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Old 06-06-2013, 07:40 AM   #21
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Here's another pic I just took. Just the taillights on

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Old 06-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #22
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Hey mate,

Great job!

Quick question, You didn't buy 3pairs of 'RED' LED's did you?

Just wondering if I should be buying 3sets of red,

Or 1 set red, 1 set white and 1 set orange =)
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Hey mate,

Great job!

Quick question, You didn't buy 3pairs of 'RED' LED's did you?

Just wondering if I should be buying 3sets of red,

Or 1 set red, 1 set white and 1 set orange =)
I bought 4 Red and 2 Amber, because I'd like to keep my turn signals amber instead of red. I'm not sure you'd want white unless for the backup lights.

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Hey Raf, great write up but I'm wondering if you could better explain where you mounted the resistors. Did you mount them on the inside of the car, like where the thumb screws are?
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Awesome,

I was thinking red set for braking, amber set for signals and white set for reversing lights?

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I was thinking red set for braking, amber set for signals and white set for reversing lights?

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I did that as well, but remember your parking/running lights. They are another set of red bulbs.
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I should obly need 3 sets, LED tsil lights (:

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Finding it hard to find the right bulbs as im from the uk ")

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Hey mate,

Great job!

Quick question, You didn't buy 3pairs of 'RED' LED's did you?

Just wondering if I should be buying 3sets of red,

Or 1 set red, 1 set white and 1 set orange =)

I went with all red so 3 pairs. You have to use the red for the brake and taillight and technically you should use amber for the signal if you want to stay with stock spec but I like the look of the red more and it's still legal.
The only light I'm running that's white on my car is the reverse

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I bought 4 Red and 2 Amber, because I'd like to keep my turn signals amber instead of red. I'm not sure you'd want white unless for the backup lights.



Hey Raf, great write up but I'm wondering if you could better explain where you mounted the resistors. Did you mount them on the inside of the car, like where the thumb screws are?
Thanks. I mounted them to the I side of the body. If you look closely in one of the pics in my write up you'll see them
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