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Frankie 05-29-2009 09:30 PM

How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
Here is what I did and how I did it...You can obviously do it however you want as this is only how I did it and should be only used as a guide!


Parts Used:

VLEDs Dual Color Changing Turn Signal LEDs
VLEDS 3ohm Resistor and Splicing Clips
2 Sheet Metal Screws

Tools Used:

Wire Cutters
SlipJoint Pliers
NeedleNose Pliers
Screw Drivers (Flat and Phillips)
Drill with Metal Bit


Ok, Lets get started.

First, I removed the turn signal socket from the headlight housing by turning it 1/4 turn and pulling it out. I removed the OEM turn signal bulb. I then took the wire cutters and carefully removed about 4 to 5 inches of the tape/casing that is wrapped around the wires going into the socket itself. *I didnt take any pics of this step, But Im sure you can figure it out*

I have 3 wires going into the socket, a GREEN, a BLACK and a BLACK/PURPLE. We are ONLY going to be working with the GREEN and the BLACK wires...Leaving the BLACK/PURPLE alone.

I inserted the BLACK wire into the one side of the slicing clip and then inserted one of the resistor wires into the other. It doesnt matter what resistor wire you use. Once I had both in, I took the SlipJoint pliers and squeezed the metal splicer down. Before I closed the clip, I made sure that the metal splicer went into the wires. With that checked, I shut the splicing clip!

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Now I repeated the above step for the GREEN wire.

I then moved to do the other side and I repeated all the same steps above. I found that this side was sooooooooo much easier to do.

I did a quick double check to make sure all the splicing clips are completely shut.

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Ok, Once I finished both sides I plugged in the VLEDs LEDs. BEFORE I put them back into the headlight housing, I tested them out. If they arent working, pull out the bulb(s), turn them 180degrees and reinsert them.

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I now put the LEDs back into the headlight housing being careful not to tangle/twist up the wires.

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Now on to mounting the resistors. Obviously you can do whatever you want here, but Ill explain what I did anyway. For this I decided to attach them directly to the lip going around my engine compartment (not sure how to exactly describe it). I wanted the resistors to be on metal to help the heat dissipate since I heard they get VERY hot. For this reason I decided against double sided tape. So, I drilled a hole using a metal drill bit and attached the resistor directly to the lip using a sheet metal screw.

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Then I did the same for the other side.

With all that done, I stood back and admired my work!

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YOUTUBE VIDEO CAN BE FOUND HERE

I am sure I will be editing this just in case I missed something or whatever. If you have an questions/comments please feel free to ask.

Also, another thank you to Scott(saleen032) for all his help on the phone!!!!!!!!

*This is only to be used as a guide and I take no responsibility for your actions*

Bslagle05 05-29-2009 09:31 PM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
Wow... looks awesome Frankie. Nice work man!

Frankie 05-29-2009 09:34 PM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bslagle05 (Post 69)
Wow... looks awesome Frankie. Nice work man!

Thanks Blake! :)

Frankie 05-29-2009 09:38 PM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Geevis (Post 76)
Sweet write up dude, I may need your help installing these some time soon.

Whenever you want man!


PS - I still have the LED brake lights if you want them!

iJeep 05-29-2009 09:45 PM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
Looks great

ducks unlimited 05-30-2009 12:10 AM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
nice work

Knightrider03m 05-30-2009 12:44 AM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
Looks great. That have gave me some ideas.

ducks unlimited 05-30-2009 01:25 AM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
i'll do this one day!

saleen032 06-02-2009 07:46 AM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
Nice write up Frankie..I may have to do this soon too.......lol....

UrBaNAcID 06-05-2009 07:42 AM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
I jumped on the wagon, i put my order in today hopefully I will have mine by mid next week. Thanks for your help Frankie

White WK Swagga 06-05-2009 08:06 AM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
Looks great!!! I can't wait to get them. My next mod after led tails and painted halo headlights :thumbsup:

B.P.O.D 06-05-2009 10:46 AM

Re: How To: Install VLEDs Dual Color Turn Signals
 
this might be my next mod since i might axe the whole led taillight idea


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