Inspired by the new Audi LED running lights and the countless DIY insturctions for other cars, I decided to install LED running lights in my Grand Vitara:
Here are some pics:
I ran them along the bottom of the interior of the housing and then over the orange reflector, which gave them a nice curve.
Some new pictures during the day which show them off a little better:
The pictures really do not do them justice. They look amazing!
The install was a little tricky but not too bad. I took my time since it was my first attempt at removing the bumper. To get inside the headlights, it required some baking in the over at 200 degrees, which was a little scary. (This was needed to melt the waterproof seal in between the headlights) To pry them open, it was still a two man job. They were stuck together quite well even with the baking! I disabled the normal daytime running lights and these LED's are run off of a switch installed next to the fog light switch.
Short Parts List:
I ordered the LED's from oznium.com
- Two 19in White LED strips
- Rocker switch with red LED
-Heatshrink to weatherproof the solder points
-I used a 7.5 amp fuse
-Plenty of Wire
If there is enough interest, I may post more detailed instructions.