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Some of you will have seen this over on the other side...

Had a bit of spare time and a spare light cluster so I thought I'd see how difficult it would be to do an LED conversion for the R33 Rear lights.

Here's my results so far :)



































What do you think, is it worth finishing them?
 

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You've got to finish them and get em fited:)

Then we can do a comparison on the expensive Ebay option and the DIY way;)
 

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Marky_GTSt said:
Nice looking project...

How did you unbond the lenses ? I could do with cleaning mine the next time they come off. Is it warming them up that does it ?
Same as the headlights, 5 mins in the oven at about 50-60 degrees C softens the mastic and they pull apart easily.

Fuggles said:
Nice looking
Can't wait to see the finished article installed in the car
Not sure if I'll fit them or not, I'll finish 1 side off completely and then install it and see how it compares to the original unit? (If I like it or not basically)
 

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Looking very good!

I was thinking of making some for my RX-7 out of late model clusters, as the cost of the ones I want is around £450 in Japan!!

Problem is I don't have the spare time to do it, don't even have enough time to tinker with cars as much as I'd like nowadays.

Ho hum.

Miguel
 

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i wish i could ask you to make me a set. Would you?
Or perhaps send me the pieces and I would then
fit the pre-fabbed items to my lights. Looks outstanding.
At least do one side and take pics, like a before and after.
 

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hyrev said:
i wish i could ask you to make me a set. Would you?
Or perhaps send me the pieces and I would then
fit the pre-fabbed items to my lights. Looks outstanding.
At least do one side and take pics, like a before and after.
Ok, I've had a lot of people interested in this conversion so I've done a little bit more research into costs etc.

To make a 'product' that I'd be happy to pass on, I'd want it to be done better than the prototype I was playing with.

With that in mind, I've designed a couple of PCB's so that the end result would be far better quality.

These aren't to scale or finished yet, but you'll hopefully get the idea....
Any comments welcomed?



I'll get one set fully finished and tested on the car and then offer the service to others if required - I've spoken to Cem regarding this and he's happy that I wouldn't be making a profit so can possibly offer this to others if there is enough interest.
 

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i'm too dumb to figure out what that is above, but I am definately very interested in the final product.

Get them pics up on the car during the day and night!

ps when not pressing the brakes are the lights the rings or the star led's?
 

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Faz Choudhury said:
ps when not pressing the brakes are the lights the rings or the star led's?
Faz, my intention was to have the small ring in the middle as the sidelight, and the larger 'star' as the brake.

They can be quite simply wired either way tho.
 
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