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Old 02-15-2008, 02:15 PM   #11
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another way to disperse the light is to flatten out the round tip on the leds with a file, that way it changes the way it disperses a bit, instead of creating a sharp circle, just make sure you don't file too far, just enough to take off the round part, I did this for my lights i made up to shine on the ground when you open the doors and they are wedged under the door skin and work pretty well and have good coverage.
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Very clean. I've thought about doing something like this with neons, but of course after I clean my carpet. Have you considered doing something under the back seat?
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That'* interesting. You have an SSE without ECC.
no leather seats either
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another way to disperse the light is to flatten out the round tip on the leds with a file
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i tried that, and it looks sweet
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thats good, glad I could help
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those look pretty sweet
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What did you wire it up to as I am curious because I will be doing this for my back seats soon in summer? Where did you buy yours?
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I got the leds from led-shoppe.com (100 pack of 3mm blue LEDS) and wired them up to a switch from radioshack for about a dollar and spliced into the power seat wires so i could have constant 12V power. I can use them even with the car off that way.
you could wire them up to the radio, so they come on when you turn on the radio, or you could use the cigarette lighter wiring (the rear cig. lighter wires might be convenient for the backseat... so would the power seat wiring)

If you want 6 LEDs per side like me, i did 2 sets of 3 leds in series in paralell.. if that makes sense. each set of 3 will need a 100 ohm resistor.

total cost: about $13
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Definitely cool looking!
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Looks good. Should have been red though to match the cluster/dash.
Back when I had my 98 I used purple neons. LED'* would be much easier to install.
Nice mod!
(somewhat ricer-ish, but not everyone can see it)
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