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Old 27th March 2010, 14:40   #16
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First, congratulations on a well executed job. The results are fab.

But I guess you are better off solderring the wires and shrink wrapping them rather than using open wire connectors. Please do consider weather-proofing the connections. Over time the connectors will gather dust and grime which is the ideal recepe for a short circuit. If you are lucky you'd just escape with a blown fuse but things could get relly nasty.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have covered the connectors with insulation tape. Hope that would suffice.
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Old 27th March 2010, 14:53   #17
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Nice install.

I've used similar Strip on my santro.

If possible use a heat shrink tube to cover the wires which you ran near radiator.
as in long runs the wires could MELT.
Also if possible use a small FUSE where you've cut and used connector after the parking light wire.


Edit: seems these strips are now available on Ebay India too, search "LED Strip" on ebay.in

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Old 27th March 2010, 16:33   #18
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Looking great !

Here is my LED work.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...led-spark.html (LED for Spark)
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Old 28th March 2010, 10:14   #19
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Yes they can be cut. You'll find markings on the strip where you can cut and solder wires.

thanks, will try doin it on my A-Star.. similar position... mine is a vxi, does not have fog lamps... wonder how it will look without the fog lamps... with only the black insert in place...
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hey guys,

those of you who are in Bangalore, head to SP Road. There's a place called Om Electronics. Situated on the left hand side of the road, very close to the starting of the road. The guy sells LED Strips for Rs. 350 a meter! and if you buy in Bulk (5 Meters), you get it for Rs. 330!

on eBay, its ranging between Rs. 550 to Rs. 600/ meter which is very high.

Its a simple job, which a neighbourhood mechanic (Not Advisable though) too can perform.

I've done the same for my Swift Vdi, whose pics i'll post soon. For any more details, PM me.
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Old 2nd April 2010, 10:44   #21
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hey guys,

those of you who are in Bangalore, head to SP Road. There's a place called Om Electronics. Situated on the left hand side of the road, very close to the starting of the road. The guy sells LED Strips for Rs. 350 a meter! and if you buy in Bulk (5 Meters), you get it for Rs. 330!

on eBay, its ranging between Rs. 550 to Rs. 600/ meter which is very high.

Its a simple job, which a neighbourhood mechanic (Not Advisable though) too can perform.

I've done the same for my Swift Vdi, whose pics i'll post soon. For any more details, PM me.
Thats a good price, I'm not sure whether it is coated for water protection. Talking of prices, I happened to visit an accessory shop on the top floor of Forum mall and saw an LED strip like the one I had installed - 1 foot long. I enquired about the price. He said its Rs 3500/- but instalation is free. (and my total spend was Rs 400/-). can't imagine the kind of margins made on these things.
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Old 7th April 2010, 09:37   #22
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It looked really nice in real (much better than seen in the pics). I am sure it would be awesome in night/dark. Job well done .
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Old 10th August 2010, 19:37   #23
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Good job done. Though I think red LED strip would look better in your car.
Just for a change, I replaced the white strip with a red one over the weekend and fixed it at the upper side of the fog lamp binnacle so that the strip is not visible. Have a look at the pics.
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First of all congrats on the job well done but the white one's look a lot better than the red ones.
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Old 11th August 2010, 15:37   #25
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First of all congrats on the job well done but the white one's look a lot better than the red ones.
Frankly, I too liked the white one. Maybe the next change. But the install is much more neater compared to the first time. Since the strip is fixed on the upper side, its not at all visible in the day.
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a neat job indeed. As he had mentioned, a white strip would have been great.
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I too did not like the red strip much so now changed back to white. But I bought a new type of strip that is totally flexible and fixed it directly on the front of the fog lamp instead of the bumper. Came out really well, I should say. The daytime visibility is very good. The install is also very clean. A coincidence was that the length of the strip exactly matched the length of the edge of the fog lamp. Here are some snaps.
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Good job dinu. Did you consider doing this on the lower side of the headlight itself? I suppose it is not easy to fix it there. It would have looked better and could have been used as DRL.
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Good job dinu. Did you consider doing this on the lower side of the headlight itself? I suppose it is not easy to fix it there. It would have looked better and could have been used as DRL.
Thanks vasoo. With the type of strip I used, its easy to fix almost anywhere since it is flexible in all ways. I thought fixing on the headlights would have made it too loud and did not want to attract too much attention.
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hey dinu thats a neat DIY , and the white LEDs look a lot better than the red ones..
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