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#1 jeebowhite

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:19 PM

So, everybody else seems to have one of these threads, I thought I would join the trend! :) So, welcome to the not-anywhere-near-as-exciting-as-Lenny's-thread-but-still-modifying-my-bus-thread :)

 

So, I dont have too many pictures of the car before I started, but you should hopefully catch the drift as we go! Anyway, I will take some decent pictures soon and get them uploaded but for now:

 

To start, the first thing I had to do, was replace as many standard filament bulbs with LED's. I cant stand the yellow colour, and I prefer the idea that if I do inadvertently leave my lights on, the car will still work anyway when I get back to it! So for now, I will post this and update with later pictures!

 

So to start, I replaced the sidelights with LED's I then went on to install some Dipped Headlights, but Xenon 6000k White output:

 

sidelights (baring in mind this was taken in the brilliant sun, so you cant really see a lot, but they are white as per my avatar)

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

 

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Then I replaced the rear tail lights:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item20c43d824d

Dual Filament for standard light and fog light

 

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fog lights (same bulb but brighter output)

 

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number plate bulbs and

 

brake lights:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item53eb203198

 

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Also Reverse Lights:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item53f6cc9749

 

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After I finished this, my obsession with LED's continued: so I installed LED's inside:

 

Courtesy Lights:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5d431832b5

 

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Illuminated Ignition Barrel:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4cff471281

 

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Footwell Lighting:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4172be57c0

 

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and the rear:

 

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I also fitted the rear windows out with Privacy shades, as the tints were FAR too expensive around here, and I got these for about £75 from 'vanstyles'. I think they compliment the tinted look but without affecting insurance or my wallet as hard!

 

http://www.vanstyle....des-p-3071.html

 

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And with the Windows down:

 

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Last job was to install DRL lights, I wish I could have gotten the same style that Lenny and Preee (and many others have) but these I thought where not too bad!

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item232e881c14

 

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and their output against a wall:

 

Off:

 

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On:

 

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So far, thats all I can remember doing, I will take some decent pictures, and keep you in the loop with any further changes to my motor :)



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#2 Hyrule

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:22 PM

Better late than never jeebo  ;). Looking forward to seeing more pictures.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

lol, I kept thinking theres no point putting it up with so few mod's, so thought "wait a bit longer" and by then, my camera corrupted, my SD card got mashed up and I lost most the pictures :lol:

 

Procrastination is the thief of imagery!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

Well, got my next jobs to do, not quite mods, but I got a couple of small rust spots I need to fix, and then fix the boot switch. hopefully that will make the car a little better, not quite modded, but still some work "to do"

 

Keep being tempted to buy myself the climate control knobs, but I just dont have the funds spare at the moment! lol



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

Hey james a quick question have you got a switcher relay for your DRLs? This is the switch that when you turn on your dims or whatvever light you have them onnected to that they turn off?

 

The reason I am asking is I have used this in my car to make my fog lights my DRLs, I will upload pics tomorrow to show you.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:28 PM

Hi Stephen,

 

Yeah, got them as part of the light kit I bought. I piggy backed the live feed off an engine sensor, connected that to the harnass and then the negative goes to the negative terminal on the battery. Then I have a white wire, that goes to the sidelight, so that when sidelights come on, the DRL's go off :)



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

Yeah James thats the one, if you wanted you could use you fogs as DRLs as I have done bu the LEDs are a strong light had them on my astra and were the biz.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

I like  :) , Ive got the boot switch to do as-well :(



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

looking good



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:48 PM

cheers fella's, and stephen, I think its illegal in the UK for us to use Fogs as Daytime lights, which is why we buy aftermarket kits :)



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:57 PM

cheers fella's, and stephen, I think its illegal in the UK for us to use Fogs as Daytime lights, which is why we buy aftermarket kits :)

It is illegal here to use fogs as DRL's, but only if you get caught  :P , James what are the led stop bulbs etc like, can you tell the difference or not.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

I would say they are a tad brighter, certainly since I bought the prism shaped bulbs over the forward facing clusters! I quite like them, and I dont worry anymore that if I have a deaf moment, and ignore the beep warning my lights are on, I can go home after work and the car wont have any issues at all!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:43 AM

I would say they are a tad brighter, certainly since I bought the prism shaped bulbs over the forward facing clusters! I quite like them, and I dont worry anymore that if I have a deaf moment, and ignore the beep warning my lights are on, I can go home after work and the car wont have any issues at all!


Have you got a link go those single filament offset pin canbus P21 red led brake lights mate

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

Hi Lenny,

 

I will try and dig out the exact link but it will take some time! the bulbs pretty much these: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2579f5d41c and based in Ireland!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:21 PM

Hi Lenny,
I will try and dig out the exact link but it will take some time! the bulbs pretty much these: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2579f5d41c and based in Ireland!

Top man jeeb that's fantastic customer service,
To date every mod I've bought for the car has been imported and mainly from the uk,
Today a uk website links me to a modification for sale within Ireland lol
Your twisting my arm now lol, I'll have to purchase from these guys

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