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 Post subject: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:06 pm 
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Can el driving/did lights be made to fit hid lights or can I get I get hid to fit them ??
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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:12 pm 
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EL's don't have driving lights or fog lights, unless you aftermarket fit them. Only EL that had driving lights was the EL GT.
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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Fairmont and nl and dl had driving / fog lights
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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Elwagon91 wrote:
Fairmont and nl and dl had driving / fog lights

They were cornering lamps that came on during the indicator pulse.
If you're talking about them, they are usually a twist type halogen globe.
You can get LED replacements, but a HID fit would be a bit of a custom job.
I was always thinking about wiring up a H3 plug in the corner lamps, then run the HIDs off that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Elwagon91 wrote:
Fairmont and nl and dl had driving / fog lights


No they weren't, they are cornering lamps, activate when you turn a corner. As I said the onlt EL that had driving lights was the EL GT.

Converting these to "Driving Lights won't work as the beam will shine to the side, anything that can throw enough light will melt the casing.
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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Ok than I thought they was driving/ fog light than ford recalled them and changed them to indicators
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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Recently bought these for my cornering lamps (hooked up as DLR's so thery run constantly)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-1156-BA15 ... 918wt_1141

Havent got them yet, but should be an improvement, and it will produce less heat so don't have to worry about melting the casing.

 

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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:23 pm 
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem ... 0686915557
Are the lights h7 ?? And will will 35w hid melt the lights ??
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Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:50 pm 
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Elwagon91 wrote:
Ok than I thought they was driving/ fog light than ford recalled them and changed them to indicators


That was the BA Ghia.
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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:31 pm 
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Ok my bad :)
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Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:59 pm 
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thepistonhead wrote:
Recently bought these for my cornering lamps (hooked up as DLR's so thery run constantly)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-1156-BA15 ... 918wt_1141

Havent got them yet, but should be an improvement, and it will produce less heat so don't have to worry about melting the casing.



Just bought them too. I think the globes in the cornering lamps on my car are the originals, they're both very dull and glow a yellow light and don't actually light up anything. What do you mean by 'hooked up as DLR's' ?
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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:26 pm 
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FAIRV8 wrote:
thepistonhead wrote:
Recently bought these for my cornering lamps (hooked up as DLR's so thery run constantly)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-1156-BA15 ... 918wt_1141

Havent got them yet, but should be an improvement, and it will produce less heat so don't have to worry about melting the casing.



Just bought them too. I think the globes in the cornering lamps on my car are the originals, they're both very dull and glow a yellow light and don't actually light up anything. What do you mean by 'hooked up as DLR's' ?


They run independently - off a relay and there is a switch located on the steering console. i usually have them on during the day to increase visibility.

I received them in the post the other day - WAAAY too bright. enough to blind drivers oncoming, so i took them off.

The old globes provide more luminescence as the new ones from ebay seemingly point straight upwards - the reflectors cannot cope!

 

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 Post subject: Re: El driving/fog lights to hid
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Too bright? Oh... I'll just fit them and use them as cornering lights, that'd be ok.

I like your signature photo :)



thepistonhead wrote:
FAIRV8 wrote:
thepistonhead wrote:
Recently bought these for my cornering lamps (hooked up as DLR's so thery run constantly)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-1156-BA15 ... 918wt_1141

Havent got them yet, but should be an improvement, and it will produce less heat so don't have to worry about melting the casing.



Just bought them too. I think the globes in the cornering lamps on my car are the originals, they're both very dull and glow a yellow light and don't actually light up anything. What do you mean by 'hooked up as DLR's' ?


They run independently - off a relay and there is a switch located on the steering console. i usually have them on during the day to increase visibility.

I received them in the post the other day - WAAAY too bright. enough to blind drivers oncoming, so i took them off.

The old globes provide more luminescence as the new ones from ebay seemingly point straight upwards - the reflectors cannot cope!
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