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Old 02-16-2011, 10:59 PM
buggman buggman is offline
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Default buggman special: Custom OHC LED panel (KY) FRF

So here it is, my long awaited prototype for the OHC LED panel mod.









This bad boy has 64 5mm super bright LED's.
NOTE: I've done a slight re-design & I'm now using 56 leds.

There are 2 separate circuits so that both of the LAMP buttons will function as normally.

Each circuit has it's own voltage regulator so the panels will receive a regulated 12v even if your vehicle puts out 14v or more.

After some testing, I believe that the OHC's are configured so that both sides light up with the Dome Lights (door open) and function when the doors are closed by the buttons or by rolling up the headlight dimmer switch.
Unfortunately, I haven't installed my OHC yet but I know there are a ton of folks who have & I'm sure you'd all like more light out of your OHC's.

Installing this is pretty simple, but you WILL need to remove your OHC from the truck to gain access to the "guts" side to mount the LED panel.

I designed the panel to be held in place between the white tabs of the electronics module and by the 2 rear mounting screws.

-Unscrew the 2 mounting screws in back & the 2 screws holding the electronics module in place.

-Remove the old bulb holders/reflectors, you won't need them.

-Slide the LED panel between the white tabs of the module, replace 2 of the screws with the longer screws included in my kit (the OEM torx screws will be too short for the rear mounting holes) & install the module screws.

-Cut the 3 wires going to the OEM bulb holders/reflectors, strip & insert wires into the labeled screw terminal & tighten down.

-Plug the connector back into the OHC & test the functions & you're ready to install the OHC back in the truck.

I've also tested the OHC with the mounting bracket fully inserted to ensure that none of the electronics come into contact with any bare metal parts. I coat the entire back side of the panels with several layers of liquid tape to further reduce the chance of an electrical short.

I'm currently working on a full install manual with pics (may need to email the manual or burn it on a CD) although it's pretty easy to install.

Since I don't have my OHC installed, I really can't show any "working" pics, but after bench testing it in the garage I can tell VERY bright.

It should take less than 20 minutes to install & most of that will be spent removing the OHC from the truck.

The one shown is one of my prototypes, so disregard the markings or rough cuts as I'm working on the design.

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$25.00 plus shipping
(as of 2-17-11: $5.20 Flat Rate box, $4.95 Flat Rate envelope, $$ calculated based on zip code for 1st Class mail)

PayPal is good for me.


OHC not included

My prototype is currently awaiting installation in a well known member's vehicle & hopefully I can convince him to post up some night time pics when he's finished.
I have a couple more of these currently in the works & they should be finished in a few days.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:05 AM
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Default Re: buggman special: Custom OHC LED panel (KY) FRF

Thats sooo badass! I want one BAD!
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: buggman special: Custom OHC LED panel (KY) FRF

I can hook you up with one... it will be a couple days before I've got another one finished.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: buggman special: Custom OHC LED panel (KY) FRF

man I really need to get this, I want to see some pics of it on!
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:04 PM
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id do this now, but for some reason my ohc lights dont work on the buttons, so i had to rewire it so the light comes on with the dome so i cant just use the map lights, but when you get a couple of done photos im sure ill like it enough to order this from you
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: buggman special: Custom OHC LED panel (KY) FRF

pics with the lights on?
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:47 PM
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id do this now, but for some reason my ohc lights dont work on the buttons, so i had to rewire it so the light comes on with the dome so i cant just use the map lights, but when you get a couple of done photos im sure ill like it enough to order this from you
It could be the contacts inside the switches. If you have some electrical contact cleaner, shoot a little in there & operate the switches several times to see if they start working again.

The custom panel should work with either the switches, dome or both.

I'll try to get some working pics uploaded soon... they'll just be the OHC in my garage, but they should give you an idea of how bright it is.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:19 PM
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oh man i need one of those, too bad all my money is tied up for another month or so...
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:29 PM
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Slight update.... WITH PICS :thumbup:

Here's a few shots from this evening






That's ok, but HOW BRIGHT IS IT REALLY!?!?!?





How's ^ that ^ for bright?

Complete darkness, no camera flash, just the OHC pointed at the garage door, AND that's a new one I just finished that ONLY has 56 led's.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:42 PM
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Thats insane bugg.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:24 PM
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Wanting one.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: buggman special: Custom OHC LED panel (KY) FRF

Just got these pics from Clinton... he just installed my #1 prototype in his truck...







He's also sporting some of my plug-in led's in his mustang dome light.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: buggman special: Custom OHC LED panel (KY) FRF

Best money I spent! That thing fits like OEM and its simple. If you already have an OHC better buy this mod, I'm hitting the junkyards and pulling all I can to mod all of them so they will cost alot more.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:15 AM
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Best money I spent! That thing fits like OEM and its simple. If you already have an OHC better buy this mod, I'm hitting the junkyards and pulling all I can to mod all of them so they will cost alot more.
i might pic one up from you, i really want this, and my ohc lights are messed up so i need a new one anyway....

keep us posted
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:42 PM
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Geemonie christmas where the angelic chior in the back ground? Looks like there a miracle moment happening in the cab.
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