Easy DRLs for a 124 Merc

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Deadly Dave, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Deadly Dave

    Deadly Dave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It really is this easy !
    I fitted a 10amp diode between fuses 6 and 8. Note the direction.
    Now when the ignition is on the front and rear sidelights come on and the headlights come on dim dip.
    The dashboard lights and number plate lights do not come on.
    The only downside is that the lights are on regardless of whether the engine is running or not.
    I have run the car like this for a good few hundred miles with no problems. I will fit the diode properly to the underside of the fuse board shortly.

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    Deadly Dave

    Deadly Dave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I finished off this job recently.
    I fitted eyelets to the diode and wrapped it in heat shrink.


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    Then I lifted up the fuse box and fitted it to the underneath.
    You can just about make it out in this picture.
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  3. neilrr

    neilrr MB Club Veteran

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    Alternatively, if you are bothered about the visibility of your vehicle, turn the lights on.
     
  4. Mr Filipov

    Mr Filipov Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Show us a picture of a 124 with day running lights please? I am curious to see what it looks like.
     
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