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Old 06-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #18
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I must admit I never spent much time looking at the front of my car during day, night, lows, highs. I assume in stock configuration our DRLs shut off when we turn our headlights on? So are all of the people adding DRL harnesses manually turning them off somehow at night or are they just crossing their fingers?
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:55 AM   #19
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My resistors from gen5diy got fairly hot so I did decide to hard mount them in case the hazards were ever left on for any amount of time. The mounts extruded on the resistors had the holes so close you cannot fit a fastener. This is how I mounted them. I only took pica of the passenger side but the drivers is a mirror image.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #20
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Trans 305.075  Auxiliary lamps. Trans 305.075(1)(1) Auxiliary lamps that are fog lamps or adverse weather lamps may not be used in lieu of headlamps during those times when headlamps are required except as expressly allowed by s. 347.26 (3), Stats. Other auxiliary lamps may not be used in lieu of headlamps.
Trans 305.075(2) (2) Unless specifically permitted by this chapter or by ch. 347, Stats., no motor vehicle may be operated upon a highway with a lighted auxiliary lamp unless the auxiliary lamp:
Trans 305.075(2)(a) (a) Is mounted below the level of the center of the headlamps, except that when added equipment, such as a snow plow, blocks the transmission of light from factory installed headlights, alternate headlights may be mounted above the factory installed headlights and may temporarily be used during the time the light obstructing equipment is in place.
Trans 305.075(2)(b) (b) Directs light forward of the vehicle.
Trans 305.075(2)(c) (c) Every auxiliary lamp shall be properly aimed so as to conform with manufacturers recommendations, and so that glaring light rays from the auxiliary lamp are not directed into the eyes of an approaching driver.
Trans 305.075(2)(d) (d) Meets the photometric specifications in SAE technical reports J581, J582 and J583 for auxiliary driving lamps, auxiliary low beam lamps or front fog lamps.
Trans 305.075 Note Note: SAE Standard J581 was approved in March 1979 and completely revised by the Lighting Coordinating Committee in June 1989. SAE Recommended Practice J582 was approved in January 1981 and completely revised by the Lighting Committee in September 1984. SAE Standard J583 was approved in May 1937 and completely revised by the Lighting Committee in July 1977 with an editorial change in May 1981. The SAE standards, published in the 1994 SAE Handbook, are available in the offices of the Department of Transportation, the Secretary of State, and the Legislative Reference Bureau. These standards may also be purchased from the Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096-0001. Trans 305.075(3) (3) Whenever the operator of a vehicle equipped with auxiliary lamps projecting a beam beyond that of the vehicle's low beam headlamps approaches an oncoming vehicle within 500 feet, or approaches or follows another vehicle within 500 feet, the operator shall extinguish the auxiliary lamps in order to prevent glaring rays being directed into the eyes of the operator of another vehicle.
Trans 305.075(4) (4) Adverse weather lamps shall be mounted below a horizontal line between the centers of the headlamps. If equipped with 2 adverse weather lamps, they shall be mounted on the same horizontal plane and on opposite sides of the center of the vehicle.
Trans 305.075(5) (5) Motor vehicles may be equipped with auxiliary off-road lamps that may face to the front or rear of the vehicle. The lamps shall be wired independently of all other lighting circuits and may not be lighted when the vehicle is operated or driven upon a highway.
Trans 305.075 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; am. (1) and (5), renum. (2) (c) to be (2) (d), cr. (2) (c), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
Trans 305.08 Trans 305.08  Back-up lamp.
Trans 305.08(1)(1) Every motor vehicle originally manufactured after January 1, 1969, shall be equipped with back-up lamps in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and s. 347.26 (4), Stats.
Trans 305.08(2) (2) The back-up lamp wiring and connections shall be maintained in good condition.
Trans 305.08(3) (3) Back-up lamps may be activated by a switch on the transmission system so the lamps can be lighted only when the transmission is in reverse gear or may be manually turned on by a switch in the driver's compartment providing there is an indicator light plainly visible to the vehicle driver indicating when the back-up lamps are on.
Trans 305.08 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; am. (1), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
Trans 305.09 Trans 305.09  Direction signal lamps.
Trans 305.09(1) (1) The front and rear direction signal lamp system of every motor vehicle manufactured after January 1, 1955, shall be maintained in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and s. 347.15, Stats.
Trans 305.09(2) (2) All self-canceling direction signal switches shall be in proper working condition.
Trans 305.09(3) (3) All direction signal indicator lamps shall be installed and maintained in proper working condition and may not be covered or obscured by any object or material.
Trans 305.09(4) (4) All directional signal lenses shall be installed and maintained in proper condition and may not be covered or obscured by any object or material.
Trans 305.09(5) (5) All wiring and connections shall be maintained in good condition.
Trans 305.09(6) (6) There shall be no cracked, broken or missing lenses or reflectors.
Trans 305.09 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; renum. (4) and (5) to be (5) and (6), cr. (4), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
Trans 305.10 Trans 305.10  Hazard warning lamps.
Trans 305.10(1) (1) Every motor vehicle originally manufactured after January 1, 1969, shall be equipped with hazard warning lamps in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and s. 347.26 (11), Stats.
Trans 305.10(2) (2) Hazard warning lamps shall be securely mounted.
Trans 305.10(3) (3) Hazard warning lamp wiring and connections shall be maintained in good condition.
Trans 305.10 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; am. (1), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
Trans 305.11 Trans 305.11  Headlamps.
Trans 305.11(1)(1) 
Trans 305.11(1)(a) (a) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a headlamp system meeting the specifications of the headlamp system with which the vehicle was originally manufactured. Every homemade or reconstructed vehicle shall be equipped with a headlamp system meeting the specifications of headlamp systems on vehicles manufactured in the year in which the homemade or reconstructed vehicle is first registered.
Trans 305.11(1)(b) (b) Every headlamp shall be properly aimed so as to conform with manufacturer's recommendations and so that glaring light rays from the headlamp are not directed into the eyes of the driver of any oncoming vehicle.
Trans 305.11(2) (2) 
Trans 305.11(2)(a)(a) The headlamp system on every motor vehicle shall be maintained in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and ss. 347.09 and 347.10, Stats.
Trans 305.11(2)(b) (b) The headlamp switch, dimmer switch and beam indicator shall be in proper working condition. All wiring and connections shall be in good condition.
Trans 305.11(3) (3) 
Trans 305.11(3)(a)(a) Every motor vehicle shall have an equal number of headlamps on each side of the vehicle installed at least 12 inches from the center of the vehicle and at the height specified in s. 347.09 (2), Stats.
Trans 305.11(3)(b) (b) Every headlamp shall be properly installed, adjustable and securely fastened. The headlamp mounting shall be in good condition.
Trans 305.11(3)(c) (c) No headlamp may have any type of cover that in any way tints the emitted light or reduces the amount of light emitted to below that required by s. 347.10, Stats. This paragraph applies only at times when the use of headlights is required.
Trans 305.11 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff.3-1-96.
Trans 305.12 Trans 305.12  Parking lamps.
Trans 305.12(1)(1) Every motor vehicle manufactured commencing with the 1950 models, and every homemade or reconstructed motor vehicle registered on or after January 1, 1975, shall be equipped with parking lamps to the front meeting the visibility requirements of s. 347.27 (1) (b), Stats.
Trans 305.12(2) (2) The parking lamps and lens of every motor vehicle shall be maintained in proper working condition and in conformity with this section and s. 347.27, Stats.
Trans 305.12(3) (3) All wiring and connections shall be maintained in good condition.
Trans 305.12 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #21
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I must admit I never spent much time looking at the front of my car during day, night, lows, highs. I assume in stock configuration our DRLs shut off when we turn our headlights on? So are all of the people adding DRL harnesses manually turning them off somehow at night or are they just crossing their fingers?
In stock form the lower fog lights are on during the day, turn the knob once, and just the halos are on, turn it again, and just the halos and headlights are on.

The blinkers and fogs never are running with everything else.
The harness everyone gets is to make the fogs stay on all day, with the halos, and with the halos and headlights.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #22
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i clicked this link and it said it was not found so is there an easier way to find the bulb?
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #23
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i clicked this link and it said it was not found so is there an easier way to find the bulb?
Sorry about that.

http://www.vleds.com/bulb/3157-3156-...57-1-pair.html

These are the same, only with less LEDS. I dont see the 92 led ones I bought anymore, you can try another site. But they might be bigger leds or something and shine just as much.

What you need is 3157 Switchbacks(dual color). You can try other websites. I dont think you need the CK kind of bulb base (get the regular), I think its only for toyotas.

There are two "types" sometimes, one blinks amber and white, the other blinks amber and off, both run white during the day.
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Sorry about that.

http://www.vleds.com/bulb/3157-3156-...57-1-pair.html

These are the same, only with less LEDS. I dont see the 92 led ones I bought anymore, you can try another site. But they might be bigger leds or something and shine just as much.

What you need is 3157 Switchbacks(dual color). You can try other websites. I dont think you need the CK kind of bulb base (get the regular), I think its only for toyotas.

There are two "types" sometimes, one blinks amber and white, the other blinks amber and off, both run white during the day.
thank you, that helped alot lol. and does the resistor come with it or is that a separate purchase? and also im guessing i can just buy wire at a hardware store?
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thank you, that helped alot lol. and does the resistor come with it or is that a separate purchase? and also im guessing i can just buy wire at a hardware store?
They dont come with the resistors on that site, you can get them from ebay, or any other site that sells them if V-leds are out if them.

Remember you need two resistors.

You can get the wire anywhere as well, its usually good to go with a close to similar guage, i had some lying around.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #26
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Would a subset of these instructions be useful for the DIY of simply having the signals light up with Halos?
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Would a subset of these instructions be useful for the DIY of simply having the signals light up with Halos?
I would think so, you can run the "jumper wire" to the same middle post of the socket/harness that I did, but use the stock bulbs and see, you still might need a different bulb.

What I did accomplishes a few things:

1. Allows one element or set of leds on the turn signal bulb to come on with the halos

2. Changes the stock bulb to a dual color, one set/element amber, and the other white

3. Adds resistors (only needed for LEDs) because leds do not cause any resistance, and this causes the bcm to think the bulb is out and blink faster.


If you dont use LEDS and dont want to change the color, then only step one of this post is needed. If you want to change to LEDS or change the color, you have to follow the rest.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:08 AM   #28
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hey vroom if i was to install these and wire them up; how would they work with the jdp halo kit? that is a seperate wiring harness it self. or am i still able to connect to the wiring harness on the stock halos
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hey vroom if i was to install these and wire them up; how would they work with the jdp halo kit? that is a seperate wiring harness it self. or am i still able to connect to the wiring harness on the stock halos
This shouldnt interfere, Im not all that familiar with the JDP halo kit.

But all you are doing is tapping into the power that eventually gets to the halos, you arent changing the halo connector/harness/bulb or anything like that.
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Ok i will try it out and see how it goes!
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Ok i will try it out and see how it goes!
Good luck, let us know, post some pics
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can you send pictures of the harness drilled and how deep the wire goes. im having trouble making the white leds work. ive tried running a wire to the side markers but still get nothing. maybe i havent drilled enough?
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can you send pictures of the harness drilled and how deep the wire goes. im having trouble making the white leds work. ive tried running a wire to the side markers but still get nothing. maybe i havent drilled enough?
There is a picture. The wiring harness is two pieces, take it apart, and drill ALL THE WAY THROUGH one piece, so that your wire can make it all the way thru to the contact. Its fairly common sense when you look at it, drilling halfway into the plastic will just leave a wire touching plastic.

Take the harness apart, you should have a bulb, a piece that the bumb mounts to that also plugs into another wiring harness, then you should have a wiring harness with the actual wires coming out.

You are trying to get a wire to come through, just like the stock wires




From an earlier post:

Actually I just matched the drill bit up a tad smaller to the wire I was using and shoved it in there, It was a really snug fit, I was planning on adding silicone but I couldnt even pull the wire back out when tugging on it. I taped everything back up with electrical tape. And I used a big enough wire, and left enough extra in the channel that it made a good connection.

I wiggled everything around and all of my connections were tight. On my old car I usually put a bit of solder when I spliced connections, or used real connectors, but I didnt have time last night.

One thing thats weird, is that if you look at the blinker light harness, its actually two pieces. ALmost a mounting piece for the bulb (which has three working poles/contacts) and then the wiring harness that plugs on to that.

So it isnt like I thought before, you arent just trying to get a piece of wire to touch the little lead on the bulb, it is in a female slot, and the bulb mounting piece has the male end, so when they get shoved and locked together theres nowhere for the wire to go.

Just use a decent sized wire.
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Can the bulb monitoring be tuned out?
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