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Does anyone know where to connect led strips to turn signals?
I did it for the front , I used one small wire that passed thru
the box light .You need a small hole done with a dremmel ,
only one wire is needed to pick-up the positive.

Find the correct positive wire with a meter . Jump connect .
Put some black silicone
to seal around the wire entrance.

The negative side can be taken
anywhere on the frame.

 

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I appreciate the help thank you
I appreciate your appreciation ;)

Please show us the final result , I have done mine with waterproof ribbon
yellow-orange from ebay ...not very esthetic but very effective ...one can
see the white ribbon.

In any case it is a great back-up in case of a burnt bulb ...perhaps avoiding
a ticket $$$

I did it also for the rear ....pics to come.
 

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Decided just to go with the DRL's not hooked up to the turn signals for now. Thanks for all the help
 

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nice... are they drl now?
 

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Yes they are all DRL next project is something like this video but also with DRL
 

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the only 4 reasons i did not go with ccfl are,
1. they are not as bright/visible as drl in direct sunlight (umnitza/xb led rings are better)
2. they are not bright when its really cold
3. they are brittle and easily get damage, life span is shorter
4. the ccfl are not full circles otherwise they look good in dusk/dawn

but anyway the project would look good if its made close to oem look...
 

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Ill trust you and use those still very hesitant to open up my headlight if i do will put the led strips inside. Where did you get your halos? how much?
 

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do not open our oem headlight, buy from ebay.. the exact replica.. trust me you will destroy your oem headlight.. the replicas needs modification of the projectors, but doable to open (not easy) but you can try if you like.. search more about prying headlights...

halos, either of the two
umnitza led halo- from umnitza.com
xb led rings - from theretrofitsource.com both have pros and cons so take your pick

i have umnitza in mine..
 

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what do you think about these worth it? Another thing i want to ask you was if you know of any brighter higher watt led strip mine are hardly visable during the day compared to audi or the new lexus leds

DUAL CCFL PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS w/ LED LIGHTS FOR KIA SORENTO CHROME STYLE | eBay
if it was me no, i found out that our stock projectors perform better than those, but drls are nice on that one

with leds there is no more higher wattage you can get, audis/merceds drls have great led reflectors and diffusers (thats where the leds are seated and covering them) they also have better led designs, power consumption is same.. my halo have tiny leds inside but its 10 times brighter and has same visibility with the audi and mercedes leds because of the diffuser covering it..
 

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On amazon they are $330 what will I be missing out on with those projectors beside the bulb sizes change? Thanks for all your input by the way
 

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On amazon they are $330 what will I be missing out on with those projectors beside the bulb sizes change? Thanks for all your input by the way
nothing much.. just that the ccfl they are using are not even as bright.. turn signals are way inside.. i would prefer outside/side of low beam.. but anyway thats just me..
 

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Understood thanks for all the help probably have some more questions later on
 

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Kobi where can I find headlights that are easier to open that are like or stock headlights? Thanks
 

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Kobi where can I find headlights that are easier to open that are like or stock headlights? Thanks
i knew it!!! lol.. you tried? its hard as epoxy? lol yes it is... the replica are also hard but doable.. k? i have placed my instructions on how to pry the headlight somewhere... but cant remember.. can you look for it? as thread was something like " how to open headlights" and has anyone bought these headlights yet" were the thread tittle..

headlights are in ebay.. the cheapest i found
TYC 11 11 for Kia Sorrento Headlight Set | eBay
 
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