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Old 7th-February-2011, 22:55
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Anyone have any decent ideas on how to fit and wire some running lights
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The double row ones, 11 LEDs
Into the bumper...
Will it need a relay? It will be going to a switch on the dash centre console.

If you have seen the Twisted Alpine vehicle then you will see what I mean. However I'm really not prepared to shell out 410ish for their version.
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Old 7th-February-2011, 22:58
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FFS just get a man to walk in front of the car with a red flag
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Old 8th-February-2011, 00:00
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Anyone have any decent ideas on how to fit and wire some running lights
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The double row ones, 11 LEDs
Into the bumper...
Will it need a relay? It will be going to a switch on the dash centre console.

If you have seen the Twisted Alpine vehicle then you will see what I mean. However I'm really not prepared to shell out 410ish for their version.
Leds don't need a relay, they use tiny amounts of power. Just wire them into the fuse box through a switch. If you want a fuse it will be tiny.
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Old 8th-February-2011, 00:11
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Thanks
Much appreciated,
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Old 8th-February-2011, 09:47
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Rather than set them in the bumper, which believe me is a pain in the Harris to cut, why not set them into the aluminium body work below the headlamp finisher?

That way they'd be protected if you were to nudge something by accident and would be far easier to install.

I have just fitted some semi recessed front fog lights into my bumper and cutting the holes out with a jigsaw was seriously hard work for me and the jigsaw!
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Old 8th-February-2011, 11:26
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Why don't you wire them into your sidelights then turn them on all the time? That's all sidelights are for anyway, parking and in broad daylight, any other time it is illegal not to have dipped beams on, i.e. adverse weather conditions, dark (generally from the point street lights are on).

I almost always run with some form of lights on, I keep meaning to wire my sidelights into a ignition switched live so I can have them on all the time. Then the switch will become an override for when the ignition is off.

Yesterday I was out on the motorway, it was heavy with rain, visibility was low particularly behind me due to spray on the road and someone came along with not a single light on, and this is a regular occurrence really, I could not actually see him, if I had pulled out I would have become a statistic. A reason why I am very cautious when driving in the wet. Shortly after a car came along with joke sidelights, ones that barley even light up and that was a joke too. Hence why legally you are meant to have dipped beams on.

What concerns me is the oblivious ones, who just look, think great no one there and pull out.

It's not to see but to be seen!
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Old 8th-February-2011, 11:29
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What concerns me is the oblivious ones, who just look, think great no one there and pull out.

It's not to see but to be seen!

Ah think your under the assumption that they have looked

When the reality is that they think they have the right of way.

And if they're indicating then they most definitely have the right of way
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Old 8th-February-2011, 11:37
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Ah think your under the assumption that they have looked

When the reality is that they think they have the right of way.

And if they're indicating then they most definitely have the right of way
AH! I see! Cheers for that, I have been driving about thinking that they needed to look, so really I need to be prepared for anyone without notice to come out?

Sometimes they pull out then indicate, which is nice, it warms me there is a small chance there might be a yellow flash next.
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Old 8th-February-2011, 11:44
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AH! I see! Cheers for that, I have been driving about thinking that they needed to look, so really I need to be prepared for anyone without notice to come out?

Sometimes they pull out then indicate, which is nice, it warms me there is a small chance there might be a yellow flash next.

Just noticed yr up in Lanarkshire, I believe some folk up there are still adhereing to the old Highway code, however be advised the further south you go the less folk bother with the old tedious rules of the road.
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Old 8th-February-2011, 12:45
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however be advised the further south you go the less folk bother with the old tedious rules of the road.
Ain't that the truth.
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