No. For HIDs with auto-leveling, there is no way to do it from the Low Beam opening. It's nearly impossible. The auto-leveling mechanism is right in the middle, making impossible to bypass the LED controller. Easiest way is to drop the bumper. It's fairly simple as long as you have another pair of hands for help.
It's behind the auto leveling mechanism at the bottom of the headlamp. If remove the bumper, headlamp has a round cover on the bottom...unscrew it and there you will see both connectors.Where is the connector located?
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I like your bug deflector, does it also prevent chips to the paint on the hood? my Sorento is black and i notice small chips on the hood and its driving me nuts. I really like how it is dark black smoked color against the white paint. Should I get a solid black or more of a smoked black clear type for a black Sorento ?
Looks like someone has swapped out the stock HIDs on the SXL. I see a Morimoto ballast. I tried removing the red connector from the stock ballast and couldn't figure it out.It's behind the auto leveling mechanism at the bottom of the headlamp. If remove the bumper, headlamp has a round cover on the bottom...unscrew it and there you will see both connectors.
Here is a pic from another forum member
In the last pic you can barely see the Mazda's...but Agree, I wish they were brighter. I might try to experiment with my own, running them on higher voltage...wont feel good anyway If I had to take my Sorento in for warranty lol :nerd:Pics working as DRLs with the KSO16. Just a little bit brighter. You can see the stock Mazda6 DRLs are so much brighter.
Hey, atleast my Sorento is white as its highly visible in bright sun. DRLs will matter more in low light conditions not dark enough for headlights to turn on anyways. So I am happy with the result.
Always install an override switch, then no worries with angry dealership >In the last pic you can barely see the Mazda's...but Agree, I wish they were brighter. I might try to experiment with my own, running them on higher voltage...wont feel good anyway If I had to take my Sorento in for warranty lol :nerd:
Hello JOSUET, I am very interested in making my Kia Sorento 2014 XM FL LED eyebrows brighter as DRLs, like shown here . Unfortunately mine are only working as positioning lights when parked and not seen during day light especially under sun, and Korean guy from this links does not ship his module internationally (I am from Kazakhstan), this Korean guy inscreased brightness from 2W upto 10W to make them work brighter. My questions are following:1. They are perfect, not too bright not too dimmed. You can see them from the distance as a regular DRL. (will take a day Pic)
2. It's hard to tell exactly, to my eyes it's exactly the same.
3. OEM LEDs run on 12.5~12.7 volts at 63 miliAmps....for safety, I'm limiting the output voltage to 12.3 volts. I could make them brighter but I didn't want to push my luck.
A1: Yes, you need 2 modules. One for each led strip (headlamp).My questions are following:
1) In order to make LED eyebrows work as DRLs do I need to have 2 Modules for each LED strip on right and left? Or 1 module is enough?
2) I saw your pictures, and it seems you did not increase brightness considerably. However if I try to increase brightness by adding voltage via DC-DC Voltage step-up regulator (alternative ones)
Will I be able to make LED eyebrows brighter? I mean if I just use alternative voltage booster.
3) is it mandatory to disconnect OEM LED eyebrow controller?
4) If possible can you please send circuit drawing, pictures or anything you have to my email? because I can not see all pictures in this forum.
Thank you very much
Thank you very much for your answer. I am waiting for any drawings or pictures that could help me to solve this issue with DRL eyebrows. Generally saying many Sorento owners of 2013-2014 are eager to find the solution for this problem, but up to now no one in Russia or Kazakhstan solved it.A1: Yes, you need 2 modules. One for each led strip (headlamp).
A2: Yes, you will be able; however, I don't know how bright you can get before burning them. Remember they aren't designed to withstand such amount of current. Not to mention the heat dissipation.
A3: Yes, one needs to bypass the LED controller. Technically, you could tap directly to the wires going from the led controller to the led strip, BUT, while running as DRLs you will be sending reverse current to the led controller, NOT A GOOD IDEA, especially at transition times (when switching from headlights mode to DRL mode).
A4: I'll send you what I have but remember I designed them for a 2016. I learned that 2014-2015 are wired differently.