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Old 02-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #101
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Bill its really not that hard. You can do it. Just get a nice fresh utility knife and score the line over and over until it snaps open.
He's right Bill, a sharp knife makes all the difference. I didn't even bake the sidemarker this time around. By the fourth marker I was splitting them in a couple of minutes. I was gonna keep it lowkey but expect to see them this Sunday.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #102
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Hey Mach, really want to thank you for this DIY! Thanks alot brother! Definitly on my to do list this summer
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:03 AM   #103
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wiring wise, what did you do? Just put the wires on the contact points where the bulb would sit?
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.

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Hey Mach, really want to thank you for this DIY! Thanks alot brother! Definitly on my to do list this summer
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.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #104
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Is it feasable to use a dremmel tool to cut the housings like is used when splitting the tailights for the afterburner install?
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #105
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The only reason I didn't use one is because I was afraid I would take too much plastic off. When it's all glued back up, I'd like it to sit flush with the fenders as it originally did. Though I could be mistaken and there's a blade thin enough to just slice the sucker.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:20 PM   #106
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When I did my Led side markers last year I opened one with a dremel tool, but the problem is the plastic starts to melt. The utility knife is best.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #107
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I've heard of people boil tail lights in water for a few minutes would that work in this situation or easie to just cut it. Plus what was used to glue it back together.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:09 PM   #108
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'Showstopper' wants $475 (-$100 refund for core) for their Concept LED Side Markers...
i just bought some AAC LEDs off ebay for $100 they was used and black. all i did was paint white and put clear on it. but AAC price and showstoppers price are pretty STEEP!!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #109
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i just bought some AAC LEDs off ebay for $100 they was used and black. all i did was paint white and put clear on it. but AAC price and showstoppers price are pretty STEEP!!!
Hey let's see some pics. interested how the white looks on white. Sounds like you really got a deal . thanks
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:57 AM   #110
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Hey let's see some pics. interested how the white looks on white. Sounds like you really got a deal . thanks
Check out post #17 and #39.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #111
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Parts on order. Gonna give it a shot!
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #112
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Check out post #17 and #39.
I guess that is what I get for coming into the thread late and not reading it in its entirety !
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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?
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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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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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