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  • LED Running Lights for under $5.50? You bet!!

    I ordered from Amazon a 4-pack of LED strips (18.9 in. long) that were (supposed to be) fully sealed in clear flexible plastic (or at least that's what the description said) for $11.99. A week or so later (they came from China) I got them and installed one strip under each of my Gen 1 headlights (there is a gap there that begged to be purposefully filled) using clear silicone adhesive. Before that, I made sure that the back of the strips were fully sealed in clear plastic; in some areas where the workmanship was shabby, I used a hot glue gun to complete the encapsulation process to make sure the strips are waterproof.

    Connected the (+) of both LED strips to Fuse #17 in the cab fuse panel (any ignition-controlled circuit will do) using an old in-line fuse that I've found in my "farmer's grabbox", and the (-) to the nearest ground (there's one big ground screw above each headlight assembly), and VOILA! I have LED DRLs in less than 1/2 hrs and under $5.50.
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    Semper Paratus!
    Ovy
    93 Mk8 Opal Frost, stock w/custom dual exhaust, coil suspension, HID/LED conversions, limo tint, turbine wheels, aftermarket audio, 140-ish kMI

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    LED DRLs with HID lo beam on:
    Semper Paratus!
    Ovy
    93 Mk8 Opal Frost, stock w/custom dual exhaust, coil suspension, HID/LED conversions, limo tint, turbine wheels, aftermarket audio, 140-ish kMI

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      Nice

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        I like DRL's on all my cars. If these strips are external on the front of the car, You should clear coat them. On my PU, after 2 years, a few led's went out, and now one side is out. Mfg sent me new ones, and said I should clear coat them.
        94 MK VIII
        95 MK VIII
        98 MK VIII CE # 87
        04 Chevy PU 3500 4X4

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          At $11/four LED strips & 1/2 hrs. labor it's not worth doing anything extra. When they die, or get really/un-cleanable dirty, another 1/2 hr labor will replace both. Thinking to double them though (will try this weekend) to increase DRL brightness for these Vegas summer days...
          Semper Paratus!
          Ovy
          93 Mk8 Opal Frost, stock w/custom dual exhaust, coil suspension, HID/LED conversions, limo tint, turbine wheels, aftermarket audio, 140-ish kMI

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ID:	473976I did some led's on my 95 a long time ago, but switched to lower mounted fog lights as DRL's. Not as large or bright as yours
            Last edited by ONLYTONY; 03-23-2018, 03:44 PM.
            94 MK VIII
            95 MK VIII
            98 MK VIII CE # 87
            04 Chevy PU 3500 4X4

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