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Old 12-18-2008, 01:05 PM   #141 (permalink)
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i live in Hawaii, pretty much going to get it ship! everything here cost too much!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:25 PM   #142 (permalink)
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awesome job.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:03 PM   #143 (permalink)
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I know this has been discussed, but does anyone good with electrical know what would be needed to have option 3...

3) The sidemarkers will be on with the parking lamps, and when you turn on the signals they will alternate (wig-wag) with the signals (IF THE PARKING LAMPS ARE ON. if the parking lamps are off they signal like option 1).

...but have it so both blink simultaneously with parkers/ headlights on?

Someone I think mentioned you may need a three wire bulb.

What about some sort of relay or something?

Any insight?
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:47 PM   #144 (permalink)
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You would need 3 wires and a different bulb in the sidemarkers (a bulb with 2 flaments).
I installed my sidemarkers yesterday and wired them to option 3..
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:00 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Thanks Evan. I am going to guess there is nothing of sort that would plug and play into the DC5 sidemarker housing, or people would have beeen doing that.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:16 PM   #146 (permalink)
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^ Yeah I know, I wanted mine side markers to be on with the parking lights/low beams and also flash insync with the parking lights - so I had to settle for the side markers and parking lights to alternate when they flash.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:29 PM   #147 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how the Pilot is wired? I saw one today that had sidemarkers and flashed insync with the main signal witht he headlights on. I wouldn't imagine they use a 2 filiment bulb. I wonder if they are using some sort of simple relay?
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:30 PM   #148 (permalink)
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^^^ ah n/m, I think the sidemarker turned off though and didn't stay lit.

Jesus, I am confused now...haha
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:10 AM   #149 (permalink)
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finally got a dremel!!! is it okay to cut a small rectangle like the vid clip then use a grinding bit all the way to the line? would that be fine? and how thin is the fender? i was practicing on the back side of an old tailgate and i think it might have been a little thicker sheet metal then the fender?
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:16 PM   #150 (permalink)
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finally got a dremel!!! is it okay to cut a small rectangle like the vid clip then use a grinding bit all the way to the line? would that be fine? and how thin is the fender? i was practicing on the back side of an old tailgate and i think it might have been a little thicker sheet metal then the fender?
If you are trying to grind it, you need to be careful. I'm the one that made the video, and I felt that making the small rectangle gave me a good idea on how the metal would cut. Like I made the small rectangle, then I cut it to the outline, leaving the line there then I carefully removed the area with the line on it.

With grinding it, you need to make sure it stays straight and even. You can probably use it for the bigger areas, but I recommend sticking to the cutting head, especially in the corners.

Remember to take your time and don't rush or force ANYTHING. It will cut and you will break heads.. just be patient. Start in the morning and don't plan anything else.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:24 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Thanks for the DIY,really good info and pics.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:52 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Remember to take your time and don't rush or force ANYTHING. It will cut and you will break heads.. just be patient. Start in the morning and don't plan anything else.
It's a easy job but still takes awhile since you want to be as careful as possible.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:10 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Anyone have this problem after installing their side markers?
The high beams light comes on very dim sometimes, I wired my side markers to option 3. I have no idea how this could happen but it started happening after I wired them. It's not on all the time, it only comes out every now and then which is weird. Also when I turn on the high beams the light becomes brighter, when I turn the highs off the light gets dim and is still there...

Here's a picture with the low beams on only, high beams off.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:12 AM   #154 (permalink)
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Would this same method be good for an 09'? Such as the wiring and stuff? And would the JDM side marker harness actually really be of good use?
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:42 PM   #155 (permalink)
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anyone in the ct/ma/ny want to help me out?? lol seriously
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:09 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Anyone have this problem after installing their side markers?
The high beams light comes on very dim sometimes, I wired my side markers to option 3. I have no idea how this could happen but it started happening after I wired them. It's not on all the time, it only comes out every now and then which is weird. Also when I turn on the high beams the light becomes brighter, when I turn the highs off the light gets dim and is still there...

Here's a picture with the low beams on only, high beams off.
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...g?t=1232424295
I think mine does that, but doesn't bother me at all. Also it seems like yours is a lot brighter then mine. You can barely tell mine is on. And I think it only happens to me when I have my headlights on, not sure though. I do know what you are talking about however. Dunno of any fix.
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The picture makes it much brighter, its very dim in person.
It lights up very dim when my low beams are on or when I have all the lights completely off.

Anyone else have this issue? Whats the deal?
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:33 PM   #158 (permalink)
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The picture makes it much brighter, its very dim in person.
It lights up very dim when my low beams are on or when I have all the lights completely off.

Anyone else have this issue? Whats the deal?
I have had that issue with my 08 FG2 without any type of electrical work done to it. I always thought it was just me, ha. I found that sometimes turning your lights/hi-beams on and then off seem to fix it. It is very dim but still bothersome, I agree.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:56 PM   #159 (permalink)
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i will be doing this pretty soon... and erik said he'll help me out hopefully nothing goes wrong..
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:06 PM   #160 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I was wondering if anybody experienced rust issue after they've installed their side markers.

There's snow in my area and I really hope to minimize my chances against rust.

Any suggestions? I really want to install side markers on my TW coupe.

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