My older Daytime Running Lights were broken with 2 broken LEDs some time ago. I bought them at quite a cheap price anyway, which is roughly cost me RM12 from the Brothers Accessories Shop in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. I am not sure why the DLR is broken but I never expect much from a China brand, after all the cost is too cheap for good quality product.
Yesterday, I went to 99’s Accessories Shop in Bukit Mertajam to buy another new pair of Daytime Running Lights that costed me RM32.
These Daytime running lights with 6 LEDs come with an aluminium casing which ensure the best heat dissipation and is 100% water proof. The package comes with 2 pieces of Daylight running lights with 6 LEDs each, four pieces of 3M double sided tape, 2 sets of red and black wires and 4 pieces of adjustable holder for the DLR.
Even though the packaging stated the DRL is 100% water proof, but my personal experience has taught me these aftermarket product doesn’t really give what it has stated on the label.
Thus, I’ve decided to seal the DRL light with waterproof sealant. I bought this Auto Sealant which cost me RM20 from ACE Store, at Queensbay Mall.
Step by Step How to Apply the Water Sealant around the Daytime Running LEDs
1.Apply the sealant at the every possible gap where water may slip in using toothpick.
2.Then wipe off the excess of the sealant on the Day Light Running LEDs with clean tissue papers.
DIY Daytime Running LEDs Installation on the Toyota Vios
3. Then we will proceed to attach the Daytime Running LEDs to the car. Instead of using the provided 3M tape from the DLR, I used the acrylic foam double sided tape purchased from DIY shop.
The reason is because the acrylic foam double sided tape is much stronger compared to 3M tape and 3M tape must be used together with Adhesive Primer to have strong holding power. Acrylic foam double sided tape can be used without Adhesive Primer.
4. Technically, installing the Daytime Running Lights is easy and pretty straight forward.
All we have to do is to attach the DLR on the car and connect the DLR wires to source and ground. But still, it took me more than 3 hours to complete the wire dressing and attached the DLR on my car’s bumper. Phew it was tiring to perform the installation but the end result was worth for it.
This DIY did not required any wire cutting:
I connected the Day Light Running LEDs (DLR) source (positive +) directly to one of the fuse box’s cables which will turn on the circuitry once the ignition key is ON state. The grounding (negative -) source is connected to the chassis grounding of the car.
Refer below image to where I connected the positive “+” source:
Refer below image to where I connected the negative “-” source:
The negative wire can be connect to anywhere in the car body.
Ta da! DIY daytime running light installation is completed. The DLR lights will turn on when the ignition switch is turned ON and the DRL lights will turn OFF when I turn off the ignition switch.
This type of DLR lights are indeed very BRIGHT and it doesn’t looks bulky on my Toyota Vios.
The Daytime Running LEDs (DLR) still works fine on my Toyota Vios even after almost 2 years (16th October 2014) of using it!
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