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Old 08-09-2014, 11:49 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Daylight Running Lights

Hi all,

I have been thinking of fitting a set of daylight running lights to my 986, has anyone here done this and can recommend some (pics are always welcome)

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Old 08-10-2014, 06:05 AM   #2
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an easy thing to do is use the fog lights as DRLs
Its a 5 min install for the wiring and only costs a couple of $

I also swapped out the H-7 bulbs for LEDs ~ $40 on ebay
2X White Bulbs H7 Car Genuine CREE XB D LED Fog Light Lamps Headlight | eBay

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DRL-Fog Light Hack - 986 Series (Boxster, Boxster S) - RennTech.org Forums

If you want to add LED strip DRL, this is a nice package
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DX6BKW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3HC0TWCL7KNZJ&coliid=I25UOME3IV8CIO
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:25 AM   #3
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The Litronics have a marker light. Comes on with parking lights. I just use those. Love the dim lit look of the headlight marker lamps. They stay on with the main headlights to make 2-tone.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:35 AM   #4
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The Litronics have a marker light. Comes on with parking lights. I just use those. Love the dim lit look of the headlight marker lamps. They stay on with the main headlights to make 2-tone.
Do you have a link Tim?
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:57 AM   #5
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Do you have a link Tim?
I do not. Just search for Litronic Xenon.

New these were $3200 per side after a lady backed into me. You can find them on eBay all day long and many other sites including Pelican.

Note. The 'Litronic' part means there's controls and parts that make the main lights self level. Some are just weighted or balance and are far less. Others will chime in on this.


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How are these things wired in Canada, which has mandatory DRLs in all cars? Seems like they must have a simpler fix than fuse taps and jumper wires.

Canadians, can you comment?
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Simpler?
Not sure about that... but there is a double size dedicated DRL relay on the relay panel that illuminates all exterior lights while the car is running. The only thing my headlight switch does is turn on the gauge illumination.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:19 AM   #8
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Here are my after market ones.




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Here are my after market ones.




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I see this thread is a little over a year old but I was wondering where you got those LED lights and how hard were they to mount? These look great
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I have two lines of DRLS

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Old thread, but what the heck...I'll post my DRLs.

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Old thread, but what the heck...I'll post my DRLs.

I like those....best retrofit I have seen so far
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I just ran a jumper wire in the fuse panel (see DRL hack threads) to make my fog lights turn on with the ignition. I swapped out the fog light bulbs for DELs from ebay. Easy, cheap, and effective!
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Thanks Dwight!
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I just ran a jumper wire in the fuse panel (see DRL hack threads) to make my fog lights turn on with the ignition. I swapped out the fog light bulbs for DELs from ebay. Easy, cheap, and effective!
DEL's ??? im slow
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DEL's ??? im slow
Like LED's, but you mount them backwards :P
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:40 PM   #17
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Haha. I get my english and french mixed up! LEDs is right.
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I like those....best retrofit I have seen so far
Ahead of their time. Current LED's look terrible because they draw attention to themselves. They will be outdated in six months. This understated approach is classic.
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Thanks James
I like the softer glow of the integrated CCFL...
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LED Daytime Running Lights and add-on LED lighting for interior or exterior car use.

Also, think about the notion of "DRL Controller"

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Want to improve your Daytime Running Lights? Now you can with the DRL Controller!

The excellent Daytime Running Light Controller is a must have essential for anyone who owns a DRL. The Audi style controller is designed to adjust the DRL brightness when headlights or sidelights are switched on to prevent glare and also your indicator light will switch off the corresponding side of the DRL lights to help other road users clearly see your intensions.

How it works:
•The DRL controller cannot be tested on a standard 12V supply it must be connected your vehicle battery. See instructions.
•After starting your engine both DRL lights will switch on automatically.
•When you switch your headlight bulbs on the DRL lights will decrease in brightness by 40% automatically to prevent glare.
•When using your indicators the corresponding side of the DRL lights will switch off automatically and once the signal light has turned off the DRL light will switch back on automatically.
•Once your engine is completely off the DRL lights will turn off about 40 seconds later.

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