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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:47 pm 
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Is it possible to fit the cornering lamps as driving lights and run them to my rear wiper switch (in my sedan)?
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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:05 pm 
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I had this done to my Fairmont years ago but I had them wired to the parkers instead of the wiper switch as you propose. Believe it or not they actually do make a difference as they light up the side of the road quite well.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:12 pm 
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Yes, its possible to wire it onto an on/off switch, not a demister switch as they only activate for X amount of time..

And yes they look and work well - just realise they are not spotlights like found on ss n xr these days.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:16 pm 
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hahah thats exactely what i wanted to do not long ago.. !!

might have to do that soon! :D

hard to hook up to the parkers ?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:19 pm 
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The trouble with cornering lamps is the bulk of the light is shined sideways.

Check out my gallery for driving lights in brake ducts.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:33 pm 
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dylan - those lights won't fit into your bumper anyways! they only fit into fairmont & aboves!

look at some others mate - i've got Hella Comet FF-50's in my brake duct vents - i'll get you some photos if you like :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:36 pm 
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Don't all EF bumpers have the brake duct holes where the lights can go? Or is there something special about the Fairmont/Fairlane bumpers?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:36 pm 
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see you soon ugly ;)

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:40 pm 
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LSD wrote:
Don't all EF bumpers have the brake duct holes where the lights can go? Or is there something special about the Fairmont/Fairlane bumpers?


yeah they do, but they're a different shape - the EF Gli/XR/Futura ones are more recessed back into the bumper than the fairmont ones - hence why they won't fit. plus they're s**t lights if you're looking for 'drive' lights anyways - best off going for something with some more power :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:40 pm 
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LSD wrote:
Don't all EF bumpers have the brake duct holes where the lights can go? Or is there something special about the Fairmont/Fairlane bumpers?


I believe the shape of the duct is differant on the Fairmonts

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:06 pm 
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Damn they looked cool too...meh it can wait and be on my list of things to do.
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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:28 pm 
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Damn they looked cool too...meh it can wait and be on my list of things to do.


is that letter addressed to me still on ur list of things to do ?! :P :D

 

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You just have to run em in series off the parkers, pretty easy to wire up

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:29 am 
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You just have to run em in series off the parkers, pretty easy to wire up

Yer; i did that with both my fairlanes - looks awesome.
Highly recomended.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:31 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
nomad1089 wrote:
You just have to run em in series off the parkers, pretty easy to wire up

Yer; i did that with both my fairlanes - looks awesome.
Highly recomended.


Ditto!!! Definately the way to go.

There's a set on ebay at the moment if someones interested. Pretty rare to get them cheap as they are about $160-$170 brand new from Ford.

 

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