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Old 01-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Talking DIY on adding outside door handle lighting

Ok, here we go, More Mods to do, I added LED to my outside door handle that will come on with your remote Key fob.

So here is what you need to get 2 LED's of your color 20' of 2 per wire and from any where you can 2 flush LED holder, 2 taps of some sort.



This is the holders i got.




There from Radio shack , all the info for drill size is here.



Get your color LED's (P.S. A flat head LED's are the best of this job) and add 12" of lead wires to it, Run 22 gauge wires, Stagger the soldering so you take up the lest amount of room You will see why soon.



Next ones you take of your door handle rest it on a beach towels so you don't scratch it, Filip it over so the inside is up, Its hallow so you drill 2 holes and feed the wire threw.

First hole is this one.



Next Hole is this one.



No you run your wires with the LED from the hole in the handle to the end of the handle, And add the holder to the LED.



One more pic for you.



Now pull the rest of the wires and push the holder in to the handle be careful not to brake the resister (I did it 2 times).



Almost done last take it to a 12v power and test it.



Next i will show you how to remove your door handles from your car, its so easy, from 1-10 a 1.

Hope you like mods as i will show you how to do more.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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damn it 2SSRS another on my list to do I may never get caught up.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:53 PM   #4
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I wish these instructions were in english so I could understand them and do it haha but seriously this is great and if you get the chance a pic of them in use would be greatly appreciated, namely a night shot? Thanks again, youre the man!
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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awesome! Any pics of how it looks afterwards?
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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i will get you some over the weekend when i will be out late with some members.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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thanks

btw are you anywhere near pheonix in arizona?
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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No, i am in lake havasu city almost 3-4 hr drive west.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #9
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very neat. . . so are the lights going to be on the whole time or just when locking and unlocking your car?
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #10
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very neat. . . so are the lights going to be on the whole time or just when locking and unlocking your car?
There on with the dome lights, For the time you unlock the car till 1 min after the door is closed.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:15 PM   #11
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:21 PM   #12
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Another great DIY by Ofer! You are the man!
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:59 PM   #13
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When you attach the handles back to the car, where do you run the wires?
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:00 PM   #14
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There is an opening in the door hardware for the wires to go, But route the wires out of the way of the window, Then you need too go all the way to the hinges, I will update next week as i have some things come up today.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:55 PM   #15
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Would it be illegal to have the door handle lights on while the car is in motion?
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:03 PM   #16
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hmm maybe ill do this but with the led facing the ground, similar to ford side mirror lights
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:17 PM   #17
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install / dusk pictures yet?
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:26 AM   #18
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Very cool. How did you make the hole you drilled water tight? I know not a lot of water would get in there but it still could.
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Very cool. How did you make the hole you drilled water tight? I know not a lot of water would get in there but it still could.
I'm guessing some super glue, maybe silicon. It is a good question though.
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That is why i used the LED holders and a drop of clear silicon on the inside.
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That looks awesome.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:22 AM   #23
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nice work ofer. you got some killer stuff floating in you brain.

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2SSRS: i feel like everyone else when i say im pretty upset that you keep coming up with stuff we all would like to do. On the other hand thank you and great job lol.

Question: will you be going to CamaroFest?

If so would you be available to help some people out with their mods, like this one seems pretty simple and straight forward, so in other words if i paid you, would you do it for me at the fest? I feel like this could have been a private message but also felt if the need is there for your help and you are willing theres no harm in you making some money too while doing something you like doing.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #25
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Hi you sayd at next you will show you how to remove your door handles , do you make this Pics ? would like to see how i can rmove the handles
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