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Okay, this is the procedure on how I replaced the DRL/high beam halogen 9005 bulb to LED.
This should be the same for sedan and coupe without OEM led drl.

A few things first:

The light is White and not blue. My camera does not pick up the colors correctly in the dark.

1. I do not use my high beam at all. Not once, not ever, so the light output at night time to flash someone or to light up a dark road is NOT a concern of mine. If you use high beam, invest on some better bulbs @ vleds and be prepared to pay $$$.

2. The DRL lights does not stay on with your low beam headlights. When it gets dark and I turn on my headlights.. the DRL light turn off. So It really did not matter to me how bright they are at night time since they do not stay on with my low beam. Even if they did stay on.. My HID would be much brighter.

3. The only reason why I changed to led was that I really did not like the dull yellow stock drl light so I wanted to change to white. It really did not matter to me how bright they were at daytime. I just wanted the white color "look." It did not have to be very bright where you can see my car a mile away.. As long as you were able to see my DRL during daytime on the opposite side of the intersection.. that was fine.



-Yes, there are DRL led bulbs on the market that are very bright.
-Yes, you can wire up relays to run the DRL lights at full power.
-Yes, you can buy the oem headlights with the oem led strips for the audi look..
-Yes, these are not very bright. ( bright enough for me )

This is just a simple way to switch out your yellow lights to white without any warning lights or major flickering or having to use drl module or resistors.
Only downside is the highbeam becomes useless.


I will have a daytime video up soon.


 

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Okay, this is the procedure on how I replaced the DRL/high beam halogen 9005 bulb to LED.
This should be the same for sedan and coupe without OEM led drl.

A few things first:

The light is White and not blue. My camera does not pick up the colors correctly in the dark.

1. I do not use my high beam at all. Not once, not ever, so the light output at night time to flash someone or to light up a dark road is NOT a concern of mine. If you use high beam, invest on some better bulbs @ vleds and be prepared to pay $$$.

2. The DRL lights does not stay on with your low beam headlights. When it gets dark and I turn on my headlights.. the DRL light turn off. So It really did not matter to me how bright they are at night time since they do not stay on with my low beam. Even if they did stay on.. My HID would be much brighter.

3. The only reason why I changed to led was that I really did not like the dull yellow stock drl light so I wanted to change to white. It really did not matter to me how bright they were at daytime. I just wanted the white color "look." It did not have to be very bright where you can see my car a mile away.. As long as you were able to see my DRL during daytime on the opposite side of the intersection.. that was fine.



-Yes, there are DRL led bulbs on the market that are very bright.
-Yes, you can wire up relays to run the DRL lights at full power.
-Yes, you can buy the oem headlights with the oem led strips for the audi look..
-Yes, these are not very bright. ( bright enough for me )

This is just a simple way to switch out your yellow lights to white without any warning lights or major flickering or having to use drl module or resistors.
Only downside is the highbeam becomes useless.


I will have a daytime video up soon.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omvFg7Qjrx0
Great post and an even better video which was much needed. I am looking to just change the DRls to LEDs just like you. Which bulb would you recommend? Any links would be much appreciated.

Thanks much!
 

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I have a couple sets from JLC and I'm currently in the process of returning them. The color looks nothing like their pictures. This is what the light looks like. I would look into something with brighter LEDs.

This is from their eBay listing with the same product, which is even $1 cheaper for some reason. "Each 9005 HB3 H10 LED Light bulb contains 68 pieces of High Quality, Super Bright, Long Lasting 3-Chip 5050 SMD LED Chips." 68 5050s? Um, no.

 

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I have a couple sets from JLC and I'm currently in the process of returning them. The color looks nothing like their pictures. This is what the light looks like. I would look into something with brighter LEDs.

Thanks. I am still searching for the best LEDs bulbs, which are cost effective as well to replace the DRLs
 

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Thanks. I am still searching for the best LEDs bulbs, which are cost effective as well to replace the DRLs
Do yourself a favor and research, research, research. Spend the time looking around here seeing what others have done. I jumped the gun before really doing so, and I have a drawer in my tool chest full of LEDs I'm never going to use because I found better ones. :D
 

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Those look like mine, nice and white and bright enough for $23. These are on high beam, much dimmer on just drl.


If I can justify $75 I'm going to get some 40 watt ones from eBay that look nice.
 

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I have those same bulbs the resistor harness isn't needed. At least for mine it wasn't, with it the lights were no brighter and I have no error codes to correct.
 

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Do yourself a favor and research, research, research. Spend the time looking around here seeing what others have done. I jumped the gun before really doing so, and I have a drawer in my tool chest full of LEDs I'm never going to use because I found better ones. :D
So what did you end up getting?
 

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So what did you end up getting?
I need my high beams, so as of right now I'm not doing anything with them. I would love a white halogen, but I haven't really looked into it. As far as my drawer full of LEDs, those are from interior lighting and the strip light. :yes:
 

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looks like he used these below.....not sure how bright they would be during the day but will have to wait for that video, if your looking for just looks then these should be fine but if you want looks AND brightness during the day the best ones are the vleds

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-White-9...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cd1298e92&vxp=mtr
Thanks!

Do you have any?

Are these the ones you are talking about?

http://www.vleds.com/5k-white-10-led-drl-fog-light-bulbs-h8-1-pair.html
 

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So I just saw this post. I have led DRL and I love the look but I kinda want the high beam too so is there a way I can have both or can I get a link to bright led
 

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