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Mounting DRLs

My Chinese DRLs finally arrived and today I attempted to install them. The existing black plastic trim that is removed and replaced by the DRLs is hollow. The DRLs are solid. There are little triangular tangs on the mounting surface that prevent the solid backed DLRs from fitting flush. Is the procedure to simply snip these off?


Also, where's the best place to find ACC. I have fuse taps but couldn't find a fuse that wasn't hot. I didn't try any fuses marked Engine or Brakes. Just things like Radio. I don't have a tool big enough for the ACC fuse.

Thanks, Mack
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No help for your question ...

But I assume DLR is the same as DRL, Daytime Running Lights.

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woops, yes thanks. DRLs. I'll try and edit the title.

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3:00am where I am ... I’ll try later.

EDIT: Tah Dah! Title change was simple ... but still no help to your question.

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My Chinese DRLs finally arrived and today I attempted to install them. The existing black plastic trim that is removed and replaced by the DRLs is hollow. The DRLs are solid. There are little triangular tangs on the mounting surface that prevent the solid backed DLRs from fitting flush. Is the procedure to simply snip these off?


Also, where's the best place to find ACC. I have fuse taps but couldn't find a fuse that wasn't hot. I didn't try any fuses marked Engine or Brakes. Just things like Radio. I don't have a tool big enough for the ACC fuse.

Thanks, Mack
Hi Tilroh,
I bought the same DRL and I just installed it, so first of all you will need to snip the little triangular tangs on the mounting, this is the procedure.

after that, to work as normal DRL you must connect black wire to Battery - (negative) and Red wire to battery ACC +, and White wire to Dimming(Headlight or other Lights +) in my case white wire I did not connect it and works perfectly.
As you can see in the photos. Red wire is connected to the fuse N 9 7.5 Amp ( METER2), but the correct thing would be to connect it to fuse N 19 or 28 (H/L RH or H/L LH, Headlight)...in any way and it is working well.Mounting DRLs-conexion-negativo_li.jpg

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My Chinese DRLs finally arrived and today I attempted to install them. The existing black plastic trim that is removed and replaced by the DRLs is hollow. The DRLs are solid. There are little triangular tangs on the mounting surface that prevent the solid backed DLRs from fitting flush. Is the procedure to simply snip these off?


Also, where's the best place to find ACC. I have fuse taps but couldn't find a fuse that wasn't hot. I didn't try any fuses marked Engine or Brakes. Just things like Radio. I don't have a tool big enough for the ACC fuse.

Thanks, Mack
Hi Tilroh,
I bought the same DRL and I just installed it, so first of all you will need to snip the little triangular tangs on the mounting, this is the procedure.

after that, to work as normal DRL you must connect black wire to Battery - (negative) and Red wire to battery ACC +, and White wire to Dimming(Headlight or other Lights +) in my case white wire I did not connect it and works perfectly.
As you can see in the photos. Red wire is connected to the fuse N 9 7.5 Amp ( METER2), but the correct thing would be to connect it to fuse N 19 or 28 (H/L RH or H/L LH, Headlight)...in any way and it is working well.
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Hi Tilroh,
I bought the same DRL and I just installed it, so first of all you will need to snip the little triangular tangs on the mounting, this is the procedure.

after that, to work as normal DRL you must connect black wire to Battery - (negative) and Red wire to battery ACC +, and White wire to Dimming(Headlight or other Lights +) in my case white wire I did not connect it and works perfectly.
As you can see in the photos. Red wire is connected to the fuse N 9 7.5 Amp ( METER2), but the correct thing would be to connect it to fuse N 19 or 28 (H/L RH or H/L LH, Headlight)...in any way and it is working well.
Thanks for the confirmation on the snipping. I was hesitant to cut bits off my wife's new car even thought I did some minor snipping for the mud flap install.
I'll give this another go on the weekend.
Thanks again!
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Hey Guys I'm looking to purchase those over here in France from China

The thing is our CX3 does not have factory front fog lights.

Do you have any pictures of the mouting part of your installation ?

How do you figure it will look with no fog light ? Just a hole in the middle ?

Also, did you purchase the Orange turn signal ones or just the white ones ?


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