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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    I agree that the perception of value for these things is hard to justify at first. It took a couple of weeks to consider buying these.

    During deliberations, my wife pointed out we recently dropped $740 on a dinner for 4 at a Gordon Ramsey restaurant in London (The Savoy Grill) without blinking an eye, so what's the big deal? Of course, she's the one with a couple of Louis Vuitton purses at $2k a pop. Don't even get me started on her shoes.

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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    Awesome installation work there, looks fantastic and I like the way you wired them along with the headlight LED's better than 'suggested' method.
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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    After seeing this thread and looking at Land Rover's website, I went ahead and got the lights installed on my RRS ATB by a dealer this week. I love the look - they are extremely bright and well-integrated into the design of the vehicle. Mine are wired per the manufacturer instructions and turn on when the car starts and off when either the headlamps or side lamps are on or when the car shuts off. One thing to note is that they don't only light up when the car is in drive as the LR website states. I believe this is consistent with another dealer install that a member of the forum had - maybe both dealers didn't want to go through the hassle of wiring to the drive control. You can leave the headlamp switch in 'auto' and the LEDs will turn on/off automatically when the headlamps are activated in low light conditions.

    I shopped around for dealers that would do the install and were experienced; most aren't even aware of the product and they varied in terms of how much they would charge for it. Some wanted $540-$650 just for the labor, but I found one that guaranteed not to charge me for more than 3 hours of labor no matter how long it took them, so I paid $330 (actually less after I applied a dealer coupon that brought it closer to $280) plus $715 for the parts. I'm glad I did that because the install took a lot longer than the two hours that LR has in the instruction manual. Plus, I had a regional LR specialist involved that was aware of the product and knew the RRS inside-out, but had never installed one. Insist on getting a good tech to do this work cause they remove and cut your bumper and do a pretty invasive install using a 'high-level' LR installation manual that the techs referred to as 'hieroglyphics' in terms of level of detail.

    At the end of the day, they look great and given how bright the LED lights are, I probably wouldn't want both the LEDs and headlamps on simultaneously. I will post pics another day when the weather is better and I can go outside to take a few.
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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    Please do post pics when you have a moment. -Thanks
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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    How about the name of the dealer too. Thanks and waiting on pictures too!

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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    Here are a few pics of the accent lights. Dealer is Bennett Jaguar Ranger Rover in Allentown, PA

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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    On the post above, specifically the lower right hand picture, it doesn't look as though they placed this light correctly...? Is the left side like this as well? I could be mistaken, but this doesn't look correct, and if others agree, I'd take this back to the dealer and have them fix/correct it. You paid good money for these and to have them installed and that's what you should get.
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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    I'm not quite sure what you mean - explain why you think they are not installed correctly
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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNice3000 View Post
    I'm not quite sure what you mean - explain why you think they are not installed correctly
    He means that the picture seems to indicate that the LEDs are not flush with the plastic bezel which was drilled out to accomodate these - and I agree. I looks like the inner side is pushed in - at least from the picture. I would think it should be flush.

    Is it an optical delusion?
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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    Look at the shape of the light module. They are designed so that they point straight forward in a linear fashion. It would probably have been better to have them staggered forward by each LED.

    The way the bumper sweeps back at this point actually points the lights correctly.

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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    Yes, it is an optical illusion. The lights remain aligned in a straight even plane while the bumper curves and the plastic light cover follows the angle/curve of the bumper. The plastic front is what remains flush with the bezel, not the LEDs themselves.

    Now that I look at the pic again I can see why you thought the lights may have been installed incorrectly, but they are fine.
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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    Great stuff, I might get these on my AB now too!

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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    So wait I'm confused. If I have a dealer install these for me. Can they not set them up to stay on at all times? I don't want them to turn off when my headlights are on.
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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    I don't think the dealer will do the install any different than what is in their instructions. There are reasons why they are designed to be on only when in DRIVE, and that they are to be extinguished when the headlamps are on. DOT regulations and the like.

    By doing it yourself, you can bypass all that and do what I did to keep them on whenever the car is active.

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    Re: OEM LED Driving Lights = $700 OUCH!!

    Have they come down any in price yet...?
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