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Old 04-21-2012, 01:18 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, 01:34 AM   #2
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That's clever!
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:40 AM   #3
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OOO I like that. Kudos
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:13 AM   #4
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I like it, where did you get the lights?
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
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Great idea, looks good!
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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Looks pretty good, man! Nice work!!
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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Pretty neat idea!
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:26 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, 04:32 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, 05:46 AM   #10
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #11
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:58 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, 03:33 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, 03:51 PM   #14
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Pretty sure that's the exact one I got too ^^^^ Thanks guys!
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