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The other day I tried installing DRL of my original.



These are LED tape with water proof.

AUDI S6 style!

I purchased it from eBay. only about $30.

These LEDs constitutes of 3chips SMD that have massive brightness!!
(Each has 3x5=15 LEDs )






At first I had to make stays for the LED tapes.







this is a template made from paper .......and image of installation








Then mesh for making "real" stays...




This mesh was ever used for my original front grill mesh of "Bumper on ".
This time I used the rest of it.......very economical !!









The stays are like this.









OK, the stays are now ready.
I start installing LED!



checking the LED ......very bright !


















The wiring is introduced to the front trunk room.
This procedure was a little hard work for me.










The LED was fixed like this!





The problem was where I should get the power supply ,ON/OFF functional with ACC.







At first,I had planned I got the plus power supply from the harness of front trunk.







The LED was ON, but the error massage appeared on the meter panel.....

I made several trials , but in fail...






At last I carried my Cayman to a pro shop.






The stuff got the power directly from fuse box and solved the problem of warning signal on the panel.







In addition......






I asked him a manual "switch" of ON/OFF installed.

Can I launch a missile ,too?:hilarious:












Sorry,my photos are very poor....

The DRL of this LED is very very bright ,even in the daylight!!



I'm very satified with this DRL!!




Thank you for your attention .

:)
 

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These looks fantastic! I am thinking about doing the same on my 987 boxster.
Can you point me to where you purchased these on ebay, and let me know what other items were required for the install other than the metal grille mesh.
Great job!
 

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I bought this LED here.

You need bi-surface 3Mtape which fixes the stay(=bent and cut mesh) to (=beneath) the (horizontal part of )the grill, and some cable ties if you think the stability is inadequate.


Good luck !!;)
 

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Thank you for the great write up. I agree this is the best DRL mod I've seen so far. It maybe the perfect time to install this while I put on the mesh for the grills.
 

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so, to wire it in and not get any codes/lights on the dash, you can wire directly to the fusebox???

I haven't checked yet, but what amp fuse would be necessary??? Is there an existing fuse there that one could "pig tail" off that is always "hot" when the key is on?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the DRLs always on??? or do they turn off when the other lights are on?
 

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To my regret,as for the detail of the "circuit",I don't know it.

I heard there was an intermediate "fuse" which was 5Amp unless I was not wrong.


The Japanese law doesn't define the "DRL" itself yet.....It's ,what is called, gray .
Furthermore,it is a question if the DRL always should be ON or not,as you point it.

I think this too bright type LED should be OFF in the night ,because it may dazzle other drivers,especially in the center of the city where much cars are running.

But ,as America is much much bigger country than ours, it may be no problem to keep the DRL ON all day long...... from early morning till late at night!:)
 

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I can't see any good images of what they look like?
Also, I was hoping for lights that ran in addition to the other lights.....is this not possible?
I understand Daylight running, but they are so cool, I want them running at night too! :)

Look forward to your pics/install article.
 

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My understanding is that if you don't splice into the sidelight wire then the DRLs will not go off when you put other lights on.
This is a legal requirement in the UK / Europe though.
Looks like it should be easy to route the wires, there are a few big grommets above the fog lights inside the front bumper ( fender ) area that can be accessed from inside the front boot (trunk ) to route thewires through.
From there it is a relatively straigt fwd job of running the wires up to the battery.
It is a bugger getting those fog light sprears off though, realy bad design.

Hopefully the lights will arrive today.

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Lights arrived and took around 2 hours to fit, I had previously removed fog light spears and identified what way I'd run the wires.
Really pleased with the result, they look like OEM DRLs, Audi brightness.

Simple wiring job, Pos , Neg and that is it. Didn't bother to splice into the sidelights as I want them on with the sidelights which I've also fited LED bulbs into.

Can take more photos / add additional info if anyone is interested.
 

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Lights arrived and took around 2 hours to fit, I had previously removed fog light spears and identified what way I'd run the wires.
Really pleased with the result, they look like OEM DRLs, Audi brightness.

Simple wiring job, Pos , Neg and that is it. Didn't bother to splice into the sidelights as I want them on with the sidelights which I've also fited LED bulbs into.

Can take more photos / add additional info if anyone is interested.

Good job, these look great and just like the OEM from what I've seen. It took 2 hours to do?

Probably take me 6 months unfortunately.
 

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Lights arrived and took around 2 hours to fit, I had previously removed fog light spears and identified what way I'd run the wires.
Really pleased with the result, they look like OEM DRLs, Audi brightness.

Simple wiring job, Pos , Neg and that is it. Didn't bother to splice into the sidelights as I want them on with the sidelights which I've also fited LED bulbs into.

Can take more photos / add additional info if anyone is interested.
Looking great Waitforme :)

Have sent you a PM!
 

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where did you buy the mesh grille?

The other day I tried installing DRL of my original.



These are LED tape with water proof.

AUDI S6 style!

I purchased it from eBay. only about $30.

These LEDs constitutes of 3chips SMD that have massive brightness!!
(Each has 3x5=15 LEDs )






At first I had to make stays for the LED tapes.







this is a template made from paper .......and image of installation








Then mesh for making "real" stays...




This mesh was ever used for my original front grill mesh of "Bumper on ".
This time I used the rest of it.......very economical !!









The stays are like this.









OK, the stays are now ready.
I start installing LED!



checking the LED ......very bright !


















The wiring is introduced to the front trunk room.
This procedure was a little hard work for me.










The LED was fixed like this!





The problem was where I should get the power supply ,ON/OFF functional with ACC.







At first,I had planned I got the plus power supply from the harness of front trunk.







The LED was ON, but the error massage appeared on the meter panel.....

I made several trials , but in fail...






At last I carried my Cayman to a pro shop.






The stuff got the power directly from fuse box and solved the problem of warning signal on the panel.







In addition......






I asked him a manual "switch" of ON/OFF installed.

Can I launch a missile ,too?:hilarious:












Sorry,my photos are very poor....

The DRL of this LED is very very bright ,even in the daylight!!



I'm very satified with this DRL!!




Thank you for your attention .

:)
 

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whats the name of the company?
home depot or loews???
from your picture the mesh grill is black, which i couldn't find any other hardware stores.
 
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