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      Product Review - Telefunken DRL on my Ford Figo.

      Hi GearHeads,
      Prologue: Since I leave early mornings and pass through some shady areas of Namma Bengaluru, I used to use the fog lights on the Figo Further (that's the nick for my ride). I was thinking of fitting DRLs for quite some time but just could not get the time to get it done. Then, on last Monday, made a call to Sachin's autoshop in Koramangala and spoke to Manoj there. I told him i wanted to fit DRLs and my only requirement is that i wanted them to be bright. He mentioned a German brand called Telefunken. I said ok i shall come over and have a look. Also told him that the Minda Trumpets that were fitted by his crew were sounding wierd. One of the horn was gargling / non existant. He said he would also address that.

      The Event: So last afternoon (Thu, 27.June.2013) went over to Sachin's Autoshop in Koramangala. Manoj was there. Spoke to him and had a look at the Telefunken. I also saw a Hella DRL box with an "adjustable" DRL. Didn't really want to fit a rotary knob or any such extra switch on to the dash of Figo Further so was not interested. The box was marked at 3975/-. Assembled in PRC. I went ahead with the purchase after some negotiations on pricing. End cost was 3800 all inclusive.

      The crew at Sachin's Autoshop first started off by saying that they'd tape the DRL to the "roof" of the identified area with 3M double sided tape. I told him the obvious thing. That it would fall off or get whacked and that if he is willing to pay me the negotiated amount right now he can fit them with 3M double sided tape. That broke the ice (i'd rather it should have broken his jaw).
      Fitted the item in the identified location (see picture below) after sawing off some vertical slats from the grille of Figo Further.
      Meanwhile another person "downed" the horns ("saab haarun ko pura down karko paani andar se nikalko rakha sow") and emptied the water which had entered. He was suggesting that i buy a new pair. I again glared at him in the eye and he realized the unspoken words. I told him leave it as it is and let the water drain out.

      Usage: The DRLs are Bright. Really Bright. End result i am happy with the choice and fitment. Each strip has 8 LEDs which throw out white light. Did i mention that they were Bright? I actually wanted the DRLs to be fitted slightly lower and more towards the outer edge / corners of the front grille. But decided against it as there was a lot more plastic to be sawed off.

      Epilogue: Realized the boys had not had lunch and so wanted to quickly finish the install and fill their stomach.

      Picture: Sorry for the quick and dirty picture. I was to take the pics last night but camera batteries were dead and charger was in office. Will update with them on tonight. Haaruns also sound closer to the original tone.

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      getkaizer thats nice fitment of LEDs, awaiting for more pictures.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Punter View Post
      getkaizer thats nice fitment of LEDs, awaiting for more pictures.
      Agreed and will wait for more snaps
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      Quote Originally Posted by getkaizer View Post
      Telefunken DRL on my Ford Figo.

      Looks neat from this angle. A front pic of Figo at night would be appreciated.
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      Thanks for your comments. Yes I was eager to take the pictures last night itself, but as mentioned, battery was down. I am referring to the camera's battery. And charger was at office. I'm referring to the camera battery charger.
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      EDIT Now with pictures of light on.

      So as mentioned earlier, here are the pictures.

      First, the car from the front with no lights on and only ambient lighting:
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      Next, the view from inside the car with no lights on and only ambient lighting:
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      Next the view of the road in front of the car with no lights on and only ambient lighting:
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      Now the car from the front with only DRLs on and ambient lighting:
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      Now, the view from inside the car with DRLs on and ambient lighting:
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      Now the view of the road in front of the car with DRLs on and ambient lighting:
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      A general shot from teh side of the DRLs on with ambient lighting:
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      Hope this helps.

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      Impressive, these lights are at the level of fog lamps

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      But I think Peoples will not be able to see the front Number Plate if this is on
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      Deb I disagree. People do see the numberplate with the DRLs on. The camera has not normalized the lighting as much as the eye does.
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      Quote Originally Posted by getkaizer View Post
      Deb I disagree. People do see the numberplate with the DRLs on. The camera has not normalized the lighting as much as the eye does.
      I just assumed that, as in snap it looks so bright.. good work and upgrade indeed.
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