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Daylight running lights Vs side lights.

I know that the former are compulsory in some countries and merely acceptable in others (eg. the UK).

I also know that the latter are pretty much compulsory universally.

But are they interchangeable?

Can I dispense with sidelights if I fit DLRs?

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Hi Jan,

One of the things about lights is that the MOT can be quite severe on even minor changes.

My s type's lights were a little poor and I examined possible solutions.  Halfords fitted new bulbs with 20% stronger lights.  The 2007 s type does not have fog lights at the front which was the basic reason I had the lights updated.

The car then goes for its MOT  --   everything perfect EXCEPT for the lights on which it registered a failure.  Luckily, my mechanic who I have used for 16 years was present at the MOT and immediately corrected  the  lighting issue.

Moral of the story  - leave the lights to experts.



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In other words nothing to do with my question.

Fortunately I have enough LED strips to make them into one set of DLRs and one of sidelights or 2 individual units each side for one or the other.

I've been meaning to pop into one of the local testing stations and ask them, but I always forget why I want to talk to them when I'm passing 🤡

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Dun't harf jabber, dun't ee?

Anyhoo: I checked with one of my local testing stations and it turns out that DLR and sidelights must be separate. This is to permit the DLR have a lower brightness when you turn on the sidelights after lighting up time.

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I converted my indicators to DRL/INDICATORS, for less than £20

if you search there a post on how to convert them and a short vid of the working

 link  https://www.jaguarownersclub.com/forums/topic/13570-fitted-led-drl-indicators-today-s-type/?tab=comments#comment-39313

clip here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QvgvBbQDSM&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=JaguarOwnersClub&utm_medium=ForumLinks&utm_campaign=referrals

also these go through mot's with no issues for the past 3 years



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