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    confused How to install a LED DRL with the module?

    I hope this is going to work for me.
    I bought a set of LED light with the module.
    The module will control to turn on the LED DRL automatic when the ignition is turn on and will control to turn off the LED DRL automatic when the headlight is turn on.

    Here is the installation instruction from the box.
    1. Red wire to +12V battery
    2. Black wire to Ground
    3. White wire to LED light
    4. Blue wire require signal input from ignition
    5. Yellow wire require signal from headlight low beam

    Here are my questions:
    a. When I connect the red wire to positive terminal of the battery, do I have to disconnect the negative terminal first for safety reasons. At the same time I do not want to upset my security system on board. Any ideas?

    b. I am ok with step 2 & 3. I believe step 2 should be the last step to do for this DRL installation. Am I correct?

    c. Step 4 - I was thinking to tap the wire to one of the fuse located in the engine bay such as fuse no.5 the windscreen washer system.

    d. Step 5 - same as above tap the wire to the headlights fuse no.8 from the engine bay fuse box.

    I found this fuse tap from my local electronics shop which I going to use for step 4 & 5.

    Any comments is welcome.
    Thanks in advance.

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    I would install in the order 3, 4, 5, 2, 1 so you won’t need to disconnect pos or neg for safety

    Step 4 – seems ok but does that thing replace the fuse with another fuse or is it designed for empty slots?

    Step 5 – the fuse is probably before the light switch so unlikely to work, just scotchlok into one of the low beam feeds & hope it doesn’t affect the bulb failure system, I doubt it will as you're only adding a very small additional load.

    Connect 1 to the battery but make sure you use an suitable inline fuse as close to the battery as possible

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    Thanks for your inputs.

    The fuse is designed to replace the existing fuse. I bought the right amp to replace the existing one.

    I was thinking to run a trial on my jumper starter instead of on my car battery without disconnecting the car battery.

    I am not sure having two power sources at the same time will cause any problems.

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    The module will be a relay - the inputs from 4 + 5 will just be triggers with the main power supplied by 1 so I doubt you will get anything if the battery feed isn't connected

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    The jumper starter will be the main power supplied by connecting 1 to +ve terminal and 2 to -ve terminal as the replacement of the car battery.
    If the trial run is working then I only connect 1 to the car battery and 2 to the car body for ground.

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    Can anyone please confirm by connecting red and black wire to the jumper starter for power source, blue and yellow wire to the fuse from the engine bay fuse box and white wire to the led lights will cause any problems to my car system?

    I just wanted to test my method is working or not before connecting red and black wire to my car battery.

    Thanks.

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    Finally, I did it.

    Here are my steps: 3,4,5,1&2.

    For step 4, I replaced the fuse no.4 air conditioning & climate control with the fuse I mentioned before to get the ignition live.

    For step 5, what I proposed doesn't work. You are right. So I soldered the yellow wire to the headlight yellow wire from the socket.

    The rest of the steps are straight forward.

    I show you guys some pictures.






    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S100 View Post
    I would install in the order 3, 4, 5, 2, 1 so you won’t need to disconnect pos or neg for safety

    Step 4 – seems ok but does that thing replace the fuse with another fuse or is it designed for empty slots?

    Step 5 – the fuse is probably before the light switch so unlikely to work, just scotchlok into one of the low beam feeds & hope it doesn’t affect the bulb failure system, I doubt it will as you're only adding a very small additional load.

    Connect 1 to the battery but make sure you use an suitable inline fuse as close to the battery as possible

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