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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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...so I added some LED strips to my car. I've also got them hooked up to a toggle switch.





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nice! where did you pick that up at?
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Same as what I will be doing, except mine will be hooked up to the gear shifter bulb so I can dim them with the stock dimmer, also they will come on with the ambient light sensor.

I will also be adding to the dome light so when the door opens they come on, then dim out with the dome light.

That looks great, can't wait for my LEDs to come in

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I pieced it together from different stores:

Autozone:
Toggle switch with cover
LED Strips
Fuse Tap

Radio Shack:
Female slide connectors
Butt splices with heat shrink wraps
Round terminals
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Should have hidden the switch IMO. Looks too helicopter cockpit to me. A rocker switch maybe. But I guess if you like it that's all that matters, after all it's your car.

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Same as what I will be doing, except mine will be hooked up to the gear shifter bulb so I can dim them with the stock dimmer, also they will come on with the ambient light sensor.

I will also be adding to the dome light so when the door opens they come on, then dim out with the dome light.

That looks great, can't wait for my LEDs to come in
I was thinking about splicing it into something, but I was afraid of screwing it up. I'm too clumsy. Half my install time was me trying to fish out a washer that fell under the metal box under the parking brake.

That's why I used the fuse tap. Now it has it's own source.

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Should have hidden the switch IMO. Looks too helicopter cockpit to me. A rocker switch maybe. But I guess if you like it that's all that matters, after all it's your car.
That's what I was going for. I'm a fan of fighter planes. All I need now is for someone to come up with a HUD GPS.
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All I need now is for someone to come up with a HUD GPS.
I have one on my HTC Android called "Digital Speedometer" it's cool at night, green is the best visible color.

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I want to get something for my GPS charger too, I was thinking about tapping into the dome (always hot) so I can hide the charger cable as much as possible.

You can run a wire to the dome lamp with a bit of patience, buy a cheap charger cable (so you can cut the end off) for the GPS then you can have it come out by the rear view mirror and it will be almost completely hidden.

(while your doing that maybe you can add another line in case you put some upper LED's, save you pulling it down again)

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gotcha looks good none the less
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I have one on my HTC Android called "Digital Speedometer" it's cool at night, green is the best visible color.
I'll have to look into it. I was also playing around with GPS HUD. It sucks that I have to choose between not getting lost and listening to pandora.

Maybe someday they'll actually get around to selling these:
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