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DIY: amber mirror turn signals to white...version 2
good job kaeon!! great write up.
the only problem ive had here, as im sure ever one else has had that has done this, is that after a while the led legs break, and they stop working so you have to re do it alllll over again. after my 3rd time of fixing it, i came up with a better option. here we go......
the first thing you must do, is follow kaeons steps to take apart your mirror, unscrew the light housing, and then you must dremel apart the housing, seperating the gray back, to the clear front. you can see his diy for that here: http://www.scionlife.com/forums/view...r=asc&&start=0
then...hit up your local auto parts store and pick up a set of these or something like it.
dont be arlarmed, i know its apc, but it was the only thing i can find lol.
these are leds in a little protective case, connected together by wire. they are made to go under body or what ever else, so they are strong and wont break
there are 4 wired together. the wire goes in to the led, then out to the next, the last led has no wire coming out of it.
you are going to use both end leds from each strand, and then then another one. your going to have to strip back the white insulation to reviel the black(negative) and white(positive) wires inside of it. then wire them up just like this:
(rember use solder and then wrap your connections in electrical tape!!!)
(black is positive, black with white lines is negative)
your going to then wire the led up to the stock wires, i just cut off the stock clip, since you are not going to use it any more.
the leds have double sided tape on them, but i used glue as well to secure them to the mirror, like this:
after that take the clear plastic part of the light housing and glue it to the stock mirror cover, like this:
then after that dries, pop it back onto your mirror, and enjoy!!!!
if you got smaller leds, yeah you could put more in there. the ones i have are like the size of a quarter and dont fit too well. ive seen street glow makes individual leds, you could prolly fit like 4 or 6 of them in there cuz its so small. also street glow makes that led rope stuff i have seen, you could glue strips right to the clear mirror piece or something like that. i dont think water will be an issure, it wont cause it to short out or any thing, just as long as you wrap your solder joints in shrink wrap or electrical tape good.