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Akshay
12-06-2012, 09:12 AM
Has anyone fitted these to their car and have pics to share? Also what is cheapest way to get a set - they're so expensive from the dealers! (boom02)(scratch)

http://phwt.mazda.co.uk/Image/GetImage/5729

hersh
12-06-2012, 10:47 AM
Haven't tried but maybe eBay ?

Gio26NJ
12-06-2012, 10:52 AM
Check this thread

http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123823599-Fitting-Mazda-Supplied-Daylight-Running-Lights

rebelins66
12-06-2012, 11:40 AM
These are actually made by Mazda? Do they tap into existing wiring and run when the existing DRL's are on (the ones next to the headlights)?

MikeM.
12-06-2012, 01:44 PM
Has anyone fitted these to their car and have pics to share? Also what is cheapest way to get a set - they're so expensive from the dealers! (boom02)(scratch)

http://phwt.mazda.co.uk/Image/GetImage/5729

I think LED daytime running lights come with the Tech Package. But they are integrated into the headlights, not a strip down on the air dam. I would want them higher for visibility.

BangorBay
12-06-2012, 07:17 PM
Having looked through the various postings re fitting LEDs to the non tech version of the Mazda CX 5 and the problems associated with it. I decided to purchase the Mazda Suppied Kit from at a bargain price and save myself 350 fitting by my Mazda dealer. The removal of the front bumper was my biggest dread, however I found the following instructions and decided to have a go. Things to do, Be sure to tape the edges to prevent scratches. I used an old carpet to lay the bumper on after removal. Take your time and follow instructions. Finally, its not as hard as it looks if you have a basic knowledge of DIY. Save youself a fortune!!!!!

I live in the U.K. but would expect it would apply anywhere.

http://www.everythingmazda.co.uk/mazda-cx-5-cid52.html

http://www.aho24.de/shop/media/produ...1330946475.pdf

lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-24809172479195/cx5foglamps.pdf

zober
12-06-2012, 07:53 PM
.... I live in the U.K. but would expect it would apply anywhere.

http://www.everythingmazda.co.uk/mazda-cx-5-cid52.html ...


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KnurledNut
12-07-2012, 01:00 AM
I think LED daytime running lights come with the Tech Package. But they are integrated into the headlights, not a strip down on the air dam. I would want them higher for visibility.

Yes, they are inboard of the headlights on the GT's. I swapped out the yellowish cast OEM bulbs for white LED's.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f220/SharkinRN/Mobility/Mazda%20CX-5/cx-5-ext-lighting-004.jpg

Akshay
12-07-2012, 05:51 AM
I found those prices extornionate so was trying the discounted route. I think I may just have to bit the bullet then. I am very certain those LED modules are manufactured by a German company called Nolden but they only supply the modules and wiring harnesses. Those bezels are something they do not produce so I wonder if Mazda created them or another company altogether.

I'm just wondering though, for any of you who have those fitted in your bumpers, do they dim or go off when the headlights come on?

Goldie2009
12-07-2012, 10:16 AM
get the Phillips Brand LED DRL's...I got them SO awesomely Bright!...they come in either e 4-LED or 8-LED.

GAXIBM
12-07-2012, 10:42 AM
get the Phillips Brand LED DRL's...I got them SO awesomely Bright!...they come in either e 4-LED or 8-LED.

+1 I found them on Amazon and put them on a 2012 3 GT...

Akshay
12-07-2012, 11:32 AM
get the Phillips Brand LED DRL's...I got them SO awesomely Bright!...they come in either e 4-LED or 8-LED.

Thanks but I want them sitting OEM along the curved bumper so need a curved LED DRL. Just saw your build thread, nice mods there. I'm also thinking about getting that flexible rubber spoiler - how did you find the quality because I want to paint mine.

j3rmz
07-21-2013, 12:54 AM
Anybody in the US able to get their hands on a set of these? I'd love to know how and how much it ended up setting you back!

SayNoToPistons
07-21-2013, 01:38 AM
Quite a lot since the bumpers are entirely different between Euro and the US. These snap onto preexisting holes molded into Euro bumpers.

tireman1
07-21-2013, 03:41 PM
I put them on last october on my wifes gt.I have an old post,think it starts My wifes new cx5 with euro led's.Or something like that.

SayNoToPistons
07-21-2013, 04:45 PM
Good idea if one is comfortable with cutting holes in their bumpers. Very nice!


Jwlj,You are the person months ago that got me started to find someone who would ship to the us!I not only purchased the led drl's but also the led scuff plates addtional jumpers for led footwell lights.It came to about 715.00 which includes shipping over here.Everything went together well.It is really really cool on the car,or should i say my wifes car.


http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123822071-My-wife-s-new-cx5-euro-led-drl-s-led-scuff-plates-led-footwell-lights-from-uk&p=6053861&highlight=#post6053861

xtrailman
07-22-2013, 02:00 AM
While the bumper leds look good, the low position leaves them open to road dirt, and kerb damage.

So far I find the Day lights irritating, why can't they be switched off?
I find it ridiculous that owners have no control over them.

ColinX-5
07-22-2013, 06:37 AM
While the bumper leds look good, the low position leaves them open to road dirt, and kerb damage.

So far I find the Day lights irritating, why can't they be switched off?
I find it ridiculous that owners have no control over them.
The law says new cars [from 2011 I think] must have DRL.

Chas
07-22-2013, 07:40 AM
I think LED daytime running lights come with the Tech Package. But they are integrated into the headlights, not a strip down on the air dam. I would want them higher for visibility.

In the US, CX-5 with HID headlights come with incandescent DRL in the normal high beam position. Instead of the normal high beam bulb, a P13W is fitted. Often times, owners replace the P13W with LED versions of the bulb, but at least with 2014 and prior models, the DRLs are incandescent, not LED. The mod is so easy, I think many that have the P13W DRLs just swap them for LEDs as I did. Here is a photo of a partial swap.

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/9908/fsn1.jpg

HelloMello
07-22-2013, 01:18 PM
While the bumper leds look good, the low position leaves them open to road dirt, and kerb damage.

So far I find the Day lights irritating, why can't they be switched off?
I find it ridiculous that owners have no control over them.

I just drive with my headlights and fogs on all the time, thus avoiding the DRLs. With all the poor drivers on the road these days, more light is always a good thing.

SayNoToPistons
07-22-2013, 01:58 PM
Except the headlights and fogs are aimed no where near the driver's line of sight (above vehicle beltline). The point of DRL is to run in a similar (or same) housing to the highbeams aimed above the belt line with the light running at a lower wattage to create a visual awareness without blinding them. Plus, why would you put more wear on your HID's (if applicable) and multiple other bulbs?

HelloMello
07-22-2013, 02:49 PM
Except the headlights and fogs are aimed no where near the driver's line of sight (above vehicle beltline). The point of DRL is to run in a similar (or same) housing to the highbeams aimed above the belt line with the light running at a lower wattage to create a visual awareness without blinding them. Plus, why would you put more wear on your HID's (if applicable) and multiple other bulbs?

No HIDs but am very unlucky when it comes to visibility issues and have been hit a couple times, both in car and on a motorcycle, I must be an idiot magnet. I must say the small investment in extra lighting is worth it and has not happened since I started being more pro active and currently looking to put rear tail FOGS like they have in Europe. Anyone in here that can point me to a link for bulb placement and wiring is a plus, so I don't have to jerry-rig myself.

SayNoToPistons
07-22-2013, 03:36 PM
Living in NYC, it is quite understandable. I have had too many altercations with "idiots". You being in Florida, I am sure you encounter many "NY drivers" down there.

If you search for rear fog lights, you may find a thread I have created. It includes the part number for the rear fog light avail in the euro market. It should also include the part number for the Euro signal stalk which has the switch for the rear fogs. Feel free to bump it. I have been looking for an excuse to make my own foglight using the factory housing and wiring it up.

CX-5um
07-22-2013, 04:11 PM
Except the headlights and fogs are aimed no where near the driver's line of sight (above vehicle beltline). The point of DRL is to run in a similar (or same) housing to the highbeams aimed above the belt line with the light running at a lower wattage to create a visual awareness without blinding them. Plus, why would you put more wear on your HID's (if applicable) and multiple other bulbs?

I agree.

I know this may sound like the wrong thing to do (likely is) but while in traffic during mid day noon-3pm (w/full sun out) I sometimes drive with my Xenons on highbeams. There's some pretty stupid drivers here in Phoenix, AZ. Coming from San Diego it's a night and day difference in driving ettiquette here. Essentially it about defensive driving to get other stupid driver's attention. You know the ones that don't signal while switching a lane or 2 or 3. Driving into your lane at times while talking on the phone. Drivers that try to beat the red light at the intersection. Those folks. During peak sunlight hours the Xenon highbeams pose much less glare unto oncoming traffic compared to night while getting max attention. Otherwise by 4-5pm its back to lowbeams. All that said, I'd still drive with stock DRLs aimed up vs lowbeam Xenons which are aimed down. When I compared both from 20 feet away the stock DRL's seemed to be more visible during daylight.

xtrailman
07-22-2013, 04:48 PM
I'm not against the DRL, in fact I would love the Audi type Leds fitted in the headlights.

No what I would like is control over them.

For example, today I washed the car, so I started up in the garage to take it 100 yards to the back courtyard to wash it.

First of the car revs to just short of 2K revs wasting fuel and making a real racket, then as I release the handbrake the DRL come on, a complete waste of time, serving only to load the alternator and use even more fuel.

All I'm saying a simple off switch such as the I stop and problem solved


The law says new cars [from 2011 I think] must have DRL.