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Old 16th December 2008, 17:52   #16
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I would not pay so much attention to the price benefit. But the pleasure of a DIY is priceless.
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Old 16th December 2008, 18:00   #17
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The setup looks su-weet! I wish I could do the same with my SX4 but I'll probably blow up my apartment complex. Yes, I'm that bad with these things.
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Old 16th December 2008, 19:52   #18
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Benny! Guess what...i am doing this to my car right now...but in lots of trouble opening the translucent cover. i fear if i dont open it properly, i might just break it. Can you please help just in case you are around right now?

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Old 16th December 2008, 20:01   #19
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congratz man !!

i saw you haven't soldered it?

Is it just for the test or you want to keep that ..
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Old 16th December 2008, 20:11   #20
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Great DIY ...

I think white LEDs will look even cooler...
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Old 16th December 2008, 20:44   #21
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Just done man! Great DIY benny. Never knew it was so simple. I would rather prefer driving with those on as it looks really cool from outside.

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Old 16th December 2008, 20:54   #22
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Good job done Benny with almost no cost at all. I can assume that this was done on a holiday and the labour charges should be NIL... ;-)
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Old 16th December 2008, 21:12   #23
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Woohoo awesome job there Benny. I guess I know who to go to, to have any DIY stuff done for my Ikon
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Sir Galahad,
Those are expensive enough for us poor salaried types to consider going to Benny's house for a 6 bucks LED solution!
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Thats only the material cost. You still do not know his labour cost.
As an introductory offer, labour costs are on the house.

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Aye aye so Benny Boy goes blue. Looks cool and dink chik what next ?
I might think in terms of changing the silly green color of the speedo console.

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The setup looks su-weet! I wish I could do the same with my SX4 but I'll probably blow up my apartment complex. Yes, I'm that bad with these things.
Trust me, its easy. Try it out. Many here who could help out with any doubts you may have.

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congratz man !!
i saw you haven't soldered it?
Is it just for the test or you want to keep that ..
This is a stop-gap arrangement, although it seems fine even without soldering. I may opt to put these on a circuit board.

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Great DIY ...

I think white LEDs will look even cooler...
White is certainly an option. Will try it out sometime.

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Just done man! Great DIY benny. Never knew it was so simple. I would rather prefer driving with those on as it looks really cool from outside.

Cheers
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Sanju, sorry i didnt see your post earlier. Good to know you were able to get it done. Makes you my first disciple. Put up some pics here.

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Good job done Benny with almost no cost at all. I can assume that this was done on a holiday and the labour charges should be NIL... ;-)
Err... it did frustrate me a bit initially. I nearly gave up, but badboyscad and condor with whom i spoke to egged me on.

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Woohoo awesome job there Benny. I guess I know who to go to, to have any DIY stuff done for my Ikon
I'm just learning.. we can always try out though.

Wifey got to see the car today. She was impressed.
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looking good benny. A few questions.

What's the voltage rating on the LED's? Where did you buy the LED's from? SJP road?
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What's the voltage rating on the LED's?
Blue LEDs - 3.7 volts
White LEDs - 3.5 volts
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Old 16th December 2008, 22:58   #27
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What's the voltage rating on the LED's? Where did you buy the LED's from? SJP road?
The rating question has already been answered by badboyscad.
And yes, i bought these from SP Road. They are 5mm LEDs.
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Old 17th December 2008, 05:32   #28
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Benny,

Nice job man, are you not thinking of disco lights for headlamps?

Rocky.
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Old 17th December 2008, 08:21   #29
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You've forgotten to mention an important step, Ben:

How does one go about convincing one's wife that a blue light in the car is a cool thing?
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Old 17th December 2008, 09:05   #30
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benny boy thats a very nice DIY, one question here last time i tried something like this the lights heated up too much on leaving the cabin light on for a couple of minutes . How is you setup doing with respect to the heat ?
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