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Old 02-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #113
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Yes Sir!! I laid the wires over the contact point and wedged the bulb back in. But remember to snip of the bulb wire. You want that bulb to be dead.



I am really glad you guys are loving this DIY. When I did my led side markers I couldn't believe how good they looked. I knew I had to share it with my fellow members. We accomplished something that looks better then some vendors for cheaper. A win/win.
They take a 194 bulb stock right?
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #114
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I guess that is what I get for coming into the thread late and not reading it in its entirety !
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They take a 194 bulb stock right?
Yup
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #115
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I ordered some empty 194 bases to solder the LED wire to, then plug that into the factory light socket. Hopefuly it will work and stay sealed at the same time.

EDIT: Here's what I ordered. I got 6 of them in case I screw up a few.

http://www.autolumination.com/images...94_base_wm.jpg
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #116
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I ordered some empty 194 bases to solder the LED wire to, then plug that into the factory light socket. Hopefuly it will work and stay sealed at the same time.

EDIT: Here's what I ordered. I got 6 of them in case I screw up a few.

http://www.autolumination.com/images...94_base_wm.jpg
I recommend everyone to do this. It is more secure. No risk of wires shorting and a better connection.

go here.... http://autolumination.com/connectors.htm

this is what you want.. Standard bulb bases with a plug-in 2-wire pigtail 12"- 18 gauge wires

order 4 194's
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #117
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I recommend everyone to do this. It is more secure. No risk of wires shorting and a better connection.

go here.... http://autolumination.com/connectors.htm

this is what you want.. Standard bulb bases with a plug-in 2-wire pigtail 12"- 18 gauge wires

order 4 194's
Yep, that's what I got, except I ordered 6 because I get impatient sometimes.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #118
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:05 AM   #119
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Good Work!! It's really hard to capture how bright they are and how good they look with a camera.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #121
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I see my next project coming.....
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #122
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Amazing!! Going to match my sgm will be a choir. Haha. ^.^ i cant wait to tackle this project! Great dyi thnks!
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:14 PM   #123
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That looks like another one on my long long list of To-do's....
That wouldn't violate any auto-lighting laws ya think?
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #124
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it wouldnt break any laws, you arent covering up the light, and actually making it brighter and more noticeable, mercedes, porsches, etc already have the same led markers
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #125
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That looks like another one on my long long list of To-do's....
That wouldn't violate any auto-lighting laws ya think?
I don't think anyone has even gotten pulled over for LED sidemarkers. Ours retain the reflector so its legal. AAC on the other hand I am not sure because the reflector part of the lens goes away.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #126
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just crunched the numbers; i assumed it would be much cheaper than the plug and play versions available, but not really.

142.58 shipped for the leds
15.96 shipped for the 194 sockets
60.00 shipped for used sidemarkers (want to be able to return to factory, would be able to do that if i bought plug and play ones as well.)
plus paint and primer. have to assume 25.00???

so 243.54 total plus the satisfaction of doing it myself versus 280.00 shipped for a vendors product. so, all in all not saving anything really. but you may see benefits to this DIY as mentioned earlier; the thinner slit, retaining reflector, personal satisfaction, etc.

hmmmmm, not sure where i stand on this, leaning toward DIY, since i do enjoy working on my own car as much as possible.
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