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    My final version of Integrated LED DRL's

    Today I fitted the FINAL version of my integrated front LED DRL's

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtErJrlNmLs

    I think I'm finally happy with them, having integrated them into the front Fog grill surrounds

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    I like the built in indicators touch, thats wicked.

    So a how to on its way???

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    The lights look cool and nice vid too
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    Did you check any legalities for the indicators being moved from the headlight sides to the middles, just curious if it is a lawful requirements or can be anywhere on front lights, its very good but the bottom line splits dont look right to me, but hey not my car so as long as you like then nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Did you check any legalities for the indicators being moved from the headlight sides to the middles, just curious if it is a lawful requirements or can be anywhere on front lights
    I didn't to be fair - mainly cos a couple of VW's have them there as standard (MK4 Golf?)

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    its very good but the bottom line splits dont look right to me, but hey not my car so as long as you like then nice job.
    I'm with you on that to an extent - although it looks fine when the side lights are on, which are also led's and mounted within the fog lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan A4 View Post
    So a how to on its way???
    Yeah if you like.


    • Remove fog grills.
    • Cut a slit in the horizontal bars.
    • Cut perspex to size and place in slit.
    • Mount LED's behind perspex.
    • Fit back on car


    As for the indicator set up - it's done with a relay wired to each side - so that when the indicators switch on, the white led's switch off. Happy to share a diagram if you wish

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    Thats so cool i feel sick. Nice, very nice

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    I absolutely love it mate!

    One of the best DRL mods I've seen. Best bit is it's OEM.

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    Nice job, looks really good
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    Hmmmmm, is it the final though......

    On reflection I think I'm going to extend both the 'running' and 'indicator' lights so that they also utilise the Fog Light lens...........cos it need's joining up.

    I'll give it a go and share it for your feedback.

    In the mean time - thanks for the comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    I didn't to be fair - mainly cos a couple of VW's have them there as standard (MK4 Golf?)



    I'm with you on that to an extent - although it looks fine when the side lights are on, which are also led's and mounted within the fog lights
    Richard a very adult reply, someone who can take critisicsm on there work without taking it personally, respect given where its due mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    Hmmmmm, is it the final though......

    On reflection I think I'm going to extend both the 'running' and 'indicator' lights so that they also utilise the Fog Light lens...........cos it need's joining up.

    I'll give it a go and share it for your feedback.

    In the mean time - thanks for the comments
    Aha you see, I jogged the thoughts a little, lol, go for it I think it will look better overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Richard a very adult reply, someone who can take critisicsm on there work without taking it personally, respect given where its due mate.
    Mate, I have a theory - if you're only interested in positive feedback, you should seriously think before sharing what you've done on a forum

    Therefore when you share 'improvements' you accept the praise and learn from constructive feedback

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    Very well said indeed, so look forward to your next incantation of drl's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    Mate, I have a theory - if you're only interested in positive feedback, you should seriously think before sharing what you've done on a forum

    Therefore when you share 'improvements' you accept the praise and learn from constructive feedback
    wise words


    loving the lights

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    It cant be, surely not, it is, wonders never cease, lol

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    Looks great!

    You need to be buying up a load of grille inserts, wiring them up with the drls and selling as a kit with fitting instructions on ebay....money to be made on this one!
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    Looks awesome! looks OEM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    On reflection I think I'm going to extend both the 'running' and 'indicator' lights so that they also utilise the Fog Light lens...........cos it need's joining up.
    All done now

    I'll sort some video when I get round to it.......

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    Thanks to NHN - here's the latest version......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFQWbHcQQ1w

    I sit and await honest feedback

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    Hey dont blame me, lol, I think it is better with the light in middle as it doesnt have that break anymore, I like, any chance of a distance view with the drl's on as think this vid is tad to close to judge it 100% even though overall technically its very good, well done mate.

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    They look a lot better.

    What Leds have you used, or is it LEDs and a plastic cover? Either way, it looks spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    any chance of a distance view with the drl's on as think this vid is tad to close to judge it 100% even though overall technically its very good, well done mate.
    You'll have me jumping off a cliff next

    Here's a 'distant' shot:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCCt2cyAxF0

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    Only if you leave your car to me in your will, lol.

    Anyway yeah much better, the break in line didnt look right before.

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    Nice but i hope you can disable them for MOT time .

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    Absolutely excellent Rich, well done!

    So when are coming up to do mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul20v View Post
    Nice but i hope you can disable them for MOT time .
    I can - but I don't know why I'd need to - the new Audi's LED DRL's Dim when they indicate...........mine just dim a bit more than the oem versions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrath View Post
    So when are coming up to do mine?
    A week on Sunday?

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    They look really good mate, I can't wait to see them for real!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardesty View Post
    I can - but I don't know why I'd need to - the new Audi's LED DRL's Dim when they indicate...........mine just dim a bit more than the oem versions
    Only that your DRLs actually go off they are now flashing as an indicator thats the wrong colour ie not amber .

    This is a snippet from the testers manual on indicators :

    d. that every direction indicator emits amber light, except vehicles first used before 1 September 1965 where both front indicators may be white and both rear indicators red

    e. that their operation is separate from, and not adversely affected by, the operation of any other lamp.





    dont get me wrong i like them just thought you should be aware .
    Last edited by paul20v; 31st August 2009 at 11:49.

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    The indicators are Amber and they're never on at the same time as the DRL's

    Don't worry - no offence taken, I'll switch them off at MOT time

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    I must say they do look good.
    If someone was to tell me it was OEM, I wouldn't have blinked an eye.

    Nice work.

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    some bits I like... but some I dont..also there could well be some legal issues with the angles of visability and the distance of the indicator from the edge of the vehicle.

    if I was you I would just leave the DRLs in the bottom on and not have them flash when the indicators are on, as this could be misleading and look neater.

    but top marks on trying something out of the norm.

    if you want to know the official angles that the light needs to be visable from etc let me know,

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by M7R View Post
    some bits I like... but some I dont..
    Cheers Karl - I'm with you on both counts having lived with them for a few weeks

    I feel another version coming on, but much cleaner/simpler

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    Hi there,
    i thought i'd ask cos you modified your foglights,
    I have been wondering if there is a honeycomb mesh fog light part thingy that can replace the standard one found one the sline bumper. Ive just had a modest facelift to the rs4 grill with black surround and would like the mesh to cover fog lights aswell.

    thanks

 

 

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