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#1 OFFLINE   Mikula

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:58 PM

So, I really don't love the look of the "triangle" lights on the bumper of the gen 2 edge.  I'd rather have the straight style like on the gen 1 edge. 

 

I'm thinking of blacking out the triangle lights, and fitting the gen 1 lights into the slots horizontally underneath the current triangle drl's. anyone have dimensions of those lights, so I can begin trying to sort out what lights I may be able to buy, and just swap out connectors and rewire?

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Notice the horizontal slots underneath the current lights. They are just a plastic removable bezel, and I think I can most likely cut to fit something else in there.

 

even something as cheap as this may work

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B00HCSBQ7Y

 

anyone have dimensions or other thoughts? 

 

Also, does anyone know the watts/amperage of the stock lights so I can get something that is a close match to factory

 

my secondary reasoning is because I'm in the process of building a cold air intake, and one of the best places to locate it seems to be exactly where the current DRL is located on the driver side. lots of room for me to build some tubing to get air directly into the air box.


Edited by Mikula, 15 April 2018 - 09:14 PM.








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#2 OFFLINE   1004ron

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:35 PM

I can't offer too much advice here, but can tell you what I saw when one of my signature lights was replaced, it is a bulky fitting that included the black trim (bezel) pieces.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:45 PM

Chuckle.

Seems only a couple of years ago, the topic was how to add these lights.

http://www.fordedgef...-light-install/

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:11 PM

buy the SE base block off for the signature LEDs, as someone who owned a 2013 Edge, I can tell you, they will not fit in the slot. Someone on here actually put some DRLs in that spot already. I've actually photoshopped it also, in tons of different ways. I'd look into adding Morimoto MODPODS, that was my idea.

https://www.theretro...led-lights.html


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:50 PM

buy the SE base block off for the signature LEDs, as someone who owned a 2013 Edge, I can tell you, they will not fit in the slot. Someone on here actually put some DRLs in that spot already. I've actually photoshopped it also, in tons of different ways. I'd look into adding Morimoto MODPODS, that was my idea.

https://www.theretro...led-lights.html

Those look great, but output would be pointing into other lanes of traffic. I'd prefer something not as bright, so it doesn't act as a fog light, or off road light, just more of a "here I am" light, similar to the OEM set-up, but less ugly (hopefully)



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:05 PM

Those look great, but output would be pointing into other lanes of traffic. I'd prefer something not as bright, so it doesn't act as a fog light, or off road light, just more of a "here I am" light, similar to the OEM set-up, but less ugly (hopefully)

the whole purpose of the modpod LEDs is a DRL/switchback. Will not be blinding anybody


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:13 PM

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:15 PM

the modpod minis are The Retrofit source's take on EXLED's QBlock, Modpod also is waterproof unlike qblock.

Qblocks in action


Edited by Nick Halstead, 16 April 2018 - 06:16 PM.





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