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This is a discussion on Mean red eyes within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; does anyone out there remember a thread posted about a Ram Air bird that a guy had put bright red ...

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    Mean red eyes

    does anyone out there remember a thread posted about a Ram Air bird that a guy had put bright red lights in behind the Ram Air screens in the hood? the guy could turn on those lights at night and it just looked so cool.

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    That was me...let me find the threads for you



    Here's the thread:
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    PS: I took the screens out too, so there is no blocking the light.

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    oh wow. that's a lot of good information. thank you so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowstandmoto View Post
    oh wow. that's a lot of good information. thank you so much.
    it looks cool as hell in person!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowstandmoto View Post
    oh wow. that's a lot of good information. thank you so much.
    I have since removed the bottom lights...they looked like garbage.

    If you need any help with the wiring or anything like that, just ask.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    it looks cool as hell in person!!!

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    I did this as well. Great write up by the way! Except I didnt do the ram air part. I have the hood but decided not too. I have the lights under the hood so it just emanates red through the 2 "scoops". Mine looks really well along with my hids, fogs and light up bird!
    And I used a waterproof strip of leds that i just cut into small segments and turned out really well.

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    actually, instructions on the wiring would be much appreciated. i am embarressed to admit that i know very little about wiring things up.

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    i am going to start a new thread about i problem i have with the main instrument panel in my WS6. but, i will run this by you first. the tach and the speedometer are way off, and the other four instruments are not working at all. any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowstandmoto View Post
    i am going to start a new thread about i problem i have with the main instrument panel in my WS6. but, i will run this by you first. the tach and the speedometer are way off, and the other four instruments are not working at all. any ideas?
    Changing the gears or tire size will throw the speedo and tach off...bad ground or just lack of power (blown fuse) to the instrument panel could be the cause of the other 4 not working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowstandmoto View Post
    actually, instructions on the wiring would be much appreciated. i am embarressed to admit that i know very little about wiring things up.
    I'll give detailed instructions when I get home from work tonight...expect something tomorrow or Friday

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    oh man, thanks very much!

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    He could've meant mine too...






    I used 3" neon tubes. Like LS1Camino did, I lined the inner baffle with aluminum tape, and tucked the tubes up into the pointy part of the hood. I ran the wires down the hood on the computer side, and through the firewall. I used an illuminated switch and put in in the cigarette lighter's spot. I tapped into a power source from the lighter and ran it to the switch. I ran a ground from the switch (for the switch's light) and the hot wire from the neon to it. I grounded the neon out to bare metal, and buttoned it all up...

    edit: tried taking pictures of the actual install, but they didn't turn out real well...
    Last edited by Bombhunter; 10-23-2008 at 02:00 PM.

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    Both cars look awesome and the write ups are great. Putting the switch in the cigarette lighter is a great idea.

    Bombhunter - Where in VA are you located?

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    Sorry to jack the thread but im going to be doing this one of these days.. I also have though of driving a small hole in the bottom of the DRLS and installing one red LED per side...and also having red halo ring fog lights...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Sorry to jack the thread but im going to be doing this one of these days.. I also have though of driving a small hole in the bottom of the DRLS and installing one red LED per side...and also having red halo ring fog lights...
    I think that would be too much red

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    hey there camino. uuuuuuuuu........... i hope i don't come off sounding like an asshole, but remember, you were going to get me wiring directions. i'm the guy that doesn't know my butt from a piece of wire. sorry i am being such a pain in the ass. thank you very much for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowstandmoto View Post
    hey there camino. uuuuuuuuu........... i hope i don't come off sounding like an asshole, but remember, you were going to get me wiring directions. i'm the guy that doesn't know my butt from a piece of wire. sorry i am being such a pain in the ass. thank you very much for your help.
    Bombhunter said what I was going to say, do you need it to be more specific then that?

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    well yes, i really do. i am really lost when it comes to wiring things up. i'm really sorry. i'm probably not worth the trouble. i wouldn't blame you if you just blew me off and never anserwed again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowstandmoto View Post
    well yes, i really do. i am really lost when it comes to wiring things up. i'm really sorry. i'm probably not worth the trouble. i wouldn't blame you if you just blew me off and never anserwed again.
    lol...it's no problem, I just have to find the time to type it up. I'm going to just write the short gist of it, if you have any questions, please ask and I'll try my best to answer them.

    What you'll need:
    LED Strips (I used these from Autozone...they're already wired and weatherproof)
    18-16 Gauge Wiring
    Wire Splices
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    3M Heavy Duty Double Sided Tape

    I used the power from the Cig Lighter. Wire one end of the switch to the positive wire of the Cig Lighter (Orange) and another wire splice to the ground of the Cig Lighter (Black...ground almost always is Black). Now attach a wire the other end of the switch and run it with the ground wire under the kick panel on the passenger side, behind the glove box and out through the firewall. Make sure you keep track of which wire is ground and which one is power. You'll have to pull the PCM to run the wire through the grommet and into the engine bay, like this. Then run both wires up the hood (I did it like this with wire loom and holders). Attach the ground wire from the cig lighter to the black wire coming out of the transformer box (that comes with the LED strips) and the power you connect to the Red and Yellow (I think...it's the other two wires). Now, attach the box inside your hood (using the tape). Now attach the lights o your hood like so using the tape that is provided...since I'm a perfectionist, it took me a few tries (and using the 3M Tape) to get the positioned right.

    To get them to reflect properly, I used Aluminum Tape (NOT DUCT TAPE), actual metal, reflective tape from Autozone on the baffles (this is sort of not a good pic).

    If you have any questions...just ask, and I'll help.

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    Now that is a great write up on how to install these. I never thought of doing it to my 'bird, but it sure looks cool. I can only imagine the scared campers when we go camping and come back to the camp site at night with the fog lights, amber DRL, and the red nostrils!!! I will put this on the mod list to do, not now but sometime in the future.

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