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Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 07-16-2013, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
You may have it hooked up "backwards". Try...

You may have it hooked up "backwards". Try switching the connection points of the two halves of the green/white wire. I'm not entirely clear on what you're saying though, so if you could post any...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 07-14-2013, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That's correct. The software I used to draw those...

That's correct. The software I used to draw those doesn't put in dots and uses the humps instead to signify no connection.
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 07-07-2013, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Highlifeman
It was a while ago, but I'm pretty sure I...

It was a while ago, but I'm pretty sure I included everything except wire and solder to make the connections. P/N RT50J-5.0-ND is the resistor you're wondering about. It's a 5 Ohm, 50 W through-hole...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 02-15-2013, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That's weird that they won't line up, but you...

That's weird that they won't line up, but you will be fine bending them as long as you're careful and don't break them.



COM is the top connection on the relay in my diagram; sorry I forgot to...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 02-11-2013, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
I like your choice of relay better than the one I...

I like your choice of relay better than the one I listed, actually, except it doesn't have an NC terminal. Go with part #255-1239-ND for the version of it with an NC terminal. Other than that, the...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 02-04-2013, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
Ok, here are updated schematics of both the...

Ok, here are updated schematics of both the MOSFET design (which no one has successfully built yet) and the relay design, confirmed to work by brettsimons.

The green wire it mentions is for the...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-31-2013, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That is what should happen with the resistor...

That is what should happen with the resistor connected to the NC terminal on the relay or with it connected to the drain of the first MOSFET in the dual MOSFET design.
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-31-2013, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That would put R1 in parallel with the tail light...

That would put R1 in parallel with the tail light when the relay is energized. R1 should be connected to the NC terminal and ground.

Edit: Never mind, the image is now correct.
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-31-2013, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
If you have the resistor in series with the...

If you have the resistor in series with the circuit, that is correct for when the light is on, but when it's off there would be no current going through either the resistor or the bulb. Which would...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-31-2013, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That is a very good point, I forgot to...

That is a very good point, I forgot to recalculate the power requirement. A 50 W resistor is probably a good idea anyway to give it plenty of headroom.
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-31-2013, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Highlifeman
I don't know, I guess I just think it will look...

I don't know, I guess I just think it will look like I am trying to copy the Mustang...


I may still build one and see if anyone I know would be interested in it and let me test it out on their...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-30-2013, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That is correct if you want to stick with a...

That is correct if you want to stick with a relay. I would recommend using two N-channel MOSFETs like in my previous posts, but no one has gotten it working yet. I'm almost tempted to make one myself...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-30-2013, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
And the other end is connected to ground then? If...

And the other end is connected to ground then? If so, then there is definitely 6 amps being drawn when both lights are on.
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-30-2013, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That's correct if it's connected to the NC...

That's correct if it's connected to the NC terminal on the relay, if it has one. The relay in the pictures you posted, however, didn't have an NC terminal, so I assumed it was put in parallel with...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-30-2013, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
It would be six with the load resistor in place...

It would be six with the load resistor in place and both lights on.
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-30-2013, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
No problem, I love solving electrical puzzles...

No problem, I love solving electrical puzzles since I don't really get to do it much at my job as an electrical engineer... Any others I can try? Lol

Just curious, what color wires did you...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-30-2013, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
After thinking about it some more, it sounds like...

After thinking about it some more, it sounds like you cut the negative wire from the light bulb. Try hooking it up to the other wire going to the bulb instead.
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-30-2013, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That resistor value doesn't matter much, it's...

That resistor value doesn't matter much, it's just to limit the current going through the MOSFET. It sounds like it may be hooked up to the wrong wires, or hooked up backwards. If it's on the wrong...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-30-2013, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Highlifeman
That's strange. Can you elaborate on what...

That's strange. Can you elaborate on what happened with two MOSFETs, or did it just not light up at all?

Putting a resistor in between the timer and the gate of the transistor won't do anything....
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-29-2013, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
Sure, that is much easier than being limited to...

Sure, that is much easier than being limited to Radio Shack's crappy selection. This is for the top circuit in my drawing with two MOSFETs and replacing the 1K resistor with a 5.6 ohm.

MOSFETs x2:...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-29-2013, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
You had the brakes or blinkers on in all the...

You had the brakes or blinkers on in all the situations though, right?

It could be that your load resistors combined with the light bulbs are drawing too much current and causing the errors. Try...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-29-2013, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
I think you've been connecting it in this manner,...

I think you've been connecting it in this manner, but make sure that the wire you cut is the positive wire going to the light. If it's the negative wire from the light this wont work at all. (I could...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-29-2013, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
Schematic with MOSFET

Well, I didn't realize the 555 timer in the original schematic was sinking the relay, so it was actually correct that an P-type or PNP transistor would be needed if you wanted to do it with only one...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 01-29-2013, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Highlifeman
Actually, N-type is what you want to use. P-type...

Actually, N-type is what you want to use. P-type would make it reversed. I can make a schematic of how to wire it if you would like. Also, NPN is what you would use if you wanted to go with a BJT...
Forum: Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 07-21-2012, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
Here are a couple from my road trip home last...

Here are a couple from my road trip home last summer on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=11104&pictureid=86595...
Forum: USA - Florida 05-02-2012, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Highlifeman
Good Idea!

I would be very interested in a Space Coast club. I'm not sure how involved I would be able to be, but it's definitely a good idea. I see Camaros all over, and I was wondering why there wasn't a club...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-12-2011, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Highlifeman
90!

Ninety!!!
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