Aftermarket Kit Fitted DRL to my CR-V

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by Wizard, Thursday 7th Apr, 2016.

  1. Wizard Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Fitted some DRL's to my 2009 CR-V today.

    Took the plastic cover off to gain access to back of the grill and make running cable easier.

    Pretty easy to fit. I cut a small bit of the plastic grill out behind the lights so they would sit better.

    I then used some black automotive double sided tape to stick the bottom of the DRL to the grill. I cleaned all the plastic and heated both DRL & grill before sticking the DRL in place and they seem nice and secure.

    I then ran the wires following existing wiring to the supplied water proof control unit. I ran my wires in conduit that looks very much like the original Honda wiring.

    Wiring was simple, above the near side head light I opened up the plastic conduit above the main beam bulb. In here I found the earth (black) ignition (yellow) & side light (red). I soldered my wires from DRL unit to these. I then stuck the control unit to the body behind the battery. (These wire colours were correct for my car, but please check with a multimeter before you connect yours!).

    The DRL's come on with ignition and turn off with side lights so are legal.

    The kit I used, not the cheapest, but good quality and waterproof.
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    They look like they belong there, good job !
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Very neat indeed. :Niceone:
     
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  4. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    Agree with the comments above, they look really good.

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  5. Wizard Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Another pic closer up.

    I would have liked it to be more flush, but gap in the grill isn't wide enough.

    I'm very pleased with the result and totally reversible if removal required as I don't think anyone would ever notice the missing bit of inner grill.

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  6. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    That looks fantastic. Great job
     
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  7. wbarrw Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Wizard, I want to fit DRLs as professionaly as poss. I have the Ring brand which have proved best in the past Having read your thread I''m interested in your install...your pics ain't working, anychance you could forward again?

    Thanks,
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  8. Wizard Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Andy Surrey
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    Here you go.
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    I bought them from Road Radio.

    Road Radio

    Quality item and worth the money.
     

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  9. wbarrw Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom BW Chelmsford
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    Andy, Very nice work, looks like OEM, just the way I like it.......
    I was haing probs finding a plat surfuce to mount the DRLs ( mine are Ring, not too diferent from yours) although I have Neg/Pos and side light break into)
    Now swapped all my internal bulbs to LEDs apart from the glove box which I'll get round to, even awapped that :tut: awful side light bulbs from the warm white!

    Thanks aginm, great job,


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  10. wbarrw Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom BW Chelmsford
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    Andy,

    Just realised, the CR-V 2010 facelift has a slightly different grill, so will have to site in an other place...such is life!

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