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Old 04-21-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Custom LED Reverse lights

Like many, I have tinted the reverse lights to make them blend a little better with the rear of the car. Since then, I have trouble seeing anything behind me when backing up. I wanted to make the lights brighter but it looks like the only way to do that was the oracle led kit. I'd prefer not to spend 200 on lights, so I decided to come up with my own solution. I bought a couple led strips with the lights that shine out the side instead of straight up. Put a hole in the bumper and mounted them just above the rear diffuser. You can't see them during the day because they are pushed back and under the lip of the bumper. I can finally see behind me and love the results. Take a look and let me know what you think!
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
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That's clever!
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #3
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OOO I like that. Kudos
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:13 AM   #4
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I like it, where did you get the lights?
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #5
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Great idea, looks good!
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:42 AM   #6
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Looks pretty good, man! Nice work!!
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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Pretty neat idea!
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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I like it, where did you get the lights?
ebay. about $20 shipped.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:32 AM   #9
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Damn it, another mod added to the to do list. Color changing led would be awesome.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:46 AM   #10
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #12
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Do you have a link to the eBay listing or seller for these?

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #13
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They are all over EBay. You can do a search for " Side shine LED strip"
But here's one...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-WHITE-2X...#ht_6528wt_922
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:51 PM   #14
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Pretty sure that's the exact one I got too ^^^^ Thanks guys!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #15
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Another Camaro innovation, good work!
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:20 AM   #16
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I just saw this, it's amazing I got to do it too ! I've got a bit of a fetish with LEDs
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:15 PM   #17
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Wow! They won't be able to say they didn't see your reverse lights with that set up. That would be fun to wire up to a switch so you could flash tailgaters.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #18
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You need to change the stock reverse lights so the color matches. All pure white would look smooth.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:25 PM   #19
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Damn! This looks good, might have to do this myself!
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:47 PM   #20
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You need to change the stock reverse lights so the color matches. All pure white would look smooth.
I agree and to me its just too much. It is creative though.

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #21
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That is a gorgeous mod... No other word for it. Great work and innovated idea!
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #22
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I might go and do that my self.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #23
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Nice job DJB!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:15 AM   #24
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Do you have more info on which wires you tapped into?
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #25
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Thanks guys! Thanks for all the feedback! I've had it on for 3 months now and no issues.

The wires that I tapped into are the wires coming from the reverse light plug. There are 2 wires coming from it. I just took some of the electrical tape that they are wrapped in off, and spliced into them.
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