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    Hi all
    I am thinking about mounting LED strips along the bottom edge of my headlights to operate as DRL's. I'd like to have these come on when the key is at ACC.
    Is there a suitable wire I can tap in to in order to power these DRL's?

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    Windscreen wiper fuse in the engine bay fuse box.

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    Good idea. Thanks.

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    pics please when done

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike481050 View Post
    Windscreen wiper fuse in the engine bay fuse box.
    Yep, Michael (maggie3.5) wired mine to the same fuse.

    Ignition on = LED DRLs on.

    Ignition on + lights on = LED DRLs still on.

    Not strictly legal as the DRLs should be off when the lights are on, but the po po have never bothered me about it.
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    The whole problem having them hooked up to Acc, is when you are parked and say listening to the radio, the DRL are on, an ignition on power source would be better
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    Ignore my previous dribble, Michael is right, the LEDs come on with the key turned to "Acc", one click before "On".
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    Steve (Minotaur),

    If you're after a pic of some 380s with LED strip DRLs, there are three of 'em on this page (Feb 2012 SA 380 photoshoot):

    http://www.aussiemagna.com/forums/sh...=1#post1472952

    One teensy problem though, Michael has moved or deleted the pics!

    From memory mine is the one on the far left of the line up (as you look at the pics, and of the 380's with LEDs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeAdeyMan View Post
    Ignore my previous dribble, Michael is right, the LEDs come on with the key turned to "Acc", one click before "On".
    Search "DRL Relay" on eBay

    There are lots u just connect to 12v and they sense when battery is charging and turn on DRLS

    Also have extra sense wire to turn off when headlights are on

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    I just bought a couple of "Add-A-Circuit" fuse taps from ebay:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330796349...84.m1497.l2649

    I actually want mine to come on when ACC is on, not just when the engine is on, so I don't need to use a relay at this time.
    MY DRL's will be a flexi-strip running along the lower edge of the headlight housing, so not low enough to be considered fog-lights.

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