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Hi everyone, I've posted the latest chapter of my xB moddding adventure to my website (link is in my signature, below).

In Light Frenzy 2, I show how I added Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), fender vent lights, and underglow using LED light strips.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think!
 

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So, first and foremost, beautiful work my friend! Secondly, if I am wanting to add a light and I want it to fade in/out, then I attach my power to the constant power and attach the ground to the fade in/out ground? Makes sense but I want to make sure and I do not want to spend 400 buckaroos over stupidity of not asking and blowing a dome ecu...

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if I am wanting to add a light and I want it to fade in/out, then I attach my power to the constant power and attach the ground to the fade in/out ground?
Yes. Make sure the light you add does not draw too much power. I assume you will be adding LED strips.

Check out chapter 02 - Light Frenzy on my website and scroll down to the 4th picture. You want to tap into the white 8-conductor plug for both constant power and fade in/out ground. By doing so you also gain a battery-saving feature: the lights will turn themselves off after about 15 minutes (reset by activating any door switch).

BTW I also replaced the dome light with a 12-LED panel, type 5050. Since LEDs draw much less power that regular bulbs, even with 30 type 3528 LEDs and 24 type 5050 LEDs on the dome light circuit, I draw less than 3/4 of an amp.

Have fun!
 

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Thanks, yeah I did the dome and am starting on the rest. I plan on LEDs for everything I am doing and wanted to control it all by the door/dome light circuit. I went through your website posts (great pics btw they really help) and had in mind of doing pretty much exactly what you did with some minor differences. Thanks, absolutely great information!!!
 

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Hi everyone, I've posted the latest chapter of my xB moddding adventure to my website (link is in my signature, below).

In Light Frenzy 2, I show how I added Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), fender vent lights, and underglow using LED light strips.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think!
Brick they look awesome, i wish i had your skills with the electrical and the creativity you have, i am anxious awaiting the upgrade also, but it looks fine to me, and very professional looking imo
 

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Well Done

Brick,

Like the other guys, I appreciate the DIY's and the beautiful pics. Great innovation. As a result of your site, I will be changing the wiper switch and possibly building a custom box under the drivers seat. The spring walkthrough is a lifesaver. I'm putting on DF210's soon. Not crazy about the vents and second light package, but to each his own and you certainly have more guts when I do when drilling into your vehicle and risking electrical problems. You obviously know what you are doing. Have you seen any other C-Pillar applications that are unique? Thanks again.

-Remy Litchfield
 

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Brick they look awesome, i wish i had your skills with the electrical and the creativity you have, i am anxious awaiting the upgrade also, but it looks fine to me, and very professional looking imo
Thanks flex. I got the new parts today, now I just need time to do the upgrade...
 

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Brick,

Like the other guys, I appreciate the DIY's and the beautiful pics. Great innovation.

Have you seen any other C-Pillar applications that are unique? Thanks again.

-Remy Litchfield
Thanks for your comments Remy.


Other folks on this forum have put into their C-pillar:
  • the OEM optional storage nets
  • speakers
  • fabric inserts (decorative panels, I think one person even put a light behind it)
  • inifity mirrors (lighted!)
 

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...possibly building a custom box under the drivers seat.
-Remy Litchfield
Be careful, there is a yaw sensor under the drivers seat, it will take away volume from your custom box. There is more volume available under the front passenger seat, especially if you decide to block the floor vent and/or expand outwards (forwards, aft, and under the seat rails).
 
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