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#272380 23-Jun-2020 00:32
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Hi Everyone

 

 

 

I was wondering if it is possible to change the fog lights and those bar-like looking lights beside them on a mazda cx-7 model

 

 

 

For reference here is an up close image of both on either side of the vehicle:

 

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/ed8baa6bb2fa9e3cd2801a827b40f733.jpg

 

 

 

and here is a more broader view of the same:

 

https://carsguide-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto,t_gl/v1/cg_vehicle/gl/GAM07A.jpg

 

 

 

 


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  #2510142 23-Jun-2020 05:06
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what do you mean by chance them? replace the bulbs in them? re replace them completely?

 

both are possible


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  #2510171 23-Jun-2020 07:28
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Do you mean that you want to replace the original fog lights, with LED daytime running lights?




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  #2510323 23-Jun-2020 10:04
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Jase2985:

 

what do you mean by chance them? replace the bulbs in them? re replace them completely?

 

both are possible

 

 

 

 

replace the bulbs in them with better bulbs aka LEDs




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  #2510324 23-Jun-2020 10:05
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Stu: Do you mean that you want to replace the original fog lights, with LED daytime running lights?

 

 

 

yes i intend to replace the round ones with LED fog lights and the ones in the shape of a straight bar with DRLs if that is possible


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  #2510328 23-Jun-2020 10:18
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Try eBay, AliExpress, and the like. There's possibly an aftermarket unit you can just bolt in where the existing unit is. Just be aware that if you want daytime running lights, they'll need to be able to be wired to comply with the rules. That is, daytime running lights should come on when the car is running, but switch off as soon as the park/headlights are turned on.




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  #2510338 23-Jun-2020 10:46
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Stu: Try eBay, AliExpress, and the like. There's possibly an aftermarket unit you can just bolt in where the existing unit is. Just be aware that if you want daytime running lights, they'll need to be able to be wired to comply with the rules. That is, daytime running lights should come on when the car is running, but switch off as soon as the park/headlights are turned on.

 

 

 

oh ok. thanks for that piece of info. i think i might get the DRLs professionally done. i recall one website where they do that for you


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  #2510386 23-Jun-2020 11:43
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Just be a little careful as simply upgrading the bulb to an LED is likely to be illegal in NZ.  You might get away with the driving light as it isn't a focused beam, ,but the fog light (and headlight) assembly that is not designed for an LED bulb as far as the reflector/lens/focus etc is concerned is not permitted and you may fail a WOF.  Replacing the whole light assembly with an LED designed and standards compliant unit is permitted, cheap conversions off Ebay usually not.      

 

 





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  #2510529 23-Jun-2020 14:00
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scuwp:

 

Just be a little careful as simply upgrading the bulb to an LED is likely to be illegal in NZ.  You might get away with the driving light as it isn't a focused beam, ,but the fog light (and headlight) assembly that is not designed for an LED bulb as far as the reflector/lens/focus etc is concerned is not permitted and you may fail a WOF.  Replacing the whole light assembly with an LED designed and standards compliant unit is permitted, cheap conversions off Ebay usually not.      

 

 

 

 

 

 

right. thanks for the details. so i need to get it professionally done, the fog lights and headlights etc.. not just bulb replacement but part replacement


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  #2510586 23-Jun-2020 15:15
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Stu: Try eBay, AliExpress, and the like. There's possibly an aftermarket unit you can just bolt in where the existing unit is. Just be aware that if you want daytime running lights, they'll need to be able to be wired to comply with the rules. That is, daytime running lights should come on when the car is running, but switch off as soon as the park/headlights are turned on.

 

On my F-in-laws  CX5 the DLR turn off about  2 minutes after you turn the motor off and exit the car.  My CX5 doesn't have any so the headlights do the same thing. 





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  #2510600 23-Jun-2020 15:33
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That sounds like an exit lighting feature, so you can see you surroundings when getting out of the car at night. It just uses the DLR for this. Some cars use park lights for this, some use headlights. Two minutes is a long time, though! Do they also come on when you unlock the car with the remote?

Nothing to do with requirements for switching the DRL off when headlights come on when installed as an add-on accessory when your headlights come on, though.




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  #2510762 23-Jun-2020 17:57
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old3eyes:

 

Stu: Try eBay, AliExpress, and the like. There's possibly an aftermarket unit you can just bolt in where the existing unit is. Just be aware that if you want daytime running lights, they'll need to be able to be wired to comply with the rules. That is, daytime running lights should come on when the car is running, but switch off as soon as the park/headlights are turned on.

 

On my F-in-laws  CX5 the DLR turn off about  2 minutes after you turn the motor off and exit the car.  My CX5 doesn't have any so the headlights do the same thing. 

 

 

 

 

I wired up DRL's on my Mazda MPV. 

 

They are powered from an accessory feed in the relay box in the engine bay. The feed must still be powered after the car is turned off as it takes them about 1-2 mins before they turn off.

 

 




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  #2511020 23-Jun-2020 21:38
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I tried to find the kind of halogen bulb that is used but the manual doesn't mention the kind. I think its H-11 or something like that


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