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Old 8th May 2009, 14:02   #91
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Senthil, great job with the grill. A suggestion would be to get the embossed number plate, will help the looks.

What else have you planned for DIY?
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Old 8th May 2009, 14:15   #92
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That is an awesome write up, good job! I like the pictures too. The end product was very nice and sleek, appears as if it's stock. I like your work, very good job!
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Senthil, great job with the grill. A suggestion would be to get the embossed number plate, will help the looks.
Yeah, i should get a suzuki badge and those plates. lets see.
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What else have you planned for DIY?
The speedometer LEDs went kaput, so im planning on making some bright LED strips using surface mount LEDs and putting the strips inside the speedometer. Im also planning to install the undercar neons this week.

And hey, i saw this video a few days back and am seriously considering doing something like this.




Here is a link to that thread from HID planet forum:
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I know it involves some very tough and serious work, but hey DIY is all about trying.

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Old 8th May 2009, 17:22   #94
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i remember i saw this video long time back on you tube. it will look good, but too flashy too.
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And not only it involves 1000+ L.E.D. , 20 circuits, 8000+ solder points, multiple power-supplies to manage all this as per the video details.

don't you think it would be very complex thing to fit on ALTO.
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And not only it involves 1000+ L.E.D. , 20 circuits, 8000+ solder points, multiple power-supplies to manage all this as per the video details.

don't you think it would be very complex thing to fit on ALTO.
Yeah , the eclipse setup will be a very complex one, thats why im gonna experiment with a much simpler sequential tail light circuit first.
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IIRC, any sort of such light scanner is illegal, and is allowed only on ambulances/police vehicles/VVIP's
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i'd say you start with the tail lights. using two types of LEDs there. on for break and other for parking as red color, amber for indicators and white LEds for reverse gear.
what say?
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watch out while swapping the indicators. the indicator blinker timers depend on the bulb for timing. If you remove the bulb and replace with LED's, they'll start blinking verrry fast. You'll have to add a resistor of the same value in parallel , but its better to leave the bulb there as it is

also, not sure if replacing the brake lamps is legal
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You'll have to add a resistor of the same value in parallel ,
also, not sure if replacing the brake lamps is legal
yes that for sure , u wll need to add resistor to avoid it to blink fast.
and i guees , yes we can replace the bulb with LED for brake lights.
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Very nice DIY BBS. The headlight LED project is just too cool. Even I have been going through some LEDs for the Headlamp parking light slot in the Dealxtreme site but due to my lack of knowledge of compatibility I chose not to order them:

DealExtreme: $5.99 T10 0.75W 5-LED Vehicle Signal Lamp Bulbs (12V White 2-Pack)
DealExtreme: $4.50 9-LED Vehicle Signal Lights 2-Pack (12V T15 White)

I will be glad if you could tell me if these are worth paying so much for or not? Further, can you post a few pics or a vid of the LEDs with the headlight on.

thanks dude.
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Update:

The weekend was well spent in fixing the under body neons. The neons are locally made ones(neon pic :http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1102152-post55.html).

Let the pics do the talking:

The DIY garage:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009891.jpg
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009892.jpg

RHS neon:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009894.jpg

Rear neon:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009897.jpg

Front bumper neon:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009898.jpg

Drilled a hole to run the wire through, sprayed a little paint to prevent rust.
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009901.jpg

Wires were run under side boards:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009902.jpg

The fuse:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009899.jpg

End result:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009905.jpg
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009904.jpg
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-glow.jpg
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-17052009908.jpg
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Old 18th May 2009, 15:19   #103
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Good work BBS. I saw the underbody LED setup done in instructables.com which was good. You can try in your next project.
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Wonderfull efforts buddie and you have actually done and shared huge amount of info to us.Hats off to you for the effort.I personally feel this thread to be rated 5 and similar threads merged regarding different cars too.Good effort and like White vdi told i was waiting for the push to make the mesh grill for my swift and you have really done that.I will have sleepless nights now and would post pics as soon as the work is over,
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BBS, awesome man, The neons look very bright and tempting.
Please consider few more details so I and future newbies would be able to make them easily.
Cost of Neon
How is it sticking to Under car body (nuts/bolts/screws/araldite ?)
Are the Neons 12v since you bought or you moded them
What power method you use, Stay on with parking or you have a seperate switch to control them.


Anyway I've Made one LED Long strip for under bumber, but haven't fixed it under car yet.
Will post pics soon as its Nice Bright Light with two options, White & Blue.
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