jachady
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LED's in Headlamps

Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:52 pm

So I decided to make my LED lights in the headlamps come on anytime the car is running a la Audi. I talked with my local Ford dealer and we found a open spot in the engine fuse block and then figured which wires to cut on the headlamps. I ran new wires, did the connections and plugged it into the fuse block. It works great and now the LEDs are on anytime the car is running. The rest of the lights function as normal. I'll get pics posted soon.

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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:06 pm

jachady wrote:I talked with my local Ford dealer and we found a open spot in the engine fuse block and then figured which wires to cut on the headlamps.
Very interesting. As well as photos, could you also explain what you did, from the fuse block to adding the wiring, to what wire you added to the fuse block that is hot only when the car is running?
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jachady
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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:30 am

Here's photos of the lights. I'll get pictures of the wiring and fuse block later.

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Astrand1
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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:35 am

I like that. Looks clean. Might just have to do this mod my self. :)
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jachady
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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:45 am

I also modified the taillamps, check the taillamp thread.

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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:36 pm

Yeah I looked at the tail lamp thread. Not sure I wanna do that but I tried the LED headlamp mod. I found the wires that power them. And also found a open PowerPoint in the fuse box. My only problem or issue is that when I power the LEDs in front it also powers the running lights in back as well. I would rather just have the fronts on. I guess I could just cut the wires so only power goes to the front but not sure I want to do that.
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Auto dimming mirror with homelink
LED eyebrows converted to daytime running lights
All windows tinted
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Astrand1
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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:50 am

I've gotta go back to the dealer in a few days to pick up a part and I'm gonna ask them about DRL. I'm wondering if they activate the daytime running lights would that be the LED strip? If so that would be problem solved! :)
Alex
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jachady
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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:07 am

Astrand1 wrote:Yeah I looked at the tail lamp thread. Not sure I wanna do that but I tried the LED headlamp mod. I found the wires that power them. And also found a open PowerPoint in the fuse box. My only problem or issue is that when I power the LEDs in front it also powers the running lights in back as well. I would rather just have the fronts on. I guess I could just cut the wires so only power goes to the front but not sure I want to do that.
I tapped into the wires right where they go into each individual headlamp, that way I avoided powering the taillamps. Only my front LED strip is on at all times.

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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:05 am

So did you cut the wire or just tap into it? Cause I only tapped it and it sends power to the rear as well. I'm thinking I just cut it. I used the wire going into each LED on the headlamps.
Alex
2014 Ingot Silver with leather
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All lights converted to LED
Auto dimming mirror with homelink
LED eyebrows converted to daytime running lights
All windows tinted
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jachady
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Re: LED's in Headlamps

Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:57 am

I'll get a picture tonite, I can't remember how I did it.

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