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Old 09-25-2014, 08:16 PM
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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I believe the reason is because at night, with the headlights on, the LEDs are at a reduced brightness, making the turn signal more visible.

Still though, the LED DRLs on my Audi are FAR brighter than the ones on the Grand Cherokee, yet the turn signal on my Audi are not as bright as the Grand Cherokee. And nobody has a problem seeing my Audi's turn signals with the LEDs at full brightness (with the winking turned off.)
Of course you are assuming that you haven't been cussed at dozens of times by people who thought you turned in front of them with no directional on.


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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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The first time I saw this on someone else's 2014 Jeep driving around I thought: What a bummer for that guy, he has a brand new vehicle and his headlight is broken already.
And now you've learned that's not the case. Other people have the ability to learn too, I've "taught" a few who thought my headlight was out. What's the big deal? I'm with bill_de on this one (yes, that was hard for me to admit!) - who cares if someone thinks it's broken? It isn't.

But then if someone found a way to make it blink with the turn signal or leave it on altogether I wouldn't care either. It's a silly law, IMHO, and if you want to do that, go right ahead. Then I'll think YOUR light is broken because it doesn't turn off when it's supposed to!!!
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

This is not new to the MY14 JGCs...it's been that way in previous years, too, because of regulations. The turn signals and DRLs are right next to each other, so the DRL on the side of the signal is extinguished while the signal is flashing amber to insure there is no confusion for oncoming traffic.
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LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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I know they have a kit for the MY11-13 so they may also be developing one for the 14 now. Maybe ask them.

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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

The Kit i'm offering here keeps the DRL powered at all times until the headlights are turned on. This was created for the SRT models since the headlight ribbons do not turn on during the day like the overland and summit models. ( we only have the bumper strips activated)

PRetty much you will need to power the headlight Ribbon DRL wire.

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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

I do not understand why they wink. IT DOES LOOK broken to others approaching. I hope you find a fix even though my '13 does not have LED DRL's (wish it did!). I just checked and my new '14 Honda Accord DRL's are right next to the turn lamps and the DRL's stay on all the time....no winking. I guess there must not be a regulation.
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

Most of the audi lighting can be changed via programming. I'm not sure if this issues can be fixed via programming but it would be nice.
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

My understanding is that, due to regs in some states, the DRL's go off when using the directional signals if they are located within 4 inches of each other. If that is indeed fact, then it would most likely be the default so no changes need to be made state by state.
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

Personally, as someone who has a pet peeve of people not using turn signals, I like the feature. The DRLs are there to make you more visible/noticeable during the day as not just a styling feature, but also for safety. Having them turn off where they could interfere with the visibility of the turn signals makes sense.

I have a philosophical question. Why do people care what lights that you cannot see while driving do if it is as designed? Years ago when rear fog lights were first put in US Audis (they were always mandated in other parts of the world) they were only put in on the driver side, as was mandated in Europe, but many people went to the trouble of adding them to the passenger side as well for some reason. I often see people driving around with them on in beautiful weather, looking like they have brake lights on. Dumb. In Germany, you get a ticket for using (or not using) the rear fog light in the proper conditions.

So, call me crazy, but I don't get it. FWIW, I am also an "Audi guy" as well. I currently have an '82 quattro 20Vt, a '00 A6 2.7T 6 speed sport and have had lots of others. My summer daily driver is a Boxster S. I have used the rear fog lights maybe five times, and like the way the DRLs wink on my GC. YMMV.
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

I don't understand why anyone would think this is a problem and raise a finger to change it. Much ado about nothing.
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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Somebody posted the regulation a while back. If the DRL is within a certain distance of the directional the DRL has to shut off or dim. I think the spec indicated the required difference in brightness.

I guess at night anything flashing is more visible.

It makes no difference to me. I can't see it when I'm driving, and don't gara what anyone else thinks about my Jeep.


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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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My understanding is that, due to regs in some states, the DRL's go off when using the directional signals if they are located within 4 inches of each other. If that is indeed fact, then it would most likely be the default so no changes need to be made state by state.
See FMVSS No. 108 regarding the brightness ratio, etc. required when there is another illumination source near a turn signal. Try not to fall asleep. If the DRL is not implemented via the turn signals, the DRL must be an obscurely specified distance and brightness ratio from the turn signal IF the DRL is left illuminated.

Where, since the DRL can be implemented with the turn signals, surprised no one uses them as part of the signal.

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