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Old 05-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #21
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Lol, so is that your way of saying that angel eyes won't fit?

Cause I know blue one'* on my car would look fierce
Better check the laws in the state where you live. Most states restrict forward facing blue and or red lights to be on while the vehicle is in motion.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:55 PM   #22
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no i am not saying they wont fit i am saying halos belong in bmw'* and when ppl see ur not driving 1 they might think its weird but i dont know maybe they will think they are kik ***.
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I am thinking if doing this, its pretty easy to wire it up you just gotta find the right wire to splice then rewire it back and tape it up good. Pretty simple. GXP you any pics or can you tell us what all wires are in the door pannel? I would think he would have to take that off to run the wire threw right. How do you take off the door handle?
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another question....I guess I don't feel like going through the trouble of clearing my tails, And I think tint would look better. Does that VHT spray work?? and can you tint the headlights?
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if you tint any of ur light u run the rick of getting pulled over as it makes them harder to see. u usuly dont run into a problem at night its in the day when they are harder to see.
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i see....i read from someone else to do a layer every half hour? So If i did it i could tint it lighty, like a smoke color, but not black.
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FIRST THINGS FIRST...DONT RUN TO BEST BUY! youll probabbly go there they tell you some sad story of "ya i can do it" then charge you an arm and a leg , then after several hours give your cars back with electrical problems. I may not know a think about fixing the vehicle but lighting and electrical installments i live and breath. follow "LOOONG4'*" advice for the doorhandle so you can practice!. one thing you need is practice!. you mess your original door up you'll be mad at yourself for months. dremel tools: cutting wheels, sanding drums and a file. precision screwdriver kit and wire cutters(fine)! soldering iron and proper solder, the electrical solder with flux in the middle. and wire crimps, with the accessories. youll want to stay away from electrical tape. and a silicone to stop weather from creeping in and maybe small bottle of primer and paint. The doors youll probably want to get neon lights you can get 2 inch lights for cheap from....well even walmart..or canadian tire.....the idea is to get lighting into an area were its going to be busy and PROTECT IT while it shows beuty. youll be cutting the length of light into the case the holds the door handle so if you were to be opening the door your finger nail would be touching the light. use the dremel to make it acurate and sanding drums to smooth the egdes off. place your light in the handle and seal it in take the wires and piggy back the light wires already in the car door. i warn already have a freind around cuz youll need em! . same with the other door. only outside lighting require a neon look, LEDS are designed to be effective in the line of sight. so hoods and tails lights are ideal and even the tailpipe. inside the car run your lights were ever you want. AGAIN the idea is to install lights where WIRES are not seen and properly sealed in. TAKE YOUR TIME!. this electrical thing is never a race. find 12VDC LEDS and find your direct 12 volt currents in the car . get a muultimeter aswell and make sure you lights are attached on a line that can most likely be controlled by the light switch and dimmer control. after installing all these lights your fuse panel for lights is going to have to go up the more lights the more heat!. so 10 amps fuses will have to be bumped up to 15 amps fuses. ummm ya i guess good luck .
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i was also considering tinting my tail lights just them. If i didnt them with a spray, would it look right and will it cover up the amber lense because i do not wanna go through the trouble of clearing them either.
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Hey I just actually tinted my tail lights today I will throw some pics up of it to show you what they look like. All I used was Duplicolor vehicle paint and Krylon clear coat. They look really really dark with no light going threw them but then once my lights turn on you really don't even notice it. Also about the door handle lights, I haven't had the opportunity to look at the hinges on the door handle but I know that on some vehicles it looks as though there are two bars on either door hinge. If the Bonnie has hinges like this there could possibly be enough room to fit the wire through so you wouldn't have to drill any holes in the door itself. if you do go this route I suggest that you invest in some double sided carpet tape...trust me the hold on this stuff is intense! As far as your interior lighting I would go with cold cathode bars. These bars are sold on Oznium but if you want to be a little more cost effective I would go with a site xoxide.com. This site sells computer accessories for people who custom build there own computers. If you look under computer lighting and in there cold cathode section they sell twelve inch, fifteen inch, and four inch cathodes. The cathodes are the best way to go because they last longer and burn at lower temps. As far as LEDs are concerned I would go with ones that are already wired for you in order to skip the inevitable task of finding the right resistors and all that good stuff. Ebay will more than likely be the best bet to find the ones that you are looking for. Dont worry about being uncomfortable with doing certain things to your car everyone has a line that they draw on their own vehicles for things that they are not willing to do. The best thing for someone in your position to do would be to go to your local junk yard and start pulling things off of vehicles that are similar to yours so that you can get acclimated to how the things come apart and go back together. I think the angel eyes in your car would be SICK I plan on putting upwards of eight in my car! LOL One great thing to remember is that as long as you think your car is sick who really gives a flying cows left one what other people think!
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yes! yes! yes! with patience a few tools and spare door handles from the junk yard to practice or you can order them.


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