License Plate LED Strip - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Interior & Exterior Styling Talk about Chevy Cobalt interior and exterior products such as body kits, spoilers, steering wheels, shift knobs, etc.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
License Plate LED Strip

Making myself a license plate LED strip.

Need one of these T10 base.



You will need a short lenght of DC automotive wire (Red - Black) preferably to indicate polarity red being hot or B+ and black being ground.



Optional but I prefer doing it this way is shrinkable tubing to cover the solder joints. Colors again are obvious.



Also optional and again I prefer doing it this to avoid reverse polarity, is a bridge rectifier.



Of course you will need about a foot of waterproof LED strip.



In the middle strip the silicone off of the strip so you can solder the wire to the strip.



Solder wires red to positive black to negative. Then just dab some clear silicone over solder joint to reseal from moisture ans road salt.



In T10 base insert the 2 AC leads of the bridge. Cut and fold.





Solder wire to ends, red wire to positive (+)lead of bridge and black to negative(-). Don't forget your shrinkable tubing.



Add double sided foam 3M backing tape and your done. More pictures to come, have to wait for night time now.

Always test on workbench. Saves headaches.



Okay little tease with rear stuck inside the garage, but still daytime.



Night picture.


Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly

Last edited by Coby7; 03-14-2014 at 04:22 PM.
Coby7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 12:49 PM
Super Moderator
 
swanman35's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SWPA
Posts: 2,068
Looks good. Great writeup

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
swanman35 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
Here's a night picture


Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly
Coby7 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 08:14 PM
Veteran
 
Batmobile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Western Maryland
Posts: 658
Garage
Looks good coby7. I like everything you've done with it so far.
Batmobile is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Super Moderator


 
Plain Jane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 3,860
Garage
Interesting.

'07 Eclipse GT build thread - 280whp, 254wtq
Plain Jane is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Staff Alumni


 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,338
Garage
looks shnazzy! I myself prefer my plate to be as vague and dark as possible

StevoElsupremo is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
Maybe I should have used a black light LED strip.

Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly

Last edited by Coby7; 03-15-2014 at 03:21 PM.
Coby7 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Super Moderator
 
swanman35's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SWPA
Posts: 2,068
Then it would glow! Do it!!

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
swanman35 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome