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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Just finished fitting the LED fog lights which Tom sent me and WOW, they're amazing for sure (thanks Tom).

The bloody RHS side fog light is pain to get to, that's for sure emoticon

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Just received my Angel eyes/spotties and the timer wiring kit. I haven't fitted them yet, but I have connected them up on the workbench to a battery and charger. The angel eyes and the spotlights are wired independently. The angel eyes are connected directly to the battery, and there is a separate wire that splices into the parklight wire. When the engine is started (the battery charger is turned on), the angel eyes sense an increase in voltage and turn on and stay on for around fifteen seconds after the ignition is turned off. The bonus is that when the parkers are turned on the angel eyes dim automatically. The projector spotlights will turn on with the original switch on the blinker stalk. Jalal, I now know the RHS one is a pain to get to, but did you get to the original driving lights from underneath, inside the wheel arch, or both?
 
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There is really not much room there to stick your hand to un-screw the little bolt holding the fog light in place because of the windscreen washer bottle but I found the easiest way is to get to the bolt from the top by sliding your right hand in front of the washer bottle and then reach from under the car to pray out the little plastic lip holding the fog light in place before pushing it out of the bumper. It took me close to 45 minutes trying to get the damn thing off.

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From on top. I didn't think of that one. I'm still waiting on waterproof connectors, so once all the parts are here I'll have a go at fitting them. Thanks for the info Jalal. Now, who do I know with small hands.....

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Just finished fitting the LED fog lights which Tom sent me and WOW, they're amazing for sure (thanks Tom).



Thanks Jalal.

Guys you will be surprised to know that I actually installed both of the foggies from under the car.

I did this by unscrewing the underneath side trim panel (held in place by 3 torx screws) pulling it back and gaining access this way.
The only way I was able to tighten the screw was to create a 90 degree screw driver.
I cut of approximately 100mm off one of my spare cheap phillips heads and stuck it in the vice to give it a nice bend.

Getting back to the T32 DRL's.
I have spoken to the local compliance office and quoted them the ADR section and what I saw on the road.
I was told that, as long as the lights do not dazzle on coming traffic they will be fine.

Having said that, I know it is nice to have the compliance center say this, but how do you prove it if you get pulled over?

I guess I will have to find out one day (hope fully not to soon)

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You can get to that screw from the top Tom. Much easier and in this case you will also be able to use a socket to tighten it. The RHS fog light itself will still be removed from the bottom as you mentioned.

I can't believe how bright those LED foggies are. It's like having a set of HIDs in there.

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Didn't try this way (from the top), but will give it a go next time I'm playing around with the lights.

The next mod is a dimming controller that automatically dims the lights when parkers are selected.

The brightness of the foggies even got me surprised as for the price you wouldn't usually get this kind of result.
My set of rear blinker 30W LEDS cost me more emoticon

will keep you updated with the dimming module if interested.

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The angel eyes dim when the parkers are selected because of the timer wiring kit. Check ebay, Auto car LED daytime running lingt relay harness DRL control dimmer on/off 12v, $5.09. Very easy to wire up.

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Thanks Eric,

I will check it out on ebay and go from there.

It sounds much easier than trying to work out a wiring setup with the right resistors etc...

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Date Registered: 10-2010
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So we finally fitted the replacements fog lights today which I purchased through Aliexpress last year. Put it off until the latest service as it was much easier working underneath with the car on the hoist. Did however need to drop the hoist to access the screw, for the drivers side, from the top. As Jalal has said it is much easier, but it did take significantly longer than the passenger side.

I did end up going with the 'yellow' lights as the white ones can't legally be used as DRLs anyway.

Gotta to say we were surprised how bright they were when when we flicked the switch and when you consider they only cost about $35 delivered they're a super bargain!!!

Allan

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