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Old 01-27-2018, 10:08 PM
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Yeh, sorry. The thing you're building is friggin amazing. My youngest son is 22 as was looking at the build the other night with me and I had to slap him for you because he said " going to a lot of effort to build a Corvette". He did say it in jest though. He's a Porsche boy through and through ( he bought an 944S2 at 18) and is extremely impressed with your build as I think we all are.
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I have been tinkering while car is out for paint. I started installing Led bulbs. I have read a few threads on what to buy and the resistors needed for turn signals and pod switches. I installed the led’s in the rear tail lights, front driving lights and pod switches. I am waiting for more parts to do the instrument cluster. So far, very impressed with the improvement on brightness.














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The LED's are great. I'm doing this now as well. On some of the pod switches I had to run a line of solder along the contacts on both sides to keep it nice and tight. I've changed all the cluster lights as well. Pulled the globes out of the holders and then soldered a large strip on alternate sides of the led and replaced the globe with the new led ones. Worked a treat.
Also used a nice bright blue led for the AC button.

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In the dark, how does the light output compare to the incandescent for the H3 fog lamp?
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Originally Posted by Blagave View Post
I have read a few threads on what to buy and the resistors needed for turn signals and pod switches. I installed the ledĺs in the rear tail lights, front driving lights and pod switches. I am waiting for more parts to do the instrument cluster. So far, very impressed with the improvement on brightness.
Where do you physically plan on installing the resistor for the tail-lights? Somewhere in the rear of the car with the housing or in the CE panel?

I'm a bit rusty on my wiring....
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Blagave, those LED's look great. That's definitely on my list for the hopefully near future.
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Originally Posted by Majestic Moose View Post
In the dark, how does the light output compare to the incandescent for the H3 fog lamp?
Haven't tried in the dark yet. seems to be a bit brighter than stock sitting on the bench. Will follow up when I get a dark picture.
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
Where do you physically plan on installing the resistor for the tail-lights? Somewhere in the rear of the car with the housing or in the CE panel?

I'm a bit rusty on my wiring....
Hi Hacker,

The gold anodize resistor in the pictures is used for the blinkers. Just cut the black wire at the tail light housing connector and splice the resistor in. I plan on the resistor sitting inside the rear cargo area behind the side panel.
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The gold anodize resistor in the pictures is used for the blinkers. Just cut the black wire at the tail light housing connector and splice the resistor in. I plan on the resistor sitting inside the rear cargo area behind the side panel.
Awesome, that is what I was thinking too since my 80 is still apart for body work too. Good time to get all this wired up.
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You can use a flasher relay for LEDs https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...asher/782/836/

I would save the resistors for the brake and tail lamps to maintain cruise control function and trick the bulb controller on a stock car.
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Originally Posted by Majestic Moose View Post
You can use a flasher relay for LEDs https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...asher/782/836/

I would save the resistors for the brake and tail lamps to maintain cruise control function and trick the bulb controller on a stock car.
no cruise control.
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Isn't the blinker normally a white globe? Been a while since I've looked in there. Why is the resistor used for the indicators only?
Forgot to ask....did you remove all the factory floor crap before you put the 'dynamat' down?
Lastly, what colour are you painting?
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Originally Posted by DeWolf View Post
Isn't the blinker normally a white globe? Been a while since I've looked in there. Why is the resistor used for the indicators only?
Forgot to ask....did you remove all the factory floor crap before you put the 'dynamat' down?
Lastly, what colour are you painting?
Yes, all the lights use a white bulb. I read a few threads here in the forum and I took the information from the others who know what they are doing and did all the figuring out. It really doesn't matter if you use a amber or white bulb in this situation. The resistor is to make the LED flash, it will not flash without it. I ran into the same problem on a street tracker bike I built......sorry I don't have a technical answer for you.

Yes, I removed the factory floor sound proofing, which actually was the easy stuff to come off. I would imagine if your factory insulation is still bonded well, you could install the dynamat over the top.

Painting the car in a metallic gray. Porsche calls it "ACHATGRAU

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Very nice colour and will suit the lines of the car well.
Are you going to do the illuminated 928 door sills?
I hope you keep this car for a while. Hoping to get the US at the end of the year and would love to see it in the flesh at a car show.
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Originally Posted by DeWolf View Post
Very nice colour and will suit the lines of the car well.
Are you going to do the illuminated 928 door sills?
I hope you keep this car for a while. Hoping to get the US at the end of the year and would love to see it in the flesh at a car show.
Haven't seen the door sill piece lit up, i will have to look around a little.
I plan on keeping the car, but I get bored easily with my cars
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