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    Default interior handle lighting

    honest opinion here lads, done the 2 front handles before with led's behind, and i am unsure!

    if i keep them on ill do the rear doors to but i am undecided as they are quite bright

    what do you think??
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    A bit bright yes have you not put them on the interiur dimming to? so they will follow the rest of the car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    A bit bright yes have you not put them on the interiur dimming to? so they will follow the rest of the car!
    yes they can be dimmed, but then all other led's go a little too dim
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    ahhhh yes they will. but thought you hadnt put them on the "dimmer"

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_sri150 View Post
    yes they can be dimmed, but then all other led's go a little too dim
    up the resistor value in them until they match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sshooie View Post
    up the resistor value in them until they match.
    they are sealed units so cant unfortunatly
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    Too bright for me, maybe you could wire them to the interior light... but then it kinda defeats the purpose if gonna switch that on so they light...

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    Good mod, they are bright but maybe you could make a lense to diffuse the light? I have red ones and they're not bright enough.

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    Tell you what would be good... Some plastic molded or PVC type copies of the catches/handles themselves... Then have the light inside the door card and the PVC would glow. like dash dials, but the light would be hidden...

    A lot of work but i bet you could find a place that would be able to take molds and knock them up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sshooie View Post
    up the resistor value in them until they match.
    Quote Originally Posted by paul_sri150 View Post
    they are sealed units so cant unfortunatly
    Surely you've still had to run the power leads from the sealed units to wherever you're powering them from? In which case cut one of the wires and connect a resistor in series between the 2 cut wires.

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