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    khorhadris is offline Hasn't posted much yet... What I drive: 2G Genesis 5.0 V8 Ultimate
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    Default (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

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    Disclaimer - I am not aware if someone else found this fix prior to this post. I am writing this from my own experience.

    First of all - I own Canadian spec 5.0 AWD.

    Recently got involved in an accident, cracking the headlamp lens.
    I then salvaged a used part from Ebay which happens to be a US spec.

    ...
    .....
    This is where it gets interesting.

    Assuming this would be a plug-and-play, I dropped a bumper, took the cracked lamp out, then put the new one in.

    This was the result with my DRL on (parking brake off):


    ...and with HID on:



    Clearly LED wasn't working as a DRL in this case.
    Studying both lamps a bit closer I found this:

    Figure 1 - US spec connector wire


    Figure 2 - Canadian spec connector wire


    Notice the extra wire on 3-pin connector to the right on Canadian version.
    That white wire ends up where the external connector sits, and this extra wire goes right in the middle of 4 pins on the bottom of the connector
    (Sorry no picture taken for this one)


    So out of desperation, I took the white wire out of the cracked lamp, then put it into the new lamp - I needed to be careful not to snap any plastic pieces and narrow metal pins when doing so.

    The new lamp started working just fine after all this little hack.


    Let me know on what you think...
    Last edited by khorhadris; 07-28-2016 at 01:27 AM.


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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

    Was the white wire carrying 12 volt power?

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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

    it's good to know that wire is missing too. Unfortunately we are also missing the wire on the vehicle side of the harness that plugs into that wire's position on the main connector.

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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

    Subscribed. Because I suck as a DIY'er, if someone else happens to do this and can get a photo of the other end of that white wire, I'd appreciate it.
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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

    Quote Originally Posted by parisgrey View Post
    Unfortunately we are also missing the wire on the vehicle side of the harness that plugs into that wire's position on the main connector.
    Yup - that is the real roadblock for USA 2015's.
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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

    #socloseyetsofar

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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

    Couldn't the missing wire be run on the US models? I understand that this would require some work, but i have run wires in vehicles before. Where does it need to start and end?

    I did something similiar on my Lincoln LS where the stereo didn't mute for the backup alarm. i found out Lincoln eliminated the wire. I added a new wire and it worked perfectly.
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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

    Im guessing that missing wire is where our turn signal/DRL is at. There is a 3rd wire there.

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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

    I have a extra headlamp from my accident so i'll experiment with that and let you guys know

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    Default Re: (#easy) You want a LED DRL on your US Genesis? Read on.

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    I will post more photos tonight after work, indicating two ends of this white wire.

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