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hi all is it possible to fit daylight running lights to a qubo, had 2 auto electricans say no, any help please. thanks roger
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Re: daylight running lights

You can fit DRL's to any car, the after market is full of them, or are you thinking of replacing some current lamps on the front of your car with DRL's?

I fitted L.E.D. strip examples to my car with a switching relay to comply with UK laws.

Remember there are regulations on height above ground and distance from the vehicle sides to keep in mind.

Cost about 10 total & took a couple of hours to fit.
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Re: daylight running lights

look for ones that cary the e-mark
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Re: daylight running lights

Check out Halfords, they have D.R.L. kits that will fit any vehicle.
No drilling, or fancy wiring, in fact one kit just plugs into ciggie lighter.

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Re: daylight running lights

I fitted led side light bulbs in my fiorino,and if you leave the side lights in the on position they will turn on and off with the ignition.
I have also fitted drl's in the lower part of the grill, and they auto dim when the headlights are turn on.
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Re: daylight running lights

Problem is i assume the qubo will have bulb failure sensing and most led side light bulbs will throw on the check bulb message / light.... along with been techincally illegal as they are not a filament lamp in a filament light rated / approved unit... (light scatter and various other tests)


http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...ticleId=809953



Halfords near us had some ring units in for 10 the other week


not specificly these but to give you an idea...

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...k&iozone=PDPz1

look at as many as you can some will obviously fit better than others but must sit within 400mm of the outside edge of the vehicle

and max of 1500mm from the ground


must also go off with the headlights and if fitted fog lamps

http://www.halfords.com/wcsstore/lib...structions.pdf
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Re: daylight running lights

Mine have the built in resisters,and i don't get any bulb fail warnings, or bulb check flickering.
Went through mot ok as well.
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Re: daylight running lights

With regards to lighting regs,you mentioned that drls have to be 400 mm in, what about citroen ds3 ? They are on the out side of the wings!
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With regards to lighting regs,you mentioned that drls have to be 400 mm in, what about citroen ds3 ? They are on the out side of the wings!
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400mm of the outside edge of the vehicle not 400mm in
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Re: daylight running lights

Did anyone Mention DRLs

If you want decent quality, and 'E' marked road legal units then Ring automotive are probably the best of only a handful of product suppliers to use.

You'll also be at an advantage that they all come with auto switching kits (the DRL kits only, not the cheaper 'LED styling' lamps).

We've their BRL0397's on my old Stilo and Dad's Panda


Angles are not that good on this Stilo pic, so they don't show their full effect

And here they are off


I've also recently tried their BRL0398 unit's which are fitted to my Bravo, no working pic's though unfortunately, but just as good as the BRL0397's

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Re: daylight running lights

Been through x2 MoT's with mine on & no-one has pulled out in front of me since I fitted them.

No "E" mark either although I wouldnt encourage anyone else to break the Law so outrageously as I have
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Re: daylight running lights

thank you all for your replies, still a question their is not enough room in the grill, do you have to cut the grill ? thanks roger
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thank you all for your replies, still a question their is not enough room in the grill, do you have to cut the grill ? thanks roger
Should get them under the plastic bit that runs across the front and the numberplate it attached to.
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Re: daylight running lights

I've fitted mine at the bottom of the grill,as the grl's i've got bolt on and there was a nice place to bolt them through the grill.
They are the 'l' shaped one's and really do look nice, they are also 'e' marked,and are as good as factory fitted ones.
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hi luigi, any chance of a picture, and what lights did you fit ?and where did you buy them thanks. roger
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