There are various types of aftermarket DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) available in the market. Amongst these, one of the less expensive and easy to install type are DRL integrated fog lamp covers which also give a good aesthetic appearance to the car.
Here we have installed DRL integrated foglamp covers on a 2015 Swift VDi.
The new foglight housing shape is similar to the stock unit (the one originally in the car) but is equipped with a DRL as shown in the image.
Front bumper is first removed so that the fog light covers can be dismantled.
The new foglight covers with DRLs are fitted in place and the wiring is connected to the ignition wire by skimming. Another wire is attached to a skimmed headlight wire so that when you turn on the headlights, the DRL brightness gets slightly dimmed. Otherwise the DRL is operational as soon as the ignition is turned on.
DRL’s consume comparatively less power since they’re LED based and also come connected with an inbuilt fuse.
The wiring is secured within the engine bay and the bumper is placed back onto the vehicle.
The final result is as shown in the image below.