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Old 08-22-2005
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LED Vents

I've seen some nice pics of LED's behind vents. Is there a how to on this? I've had a couple ideas on how it could be done, but how are people going about this mod?
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Neat idea.
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I know actual light bulbs will work too, those illegal colored ones. I shall grab some pics.

I coulda sworn i added a pic. I hope Carelton doesn't mind using this as an example.


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ive seen it before with blue LEDs and red ones..when the A/C is on the blues shine..then wen the heat is on the red shine..great idea but pain in the butt when it comes to wiring..
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I am a dealer for a LED company, have used the one kit they reccomend for the vents, neat kit, has 4 vent bars per kit. What color you looking for?
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i was going to do this the other week, but when i started tearing stuff apart i realized that the shop that installed my components did a HORRIBLE job so i never got around to doing it
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I am a dealer for a LED company, have used the one kit they reccomend for the vents, neat kit, has 4 vent bars per kit. What color you looking for?

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i did the install on mine, but i only used one 5mm led pre vent in the cnterr two. i need to hook them back up, i also have three in the floor console around the shifter, if i had a camera that would take decent night pics i could show you an idea of wehat it looks like.
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PICS ya'll.....PICS!!
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I coulda sworn i added a pic.
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i see yours now brandon, loosk sweet, but kinda bright.
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I drilled holes and mounted 2 super-bright blue LEDs from Radio shack in my center bezel. I used resistors per N3ELZ's writeup, and wired them into the headlight switch (where I'd already tapped in for my glow gauges) so they only come on at night. You could also wire them into acc. power so they're on whenever the vehicle is running. I got bored with just the center vents being lit up so I extended wires and mounted one in each of the outer vents on the drivers and passenger sides as well. It was tricky picking a spot that wouldn't interfere too much with the "shutter" door and then not be very obviously visible (its in poor taste, in my opinion, to have the bulb visible, you should just see the blue glow.) I thought it would be neat to have them switch to red when the heat is on, but then I remembered I lived in FL and have used the heat maybe 3 times in 53000 miles, so its not worth the headache to wire it. Besides, if I was to go through that trouble, I'd want them to have a dimmer effect where the blue fades to red, and thats hard to do without an array of smaller LEDs.
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I ended up doing it in 2 minutes. I just taped one of those ricer 'glow bar thingys' behind the vents and plugged it into my cigarette lighter. Looks professionaly done too.
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Cheep washer nozzle lights will work too.
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go to www.plasmaglow.com

FInd the door handle kits, perfect size and right amount of light, not to bright where you cant drive at night.

I can get you a kit of 4 for $40 plus shipping, msrp is 80.
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