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    OK guys, i want to play with my lexus lights as i am not really keen on them anymore. I have thought about tinting them really dark and putting some led bulbs in. What i want to know is what resistors i will need to prevent the bulb warnings?

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    are these what i need?

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    Depends how serious you want to get.

    Here's the home build LED rears on my Prelude.

    Now that's an update on the front lights, time to move onto the rear lights

    I was browsing on eBay one day, when I came across a set of smoked Lexus style lights, thinking I'd continue with the white/black theme I'm having with the front lights, wheels & window tints etc)

    Obligatory Photoshop of the lights on the car)



    However, not being content with leaving it standard, I started having evil thoughts, so the day after they arrived, I stuck them in the oven to pull them apart!



    And found (to my horror) they were actually lexus-style chrome lights with a smoked cover, which I found actually reflected back quite a bit of light, and didn't look that good IMO.



    Knowing I wanted to do something with them, but unsure of what exactly, I left them as they are for a good month or so, but kept getting them out to see if I'd have any good ideas, but none came.

    I then went to the Honda Revolutions annual social meet at Gaydon, and whilst walking around, saw exboyracer's car (who I'd already shamelessly stolen an idea from for my headlights), and I then saw his rear lights. It then struck me that, unfortunately, I again wanted to steal another of his ideas!

    So, an evil plan was born, and I started to acquire the bits I required - LEDs, stripboard etc.

    I cut the stripboard down to the right sizes, and started laying LEDs down to try to figure out a shape/pattern:




    Once I was happy with the layout I sprayed the stripboard black, and started to solder the LEDs on.









    I then started trying to figure out how bright the LEDs needed to be:






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    Very nice!

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    hiya I just got some of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT of ebay. I wanted to give my reversing lights a nice white look rather than the yellow but as I thought they flash when the car is on (not a good thing having flashing reversing light when driving forward) How can I get around this problem?
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