Interesting paragraph from Wiki. Note the last sentence...
European Union Directive 2008/89/EC requires all passenger cars and small delivery vans first type approved on or after 7 February 2011 in the EU to come equipped with daytime running lights. The mandate will extend to trucks and buses in August 2012. The EU Directive requires that the DRL function must be produced by functionally specific lamps meeting the requirements of ECE Regulation 87 and mounted to the vehicle in accord with ECE Regulation 48. Functional piggybacking, such as operating the headlamps or front turn signals or fog lamps as DRLs, is not permitted."
Are those hight enough Hercules?
"Height above the ground must be a minimum of 250mm and a maximum of 1500mm"
Shouldn't the DRL's be dimmed/off with the headlamps on?
P.S. Another vote for them - they look good and serve a useful purpose.
What make are they and what did they cost? Are they as bright as OEM?
I have used the following DRL "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjOzVVtIvjM". I had a bit of problem finding them, they come from China but they are of a very good quality, I think I paid around £80. The reason I chose them is because they are curved to accommodate the lower curved bumper section of the car. Of course you can use any other DRL as long they are slightly curved at the front
You need a lot of patience and be very good for cutting the right size aperture at the right place and four custom made brackets are needed to fix the DRL on the lower bumper and yes the front bumper need to come out.
The wiring is simple , black to ground and red to one free fuse slot from the fuse box in engine bay which is live only at ignition.
I will post a close-up photo as soon it stops raining
See Attached photo, in the engine bay fuse box , there are 3 spare accessory fuse port, Black, Red and Blue, the later one is the ignition supply point I used.
But if if your car is a 2009 >, you can use the fog light wiring and code the front SAM with DAS in dev mode to disable "NEBEL LICHT and check if you have menu DLR to enable. And then you can activate day light running with steering wheel menu.