Get it installed now!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see some night time pics.
hahahahah! its raining damnit! LOL. As soon as this cloud clears, I also just put a jacks pizza in my oven =) I will take night time pics of this too as soon as its nighttime and I have it done (so you cant start crap like the rubberized interior thread lol)
My guess was right, I needed a PNP transistor, not an N-Channel - but thanks Bob for pointing me in the right mindframe with this!
I'd be mounting and installing everything now except this bastard cloud came by and started raining on my clean truck! =(
As soon as it clears up I will work all night until this is finished.
NOOOOOO You need a NFET transistor! The compliment to the NFET is a PFET, a PNP is a different type of transistor, called a bipolar transistor. The compliment to it is an NPN. Both the PNP and NPN are current controlled transistors, the NFet and PFET are voltage controlled transistors. The NFET is definately what you need, and if you connect it up like I originally drew, it will work fine.
1) wash it heavily with soapy water and a sponge.
2) wipe it really good with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel.
3) apply "bond prep" adhesive priming pen, to both sheetmetal, and the bottom of the oznium LED strip.
4) use 3m double sided tape and press nice and solid.
I think I will have to tear the paint off if I have to remove them!
I just finished this same mod on my Evo today, after about 40 or 50 hours because there is extensive detrim/retrim work needed plus it has 4 doors. I think this will work on any vehicle with the similar style open circuit/closed circuit door ajar monitoring system. However in the car all 4 doors are switched on one big parallel circuit and you need to diode isolate the signal wires because the car only sees it as having one door. If you don't do it this way you will have all 4 doors light up when any one door is open. (I just wanted to say this so anybody trying it on a different vehicle wouldn't be pulling out their hair trying to figure that out) I'll post pictures tonight when it gets dark.
Originally Posted by btm757
...one morning we will all wake up and notice jp7 replaced the sun with LEDs
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01
I'm sure it'll turn out like all your lighting projects: amazing!
Originally Posted by dixie_boysles
you are the lighting king
Originally Posted by Fink132
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