What the heck is this you ask?!
Well, I've seen a few "luxury" vehicles around with these little lights on the fenders that blink with the turn signals & I've seen a few people add led strips to their side mirrors or add the thunderbolt mirrors to add turn signal functions & it got me thinking... why can't I make something cool that's specifically made for us Ranger guys?!?!?
So, I did.
After several months of planning, testing, re-designing & cursing, I came up with a design that I think will work pretty well.
If you're familiar with my "Lord of the LED Ford Oval Rings" you'll know what I'm talking about.
As far as I know, all the 06+ style fender badges; plain, xlt, etc. are the same dimension so it shouldn't matter which style you have.
These will ONLY work for the 06+ style badges like these:
What is it & what does it do you ask? It's a 1/4" (+/-) thick plate that mounts between your fender badge & the truck. It connects to your turn signal wiring and it blinks with your turn signals. The entire area around your fender badges will illuminate 360* with light when your turn signals blink.
Each kit will include 2 (two) led plates & 2 (two) power supplies along with quick connectors to make the install easy.
Each plate is designed to fit perfectly behind the 06+ style fender badge with no overlap (although I'm already working on a design with a small overlap, but that's for another day). The plates will come with heavy duty outdoor foam double sided adhesive applied to BOTH sides.
You will need to carefully remove your old badges & clean off any remaining tape residue from the back of the badges as well as from the truck before installing them.
Carefully align the led plate behind your fender badge & peel the protective layer from the foam tape, gently press the badge onto the led plate making sure all the edges remain flush. Once installed on the badge, carefully feed the wires through the fender alignment pin holes to inside the engine compartment (away from moving or hot parts) and peel away the protective layer from the foam & gently press onto the fender ensuring proper alignment.
Connect the led plate wiring to the power supply & connect the power supply power & ground wires to your turn signal wiring using the supplied connectors. Check your manuals for proper wire color coding or use a test light/voltmeter to determine Pos & Neg turn signal wires. Once everything is connected, carefully tie all the wiring out of the way & secure the power supply to a secure location. Repeat for the other side.
The wiring from the led plate should easily pass through one of the alignment pin holes already in the fender, although you may need to cut off one of the alignment pins from the badge.
As of now, I'm only making them in YELLOW, as I believe any other color lights on the side of vehicles may be in violation of some state regulations. Check your local codes & regulations if you have any concerns.
I may make them in other colors, but I accept NO responsibility if you get pulled over and/or get a ticket for improper lighting.
Pricing is TBD
at this time, but I want to keep them as reasonably priced as possible. They require almost twice as much material as the small led oval rings, twice the number of led's & twice the power supply parts too.
If you have suggestions as to what you'd give for a set, feel free to send me a PM & I'll certainly take it into consideration when I set a price.
Also, for those of us with the Classic Fender badges like these:
I haven't forgot about you... but the way the older badges are designed makes it nearly impossible to make a plate for them. I'm not giving up yet, but I need to do some more testing & prototyping.
ON TO THE PICS!
I don't have an 06 style fender badge, so I had to make my own using some 1/4" thick plywood. :o But I think you get the idea...
Here's the basic kit:
Here's a quick VIDEO too:
I should note that the fender badges are NOT included.