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Old 01-12-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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LED fog light strip, connect to DRL and Fog connection

Hello again.

I would like to install a fog light strip (see picture attached) in the location of the factory fog lights.

1. What is the longest one I can fit in there?
2. I want the new fog light (strip) to be on at all times, with or without (DRL) headlight and off course eliminating the DRL in the headlight.

TIA, I am glad to be back in the Acura family.
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1. Why not go out and measure it yourself? That way you can have it where you want
2. Tap the power wire into something that has power when the car is on.
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1. Why not go out and measure it yourself? That way you can have it where you want
2. Tap the power wire into something that has power when the car is on.
I did measure, 9" max.
I was really looking for advice on the best one to purchase and some technical help turning off the factory DRL in the headlight. Also how do I get it to stay on at all times?
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I dont really look into these strips so cant help you with that.
There is a DRL fuse, just pull that out. You might get a CEL though if I remember correctly.
As for getting them to stay on all the time, I answered that in number 2.
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I dont really look into these strips so cant help you with that.
There is a DRL fuse, just pull that out. You might get a CEL though if I remember correctly.
As for getting them to stay on all the time, I answered that in number 2.
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you can pull the fuse for the DRL. that is the only way to turn it off, i forgot which fuse it is in the box by your left knee. no CEL occurs, but if you get in an accident and they find out about it, insurance can try to deny the claim.

for the foglight, wire it to something like the windshield wiper and a ground. if you want to actually have a switch for it, follow the instruction in the DIY posted for independent fogs.

Toby has a DRL LED strip by his fogs, if ya want, look at his
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Thanks for the reminder to the DIY section on the independent fogs..

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you can pull the fuse for the DRL. that is the only way to turn it off, i forgot which fuse it is in the box by your left knee. no CEL occurs, but if you get in an accident and they find out about it, insurance can try to deny the claim.
I'm new to this forum, so don't have the history here, but found it both comforting and disconcerting to be receiving insurance counseling from someone named PyroDave...
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if you search this top weve thrown up designs and mockups and everything, but we have no fruit

one intrepid man went pretty far and even sent me an led circuit board to test but had issues resealing the lights and ended up shelving the project
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I don't think insurance can do anything. There are a lot of cars out there that don't run DRL lights.
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I don't think insurance can do anything. There are a lot of cars out there that don't run DRL lights.
there are many cars without DRLs, but those with DRLs are noted by the insurance company and can get slightly lower pricing, because safer. you can see them during the day and if the driver forgets to turn on headlights at night, you can see them. you are technically disabling a safety feature. like disabling airbags
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there are many cars without DRLs, but those with DRLs are noted by the insurance company and can get slightly lower pricing, because safer. you can see them during the day and if the driver forgets to turn on headlights at night, you can see them. you are technically disabling a safety feature. like disabling airbags
funny, my Jeep and my wife's Audi TT both had the DRL on/off switch, also the insurance on the TSX is more expensive than the Jeep (2011 Liberty Sport).
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i have led strip installed and connected to ignition because i wanted them to stay on all the time
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i have led strip installed and connected to ignition because i wanted them to stay on all the time
I will do this.
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i have led strip installed and connected to ignition because i wanted them to stay on all the time
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Could've just stalked his post for his build thread which has pics of it

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I like these philips better...a ton brighter too I bet http://www.led-drl.co.uk/cars/
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the dayline 4 dont fit there...tried already
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Hey KillerG, those lights look really nice. I'm installing something similar on my 09 TSX. I'm going to use the Philips Daylight 4. Do you mind telling me how were you able to mount yours? Did you had to remove the bumper? A picture of yours during the day with a closer look will be very helpful. THANKS!!
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