Originally Posted by bt2580
Here are some upcoming projects that I plan to tackle...
-Use of strip lights for underhood lighting, with a pin switch & relay
-Find an economical way to do turn signals in mirror housings
-Adding in door courtesy lights for the rear doors
as for the 2nd. Ive seen it done. pretty simple and straight forward you Drill Holes for the LED's in the painted outer housing, the part where its Indented. measuring is Key, pick up 6 amber LED's and wire them up in a Series. with a 15ohm 1/4W resistor IIRC
then you just need to run your wires from the front Turns to the Mirror. sadly its in the door so you have to run the wires thought that boot and out the kick panel then wire them up to the respective signals
and for the third one. Ive done it myself. Its a BITCH but worth it.
Since those step lights work off the same circut as the dome. they go on based on any door being open (Including the rear. ive tried tapping into the switch for the circuit. but it was late and i was tired/confused so I chose a much easier/more obvious route.
Basically you just Tap the wires going into the front doors. (drivers works fine) and run them to the B pillar then in the rear door and through the boot
then its all a matter of getting the right bulb..
Ive done Mine with cathodes. its Brighter, cheaper and pretty easy to wire up.
I can do a writeup if anyone is Interested
I will Be changing over to LED's. Considering my Freakin sister keeps kicking the cathodes and snaping them in half.
BTW Its ALMOST impossible to kick em but she manages....... (you have to close the ****ing door on your foot to do it.) but the rest of them have lasted since nov 07 Just Perfectly. all 4 doors still light up like the day they were new.
FYI Each door has 2 cathodes and 1 inverter. (she breaks the inner one, I replace it and she breaks it again.
if you have other ways In mind, Id like to hear em. since my next project is the Signal mirrors and a LED brake light mod.
Also. ive seen an Alty with it. and i think tarik attempted it. But ive been looking at the Door handle Lights.. and Cant for the Life of me figure it out. how you run the wire up under the Handle. where do you Drill? ect. I see the bolts, and it looks like it comes off but i dont want to Get into it for fear i cant get it back on. my old mercury had Springs in the handle. and once you pop it off it was Impossible to get back on.
oh, Cup holder LED mods!
Cubby hole LED's!
In therory it would be possible for LEGAL Amber underglow yes? (thats really a question for CHP: would you pull that guy over?)
and finally Hoping you can elighten me on it. but how the hell did you rig up that Dome replacment LED strip that runs across the front of your windshield. im looking at doing that but id like to know if there was anything in particualar you did.
the reason I say dome replacment is im Hoping it can do just that. replace my Dome. as much as I love my 48 LED Dome people get in my car and are all pissed off when the damn thing blinds them. its blinded me quite a few time as well so I just leave it off.