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PostSubject: DRL LED fogs.   10th January 2017, 07:15

Hi,

I am about to have a go at this today, has anyone done it recently? I am pretty much ready to go, the only thing troubling me is getting the blue wire to a switched live source. The online instructions, show it being taken through the firewall into the cabin and dismantling the DME module in the footwell.

That seems really long winded and unnecessary to me... there must be a switch live in the engine bay fuse box either on a fuse or a relay?

If anyone knows of a SW live (across any model) in the engine bay, please let me know.

I'll check with my meter, but any help from someone who has done this appreciated..

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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   10th January 2017, 19:58

When I helped another guy on here fit the DRLs I think we took power from the cigarette lighter socket but I agree there should be something more convenient.

You may then be able to fit something like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01EFLD1JG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1738XMOK8QY6X
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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   10th January 2017, 20:28

Hi Phil...Thanks......... yes there are spare fuse ways for a fuse tap but no detail on which are switched, i'll test it out.... none of the spares are switched in the engine bay fuse box as I tested them today....I can see why the BMW instructions show it being spliced into the loom in the passenger footwell as thats  about all the cable supplied will reach to.

I asked the comedy question today while in the Mini dealership in Angmering..... the answer was £255 plus vat to fit the kit! lol!

I will use the fuse tap and run a cable to meet it rather than use the crappy piggy back loom splice supplied.........I'll post up how I get on.
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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   11th January 2017, 17:25

All done... took 4 1/2 hours all in all. I went slow as i've not worked on a Mini before. They are very nice to work on, nicely put together. I used a switched live from the DME footwell module as it literally was the nearest to the bulkhead entry. BMW instructions list this to tap into but don't say what it is. I may run a separate circuit for them one day but it will do for now. I tried taking a pic or 2 but they are so bright they don't come out very well. They have to be seen in the flesh.

Its basically, battery and engine fuse box out, DME footwell module out and bumper and grill off the car. Other than that, its totally plug and play unlike most BMW mods!

Very satisfying job, looks utterly awesome in comparison to the stock yellow dim halogens, they go so much better with the xenons and it totally modernises the look.

Very pleased with myself...may even open a beer in celebration. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   11th January 2017, 17:47

Must have added at least 1mph to the top speed as well lol!

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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   11th January 2017, 18:01

lol!


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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   15th January 2017, 10:48

its good to hear you working on the car yourself
at one point mini were doing deal for supply and fit for £399 - but always best when you can tackle it yourself.
DRL's are my favourite mod on a mini apart from handling mods haha
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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   15th January 2017, 11:25

Thanks Jordan, yes I try to do everything myself on my cars. Best way to learn about them. You also know it's been done correctly. Lots of trim bits need to be removed carefully as the tabs are quite brittle.

I still wouldnt pay 399 for the job, if I had to do it again now it would take sub 3 hours I'm sure so that equates to 80 quid an hour which I suppose is about right for BMW!

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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   15th January 2017, 11:26

All in cost was 180 pounds Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DRL LED fogs.   16th January 2017, 19:29

Sounds like a job well done
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