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    I've just purchased some Daytime running lights & wired them to my sidelight circuit, however they flash when turned off which i'm told it's something to to do with the "Canbus".
    I've since heard that they should be wired to a circuit that is live when the ignition is on, the question is, would this stop the flashing? & if it works where is the best place to wire them to?
    Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazspeight View Post
    I've just purchased some Daytime running lights & wired them to my sidelight circuit, however they flash when turned off which i'm told it's something to to do with the "Canbus".
    I've since heard that they should be wired to a circuit that is live when the ignition is on, the question is, would this stop the flashing? & if it works where is the best place to wire them to?
    Thanks guys
    Yes the Canbus system don't like LEDs one bit, hence the flashing, due to the bulb check system. Go to the fusebox and test some of the empty slots and you will find one that is switched live when the ignition is on, someone found one in the past.

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    What LED's did you get and where from?

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    i fitted DRL's on my car, they are wired to the live feed on the alternator, this means that they come on whenever the car is started and they go off when the engine is off. they are also earther to the back of the fog lights.
    hope this helped

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    Champion that information, looks like i'm doing them tomorrow
    Not sure what make they are, got them off ebay only paid a £10 delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OllyT View Post
    i fitted DRL's on my car, they are wired to the live feed on the alternator, this means that they come on whenever the car is started and they go off when the engine is off. they are also earther to the back of the fog lights.
    hope this helped
    You got a how2 for this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazspeight View Post
    Champion that information, looks like i'm doing them tomorrow
    Not sure what make they are, got them off ebay only paid a £10 delivered.
    Do you have a ebay link??

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    fit a relay, that will sort it all out...

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    if you need any advice then just message me and ill be glad to help as much as i can

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