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day running lights

vol164
19-07-09, 21:29
i have noticed that vw are using day running lights on there cars (only on the front )
i know this is something that volvo have done since the mid 70,s and must admit its about the safest way to be noticed , even buses now are set up so thier headlights are on constantly, so with this is mind i am thinking of putting led strips in the front lights and run them on an ignition feed has anybody done this yet ???

jimmygnarl
20-07-09, 21:49
Yes a few on here have done it including me, LED's are the way forward.

look on my website.

T4Canuck
21-07-09, 10:40
Daytime running lights is something the Canadian Government mandated on all new cars coming into Canada more than ten years ago. I know that some manufacturers will install them on vehicles intended for the North American Market as other than this and the Speedo, there is not much difference to the two markets.
I'm surprised that more governments have not done the same.

SPENCE
21-07-09, 21:19
Check this thread out mate ive done this to my lights, they are bright, cheap and look really smart

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=35660

t4toad
21-07-09, 21:46
Someone did this on here I:
https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=38395&highlight=shortnose+leds

mattl4800
22-07-09, 11:29
ive got a set of these

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_71 5111_langId_-1_categoryId_165688#dtab

I stripped the headlamps down and stuck them to the edge of the reflector, then just wired them to the side light circuit.... I think the look good...I will post some pics when I get my van back..

mattl4800
22-07-09, 11:32
ive got a set of these

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_71 5111_langId_-1_categoryId_165688#dtab

I stripped the headlamps down and stuck them to the edge of the reflector, then just wired them to the side light circuit.... I think the look good...I will post some pics when I get my van back..

wrong link its these ones I have

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_71 5113_langId_-1_categoryId_165688

getrad
22-07-09, 11:44
Went for a different look :ILU:

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/getradbill/DSC00921.jpg
http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww98/getradbill/DSC00920.jpg

wired to the side lights, pictures dont do them justice.