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#16 splintercat

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:32 AM

https://www.ebay.co....VAAAOSwixlbYqKn

 

I have a set of these. fit in a standard plastic bowl with no mods really bright

 

i would have uploaded pics with the headlight on but they were too big in size. if you want to see the pm me your email and i will send them over

 

wow thanks for that, really nice of you and helped me out about the adapter rings ....will pm you etc....cheers

 



#17 Anchoright

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:21 PM

https://www.ebay.co....VAAAOSwixlbYqKn
 
I have a set of these. fit in a standard plastic bowl with no mods really bright
 
i would have uploaded pics with the headlight on but they were too big in size. if you want to see the pm me your email and i will send them over


I got these with the halos in green. I love them.

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 09:23 PM

https://www.ebay.co....VAAAOSwixlbYqKn

 

I have a set of these. fit in a standard plastic bowl with no mods really bright

 

i would have uploaded pics with the headlight on but they were too big in size. if you want to see the pm me your email and i will send them over

what did you tap the DRL wire to?



#19 MacGyver

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:43 AM


https://www.ebay.co....VAAAOSwixlbYqKn

I have a set of these. fit in a standard plastic bowl with no mods really bright

i would have uploaded pics with the headlight on but they were too big in size. if you want to see the pm me your email and i will send them over

what did you tap the DRL wire to?
Not got them yet, but I guess it would-be the side lights...

#20 wassupcrew

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 07:01 PM

Sorry haven't been on here for a while. Yes drl wire is sidelights.

#21 Compdoc

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 11:46 AM

There is no point in having DRL's connected to the side lights. "Daytime running lights" should be on in the "daytime", and technically, whenever the engine is running.

A DRL relay detects the 13+ volts from the alternator and turns on the DRL's and dims them when you turn on your headlights.

https://www.ebay.co....XUAAOSweF1duAMD

Although most people just connect it to the ignition switch as obviously the ignition is turned on whenever the engine is running,



#22 Sam Biscuits

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 08:29 PM

Looking at getting these myself in the New Year. Where should the DRL's be connected to if side lights aren't the way to do it? If there anywhere easy and convenient once I've pulled my old lights out?



#23 GraemeC

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 08:42 PM

Erm.... the answer to that is in the post above yours

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 03:05 PM

I use the orange halos as indicators, I swapped the original indicator bulbs for leds and wired them to a switched ignition live so they are always on as drls, and the white halos are the side lights. I want to get a drl relay as linked above, but haven’t got around to it yet lol (pic shows drls with side lights on)

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 11:23 AM

One of the problems regarding DRL regulations AFAIK, is that the IVA regs. differ from the vehicle construction and use regulations. This allows more freedom to car manufacturers to add bells and whistles to their latest models whilst IVA regs only get updated every few years or longer. My daily driver has DRL's that dim when the sidelights are turned on, whilst in the IVA regs it says DRL's must be turned off when the headlights are turned on, with no mention of side lights.

It could be argued that the IVA regs are more relevant to classic car modifications as these are the regulations that we would have to comply with in the event that the DVLA felt that an IVA test was required.

For anyone interested, the IVA regs can be found at https://assets.publi...er-vehicles.pdf

and section 22 deals with DRL's and sidelights.

I think if we stick to the obvious reasons for using DRL's then we shouldn't go far wrong.

1/ To give extra warning to other drivers and pedestrians in the daytime the DRL's must be very bright.

2/ At night time this extra bright light could cause dazzle to other drivers or even obscure your own cars indicators etc.
3/ Therefore, dimming the DRL's when the side lights are on and turning them off altogether when the headlights are on, would seem logical.



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Posted 26 December 2019 - 05:22 PM

When I fitted my dlrl to Vini I made sure that they came on with ignition and off when side lights got turned on, this did course some confusion with a "know it all" mot tester, who said he was going to have to fail Vini as my side lights kept going off when the headlights came on, I asked him to show me. I then pointed out the side lights in the headlight bowl and explained what the dlrls were, he then found another reason to fail it ‍♂

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:31 AM

When I fitted my dlrl to Vini I made sure that they came on with ignition and off when side lights got turned on, this did course some confusion with a "know it all" mot tester, who said he was going to have to fail Vini as my side lights kept going off when the headlights came on, I asked him to show me. I then pointed out the side lights in the headlight bowl and explained what the dlrls were, he then found another reason to fail it ‍♂


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