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Ominous Glow Write-up

This is a discussion on Ominous Glow Write-up within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Thanks for the idea MaxPlusTen! Right. This is for an SS. The width of the hood scoop is about 13" ...

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    Ominous Glow Write-up

    Thanks for the idea MaxPlusTen!

    Right. This is for an SS.

    The width of the hood scoop is about 13" across. I put two 15" red LED strips in mine. Purchase said strips, and make sure they are waterproof. They'll be about $20 a piece. The ones I bought came with a battery-pack, which came in handy when I was troubleshooting the best position for the lights.

    With the hood closed, remove the scoop grill. It just pops out with a bit of prying. With a wet rag, or acetone, wipe the top and bottom of the inside of the scoop, until clean. On the LED strips, one wire will be a ground, and the other needs to go to a power source.





    I used a plastic coated wire coat hanger to run the wires (LED strip first) through the hole next to my hood latch. This part takes the longest, depending on how skillful you are at running wires. If you happen to buy an LED strip that is too big for the hole, then simply run it through the little intake slits on the hood.







    After I ran the wires I positioned the strips with tape, in a dark garage and hooked the wires up to a source, just to see what would emit the best glow. I found that the best position is two LED strips, attached to the inside top of the scoop. About a half inch back away from the mesh grill.

    Make sure that the hood scoop is warm, too. The strips won't stick if it's too cold. Anyways, stick the two strips to the top whenever you think you've found a good spot. After this step, is wiring.

    If you chose to use two strips, then splice the grounds from eachother and attach them together. Do the same with each power-source wire. This will give you (basically) a total of two wires. There is a ground bolt (thing), unscrew the bolt and put the grounds under it, and tighten it.



    Run the power wire through the little slot by your windshield, but under the plastic part, into the cabin of the car. From there, remove the panel of the fusebox located on the side of your dash when the door is open. Depending on what kind of control you want to have of the lights, pull the fuse, and put the wire in the slot, then reattach the fuse. I chose my dimmer switch. With the dimmer switch, you can control when it's on, and how bright it is. Also whenever you hit the lock button on the remote, it flashes with your lights and looks real cool.







    After the wires are ran, it's time to clean up the appearance of the loose wires. I strategically placed electrical, and duct tape, and zip ties to make it blend in. Anyways, this concludes the write-up.


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    Nice write up, great job!
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    nice job, could you get some more pics please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILLA-BLACK-Z28 View Post
    nice job, could you get some more pics please?
    Yeah I can do that tomorrow, no problem. Need more of the final product? Or help with the install?

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    Thanks for the great write up....looks real good and simple - just the way I like it. Where did you get your LEDS again and what brand did you use? I am still looking around.

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    bad ass, get better finished pix now

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    bad ass, get better finished pix now
    Hahaha. I was actually going to do that today. It's nice out, and I can wash my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    bad ass, get better finished pix now
    Here you go. Better quality, too.




















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    camera phone FTL. i get the jist though.

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    Looks good but with the headlights on they dwarf the light from the led's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    Looks good but with the headlights on they dwarf the light from the led's.
    Yeah, know how to get the headlights off at night?

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    What brand and where did you get your LEDs? Been looking online but not sure of which ones to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS#337 View Post
    What brand and where did you get your LEDs? Been looking online but not sure of which ones to get.
    I got mine at autozone, but I think these ones would be the best; they have a better color selection as well.

    http://www.oznium.com/led-flex-strips

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    I got mine at autozone, but I think these ones would be the best; they have a better color selection as well.

    http://www.oznium.com/led-flex-strips
    OK, Great I will look into them as well. Thnks Again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS#337 View Post
    OK, Great I will look into them as well. Thnks Again!
    No problemo, that site guarantees weatherproofing and you can cut the strips to whatever length you want. Post pictures if/when you do it!

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    i think you might be the worst picture taker ive ever seen

    looks great though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinohuey View Post
    i think you might be the worst picture taker ive ever seen

    looks great though!
    Hahahaha. I wasn't going to say anything, but that last batch of pictures...they uh, were from a real 7.1 megapixel digital camera. I AM the worst picture taker ever. Someone tell me how to turn off my fucking headlights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    No problemo, that site guarantees weatherproofing and you can cut the strips to whatever length you want. Post pictures if/when you do it!
    Yep, just ordered two of the 9.5" red strips. Will post when I have it done...Did you have to add more wire or did yours come with enough for your application? And I am guessing 12-gauge wire if more was needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS#337 View Post
    Yep, just ordered two of the 9.5" red strips. Will post when I have it done...Did you have to add more wire or did yours come with enough for your application? And I am guessing 12-gauge wire if more was needed?
    Yes you need to add some more wire. Should've added that in my write-up. Actually it depends on how much they're giving you with your LEDs. Also my LEDs wires were like 20/22 gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Hahahaha. I wasn't going to say anything, but that last batch of pictures...they uh, were from a real 7.1 megapixel digital camera. I AM the worst picture taker ever. Someone tell me how to turn off my fucking headlights!
    I found this thread on here, but not sure if this link will work, if not do a search for daytime lights.

    how to disable the daytime running lights ?

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