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How-To: Installing Superflux LEDS in Door panel.

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Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:46 pm

Materials:

-20 Pre-wired Superflux Leds (your color choice)
-1 Spool of Red 18ga. Wire
-1 Spool of Black 18ga. Wire
-4 Insulated Male plugs
-4 Insulated Female plugs
-A bag of Butt Conectors (the little things you squeeze together)
-Electrical Tape
-About 6 Scotch Locks
-3/8" drill bit (will need to ream out the sides a little)
-Drill or Dremal
-Wire strippers
-Super glue (OR) silicon, crazy glue, hot glue(maybe)
-Time and Patients
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Step ONE-

Drill your 10 holes in the bottom of your door panel (you figure out where to space em)

USE 3/8" bit!




Step TWO-

"Ream" out the holes, making them the right size for the Superflux's.

*NOTE* Dont "ream" out the holes too much, or your Superflux will fall out.


Step THREE-

GLUE your lights into place, once you've positioned them into your holes.
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Step FOUR-

Cut and strip your wires, connect pos+ to pos+ and Neg- to Neg-. Add your BUTT connectors
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Step FIVE-

Connect your Pos+ from your 5 SuperFlux's to the other 5 Superflux's
Do the same for the negatives.




Step SIX-

Add Pos+ lead out wire (too hook to stock "door-pin" Pos+ wire.)
Add Neg- lead out wire (too hook to stock "door-pin" Neg- Wire)
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Step SEVEN

DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY, cut into the "Door-pin" wires, Connect your Pos+ and Neg- from your lights to the Pos+ and Neg- of your Door-pin wires.




Step EIGHT

Put your dash back together, Clip in your door panel (if you havn't already), Reconnect your battery, Open your door or flip your switch...and watch as your Superflux courtesy lights light up the ground!



*SIDE NOTE*
Make sure you leave the Hardware store with all the stuff you paid for...I had to go back and get more of the blue Connector thingies...cause I didn't leave with all of them.


ALSO will post more pictures when I actually install the panels on my truck (should be done Sunday)



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All lit up. I was a little shaky for some reason


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How much they stick out
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SickWitIt

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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:49 pm

Pink or red? I'm guessing red b/c I think you new S10 was red. Oh well, nice write up.
Aken

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Post Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:12 pm

Nice write-up.
Black DX

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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:28 am

Tdawgthegreatest wrote:
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THESE ^^^ are the things I didn't know what they were called...



Those would be Scotch Locks, a neat device but not always the best to do since over time they can cause wire failure and connection problems (can lead to bad connection ghosts).... This being said I still use them biglaugh.gif



Nice write up, tho if you're using the super flux units I'd like to see an unlit picture of the bottom of the door showing how exposed the leds are....
mx107marlin

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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:31 am

For the record, if anyone is wanting to do this, here's some hard number. I spaced my Superfluxes 4 inches apart, and the bottom of my door is 15" off the ground. I have 2 alternating colors, and you can't tell on the ground, the space gives them enough room to blend.

Nice write-up, I was going to do a how-to when I did mine, but something malfunctioned in my camera and none of the film pics I took developed. icon_evil.gif Oh well... Good Job
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:29 pm

I think i spaced mine...3 inches apart.

it was 30 inches from the first SF to the last SF

Starting at zero and going to 27inches...Is what I ended up with

And I do beleive I have a picture of how exposed they are..

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Drifting10

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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:05 pm

awesome wirte up! ima try this now
blktbon20s

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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:26 pm

nice write up..but u should ALWAYS solder your wires..crimping them increase the chance of connection problems
mx107marlin

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Post Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:35 pm

blktbon20s wrote:
nice write up..but u should ALWAYS solder your wires..crimping them increase the chance of connection problems

That's the way I did mine, it takes a lot longer, but solder and heat shrink is the way to go....

ESPECIALLY FOR A DOOR PANEL... most of them can/do get water in them, it could cause a short with bad connections or without waterproofing.
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:04 am

I had a soldering iron...buuuuuuuuuuut laziness got the best of me and I didn't want to use it. And I think Im going to be replacing my door panels eventually anyways. Carbonfiber for the win!
Dam262a

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Post Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:53 am

do you have a picture of you door open and them on ?
Icedoutjetta

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Post Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:06 am

i was going to do something like this but nice write up man keep it up and yea take some pics of the whole car while the doors are open and lit up
mx107marlin

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Post Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:02 pm

Dam262a wrote:
do you have a picture of you door open and them on ?

Tdawgthegreatest wrote:
ALSO will post more pictures when I actually install the panels on my truck (should be done Sunday)

No, he doesn't, but I do...

[url=] PIC HERE[/url]
Those are 7 superfluxes, alternating in color between (3)green and (4)white, spaced 4 inches apart, 15 inches off the ground...

Not trying to steal your thread...
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:20 pm

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there they be...Took on the cell phone, mainly because I dont have a great Camera. But its damn bright in person. And looks terrific.
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Post Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:57 pm

Excellent DIY. I will refer to this as I do my simple one LED in RX-8 coinbox. icon_lol.gif
blue one

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Post Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:28 am

good write up
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Wed May 28, 2008 9:20 pm

As I cannot edit my origional...sorry for the resurrection



Kierra

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Post Wed May 28, 2008 9:22 pm

holy **** thats bright.. good job on it
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Post Wed May 28, 2008 9:29 pm

Look at Tdawg rockin the sweater. icon_cool.gif
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Wed May 28, 2008 9:42 pm

^ Hell yeah dude, Its got black fur in it too :D

and its Fox...Imma Fox *****.
Fo_SheeZy

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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:08 pm

Nice write-up man!
02cougarman

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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:05 pm

i would do this but im not very familular with taking the dash apart and am too scared
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:32 pm

^^^I didnt take the dash apart.
02cougarman

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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:04 pm

Tdawgthegreatest wrote:
Step EIGHT

Put your dash back together, Clip in your door panel (if you havn't already), Reconnect your battery, Open your door or flip your switch...and watch as your Superflux courtesy lights light up the ground!
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:55 pm

if you need to...i just took the bulb out of the holder under my dash...and tapped into it
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