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Old 03-19-2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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DIY "CAMARO SS" door to ground LED projection

Here is a short how to on installing this kit.

These panels are very bright and can be used in multiple applications.

For starters here is the finished product


1) Remove Door Panel



2) When you remove screws the door panel pops straight out. Its held in by pop rivets here is a link to a video with more details.

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3) Now you need to draw outline for the cutout.



4) After cutting it out and mounting the box it should look like this. If you notice you have to cut that foam in half and you also have to cut off the place were it was held on where the box is.



5) Now you need to wire up the light to come on with the dome light. You have to tap into the gray wire in the pic. Its located right above the gas pedal.



6) Now you need a ground, look behind this panel.



Ground here



7) Now run both wires through the hole near the fuse box, just for easy access.



8) After you put the door panel back on run the wires across this inside of the panel and out near the speaker, this is the best I could get it to look without digging into the wire connection which was way to much for me. I'm not worried about this showing honestly.



9) Now after you connect everything together and screwed the door panel back on here's the final result.




Any questions email me at OSearcy4@aol.com

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Old 03-19-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:59 PM   #3
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Nice Writeup.. Thanks
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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nice write up bro, i asked one of the mods what happened to my DIY and i havn't heard back yet.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #5
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I'm fairly sure these projectors are not licensed by GM to use the Camaro or SS symbols.

The mods will probably have to delete this DIY.
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:11 PM   #6
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:21 PM   #7
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nice write up but its very dim it would be better if it was bright
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:53 PM   #8
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just ordered some new LEDs and I'm gonna test them next week. Its not really that dim just hard to take a good pic, however these new LEDs are supposed to be the brightest single light possible around 85 lumens.

Comparable to most LED flashlights with 5 LED pods which shine around 40-60 lumens.

They are supposed to be so bright its not recommended to look directly into them.

I ordered them and told the manufacturer that I wanted them so bright they show up in the day. So we will see I will update pics when I finish the modifications.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:55 PM   #9
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:00 AM   #10
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:02 AM   #11
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Oh also more details on the new LEDs:
common LEDs have 5-20 mA
these are rated at 700-750 mA

Hopefully the change will be extremely noticeable.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:50 PM   #12
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so do we have a update on brightness of the projected embolm
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:25 PM   #13
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still waiting on the new LEDs to come in...
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:44 PM   #14
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:44 PM   #15
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Ok I finally got the new LEDs in and I tried them out during the day today and "thought" they weren't much better and was disappointed all day. But I decided to hook them up tonight just to give it a second chance and wow was I wrong.

Here's some pics. You really can't even see the old lights to the left of the C.

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Old 04-13-2010, 09:46 PM   #16
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:48 PM   #17
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These new LEDs almost completely drown out the old ones. I will work on installing them tomorrow and upload more pics of the completed kit.

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Old 04-15-2010, 08:13 PM   #18
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:10 AM   #19
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it is about 10 times brighter and about 15 times bigger. I'm working on making the kit easier to assemble and attach to door panel.
I dont like the 4 long screws so i'm trying to find a project box long enough I can fit everything in.
Any ideas??
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:45 PM   #20
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I took a few pics tonight on a better driveway haha not grass, however these are with a cellphone camera


Here is another one with the flash on and the light is still very visible if that gives you an idea of how bright these new LEDs are.


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Old 04-19-2010, 11:15 PM   #21
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nice job bro! can u PM where u got teh LEDs from? my passenger LED is still blown and i'd like to bump up the brightness on both sides since i have to replace one anyways
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sorry to wake up an old post, but this is to kool, n i luv to slice n dice
does anyone know where to get one of these projector lights?

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:36 PM   #23
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sorry to wake up an old post, but this is to kool, n i luv to slice n dice
does anyone know where to get one of these projector lights?

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a whole kit or just the LEDs?
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:14 PM   #24
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Well now hat you have woken it up, I am TOTALLY lost. Did I miss something, or is this post not complete? Where is all he info on creating the projector? It shows where to cut the panel and next thing you know there is a projector attached. Is creating a projector common knowledge these days?? Any help?
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:12 PM   #25
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I make these projectors, private message me for more details. Thanks
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