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Old 01-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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Thank you for posting the schematic now I have to go shopping
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:04 AM   #19
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That is freakin cool. Totally visiting Radio Shack this week.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #20
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as a note to anyone tryin to build this, use a chip socket for the 555 timer. Those little timers are very heat sensitive and the soldering iron will melt the inside of it very fast. The first one i built was ok but the second would only work intermittently, after messing with it a few min we realized what went wrong. the shack sells a 2 pack of the chip sockets for 99 cents. well worth it! Also the variable resistor is set in the middle when you buy it and that is a little much delay so the lights wont work at all, after you wire it in turn the resistor all the way to the left which should be zero delay and start from there turning to the right until you get the desired delay.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:36 AM   #21
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That is really awesome. Good Job on the post. Going to Radio Shack myself and trying this.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #22
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This is great! And to think there is a 500% mark up on assemblies that do this exact thing... Crooks.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #23
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that is a sweet setup, and great idea btw...looks good.

does anybody know the current draw of the lights? working on using a transistor (mosfet) as the switching portion vs the relay. i could go out and measure it, but its a little wet out right now.

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:28 PM   #24
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Ohms Law comes in handy sometimes.
I=P/V
25 Watt bulb/12 Volts =2.08 A
5 Watt bulb/12 Volts = 0.41 A
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #25
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so what your saying is...

i kid i kid.

thanks, i've got a mosfet that should work with the max being 4A. i'll check it out.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #26
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My timers have 3 wires, ground, input and output. So i tapped in the outer light bulb ground for the ground wire and then cut the blinker bulb wire which was the yellow for left side and green for right side and installed the input-output wires to the bulb harness, all with solder and heat shrink joints of course. Then i turned on the hazard lights and used a pocket screwdriver to adjust the varable resistor until the delay was right where I wanted it. I was very pleased with the outcome of the project and I saved 80 bucks also
You stated and I see that there are three wires, but your schematic looks like there should be 4. Positive and negative (directly below the positive, I presume) and there looks like two connections from the normally open contacts from the relay. Am I missing something?

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #27
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You stated and I see that there are three wires, but your schematic looks like there should be 4. Positive and negative (directly below the positive, I presume) and there looks like two connections from the normally open contacts from the relay. Am I missing something?

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share the common ground and switch the positive side of the circuit (tail light) through the relay.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #28
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that is a sweet setup, and great idea btw...looks good.

does anybody know the current draw of the lights? working on using a transistor (mosfet) as the switching portion vs the relay. i could go out and measure it, but its a little wet out right now.

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yeah if i was to build again i would use a transistor instead of the relay, would make it a little bit smaller and less app to go out i would think. But the relays was free and i knew they wouldnt have a problem with the current
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:17 PM   #29
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Fo sho! Thanks for sharing the circuit design you used. The only thing I dont like about relays is their noise and size, unless im testing em. But you cant beat free either. I'll wire this up and let you know how it works. The mosfets were less than $2 a piece which is WAY cheaper then purchasing relays unless you get em for free at a junk yard or something.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #30
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Make sure that the 4A MOSFET rating is continuous and not pulsed.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:24 PM   #31
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I decided i wanted to add sequential tailights to my camaro but didnt want to spend 100 bucks for them. I figured it couldn't be to hard to do so I got with my dad, who is pretty good with electronics, and we built 2 timers. Went to the shack and bought 2 of the following; a 555 timer, circuit board, capacitor, few diodes and a varaiable resistor. I had the 2 relays laying in my tool box so no reason to buy them. I dont have the schematic we used with me now, ill try to upload later. We just built the little circuit with the components and soldered everything together. Then I painted the back of the board with liquid electric tape and let dry to prevent shorting out anything. I removed the back covers over the tailights. My timers have 3 wires, ground, input and output. So i tapped in the outer light bulb ground for the ground wire and then cut the blinker bulb wire which was the yellow for left side and green for right side and installed the input-output wires to the bulb harness, all with solder and heat shrink joints of course. Then i turned on the hazard lights and used a pocket screwdriver to adjust the varable resistor until the delay was right where I wanted it. I was very pleased with the outcome of the project and I saved 80 bucks also

Here is the youtube link for the video: http://youtu.be/UjLuU-1eC0E
Very cool. Do you have a little more information (or pictures) of how you installed/hid the boards near the taillights? To get to the bulbs (i haven't messed with them yet on my 2013) - is all the access via trunk and no removal of the housing required? I definitely will put this on my list of to-dos. Just curious about your mounting strategy - wonder if a small project box would be a good idea for enclosing the board.

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:27 PM   #32
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Fo sho! Thanks for sharing the circuit design you used. The only thing I dont like about relays is their noise and size, unless im testing em. But you cant beat free either. I'll wire this up and let you know how it works. The mosfets were less than $2 a piece which is WAY cheaper then purchasing relays unless you get em for free at a junk yard or something.
Please post what your exact parts are (if you don't mind!!!) when you get it working. Would really like to use your modifications to get this to work, as I don't have the relays sitting around either.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #33
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #34
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Very cool. Do you have a little more information (or pictures) of how you installed/hid the boards near the taillights? To get to the bulbs (i haven't messed with them yet on my 2013) - is all the access via trunk and no removal of the housing required? I definitely will put this on my list of to-dos. Just curious about your mounting strategy - wonder if a small project box would be a good idea for enclosing the board.

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No pictures of install sorry. No housing removal just pop the trunk and remove the plastic cover above the tail lights. All the wires are there and i just zip tied the circuit to the wiring harness so it wouldnt bounce around. I thought about using a box but just didnt. I had some liquid electric tape so i just painted it on the back side of the board for protection. Its under the plastic panel anyways away from water
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