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DIY: "Raptor" Style Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by m32, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    m32

    m32 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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.

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    After perusing around, I figure I give these a try

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    Ordered 4 and got to work last night.

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

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

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    Testing

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    Mounted up

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

    Edwin
     
  2. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    CanisLupus

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    Looks sweet. How'd you wire them up?

    Matt
     
  3. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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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)

    Edwin
     
  4. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    CanisLupus

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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?

    Matt
     
  5. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    m32

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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

    Edwin
     
  6. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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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! ;)
     
  7. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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  8. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    Those look good, nice work:thumbsup:

    I put green LED's in my grill.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    Can you tell me what the brand and description of the LED's you bought were?

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  10. Sep 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Very cool. Did you just use one of those blue wire splices to tap into the parking light wire?
     
  11. Sep 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    Brian,

    Here they are

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


    Yes sir, I actually used a pink wire tap (smaller diameter)

    Edwin
     
  12. Sep 4, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    Looks awesome! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Sep 4, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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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
     
  14. Sep 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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    Hey OP did u do the retrofit on ur headlights ur self?
     
  15. Sep 4, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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    looks good man
     
  16. Sep 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    Bump for Texas! That's actually a pretty clean look OP, also digging the projector retrofit.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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    Looks good.....sub'd!
     
  18. Sep 4, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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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
     
  19. Sep 5, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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    Yep... by far the most stressful yet rewarding mod I've done (ever)

    Thanks fellas :thumbsup:

    I'll take some over the next few days and post up.

    Edwin
     
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