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Anyone? Would like to see what it's looked like when it's on. Thinking about grabbing a set instead of fog lights.
 

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If you mean the optional Nissan LED running lights, I puit them in. I couldn't stand looking at those blanks covering the holes. With the DRL I get a discount from my insurance company, so that will pay for them in about 20 yrs. They look good and work nice. They are on except when the high beams are on or when I pull up the parking brake.

The Cube is kinda inaccessible now, but I'll post some pictures ASAP.

Jerry
 

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jerryc41 said:
If you mean the optional Nissan LED running lights, I puit them in. I couldn't stand looking at those blanks covering the holes. With the DRL I get a discount from my insurance company, so that will pay for them in about 20 yrs. They look good and work nice. They are on except when the high beams are on or when I pull up the parking brake.

The Cube is kinda inaccessible now, but I'll post some pictures ASAP.

Jerry
Wow Great News!!

Yea I have 1.8S and can't stand those plastic covers. but I never seen those DRL when it's lid, (day or night) How much did you pay If you don't mind me asking? Pics would be great!!
 

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BentoBox said:
jerryc41 said:
If you mean the optional Nissan LED running lights, I puit them in. I couldn't stand looking at those blanks covering the holes. With the DRL I get a discount from my insurance company, so that will pay for them in about 20 yrs. They look good and work nice. They are on except when the high beams are on or when I pull up the parking brake.

The Cube is kinda inaccessible now, but I'll post some pictures ASAP.

Jerry
Wow Great News!!

Yea I have 1.8S and can't stand those plastic covers. but I never seen those DRL when it's lid, (day or night) How much did you pay If you don't mind me asking? Pics would be great!!
I'm afraid to say I paid list at the local dealer - $513, with tax.

Jerry
 

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jerryc41 said:
BentoBox said:
jerryc41 said:
If you mean the optional Nissan LED running lights, I puit them in. I couldn't stand looking at those blanks covering the holes. With the DRL I get a discount from my insurance company, so that will pay for them in about 20 yrs. They look good and work nice. They are on except when the high beams are on or when I pull up the parking brake.

The Cube is kinda inaccessible now, but I'll post some pictures ASAP.

Jerry
Wow Great News!!

Yea I have 1.8S and can't stand those plastic covers. but I never seen those DRL when it's lid, (day or night) How much did you pay If you don't mind me asking? Pics would be great!!
I'm afraid to say I paid list at the local dealer - $513, with tax.

Jerry
eh.. It happens. That's how dealers make money though. I'll look forward to see your lights pictures. Thx again.
 

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I thought I posted these last night, but I think they were too big to make the trip. Let's see if these get posted.

Jerry
 

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Wow. They look amazing. How's light visibility during the night time? Wouldn't it be too fancy and bright for upcoming traffic? Do they lights up roads fairly well? How was installation?
 

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No problem at all for oncoming traffic. As for lighting up the road - lots of luck. You would not want to drive with just these and no headlights, but they do put some light out front. They are basically to make you more visible to oncoming traffic.

If I were doing it again, I'd shop around for a lower price. There is quite a bit of disassembly, but it all works, although I thought the directions could have been better.

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No problem at all for oncoming traffic. As for lighting up the road - lots of luck. You would not want to drive with just these and no headlights, but they do put some light out front. They are basically to make you more visible to oncoming traffic.

If I were doing it again, I'd shop around for a lower price. There is quite a bit of disassembly, but it all works, although I thought the directions could have been better.

Jerry
Great info. Now I'm debating really hard between LED and regular oem for lights....hmmmmm
 

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My lights are OEM. Aside from the fog lights, that is all Nissan has to offer for the Cube. Of course, you can always buy some aftermarket lights, but that would be a hassle fitting them in and wiring them.

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My lights are OEM. Aside from the fog lights, that is all Nissan has to offer for the Cube. Of course, you can always buy some aftermarket lights, but that would be a hassle fitting them in and wiring them.

Jerry
I know your lights are OEM hence I'm considering the purchase. I personally would never go with aftermarket parts espeically when it's involving wires or whatnot. Your LED's are still about $350 shipped (almost cheapest I found) That's what's stopping me from purchasing. but I have to admit, It does look better than regular OEM fog lights.
 

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Once they're in and paid for, it's a done deal. If I cobbled something else toghether and it didn't look good, that would be a done deal, too - a bad one.

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Once they're in and paid for, it's a done deal. If I cobbled something else toghether and it didn't look good, that would be a done deal, too - a bad one.

Jerry
Jerry,

do those lights let you turn it off during operating the car? or does it have to ALWAYS on even without using the parking light or headlights? Could you get more shots during night time?
 

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Since these are legal DRL, they follow the usual rules: they turn on when I start the car; they turn off when I turn on parking lights or headlights; they turn off when the parking brake is applied. Nighttime appearance is really not an issue because if your lights are turned on for nighttime driving, the DRL are off.

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Jerry....

I'm curious what wiring changes you had to do.

In Canada the DRLs are the high beams at half power. I am putting HIDs in, and have to change this because of the way they do the DRLs. (Tip for Canadians, DO NOT put HID bulbs in that use a ballast. Nissan actually uses the ground as a power source, so you will probably blow up your ballasts. If it's just the bulbs, that's probably fine.)

I'm going to use the fogs as the DRL, but am considering whether to just use the OEM bulb ones, or these OEM LED ones.

Any hints you could provide would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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Having your Canadian DRL is a whole other kettle of fish. Since the car is wired for your headlights to serve as DRL, I wonder if the accessory DRL would also work. You definitely would not want to add an aftermarket HID and have that wired for your DRL.

Let's assume the car is wired for the accessory Nissan DRL. You can just install them, and they should work fine. As for the headlight DRL, you would have to find a way to disable the factory DRL. The shop manual might show the wiring for it. Otherwise, it's time to seek out an electrical expert.

Considering the amount of trouble involved, you might want to add the Nissan DRL and leave the headliughts alone. As for my install, I didn't have to make any wiring changes, but I was surprised at how many connections I had to make - including to the parking brake switch. I just followed the directions, and they worked.

Keep us informed about how this works out.

Jerry
 

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Thanks Jerry....

Disabling the Canadian DRL is fairly easy. You remove pin 2 of the right headlight, and convert it back to be a true ground.

What they do is have a DRL relay that feeds power to that ground. That goes backwards through both high beam lights (so they run at half power), which is how they do DRLs. This is also why it's important not to connect a ballast type light without doing something about the DRL in Canadian cars. Because they run the circuit backwards, it would in effect put power into the ground.

I "could" use the same circuit to feed the fogs, I just thought the LED lights might be easier.

Thanks for the info!

Dang

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....and I'm actually in Maui right now, so have to sign off to move to higher ground!
 

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Maui, huh? It's 33 degrees here with rain/snow/fog. Maui is beautiful. I was there years ago. We've been to the Big Island several times - beautiful and not crowded - and I like the volcanoes.

For the fog lights, the plugs are sitting right there behind the bumper. With the DRLs, you have to run all the wiring yourself.

Jerry
 

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I can remove my standard fog lights and repalce them with these right?
 
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