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So the last of the parts I needed finally came in the mail so I'm getting started on my Black LED halo headlights! Tonight I just monkeyed with the LED's to make sure they'd work properly with the front turns, seeing as how the front turns are wired just a bit retardedly.

the LED's clustered in the pics on the board will make a white halo that will be mounted in the turn signal housing. they look pretty bright!









 

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Interesting.... very, very interesting. I can't wait to see what you've got going on.

And yes... those are pretty bright!!!
 

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That is a voltage regulator (the microchip) correct? Looks like a very nice setup!
 

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it's a LM317 chip which can be used as a voltage regulator or a current regulator, I have it set up to be a current regulator because it helps keep all the LED's equally bright and has to dissipate less heat.
 

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Dude you the man!!!! :cheers: if it works for you I am Making some for me too.
 

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Just curious...you don't happen to be into RC Cars are you? I only people I have seen with nice Pyaramid power supplies are people running expensive battery chargers...BTW, I have one too, though an old model. :)
 

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dragonplayboy said:
C-los, I had a feeling you'd be doing that :)
lol I feel bad now... I have to come up with an LED project my self
 

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Started the pro-ject, here's before pics:









(yes I know those are the *** rice rocket bulbs in there but I broke an amber one last night and that was all that was laying around. it was just temporary for today)
 

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preheat the oven to 275, and only put in the bottom rack (leave top out)





remove the 4 star/torx screws from the back of the headlight, and all three bulbs:

 

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now I used a silpat, which is 10 bucks and usually available at a good grocery store or at williams sonoma or le gourmet chef or something like that. my wife bakes on it, I bake headlights on it :)

(a silpat is a silicone mat that can get to 500+ degrees without getting hot and is really convenient for this particular job or any other involving the oven)



 

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leave the light in the oven (no peeking, you can turn the oven light on) for at least 7 minutes, I did it for 8 the first time and 7 the second time, it worked well both times, so I guess lucky 7 is a good number. then take it out (with garden gloves on!) and sit a towel across your lap (working as quickly as you safely can) and pull the light apart, make sure you undo the little clips (there are two on the top and one on the bottom I believe) as you're pulling it apart. also try not to get the glue on anything chrome, it's a sonofabitch if you do. this job is easier with someone to use a screwdriver or their finger or something to keep the glue (as it gets stringy as you're pulling the light apart) from getting on the chrome.

and voila they're apart!





 

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then I measured the inside diameter of the turn signal part, and dremmeled two pieces of circuit board to the correct size to fit in them.



 

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Looks like it's coming together! Are you leaving the orange reflector out? I have been wanting to do that forever. Keep us updated! ...yes you will be getting a PM and probably walking me through this one day.....

Yeah....the blue bulbs....gotta go, LOL..ttyl

no blue bulbs!!! :protest: no blue bulbs!!!
 
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