This is a guide demonstrating how to install new LED Daytime Running Lights for 2012-up Volkswagen Passat. This LED DRL replaces the already existing fog light bezel with a pretty straightforward installation. You’ll be on your way a new set of LED lamps in no time at all.
Before you proceed, please note that there are two versions of the front grill: straight grill and honeycomb grill . This guide features a straight grill for demonstration, but the installation process for both straight and honeycomb grille are the same.
Here is the straight grill and the honeycomb grill:
1. Gently remove the stock bezel (fog light cover).
LED daytime running lights are becoming extremely popular nowadays. Unfortunately, this optional feature is not available to all makes and models. For example, unlike its brother Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S in the US does not come with LED daytime lights. This car has a tuner ready shell and LED daytime running lights are not part of the agenda. However, the popular rising aftermarket brand, Rocket Bunny, begs to differ as the version 2 body kit on the Scion FR-S comes equipped with high power LED daytime running lights.
The Rocket Bunny Version 2 body kit for the Scion FR-S features a total of 10 pieces high power LED daytime running lights mounted onto the bumper right below the headlights. The Rocket Bunny Version 2 is an aggressively styled body kit and the LED daytime running lights is just icing on the cake to complete the design. Although the cost of the Rocket Bunny Version 2 kit is well over $5000 US Dollars so it would not make sense to purchase the kit just for the sake of the LED daytime running lights. iJDMTOY’s 10W high power LEDayFlex Style LED daytime running light kit can help you achieve a similar look to the Rocket Bunny Version 2 front end for a small fraction of the cost.
During plugging in the decoder or wiring, a very common assumption is the male and female connections should be connected the way the tab on the male connector get held by the clip on the Female connector.
I am sure many can agree that LED Daytime Running Lights gives most vehicles a stylish front end appearance. Sadly, not all vehicle manufacturers are like Mercedes, Porsche and Audi. However, there is an alternative to achieve that look at a small fraction of the cost with a universal 6-LED Philips style high power DRL kit. The 6-LED Philips style high power DRL kit can be installed on virtually any vehicle with its dimensions.
The 6-LED Philips style high power DRL kit is universal so of course you do have to do some research on how you will mount it on your vehicle. However, the Infiniti G37 coupe has an empty faux mesh plastic on the bottom of the bumper where fog lights are generally located. The Infiniti G37 has a very aggressive front end with sharp body lines. The 6-LED Philips style high power DRL kit adds onto an already beautiful front end with a clean OEM look.
Most vehicles come equipped with standard daytime running lights but it is not the color you expect it to be. It is a plain and dull amber halogen bulb which gives a very unappealing look on your vehicle. The Lexus GS430 is one of those vehicles that come equipped with halogen amber 9005 daytime running lights. When you hear Lexus, you expect to see a vehicle built with style and quality appearance. Halogen bulbs for the daytime running light do not follow those criteria.
iJDMTOY’s 9005 LED Daytime Running Light kit can give the Lexus GS430 that clean OEM LED upgrade for the high beam and DRL. The 9005 LED Daytime Running Light kit will also fit any other second generation Lexus GS models as the configuration is the same for that specific generation. The LED Daytime Running Light kit for the Lexus GS430 includes the necessary decoder wiring to prevent the 9005 LED bulbs from flickering.
Also, the 9005 LED Daytime Running Light kit for the Lexus GS does not require any modification. Some other products out there offer similar set ups may require you to cut, splice, or solder the decoder portion on your vehicle. No one has the time for that! iJDMTOY’s Lexus GS 9005 LED High Beam DRL kit is a plug and play with no modifications needed. The LED DRL kit includes a pair of bulbs, decoder wiring harness and a plug-n-play load resistor. You will still be able to turn on your high beam bulbs once the 9005 LED is installed; however, the light output is decreased in high beam mode.
Installation can be completed in less than 10 minutes as the factory 9005 bulbs are located in open area for easy access. You would connect the single load resistors to your driver side factory socket and the remaining extension harness with the LED bulbs. You will require some zip tie to tie down the harness and keep the load resistor from touching any plastic or wires.
In the end, the decision comes down to the owner. Do you want an upgraded LED DRL appearance or do you want to stay with distasteful, amber halogen color? With such a simple modification at a great price, it is a no brainer to pass up on. It is time to give your vehicle the modern LED DRL upgrade it truly deserves.
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