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Old 08-02-2009, 11:15 PM   #11
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Why didn't you wire them in parallel?
i have a bunch of resistors for one led, so i just used them that way.. i could have just wired 3 leds in series but i didnt want that much light

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Just be careful....blue lights will get you pulled over again and again and again. And you don't want a "Inpersonating a police office" ticket.
if your parked the lights are fine, just no driving with them. i may change the color in the future if i see fit

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lol most people just buy pre-resisted LEDs. glad to see you did it on your own.

Why not make a second hole in the casing to retain the original lights?

Good job, next time put "HOW-TO" in the title. :]
i like doing electrical work on my own, theres more pride in your work if you do the dirty stuff your self, so to speak
and i do have the orginal lights in still, thats why i mention the hole covered by the sticker,, idk what the hole is for, but i used it for leds. that way i still have my fogs, otherwise i would have just hooked the leds to the fog light harness instead of the seperate switch
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Let us know how the hot-melt glue holds up.
i think it should be fine,, leds dont produce enough heat to melt the glue, im not sure about the stock bulb, but i guess ill find out soon enough.. if it ends up melting ill redo it with silicone probably. i just wanted a water tight fit. dont really care how i acheive that so long as i do


and to sum it up, thank you guys for the positive feedback
i was nervous, this being my first tut..
thank you norcalfocus01 for changing the title, it was 4 in the morning by the time i finished and i didnt even think about that haha

oh, also btw everyone im 17, in highschool, and still living with mom.
and proud of it XD
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:17 PM   #12
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He has a switch in the diagram, no biggie if you're smart.
i figured showing the picture would be easier to get the point across on the switch
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:00 AM   #13
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Awesome write up man. Nice mod also.
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wow i really want to do this......i just have no knowledge of electrical stuff ( i mean NONE)
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^^^^ive found that its mostly common sense and logic. red to red, black to black and pick a power source. after that its all about your creativity...and a little bit of know how i guess.

there should be a how to just on wiring though. just to asnwer all the questions that always come up over and over.

by the way the fog lights look great! nice work. and i hope mom dosnt find you!!



edit: btw where did you mount your switch?
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I noticed that blue sticker and was thinking about doing something like that too but never did cause im lazy lol
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^^^^ive found that its mostly common sense and logic. red to red, black to black and pick a power source. after that its all about your creativity...and a little bit of know how i guess.

there should be a how to just on wiring though. just to asnwer all the questions that always come up over and over.

by the way the fog lights look great! nice work. and i hope mom dosnt find you!!



edit: btw where did you mount your switch?
lol ive had that email account since like i was 13, but, everything i know goes to it, too much work to change it

and i have my switch in the little drawer,ill take a pic later. idk if you have seen the guy who made the aluminem box with the light up buttons, i owe him the credit, just changed it up to suit my needs,

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http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...postid=1072274
and a wiring tut would be fun to write, id gladly write it up, i just dont know what all should be in it,,


and heres my switch,


i made it so everything looks stock when the drawer is closed
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wow i really want to do this......i just have no knowledge of electrical stuff ( i mean NONE)
start small and work big, my electrical skill started out with fixing a short in my $80 headphones, then modding controllers(not the pic ax kind, an actual circuit board) to then modding my xbox

then to my computer

to then finally my car,, take apart an old radio that doesnt work or something of the such, explore, and try to figure out what does what.. theres plenty of people that can help you with things like that.. theres also great tuts on instructables.com for electronics and soldiering and things of that nature.. just have fun with it
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i wouldntve chosen blue, you can get ticketed for that
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i wouldntve chosen blue, you can get ticketed for that
if you would of read comments on the first page, you would of seen that i know that
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