[DIY] : LED positioning Light (DRL) step by step - KDM OEM
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    LED positioning Light (DRL) step by step - KDM OEM

    First of all you need tools for cut metal part. air saw or electric hand grinder.



    When you got the parts, it will comes with 2 connectors. We don't need connector for fog light. cut as possible as close to connector. Green and black 2 wire needed for US version.



    This is pics of what you need to do for remove front bumper. But US version has couple more bolts and nuts.


    then pull this side look at inside.


    You can see with flash light. Pic shows Korean version, But US version has couple more bolts.


    2 red(remove nut) circle and 1 blue(remove bolt) circle show what you need to do more for US version.


    Now pull off bumper.
    pics show how much you need to cut. red box are extended for US version only.


    take out fog light.


    when you pull out fog light cover, pull one of grill clip will helps.


    install LED DRL to cover(for DRL cover) total 4 screws are not include. get same size from home depot. same as fog light one.


    install fog light to new cover.
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    extra wire, heat shink, 2 connectors(male, female) needed.


    extend wire to one side(to driver side)


    cable tie will help to organized wire.


    make T bridge to connector.


    here I make female connector(from radio shack)


    green wire to wall(+ wire)


    Don't cut or make hole...!!! just pull little bit and push green wire to inside.


    It will come out to right under streering wheel.


    pull out 15amp fuse which is pic show!(It's 12V power which is next ipod cable and USB)


    the other side to left fog light wire.


    open fog light wire and ground black wire from fog light black to connector(male for DRL)
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    now all finished job. put everything back to car. make sure fog light and DRL wire connected...


    It will on when you turn to acc or start engine(with smart key). once you start engine you can't off DRL same as factory DRLs. it all off or auto mode.



    All done!
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    I use air saw to cut it. takes about 10 min. for both side.


    same as Korean and EU version of rail size.
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    WOW

    can't even describe how good this looks.




    For a newb like me, would you say it's something i shouldn't attempt or what?
    How long did it take to you to all this?

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    Travel on down to Charlotte NC and do mine!

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    I want this so bad on my Optima!
    But unfortunately, I am a newb and I won't even "attempt" to try this
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    Quote Originally Posted by abacot View Post
    Travel on down to Charlotte NC and do mine!

    If anybody can come down to MD I can do it for you guys.
    It takes about 1hour. that's it!

    anybody interesting about KDM OEM LED DRL PM me.

    require;; 1 set of DRL and 1 set of cover(housing), 4 pieces of screw(from home depot), 1 set of wire(Radio shack), 1 set of Connector(optional for easy replacement of front bumper)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptimaKing View Post
    WOW

    can't even describe how good this looks.




    For a newb like me, would you say it's something i shouldn't attempt or what?
    How long did it take to you to all this?

    Not really. It was my first time remove front bumper myself......
    I just search most "DRL Install guide + DIY" on Korean WEB to do it.
    as a result, It wasn't that hard. Just need to cut metal rail(anyway, It is just extended for US/CANADA version only. So, I don't mind about it. If It's not pass safty requirement for KOR, EU They should install same one like US version in KOR, EU).

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