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Not much to say about it.
Just see what I`ve done.
Preparations:







+ 3M adhesive tape
Connected to the black (-) and green (+) wires of the headlight connector.
 

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Same I`ve done to the back emblem but using the RGB LED stripe


When the sidelights are on the emblem shines with 220Ohm resistor,
When it brakes embled goes full red




when the reverse is on it goes blue
 

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Stunning mod, never seen LED emblems with proper kia logo, did you buy or make them ?
Also your rear LED lights look stunning too ;)
 

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:clap:

nice mod! love the tail piece too!

here in the US that blue in reverse would have to be white in reverse. no one is allowed to use blue lights outside their vehicle except cops.

still, brilliant idea. truly illuminating. :lol:
 

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The Kia badges are ugly, as is or lit up........
 

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Personally not my cup of tea, but that is because I just don't care for the Kia emblem itself. Kudos though on the project, very cool idea, nice work.
 

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i would have to agree that the KIA emblems are ugly to me and don't care for them. i have plasti-dip mine. the front turned out pretty good, but the back could use some work (1st attempt at plasti-dipping). does/has anyone found a better alternative for the KIA emblems besides for the K symbol emblems that you 3m tape over the original ones.
 

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I also find Kia emblems ugly, but it is a fantastic logo. Succint, identifiable, with the company name in a bold recognizable yet readable font. It's like a modernized Ford logo. Still, an ugly car accessory.

The light mod is a fantastic idea. I normally don't like stuff that just lights up, but this mod was tasteful. It's also functional, adding more light front&back, and adding a colour distinction for reverse. Well done!

If this could work with alternate badges, and if the LEDs aren't difficult to order, I'd do this mod.
 

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i just ordered a set of R badges from shark raceing hope i get them ok ??
 
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