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  • #46
    Thanks guys! I'm on many forums and there are few places on the internet, that you can ask a question and get a real, concise answer from people that actually know what they are talking about.

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    • #47
      Fantastic job! the chrome and black inside the light the some thing im deff going to add to my next headlight project ! very cool

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      • #48
        Next lighting upgrade thoughts involve the rear end. I would like to either buy or build a LED light bar for use as a roof line 3rd brake light.
        Like this



        Or retrofit the stock 3rd brake light to be brighter. Likely it might make more sense to start with retrofitting the current 3rd brake light. Then move onto creating the light bar. Unless there is a light bar available that is acceptable.

        I want the 3rd brake light to be brighter, brighter then the stock WR21/5W tail lights if possible. I want to insure I'm seen, lots of idiots out there these days.

        What LED's are recommend these days? I know everyone used to use superflux but that was awhile ago. Preferably i would like a nice uniform light as I personally don't like the look of dots of LEDs.

        Secondly, this car has reflectors in the bumper which are not lit. Looks like someone has lit them up before as seen in the youtube video. I would like to make them bright enough to be used as rear fog lights, since they are low to the ground it seems to me like a good fit.




        For the rear bumper reflectors I would prefer a pre-made board using high quality bright LEDs, same board if available could be used for the 3rd brake light also. If not I will of course need to build one. Again would need LED suggestions.

        Finally, I do want to upgrade some of the interior bulbs. Mainly the rear truck and the courtesy door lights (they light up the ground, when the door is opened). Starting with some cheap ebay panels, got ones with 5630 as I figured that was the best available. I plan to put a few on these throughout the trunk. So nothing special here.


        The courtesy lights in the doors might provide to be a bit more challenging. They are DE3021. The only festoon options in that size seems to be the 5050. Or the same panels with the adapters. I'll have to see how much room I have as I assume the panels will be the brightest option. If I have to use festoon "bulb" I could maybe use some suggestions. Though any interior lighting suggests at all are welcome.

        Map/Dome = DE3175
        Door/Vanity = DE3021
        ​Trunk = 168
        Last edited by bnevets27; April 10th, 2018, 12:12 AM.

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        • #49
          Pics don't work (use imgur instead).

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          • #50
            Fixed, I saw that I could upload pics to here via url, turns out that doesn't work.

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