I would say illegal in all 50 states. Use of strobes/alternating falshing lights in a non-police vehicle is bound to be illegal everywhere.S_Klass said:That's cool but so illegal (in CA at least)
Very nice... Any idea if something similar could be done using the turn flashers for the emergancy lights (it would flash front and rear then wouldn't it...)? Tap a flasher unit into the Hazards... though that would be interesting if you stalledHKPassat said:Quoting VWPassatGLX155:
Dude... I have been contemplating doing that for quite some time. I was afraid if I posted a question like that, I would get flamed up the yahoo for illegal activity... it apprears it is quite the opposite.
I've been flamed already by these guys so I've gone past that stage and I guess some have given up hahah...
How hard of an install was this?
For an electrical mod, on a scale of 10, I'd say it is like 6 as it took me efforts in removing the lower dash. It's not that hard really.
I had my lower dash removed as I was working on my brakelight switch, and then I just decided to wire my headlamp flashers since that was in progress.
I ran wires through instead of behind the ECU box this time round. Ran it behind when I installed my air horns. To open up the ECU box I had to remove my wiper blades and the plastic piece below it - easy for me as I've done it too many times (Past experience when I was replacing windshield, painting my car, etc.) Ran wires through the ECU box, that's about it.
How is it activated...
A switch right next to the OBDII port. The black one on the right of the OBD port is it. (The silver one on the left is for my remote starter.)
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What materials were required and how much did they cost?
- Headlamp flasher X 1 (From eBay; just do a search. Costed $25.99 with S&H&I.)
- Wire crimper tool X 1 (crimping butt connectors)
- Butt connectors X 5 (reconnect cut wires)
- Bolt-on connector X 1 (connect to 12V power source)
- Cable tester X 1 (to make hole on rubber to pass wire through ECU box)
- 8mm hex wrench X 1 (to dismantle lower dash and ECU box)
- Wiring diagram provided by the eBay seller
- Some form of a saw (to make a hole in the plastic part of lower dash for activation button)
Is this tied into the rear lights at all, or only the fronts?
They are seperate units. Though my tail light flashers are on the way.
Do the highbeams still function?
High beams still function. They function normally when the flasher button is not in the ON/activated position. They do not function when the flashers are activated with the button.
If there is a flasher tapped into the harness then wouldn't they just flash if you ran power to them?
Wires are not taped. They are cut and reconnected to the flasher unit, and new wires run out from the unit to the high beams. All wires were provided in the item I got from eBay.
It looks more realistic with the high beams... the fogs are overdoing it... I was thinking about getting strobes for the grill to :lol:HKPassat said:I'm actually thinking about further wiring them into the lower grille fogs in opposite sides.