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apial
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DIY Daytime running lights

Post by apial » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:43 pm

Hey,

just finished the modification of the left parking light to convert it into a DRL. I know that you can bye them aftermarket and what I saw were great products, but the price was just way to high for this 2011 project car of mine.

The biggest pain was to open the lamp without damaging it. After that its 10 minutes work. Just installing ultrabright 5630 SMD strip, solder it to the connectors and its more or less done. It is very bright, will do pictures at daytime tomorrow.

Will also install a 8$ DRL module which automatically turns them on and automatically dim them if you turn on the Headlamps

Material costs are less than 10 dollars for both sides. I can make more pictures doing the other side if there are specific questions.

Best
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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by apial » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:44 pm

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by BluSHO » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:44 am

Any tricks to getting the lamp out without damaging it?

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by apial » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:36 pm

No trick, just lots of patience ;)

Here the final one in daylight
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Re: RE: Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by BluSHO » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:23 pm

apial wrote:No trick, just lots of patience ;)

Here the final one in daylight
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Ok.thanks

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by fstkat » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:06 am

Nice job! I like it. Will have to do it to mine.....

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by fstkat » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:50 am

Where did you buy the LED strip from? Ebay?

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by apial » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:27 pm

Amazon, but you can use any kind of 5630 strip - all more or less the same...
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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by Webmaster » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:52 pm

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by NashMob68 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:46 pm

Are we able to use the leds already in there or are they not bright enough?

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by Bob in Northern NJ » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:36 am

They are definitely not bright enough. When you purchase the kit from DriveBright, it comes with plug and play replacements. Check it out here...

http://drivebright.com/home/product-cat ... r_model=95
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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by NashMob68 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:51 pm

Thanks. I figured as much but had never seen the question asked. Thought maybe ford didn't give them full power from the factory.

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by NashMob68 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:03 pm

If anyone has done this, what controller did you use? I can't get my controller to work correctly. Thx.

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Re: DIY Daytime running lights

Post by Lupi22 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:52 pm

This is a Kit that replaces the fog LEDs, turns them into bright DRL and turn signals.
Link below
https://drivebright.com/product-category/runninglights/
I have installed them and are great DRL with directionals. Easy install & It comes with a controller.

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