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chance 03-11-2012 07:18 PM

Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
I am going to do the rear light led mod like this:
http://www.bryanmaine.com/web/Jeep/jeepled/index.html

I am using 18 gauge speaker wire, it was cheap and LED's draw very low amps so it should be perfectly fine for my setup.
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...9-51-05_70.jpg

I will be soldering the LED's into the main wire using 60/40 Rosin core solder:
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...9-51-57_92.jpg

The LED's that I will be using are the 12 Ozium LED's in white found here:
http://www.oznium.com/prewired-superflux

I used these wire strippers:
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-51-38_249.jpg
They came in handy because I started at one end and they pull the wire apart and strip it at the same time, so I just went right down the line for all 6 LED connections.

Here is what I have so far:
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-50-30_873.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-50-26_254.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-50-19_238.jpg

I was using clamps just to pull the wires tight, one of my biggest pet peeves is loose wires. Weird, I know. Also, sorry for the shitty pictures was using my phone.

I am waiting on the LED's to arrive to dremmel the holes out for them and have them fit flush, I will keep this updated as the parts come and I have time to do everything.

Hope you guys enjoy!

chance 03-14-2012 09:58 PM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
It is finished and installed:

I countersunk the LED's with a Dremel tool:
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-46-09_467.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-46-14_251.jpg

I then put the LED's into the holes and super glued them down:
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-47-06_967.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...2-16-34_50.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-16-51_992.jpg

What they look like from the other side:
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-17-07_141.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-17-16_361.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-17-23_519.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-17-30_130.jpg

Lit up with a 9V battery:
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-18-58_382.jpg

Installed in the jeep:
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-34-08_715.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...2-34-40_90.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-35-06_888.jpg
http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/...-35-21_295.jpg

I think it turned out very well, hope you guys think so too!

Sorry for the picture quality again, only took them on my phone.

akimball 03-14-2012 10:01 PM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
looks awesome

lll2for3lll 03-14-2012 10:02 PM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
What resistance do you have on those?

chance 03-14-2012 10:17 PM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by akimball (Post 593908)
looks awesome

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 593910)
What resistance do you have on those?

I am not sure what resistors they are, I bought them pre-wired from here:http://www.oznium.com/prewired-superflux/photos

Do you think that there is a problem with the resistor on them or you just wondering?

lll2for3lll 03-14-2012 10:22 PM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chance (Post 593930)
Thanks!


I am not sure what resistors they are, I bought them pre-wired from here:http://www.oznium.com/prewired-superflux/photos

Do you think that there is a problem with the resistor on them or you just wondering?

Oh ok. They look decent. I was worried about them blowing out early but they look like they'll last a very long time.

I probably would have thrown a little resistance on them. Not much though.

Looks good. They'll be fine.

chance 03-14-2012 10:23 PM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 593933)
Oh ok. They look decent. I was worried about them blowing out early but they look like they'll last a very long time.

I probably would have thrown a little resistance on them. Not much though.

Looks good. They'll be fine.

Oh alright, had me worried for a second.

But thanks man! :D

TurboDiesel 03-14-2012 10:24 PM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
That's sick! I gotta do this mod

lll2for3lll 03-14-2012 10:28 PM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chance (Post 593934)
Oh alright, had me worried for a second.

But thanks man! :D

Naw, thank you.

antsjeep 03-15-2012 07:58 AM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
I've always liked this mod.

Nice Job! :D

chance 03-15-2012 09:45 AM

Re: Doing the Rear Cargo Light Mod!
 
Thanks guys, I love it!

danipen 05-13-2012 06:04 PM

hi, i going to do this mod in my WK.

when finish will tell you guys (with pictures)


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