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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-28-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Installing LED Underbody Lights

i posted a thread earlier about a question on witch LED set to get and ive decided and my order will be here Wednesday i have looked up how to's on the net and ive looked for videos but cant find any..
ive never installed underglow before so if you could post up a quick reply on how specific to the cobalt or maybe some pictures of battery connection and such just any general help to a first timer here than thank you.


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Red Wireless Remote LED Underbody Kit

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your car is so clean man! please don't do it.. lol. everyone else on here will like underglow though. just kinda ricey and really played out to me.


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nothin ricey about givin your car a little glow as long as its not overdone. I have Suspension green LEDS glowing out my wheels and I love them.
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Ok I will tell you what i did for my car:

First ( you may not have to ). I took some automotive electrical cable and extended every wire by about 4-5 feet. It may have been over kill, but it came in handy for my rear light.

Second (you may not want to ). I ran all the wires through a wire loom. There were four wires per led strip. ( 1 for each side ). Looks a great dealerbetter, and helped me keep track of them.

Then I fastened 16 gauge terminal connectors to the power and ground wires
from my control box.

Then i got a large amount of zip ties. There were about a foot long.

Then i secured them to bottom of my car with the zip ties. underneath the body i attached them to some black clips on the sides and rear of the car. And for the front I used some big silver bar I saw.

For the power wires. I ran the right side and rear tube down the same side. and ran them through a hole in the wheel well. The left tube's power wires were ran through that same hole in the wheel well.

I had the open the hole a bit wider. I used a screw driver and got the hole large enough. Your mileage may differ depending on the connectors you have.

Then I hooked them up, and then to my battery. I had a purely wireless kit. So i didnt have to run anything INSIDE my car. You may have to, and i cant help you there. I dont know of anyholes you can use.I am sure there are holes thru the firewall though into the passenger cabin. Somewhere.

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your car is so clean man! please don't do it.. lol. everyone else on here will like underglow though. just kinda ricey and really played out to me.
i feel ya.. but i cant void warranty with anything else so while im still under warranty im trying to do as much modding as i can.

plus i think itl look pretty rad IMO but i deffinitley feel you on the ricer part,my buddy has a civic he bought off a mexican and you can see where that one went... lol its bright purple lowered alot with underglow and a really bad sounding exhaust lol

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Thanks Shookum2004

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