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#31 tunne1rat

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:30 AM

Hi Brigante

There is not much that can go wrong so check your work and eliminate every step one at a time.

It is important to have a multimeter that can read volts and ohms. If you haven't got one, go buy one now!

 

Starting at the light unit, set the multimeter to read volts and connect the black lead to a good earth point (such as the metal cigar lighter casing) and the red lead to your new wire.

Switch on your sidelights and check that the multimeter reads 12v (or close to it).

 

If it does, the problem is with your new light unit.

If it does not, the problem is with your wiring.

 

I notice like most people you use scotchloks. I am not a fan of these. They were originally designed to be used as a temporary connector for the telecoms industry and despite what many people beleive are not suitable for automotive applications - especially where high currents are involved as they have been known to cause fires.

There are safer alternatives such as the Posi-tap or T-Tap.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:00 PM

Probably a silly question but what kinda places could i walk in n pick up a multimetre from? Should wickes do em? Cause thats about the only local place i can think of without driving a distance.

I'm not a fan of scotch locks either just used it cause its generally what i was told to use. I have sinse removed em n tried without but still no joy. Heard all the horror stories about fires too

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:57 PM

Yes most DIY, automotive and electronic hobby stores have them.

You don't need to spend a fortune either - something like this will be fine: http://www.diy.com/n...?skuId=13269423



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:27 PM

Maplins...

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:27 PM

Maplins...

Obviously maplins...

 

But what i'm saying is i dont have a maplins locally. This is why i asked whether wickes would do it cause theres one round corner from me

 

Its like the nearest halfrauds n b&q is atleast 20min away from me and due to the hours i'm working, i cant get to a maplins etc at the moment so i'll be waiting a while before i can get a multimetre



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:48 PM

Wickes should have them.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:53 AM

Here is a short video I made to demonstrate the lighting effects:

 



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

Just showing off now ;) lol

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

I want those ford puddle lights!!! How did you do them??

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

I want those ford puddle lights!!! How did you do them??


You can buy them and you simply wire them wire your interior light switch :)

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

Just one more job to do... hide the IR receiver.

 

To make it easier to hide, I attached a short length of fibre-optic cable to the sensor:

 

 

Then pushed it through a small hole drilled into the back of the centre console storage bin:

 

 

The result is a virtually invisible receiver!



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

Tunne1rat I've bought some of those projector puddle lights, what did you wire them upto, I'm struggling to find something that has power only when the door is open but struggling

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

As I needed to get new wiring to the door for the LEDs I included a feed from the footwell lights to power the projector lights.

To get the wiring to the door I took the wiring through the grommet above the door hinge then into the existing door wiring through a small cut in the bottom of the loom protection rubber.

 

 



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:53 PM

Are all the Lights colour changing , do u need separate remote and a controller for each?

 

 

how well did the fibre optical cable trick work , to make the remote work better ? :) is it one large optic cable , or lots of individual ones?



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:44 PM

Are all the Lights colour changing , do u need separate remote and a controller for each?

 

 

how well did the fibre optical cable trick work , to make the remote work better ? :) is it one large optic cable , or lots of individual ones?

 

There is one controller and 1 remote - all LEDs are fed from one controller to keep everything in perfect sync (it could get a bit dristracting with a seperate remote for each light set)!

The fibre cable is a chunky 2mm thick so it collects lots of IR light from the remote and passes it to the hidden receiver flawlessly.

 

The light show was demonstrated to a select few at Ford Fair and received lots of positive comments - so thanks for that!

Next year I will be back with something bigger and better...



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