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Old 07-21-2010, 07:21 PM
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Default Some LED Modifications I've been doing the last few days...

I finished the Amber LED Cluster, HVAC, Radio and Headlight switch in my 2003 a few weeks (months?) ago and I've been itching to do a bit more work. I then put 6 Amber LED's per side under the IP for ambient lighting. Also I put 27 inches of Amber LED under each door, and have them activated via transistors when the doors are opened.

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Right now the dome light is still stock (incandescent) but that will soon change. I haven't decided if I want to build an amber one that matches the rest of the lights, or build a really nice new one for the 2004, and swap the current 2004 white LED dome light into the 2003. Either way I'll be acid etching my own PCB and using a plethora of SMD's on it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:37 PM
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Good job. Can you adjust the brightness? it seems kinda intense while driving.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:37 PM
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No offense, but I don't care for the amber.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:54 PM
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Good job. Can you adjust the brightness? it seems kinda intense while driving.
Trust me it's not. I drove the truck to see my parents after having my dad look at the pictures I sent of the cluster. He said the same thing "way too bright". After seeing it in person, it's the vivid unfiltered monochromatic color that makes it look "too bright" in photos. He said "oh that's not that bad" when he saw them in real life.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:55 PM
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No offense, but I don't care for the amber.
I already have blue on the 2004 Ranger, and red on the IX. Amber, Violet (ultraviolet) and Green were the only choices. I wanted something no one has, so I went with the amber.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: Some LED Modifications I've been doing the last few days...

nice i like this alot. can you get pics of the bottom of the doors and what you did to set it up? did you use the strip led things from your other post?
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:42 PM
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nice i like this alot. can you get pics of the bottom of the doors and what you did to set it up? did you use the strip led things from your other post?
Yes, its similar to my 2004 and my IX. Different colors though.

I have the full kit for sale if you want to buy it. Includes the parts you need and detailed instructions. I have the following colors left: Amber, Red and Violet (actually ultraviolet - like a black light)
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:15 PM
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nice
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:09 PM
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whats included in the kit and whats the cost?? is that just for the doors ? cause i wannt convert stero hvac 4x4 switch and light switch and bottom of doors.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: Some LED Modifications I've been doing the last few days...

You sir are in amber hell. Good shit.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: Some LED Modifications I've been doing the last few days...

It does look consistent. The pictures do reveal that.
Since 2009 The Taurus has had an optional ambient lighting setup that allows a person to choose the color using a button hidden in the center console. I wondered how that is accomplished. Is it as simple as different LEDs or can the same LED emmit different colors?
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:05 PM
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whats included in the kit and whats the cost?? is that just for the doors ? cause i wannt convert stero hvac 4x4 switch and light switch and bottom of doors.
I can sell you LEDs for your stereo if you have the same one that I do. If you do I need to do the research and design. This is the only ford radio I've done before.

My kit is for the doors only. I can provide you with Amber, Red or Violet (actually its ultraviolet - so "black light")

It will give you all of the parts you need and most importantly the instructions on how to do the door lighting mod. The lights will turn on/off when you open/close your doors. All the engineering done by me - tried and tested - bugs figured out and solved.

When you purchase my kit you will need to supply:

1 - Rubbing alcohol to clean the doors near the hem so that the tape will stick.
2 - about 1 to 2 hours of labor per door depending on how good you are.
3 - a little bit of solder
4 - electrical tape or shrink wrap.
5 - a metal coat-hanger
6 - about 10 feet or so of wire, 22/20 gauge will work good.
7 - tools/talent you need to take off your door panels

It is first come first serve on the LEDs.

On a seperate note I have Excellent Blue LEDs that will also work wonders if anybody wants to do the ambient lighting. I'll sell those too if anyone wants to do the mod.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: Some LED Modifications I've been doing the last few days...

I need to get my door switch working before I worry about ambient and dome light mods.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: Some LED Modifications I've been doing the last few days...

That is freaking sweet! I like that anger. A lot!

Nice job!
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:56 PM
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That is freaking sweet! I like that anger. A lot!

Nice job!
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