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|27th January 2010, 01:31||#1|
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DIY : Suzuki Logo LED in SX4
Suzuki Logo LED Setup
1. Cardboard / Plastic box
2. Plain paper, pencil, Black paper, glue
3. LEDs White/Blue/Red
5. Soldering Iron, Lead, wires, Screw driver
6. 12 V Adapter (Optional)
7. Insulation tape
Take a slim cardboard box, the size of the box depends on the size of the logo needed. Wrap the box with black paper.
Draw the suzuki logo in a paper and mark the holes for LED
Use the suzuki logo paper as a trace, mark the holes in the cardboard. Create holes using screw driver or any other sharp instrument. Place one led to check the hole size, if it's good then repeat the same for all.
Now fix the LEDs in the holes so that you keep all the positives on one side and negatives on the other side to make the circuit clean. I have used 30 LEDs as specified in the diagram, however used more resistance to be on safer side. I have used 4 LEDs in Series and used 100 ohms resistor for it and 400 ohms for the remaining 2 LEDs. Solder the wires and test it using 12 V adapter. Now you are ready to set it up in the car.
I placed the Logo in the rear replacing the stop lamp so that it glows when the brake is pressed. To remove the stop lamp in SX4, open the boot and there are 2 black clips exactly below the stop lamp. Press it and move it up and now from inside the car remove the stop lamp case, remove the bulb and connect the LED wires into it. You can use your preferred way of connecting it but make sure to put proper insulation to avoid short circuit. I used paper clips to connect the wires since it was easy and can be removed to revert back to old setup (could not take photos)
Now you get bright LED when the brake is pressed, looks jazzy in the night.
When Brake is pressed:
|27th January 2010, 09:02||#2|
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that really cool.. i suggest to use RED LED's instead... that adds upto as a brake light...
but i would like to again say "one HELL of a Job"
|27th January 2010, 09:07||#4|
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|27th January 2010, 13:57||#5|
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This is Super DIY dude. really looks cool! i had read that tail light LED color of a Mustang can be changed from cabin. May be one can use those LEDs and change the color according to one's mood.
|27th January 2010, 14:36||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2009
its awesome Dude
Nice work ... Neat and clean
it would look good if some one can try to do it on acrylic number plate with drilling holes in the plate it self .. no chance of getting it stolen
but Your Creation gets 10/10
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