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Old 03-01-2008, 03:20 AM   #1
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My first Actual Led Mod

Hey guys, so I have decided to do the Vent, Grill and Door Handle mod, with Blue Led's.

I have a few questions before I do this.

1. Which led do you all Prefer? 3mm or 5mm
2. When installing these (ones I am buying from www.oznium.com) how will I go about installing them. I don't mean into the interior, I mean should I use resistors? What worked best, straight from the battery or from the fuse block.
3. When installing the switches, where do you think the best location for the switches would be?

What else do you all think I should Add?


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I've never done LED mod but i've got something up my Sleve...

Yes you neeed resistors allways put resistors.. For the switch you can fasion a panel and put it in you ash tray... I would say go 5mm not sure what you mean by grill and door handle...

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1. It's up to you on how you want to install them, but if you're going for brightness, their superflux are the best. They mount into a 3/8" hole.
2. Resistors are a MUST, unless you want to burn them out prematurely. I've got plans on placing a separate fuse block for all the lights I'm planning on doing, run straight off the battery and switched on by a relay connected to my accessory wire.
3. Wherever you want them. Accessibility? Function? Show? Those are the questions you should ask before mounting your switches. Personally I've got mine on a small plate in my CD holder so my interior stays clean.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:38 PM   #5
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1. It's up to you on how you want to install them, but if you're going for brightness, their superflux are the best. They mount into a 3/8" hole.

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2. Resistors are a MUST, unless you want to burn them out prematurely. I've got plans on placing a separate fuse block for all the lights I'm planning on doing, run straight off the battery and switched on by a relay connected to my accessory wire.

That was my idea. But I didn't think to use a realy. Thats a good idea.

3. Wherever you want them. Accessibility? Function? Show? Those are the questions you should ask before mounting your switches. Personally I've got mine on a small plate in my CD holder so my interior stays clean.
I was thinking in the coin holder, I don't need it anyways.

Yes, if you have any pictures those would be awsome.


To answer the othe question asked earlier.

I plan to put a few behind my Front Grill under the hood, and on the Handles on the interior of the car. I am thinking of other places to accent!
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I just recently put green LEDs in the airvents of my 07 Focus Sedan, and I feel they turned out extremely well!

What I did was take the vents out and drill 4 holes in each one (one on each side, i wanted a bright glow). Then I connected power and grounding wires (leftover Sony speaker wire from a mini system). I mount the LEDs in the holes that I drilled and replaced the vents in their holes.

Then I took all the power lines and connected them in a parallel circuit to the same switch that controls my headlights. Make sure you have enough resistors in there and that you aren't overheating them because they could burn your car very easily. To prevent this I made a heat sink out of aluminum foil and wrapped it around the resistors.

I also installed a switch so that they aren't always on when I turn on my headlights.

Biggest advice, do not do any form of electrical work unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing, mistakes can be a pain to fix.
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Aint that the truth.

Take a Pic, lets see your work! :)
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I'll be taking a pic once the LEDs I ordered for my footwells arrive and I install them :)
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Alright I have my items on order.

So I have more questions?

1. should I use a relay?
2. what is a decent fuse block. I do not want to run off the block dedicated to my car. I do not want to risk any problems.
3. when doing the handle led's how do you run your wires through the door?
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I think the LEDs in the vents thing is pretty pointless, personally. Unless you install a fog machine. How sweet would that be?

You should be able to tap into some wires that are already in the door for the handle LEDs.
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