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    Default OBS with NNBS style lights.

    Ok, I posted a blog about this a while back, I'm going to be moding my 96' Tahoe's upper reflectors so they are lit up like the NNBS Silverado.

    I ordered the LEDs I will be using they are 5mm white LEDs I also bought some holders for them. I will drill small holes behind the reflector and attach the holder in place. Then if all goes as planned I will reattach the reflector no problem. This is of course if the reflector has enough room behind it.

    I will do a full write up on how to do this later. Here are some pics so you can visualize my idea. Last picture is a reflection caused by the flash of my camera not post install.
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    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

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    Should look nice
    Ray

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    neat idea, good luck!

    Alex


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

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    Thanks guys, The LEDs and holders will be in by the end of the week and I will install on Sunday if the temp is right. I will tie right in to the turn signal wires with quick splices. The LEDs come with resistors already built in.
    Last edited by Conlan Rose; 01-13-2013 at 09:27 PM.

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

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    My LEDs finally came in Sadly it is far to cold to install. They are super bright and nice and compact. I will post pictures soon. I can't wait to do this mod. It will by far be the best ever.

    Oh the wires on the LEDs are less than 18 AWG so how the heck do I splice them in? Should I find a way to attach them to larger wires.

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    Ok I found some solder laying around the house and my dads old soldering iron. I think I will solder the wires to larger gauge ones then splice in. Just need some info on soldering and if the solder I have is good, its Archer (Radioshack's former house brand) rosin core solder, 60% tin 40% lead. The iron is and Archer #64-2191 75w soldering gun.

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

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    Taught my self to solder today. I need a lot of practice but at least I know how.

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

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    It's all about heat control.

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    The problem is my older gun has trouble heating up so I'm buying a new iron what wattage should I get

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

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    Just learned of a problem I may have with my LEDs. The marker lamps don't have one sided polarity on the OBS trucks it switches depending on whether it is getting power from the turn signal flasher or the headlight switch. This means that I need to wire the LEDs totally different than planned. I will need to tap in to one side of the marker lamp harness and then ground the LEDs separately. That will increase the amount of wire needed a decent amount.
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    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

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