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Old 11-10-2012, 09:50 PM   #121
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Had the DRL's installed today, love them!
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Old 16-12-2012, 10:43 PM   #122
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Just added some rear drl using the rear fog lights cut down to 3.5-4 volts using an old phone charger..than turn off when park lights are turn on..
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Old 16-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #123
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Just added some rear drl using the rear fog lights cut down to 3.5-4 volts using an old phone charger..than turn off when park lights are turn on..

Illegal.... Just be careful using them in clear weather the police hate them.
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Old 17-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #124
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I hate them too!!
The only thing worse than fog lights, is the rear fog light.
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Old 17-12-2012, 03:16 PM   #125
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I hate rear fog light aswell...what I have done is made them run on lower power which mades it 6 w brightness not 21w ..
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Old 17-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #126
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So - trouble with the DRLs...

Two of the four LEDs on the driver side DRL keep switching off then on again with no apparent pattern... Anybody else have this problem, or anyone have a suggestion as to what may be causing this? They have been working fine since I put them on at least 12 months ago...!

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Old 17-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #127
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Sounds like the LEDs have burned out. Probably not much chance for repair.
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Old 22-11-2013, 10:42 PM   #128
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Sounds like the LEDs have burned out. Probably not much chance for repair.
I originally disagreed with your assessment, as the two troublesome LEDs were still working (albeit intermittently); however, they were definitely in their death throes and are now completely dead, leaving two functioning LEDs in the driver side DRL.

Now, do I fork out more money (considering they are only 12 months old) for another pair and pull the car apart to fit them?!!!

Or, I guess I could damage two LEDs on the passenger side DRL to match?!
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Old 23-11-2013, 02:19 AM   #129
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Time for some new ones!!!
Bar off again...
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Old 28-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #130
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Or if you are game pull apart for a looksee a see if you fix the leds that have died. .
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Old 28-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #131
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Or if you are game pull apart for a looksee a see if you fix the leds that have died. .
I was going to replace the pair with new ones off eBay... But to be honest, it's low on my list of 'things to do'...

But yes, I would be keen to see if individual LEDs could be replaced...
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:35 PM   #132
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New to the forum and just skimmed through this thread (while trying to ignore my daughters fighting in the background!!).

I'm about to pick up an MC Modeo LX (petrol) in dark micastone for the missus.

I'm currently running a series 1 VE Omega (with SS nose) and the Modeo will replace a T31 X-trail that was written off. Both cars have (or had in the X-Trail's case) Phillips LED DRL bars fitted for better daytime visibility. I'd now like to add DRLs to the Mondeo. Given the MC Mondeo has blanking pannels fitted where the DRLs fit on the higher optioned models, I assume they'll just clip in to the housing one the blanking is removed.
So now I have some questions:
1. Does the LX model have the required looms and plugs fitted as standard, and only require the lights? [As a side note, I know the VE Omega had the SS/SV6 loom in later production runs, and so the fog lights didn't require anything extra other than the lights, housing, and the pig-tail loom that stretched across the front bar].
2. Are the DRLs different between MA MB and MC models?
3. Are there equivalent quality DRL kits available that fit into the recess in the MC bar?
4. Are there any links for complete kits that would suit my application?

I don't really care whether the lights dim or switch off when the trigger lights (usually parkers) are activated. The Phillips units both came on with the ignition and remained on for about 10 seconds after the car was turned off. They also turned off completely when the trigger light was turned on.

Also, I guess the same questions apply for the fog lights.
Existing or required wiring?
Switch gear?
compatible models/variants?

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-04-2015, 04:32 PM   #133
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Quick response from the iPhone...

1. No looms or plugs or existing wiring. And no, they don't just clip on. You have to stick the DRL housing onto the bumper using a proper adhesive (I used sikaflex) and then the DRL clips in to that.
2. Yes. The MC, as you point out, has the blanking plates where the DRLs fit. Earlier bumpers are different.
3. And 4. Yes - eBay is your friend.

Sorry, can't help with the fog lights.
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Old 18-07-2015, 08:31 PM   #134
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Update - two more LEDs have died; this time on the passenger side. Unfortunately they are the opposite two LEDs that died on the driver side, so they don't even match up now! All up, 50% of the LEDs have died in the three years since I bought them...

When it goes to one on each side, then I'll replace them...!
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