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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2015, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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LED DRL for 2012 Grand Touring

Does anyone have any sources/recommendations for LED daytime running lights for a 2012 GT Sedan?

I've searched the forums, eBay, other sites, etc. and while I've seen several generic potential solutions for 2010, 2011, 2013, 2012 non-GT, I am coming up dry for this particular year/model/front end.



Potential placement could be in the slot underneath the round fogs, but I'd be open to other placement suggestions.

I want these half for looks and half because I notice fewer people turning out in front of me when I have my HIDs on during the day. I'd rather not use my HIDs during the day though.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2015, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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For what it's worth I decided against adding DRL and just did the easiest "wire your fog lights to turn on with your parking lights" mod I could find, which for me was this one as it worked on my 2012 GT Sedan and required no firewall or engine bay stuff.

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...ng-lights-Easy

I wasn't sure prior to doing it, but after completing the mod I verified that this allows me to control my OEM fogs with the OEM switch as per normal when running low-beams. It also adds the element of allowing you to turn your fogs on and off (again, with the OEM switch) while your parking lights are on and low-beams are off.

This worked very well for me. I used radio shack fully insulated quick connects (the pink ones for 22awg) to make it work. The green wire in the top harness was difficult to work with. I had to use a razor blade to strip it because of how limited the access was in that area. The orange wire in the lower harness was much easier to work with.

At least this way I won't have to change my HIDs as often.
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hey hustling u should buy a the front facing LED strip avail on ebay and probably amazon. tape it to the bottom of the headlight, it'll look flush and oem. hardest part is removing the front bumper face to give you lots of access to the bottom of your headlight assy. and that only takes less then 30mins to remove. LED should be like this on from ebay there are other sellers for more prices. http://www.ebay.com/itm/4X-24-60cm-L...item2353890cfb
pic of my 3 with the LED's under the headlights and in the emblem
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Thanks for the reply, that looks great!

Could you possibly take another pic maybe of one headlight that shows more detail, both with the LEDs on and off?

How did you wire those up? Where did you put the switch for them?
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i did not hook up to a switch if you needed a switch just install the LED and wire it up how that guy on your link did it.
with LED on

with LED off

wired power to green wire in eng comp fuse panel, ground can be to any chassis component

hope that helps
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That does help. Nice job and thank you for the pictures and extra info.
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