Led's on bottom from bumper

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  1. txrumbles

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    I have it done on mine since I like being different! What do you want to know about it.

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    I just finished... Less than 20 bux in parts and a couple hours of time... I'm happy 20170126_175000.jpg
     
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    What type of leds did you get and do you have them hook up to there own switches ? Did mine on a separate fuse box and switches to to on without the key in it so I have it at a nite show. 20161015_155749.jpg

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    Great Job, which Strips are you using and where did you get them from.
     
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    Screenshot_20170126-181210.png These are the leds I used for the bottom Spoiler..then I bought some wire taps from pep boys to tap into the unused headlight harness. I drilled 2 small holes in the middle of the Spoiler for the wires...
     
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    I got those also! So how's yours are showing solid light. Did you put a cover strip over them?

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    Lol it's just the effect at night along with it being a picture ... In person, u can see each individual led up close
     
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    How did u handle the bends of the Spoiler? Did u do separate pieces?
     
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    Did a good job, it does cost for those from dealer for lights. Added lights in the storage bins and glove box with switches that turn on when open using the 5050 strip.

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    I cut and solder a couple of wires at those angles then shrink wrap it.

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    @Denver Bill went to AutoZone and got their LED strips (immediate satisfaction). The way to get them to stay pretty much forever is:
    1. Wash the area with car soap, then rinse it thoroughly.
    2. Test fit the light placement. Get some zip-ties, small clamps, string, something to hold the lights in place and test the everything out before gluing them. Tape off the start and end points, and use masking tape with notes to document problem areas.
    3. Electrical wiring should be temporary, not only to see how it looks but to test that everything works as expected. I suggest adding a fuse if you're tying them into a circuit such as the headlights. (LEDs -> small fuse -> headlight power)
    4. Use 90% polypropyl alcohol and paper towel / microfiber cloth to clean the area until the paper towel / cloth has no dirt.
    5. Use two coats of 3M Primer 94. Coat one side, wait five minutes, coat the same side again, wait five minutes. Do not coat the other side, putting the lights on takes too long. You can do wiring meanwhile.
    6. Peel a little of the backing sheet off the lights and start the LED strip installation. Work a few inches at a time, using your clean fingers as guides. Press into place, it'll stay.
    7. Where the LEDs made a bend around a corner they will bow out, leaving an opening. Fill it with clear adhesive.
    8. Waterproof your connections, assemble and crimp them. Lineirless electrical tape works well.
    9. Let everything dry for 12 hours.
    10. Be very careful parking near curbs.
    Oh, oh! Smack one! Smack one! ↓↓↓↓
     
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