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Anyone Using The City Light As A Drl?

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Anyone using the euro headlight city light as a daytime running light?

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3 watt bulbs and are invisible during the day...and I'd be leery of putting a higher wattage incandescent bulb in the socket due to wire size...but if you can find a (much) brighter LED, that might work.

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mike

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I have mine wired so anytime the ignition on the city lights are on But Mike is right Its not REAL noticeable

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Thank you guys! I had city lights in an old scirocco but I cannot remember if they were bright or not... I was going to hard wire relay them in but if they are dim, I will go another route.

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As mentioned before LED may work if you manage to get a higher what bulb in there and you are up to re-wiring then you got a nice project in hand.

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Don't they put DRL's on the front of the car, and not the side?

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City lights are contained inside the Euro headlight housing, not the turn signals. The stock power comes from the turn signals, since they come on with the parking lights. I think...

I have thought about using a colored led for accent lighting at shows, etc. I want one that works on a separate switch. If you find a good LED solution, share with the class.

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I have them wired to the parking light circuit on my 2002 and my e30. They really aren't that bright in the e30 but in the 02 (Ceibe) they are.

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John

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Those look almost like headlights! What bulbs are you using? I still have not embraced the LED light look yet

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I use them every time i drive during the day; saves the h4's. 4 watt bulbs and bosch headlights, not enough to drive with, but easy to see from a distance. Just like Harv's.

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Daniel Stern Lighting suggested a 6W bulb to give the city lights some additional oomph, here is a shot of my 68 at dusk with the 6W installed. They are reasonably bright but I don't think they'd do much during the day.

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I use them every time i drive during the day; saves the h4's. 4 watt bulbs and bosch headlights, not enough to drive with, but easy to see from a distance. Just like Harv's.

how much grinding of the headlight bucket did you need to do?  I think I am going to have to grind enough off to compromise the integrity  

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how much grinding of the headlight bucket did you need to do?  I think I am going to have to grind enough off to compromise the integrity

There is some grinding but not that much.

I don't know what the wattage of my city bulbs but they all came from DS Lighting so they must be 6's.

John

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