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Post by steve00136 on Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:36 am

We cannot get away in the van during November due to an op the wife has had so set myself some projects to do.
Just completed the the first project to fit spots which came from eBay (about £30). Was originally put off by the black mounting plates but think they look quite good - work well as well. Straight forward job so long as you have a 76mm core drill to make a neat hole.


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Post by Gromit on Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:42 am

They look good to me.

LED driving lights next???? I think they are a very good idea, and even more useful than spotlights. Being seen is important, specially when visibility is not so good in the winter.

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Post by steve00136 on Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:52 am

That's my next project. Have fitted them - add per photo - but not wired them up yet. Am using the info in the fact sheet section.

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Post by inspiredron on Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:34 pm

As they are in a foglight position (heightwise) are you legal to use them as spotlights - ie in conditions other than restricted visibility?  I thought that spots/headlights had to be a minimum height (10 inches?) from the road.

They look good - be interested to know if you have any problems wiring them in view of CANBUS type wiring.

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Post by steve00136 on Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:14 pm

Hi Ron the lights are actually sold as fog lights so guess ok. No probs with canbus that I am aware so far - I took power from the drivers side fuse box via switch to the lights. Switch and cable rated at 25A and fused at 15A. Will be wiring in the drl's as per (hella) fact sheets.
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Post by inspiredron on Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:30 am

steve00136 wrote:Hi Ron the lights are actually sold as fog lights so guess ok. No probs with canbus that I am aware so far - I took power from the drivers side  fuse box via switch to the lights. Switch and cable rated at 25A and fused at 15A. Will be wiring in the drl's as per (hella) fact sheets.
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Was that using the actual fog lamp fuses in the fuse box (92 & 93) or just picking up a live feed?  Did you use a Peugeot switch next to the rear fog switch or a separate one?

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Post by steve00136 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:03 pm

I used a supply in the drivers side fuse box listed as something like 12v rear supply which was only live with ignition on. I reckon this was a supply to cig lighter / socket to rear of van or bus option which would have had a variable load depending on what was plugged in it which should not upset the canbus. I used a seperate mounted switch.

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Post by steve00136 on Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:39 pm

Just to clarify I used fuse no.33 labelled "rear 12v socket"

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