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Old 10-23-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Well after getting 35% window tint and my taillights tinted I ran into a problem. I could not see while backing up at night. Cheap and easy solution? 55W driving lights from Meijer
Lights: $19.16
Wire (only needed black): $5.81
Connectors: $6.48
Total Cost: $31.45




Wired the power source for the lights directly off the battery into and used an in line fuse. Spliced in a wire on the green reverse lamp wire to trigger the relay when I put the car in reverse. Relay is just stuck there with double side 3M tape


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I can see again lol
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looks good..ive always wanted to do that for ***** and giggles just never really had the reason..but looking from that garage pic you need to re-align those a little bit though

all in all..great look...how does it look from 20 feet behind?
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Yes I know I gotta play with the alignment. Doesn't really matter much though since they only kick on when I'm backing up.

20ft behind? No idea
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Nice upgrade man! I bet its much better now, isn't it. lol
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what i meant was i kinda wanna see how they look from a little bit of a distance
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ive thought about putting some on the back of bubba i just havent found a powerful enough light that i can hide to do such.Looks good brian
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what i meant was i kinda wanna see how they look from a little bit of a distance
Well drive over here one night and I'll let you drive behind me Seriously though when I left for work this morning I kicked it in reverse just to see the difference from inside the car and it looks bright as day out behind me
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nice!..i was kicking around the idea of doing it on my dads S10 just havent had the time
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If I could do that in such a way to where they wouldn't stand out I'd be all for it.

I might do it to the truck though depending on how bright the new tails are on it.
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