View Single Post
Old 05-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #6
burkart
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 305000
Join Date: Dec 2011
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: C H I C A G O
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT 5MT
Bright Silver Metallic

Default

well, this thread got complicated!

i think I can help the OP: yes, it is easy. just splice in the two wires from the LED into your highbeams wires. OR disable DRLs and wire LEDs into lowbeams - so you have the option to go full dark (handy if in the boonies or police-infested areas)

im crazy about LEDs. ive placed them under my headlamp glass even... (major PITA) but i've since had to rip them all out. why? read on..

that being said, here's a few thoughts:
- your regular DRLs will stick out like a sore yellow thumb once you install LEDs - so you may want to think abolut disabling them
- so far, no aftermarket white LEDs are bright enough during the day to give you that audi A7 look. i dont know how OEM leds could be so much brighter. i think they run on 30v special currents

- any aftermarket LED makes your car an eye-magnet -- for good and bad. while my LEDs were on, I got 4 tickets in a month
- they started flickering in spots, then some were burning out in sets of 3. eventually it looked so tacky i had to call it quits on LEDs (for now!)
***IF*** you do add the LED e-class knockoff things, do it right: under glass

my old setup (before it burned out in 5 weeks):


20120328_074749 by tommyburkart, on Flickr


20120328_074808 by tommyburkart, on Flickr
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
burkart is offline   Reply With Quote