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Old 09-04-2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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DIY: "Raptor" Style Lights

I just finished a small DIY on my '13 Taco and wanted to share the results. I always liked the lights on the raptor grill so I wanted to see what was the best way to get that look.

I looked all over the place (ebay, amazon, etc) for the cleanest (and cheapest) possible solution and found it at oznium.com. I purchased LEDs from them before to work on my porsche so I went back there.



After perusing around, I figure I give these a try



Ordered 4 and got to work last night.

I took a couple of pics during install but wasn't very detailed.





Lots of wires but easily concealed once you put back the outer skin



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Total cost: $20 and 2-3 hours... done Comments/criticism welcomed

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Looks sweet. How'd you wire them up?

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Looks sweet. How'd you wire them up?

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Matt,

Essentially got all the positive (Red) wires from the lights looped into one wire and tapped the driverside parking light (and looped all ground wires and grounded it above the battery)

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Matt,

Essentially got all the positive (Red) wires from the lights looped into one wire and tapped the driverside parking light (and looped all ground wires and grounded it above the battery)

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So you spliced and then what? Sorry, I'm a bit of a wiring noob. And when you say grounded, do you mean you actually put it into the negative connection of the battery or just on metal in the engine bay?

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So you spliced and then what? Sorry, I'm a bit of a wiring noob. And when you say grounded, do you mean you actually put it into the negative connection of the battery or just on metal in the engine bay?

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Once you tap the power wire off the parking light, it will light up the LEDs. The ground is not connected to the battery but to the metal of the engine bay

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So you spliced and then what? Sorry, I'm a bit of a wiring noob. And when you say grounded, do you mean you actually put it into the negative connection of the battery or just on metal in the engine bay?

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essentially he connected all of the positive wires from the LED's to the positive wire for the parking lights on the driver side headlight, and connected the ground for all of the LED's to the ground bolt by the battery.

Also, this should go into the cheap/free mods section!
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Those look good, nice work

I put green LED's in my grill.
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Can you tell me what the brand and description of the LED's you bought were?

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Very cool. Did you just use one of those blue wire splices to tap into the parking light wire?
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Can you tell me what the brand and description of the LED's you bought were?

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Brian,

Here they are

http://www.oznium.com/motorcycle-led-bolt


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Very cool. Did you just use one of those blue wire splices to tap into the parking light wire?
Yes sir, I actually used a pink wire tap (smaller diameter)

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Also, do you have any pics of the parking light wire? I want to do this but idk what the wire looks like
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Hey OP did u do the retrofit on ur headlights ur self?
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Bump for Texas! That's actually a pretty clean look OP, also digging the projector retrofit.
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Looks good.....sub'd!
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looks cool, also interested in more info-same questions already asked. mainly a picture of the parking light wire you spliced into and how you spliced it
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Hey OP did u do the retrofit on ur headlights ur self?
Yep... by far the most stressful yet rewarding mod I've done (ever)

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Bump for Texas! That's actually a pretty clean look OP, also digging the projector retrofit.
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Looks good.....sub'd!
Thanks fellas

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Also, do you have any pics of the parking light wire? I want to do this but idk what the wire looks like
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looks cool, also interested in more info-same questions already asked. mainly a picture of the parking light wire you spliced into and how you spliced it
I'll take some over the next few days and post up.

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