Cost is still estimated at 450 to 500 for the set.
The good news is we havn't had to invest massive money in anything fix any of the issues seen so far. Just a few pence on additional Capacitors & Zenner Diodes + new code (which only cost time). The installation parts are simple enough but I am toying with the idea of a more expensive "delay off" relay to solve an issue with double starts.
The 12v trigger point we are using for "ease" is on the cars X-Releif circuit, so when you press the start button to start the engine, power is cut to that circuit and all connected components (radio etc) while the car cranks the engine. This means you get in the car, put your key in the ignition and the DRLs start. Then you press the start button and they switch off and then start again when the engine has started properly.
I have found a really nice automotive 12v 10 second delay off relay that would ensure that the lights stayed on during the engine crank and stopped the double start issue. Thing is, its £40 compared to a standard relay that is £4
The reason its so expensive is its design as its designed in such a way that it does not add to the parasitic drain on the vehicle unlike other types of delay off relay. On these cars, that's a must have feature in my mind
Well, development and testing continues, and we shall see where we get to.
The lights get a phenomenal amount of attention though. I constantly see people notice them and look amazed. I had 1 guy in a M3 driving towards me in traffic with his mate in the passenger seat clock them and mouth the words W T F with a look of awe on his face! epic