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Old 12-20-2008, 02:57 PM   #81
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I did this mod. Thanks for the write up. I decided to use 7 LED/resistor pairs per reflector, wired in parallel. The night shot didn't come out very well, since it made the LED's look blue. Anyway, I want to replace the parking light with something that doesn't look so yellow. Any thoughts? I love tinkering with this kind of stuff. If anyone wants to send me their reflectors, I'd be happy to do this.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:12 AM   #82
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Hi are you still willing to do the mod, Im just new to the forum and I have a 350z 04 plate not to good with this sort of thing but I love the look
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:20 PM   #83
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I did this mod. Thanks for the write up. I decided to use 7 LED/resistor pairs per reflector, wired in parallel. The night shot didn't come out very well, since it made the LED's look blue. Anyway, I want to replace the parking light with something that doesn't look so yellow. Any thoughts? I love tinkering with this kind of stuff. If anyone wants to send me their reflectors, I'd be happy to do this.
Looks good. What did you do to attach the bulbs to the reflectors? Did you use an epoxy?
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:13 AM   #84
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Hi are you still willing to do the mod, Im just new to the forum and I have a 350z 04 plate not to good with this sort of thing but I love the look
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:15 AM   #85
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Looks good. What did you do to attach the bulbs to the reflectors? Did you use an epoxy?
I used an adhesive called "zap-a-gap", which is just a superglue.
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I used an adhesive called "zap-a-gap", which is just a superglue.
I have my bulbs, Im waiting for the clear lenses to arrive(back ordered). So you just glued directly to the hole you drilled?
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I have my bulbs, Im waiting for the clear lenses to arrive(back ordered). So you just glued directly to the hole you drilled?
Correct. I believe I used a 7/32" bit, just larger than the LED itself. I held it in place for a few seconds for the glue to set. I did this for each one then did the wiring. I recommend layering with epoxy afterward for better protection from the elements.

Here's a pic after I installed LED's in the parking lights.

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Correct. I believe I used a 7/32" bit, just larger than the LED itself. I held it in place for a few seconds for the glue to set. I did this for each one then did the wiring. I recommend layering with epoxy afterward for better protection from the elements.

Here's a pic after I installed LED's in the parking lights.

Cool Thanks, I got the oem clear lenses on the way (at some point in time) and I got amber bulbs, just to be a little different, not to mention not sure how the the state troopers here in nc will react to them. ( God knows Z drivers dont need any more of there attention) So hopefully the mod will go well.
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hey paul, im looking at doin the led side marker mod. im wondering about the resistors. im new to LED's so ive never dealt with them? what exactly would i need to make em work? i dont see your resistor anywere in your pictures, are they under the black tape? which resistors did you use, id basically like to know your exact setup.

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do they always stay on, or just when you turn on the blinker?
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do they always stay on, or just when you turn on the blinker?
well you can wire them to whichever wire you perfer. i noticed in pauls pictures he wired them to the sidemarker wire, so once you turn the light **** once, they turn on, but other have it so you find the blinder wire which should be right next to it, and will only work when you turn on the blinker.

now im not an electrician, but if you were to run a relay from the regular light to the blinker, maybe they should stay on and also blink when you turn on a blinker?

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hey paul, im looking at doin the led side marker mod. im wondering about the resistors. im new to LED's so ive never dealt with them? what exactly would i need to make em work? i dont see your resistor anywere in your pictures, are they under the black tape? which resistors did you use, id basically like to know your exact setup.

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i did this to my 06 reflectors a week ago.. heres some pics.. i used 7 LEDS i miss drilled a lil on a few by not getting them exactly in line..oh well ill get another set of stock 06s and redo them .. i rushed through these.. the stock ones are like $8 a side..







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where can i get a clear/black reflectors for 2006 model???
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where can i get a clear/black reflectors for 2006 model???
Try Nismoparts.com, I know they have the clear ones. Ive ordered my clear set from there. I need to post some pics.
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Try Nismoparts.com, I know they have the clear ones. Ive ordered my clear set from there. I need to post some pics.
couldn't find it ....

Edit: found them.! $47

what about black ones? i think i'd prefer those over the clears.

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Ok Good deal..
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i think there aren't any black ones for 2006+ ... how sad
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if you wanted to have black ones or smoked ones take them out and have them candied.. looks sick that way!
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i'm talking about something like this:

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