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#16 revoltos

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:58 PM

Here's a big clue, buy 12v red one's mate in either 5mm or 3mm size, depending how bright you want!

#17 escort tink

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 07:16 AM

Here's a big clue, buy 12v red one's mate in either 5mm or 3mm size, depending how bright you want!


where can i get them from and is it a case of connect them up and drill a couple of holes for the led's then glue them in

#18 robexor

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 08:19 AM

can you put a pic of the the LED.s that you used with any resistors aswell ?
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#19 revoltos

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:12 AM

Something like this will do you, it also has wires attached. Im guess by the questions your asking that you dont do alot of soldering so this has the wires already there, Red for positive, black fro ground. As you say drill a hole as close to 5mm as you can but not over and you can either get away with a push fit or apply a small amount of glue to the back of the LED. Also file the end of the LED flat so it doesnt stick out inside the door lever cup.


http://www.ultraleds...ire-p-1233.html

#20 escort tink

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 04:01 PM

cheers mate some good things on that site but do they charge p&p as can't see anything about it

#21 revoltos

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 07:06 PM

Ive no idea mate just got to checkout and see if they add it on. There's heaps of 12v 5mm led's on ebay anyway just have a look on there.

#22 stevemrst

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 01:50 PM

gonna see what i can use for the light as i haven't got a clue what i'm doing with leds to make then red

I got some ultra violet leds from maplins(they got loads of different colours) they was 42p each and 470 ohm resistors from maplins 11p each and thats it I also had some led holders which u can also get from maplins
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#23 mrmetallica

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 03:25 PM

had a look at this today.window power is only theire when you push the switch,so thats no good.theirs only constant power thier.im going to connect up threw the door connector and dash light that come on with lights.

#24 Craig855S

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 04:51 PM

i wanna do this,to all 4 doors,gonna take power from the same place as the footwell LEDS so 8 LEDs come on whenever the sidelights are on.All i need to know is, where is a god place to take a sidelight 12v feed from?
..answers his own question!! STALKS! im swapping them for 6 speeders over the next few days so using the 12v out at the stalks is a good idea!
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#25 mrmetallica

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 05:04 PM

i wanna do this,to all 4 doors,gonna take power from the same place as the footwell LEDS so 8 LEDs come on whenever the sidelights are on.All i need to know is, where is a god place to take a sidelight 12v feed from?
..answers his own question!! STALKS! im swapping them for 6 speeders over the next few days so using the 12v out at the stalks is a good idea!




take the power of any where that lights up when you put your lights on.i wired mine in the door connector then from the from the other side of the connector on to the leds.

#26 natrogers721

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:38 PM

here's a guide for doing it on mondys

clicky

might be of some use
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#27 killalot

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:09 AM

Connected mine to the central locking light up when you open the doors and then stay on when you lock the car goes off looks good :cheers:
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#28 robexor

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 09:04 AM

get a how to for escort up peeps

how can we power the rear doors
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#29 killalot

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 09:10 AM

Like I said use the central locking done both front and back light up when you open the doors and stay on and then go off when you lock the car :innocent:
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#30 revoltos

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 09:28 AM

If you lock the door at night when you start the journey and they go out, when you have finished and want to get out the car how do you see where they are then?

Maybe a electronic guy could help. Would it be hard to include somekind of capacitor or perhap a timer that would cut the power after the doors closed? I have the lights in my door where the reflectors used to be that work off the pin switch but I would need a circuit for the door handle lights that would hold charge for abit then go out once moving or after 10 seconds etc. Then agian they wouldne be on for when ive finsihed my journey at night and actully want to use the handle to get out of the car.

Edited by revoltos, 08 November 2007 - 09:29 AM.




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