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#16 Old 12-17-2009, 04:14 PM
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Awesome, I ended up not getting the stuff today, but next week I hope to find some green LED's i want to light up the back of the grill too. Thanks for the info!

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It'd be cool to wire them to come on when the hood is open.

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oh, dude ebay all the way. I got a box of 50 for $4.49, shipped
Here you go:Lot of 25 X 3mm Green LED Lamps 450mcd Free Resistors - eBay (item 270416359655 end time Dec-23-09 17:57:57 PST)

I'd post more pics, but they quit after about 3 days. I know they are sensitive to heat, and it's been raining like crazy on top of that. So I'm pulling them out tonight and rewiring them, I should have them reinstalled by the end of the weekend. I'm going to be very careful shrink tubing the connections this time, and finish off with heat resistant silicone. Hopefully it will do the trick. I'm open to other suggestions as to how to prolong their lifespan.

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So Brandon, did you actually drill into your IC? And how are yours hooked up? Like can you turn them on/off? The wife saw me reading the thread and liked the look. Figured maybe I would do it cause it cant cost that much. If you dont mind could you just PM how you did it and all? Thanks man.

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Sweet, Thanks Brandon

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I just got my lights. I dont know how to hook them up. I cant upload an image either! I'll try again later. But if someone clicks that link below that CHASE posted for the lights on EBAY and see what im working with. Please let me know.

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This was all in a pm I sent to newtothegame to help clarify wiring and whatnot:

"So, first of all that link I posted for the LED's is great. $4.50 for 50 of them shipped in your color choice. Get some 1/8th inch shrink tubing for the connections, and I just used very small un-insulated butt splices from Napa to splice LED terminals to the wires, then slide up the shrink tube and heat it up to get it sealed well. Connect them in series, 4 LED's, no more than 4, definitely no less. You can parallel some if you want more than 4 LEDs on, but you need to have 4 connected in series. I connected 4 led's, negative to positive of the next LED, then neg to pos of the next, ETC. You have to use up 12v of power across 4 LED's, so each receives 3v. Again, if you want more than 4, just parallel the line by hooking pos to pos and neg to neg on one of your four.

These illustrations might help:http://www.theledlight.com/ledcircuits.html
Remember, if you want more than 4, at any point in the circuit you can connect more in parallel. This is done by connecting positive to positive and negative to negative of however many extra led's you need, but you must still have 4 led's connected in series or they all blow up, or don't get enough power. So to correctly do say, 11 led's, you might connect 2 in series, then on the third led in the series, split off and connect the extra 7 in parallel, splicing all positives and negatives together for 8 (7 extra +1 in the series) led's, and connect the last led in series.

I measured down 1 and 1/4" from the top wall, and 1" in from the top and bottom of the IC. I used a bit around 1/4" maybe and tapped my holes at those locations. I stuffed small rubber grommets I got from Napa (part number 770-1301 BK) into the holes. They have lips on either side of the hole, and a center just large enough to put an LED.

Pull a pos wire from your ACC. or + battery terminal to a switch, + off the other side of the switch to the first + of the LED, off the neg of that led to + of the next, etc until complete."

Feel free to ask questions. I just replaced the LED's because I believe under hood heat got to them. I put a dab of heat resistant silicone on the back of each one and they've lasted for about a week and a half now, so far it's better than my 3 days on the last set.

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Careful with the law on these lights. I got in trouble in VT for having some minor green accessory lights in the grill and wheel wells of my 2.5RS. The cops came up to me at a gas station and threatened to ticket me if i left the lot. Said it was "unnecessary driver distractions" and were illegal on the main roads...
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yo do they have these in pink? sick ass idea bro get the neons but not in a ricer way
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