the sidelight ground wire whilst your in that bunch

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