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who had the toyota with the leds in the door handles?

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awpsome

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Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:19 pm

i also have a 4runner and was wondering how you wired that up.
i tried but the space is to tight i cant fit the wiring with the led sticking out.
some more detailed pictures would be great.
thanks
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Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:22 pm

you gotta be creative man

I'd also suggest a 3 LED section of these:

https://www.oznium.com/flexible-led-strips/led-ribbon

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awpsome

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Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:25 pm

I'm talking about the inside door handles on the 4runner there is no space to fit anything between the handle and the panel
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Post Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:14 am

awpsome wrote:
I'm talking about the inside door handles on the 4runner there is no space to fit anything between the handle and the panel


This would be an excellent situation to post a picture of said handle/panel so we can give you some suggestions. icon_smile.gif Help us,help you. icon_wink.gif
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Post Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:00 am

You'll want to drill the holes(s) from the top of the handle not from behind. Top shining down. Plus otherwise if you drilled from behind the LEDs would be ugly and directly visible. You'll want them hidden.
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Post Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:24 pm

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but yeah i was thikning of drilling from the top which i did but i cant put the door handle back in without crushing the led.
the top of the door handle fits really snug with the door panel..
thanks again everyone
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Post Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:23 pm

Thats my 4runner :)

I did it a while ago, but if I recall correctly, I might have used a sturdy wire cutter to snip a little of the door panel upholstery plastic for it to fit. But if you use this new method with the 3 LED / Ribbon Strip and flush mount, it wont take up any space at all!
awpsome

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Post Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:09 am

oh I see so you cut the fabric/panel a little bit for it to fit

I'm still a little confused with the three led idea I'm trying to understand the picture but don't get it. can you explain please?
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Post Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:09 pm

Drill 3 holes from the top of the door handle plastic, put the ribbon LED strip over the holes, the LEDs sit flush.

Anyone have a better idea how to explain this photo?

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Tat2Dragons

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Post Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:26 pm

Phil wrote:

Anyone have a better idea how to explain this photo?


No Phil,I actually think that's a great photo you posted to explain what you were saying. icon_wink.gif
awpsome

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Post Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:01 pm

I think I get it but even if it sits flush will the door handle go back into the panel? cause the way I recall the space is very little to nothing. the door handle sits flsuh into the upholstery
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Post Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:06 pm

Drill 3 holes into the recessed part of the upholstry too then.
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Post Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:55 am

thanks you guys for all the feedback and help I finally got it today now I gotta do te other handles thanks again
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