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03-25-2011, 05:23 PM #1
My Home-made turn signal mirrors
I just finished installing these today, I had made them quite some time ago using the glass from my truck's original mirrors. I found that if you drill through the black plastic backing the mirror glass and remove the adhesive foam goes, you can put LEDs behind the mirror glass and have them shine right through.
I used LEDs I had sitting around from the old 3rd brake light for my canopy. (They aren't great, so thats probably why a tiny little brake light needed 30+ LEDs). This means you can't really see them in the daylight, but they are cool in the dark. I can put up with this considering it didnt cost me anything to do it.
Here's a video:
And a picture of the glass when not lit: (Note that these are completely stealth with no cirles in the reflective surface like the factory mirrors)
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03-25-2011, 06:34 PM #2
Freebee's are always cool! Nice job.
03-25-2011, 07:05 PM #3
i think that would bother the hell out of me at nite.....ill stck with my plain jane mirrors. but great job.03 Silverado 1500
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03-25-2011, 07:31 PM #4
03-25-2011, 07:35 PM #5
Thats pretty cool, I really like how the LEDs are totally invisible when they're not being used. Good work04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
03-25-2011, 07:54 PM #6
03-25-2011, 07:58 PM #7
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Wow, good job. They're an option for a reason, but I really like having them on the demos that I get and once you get used to them you miss something at night.
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03-28-2011, 11:12 PM #8
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Yeah man this is sweet! You may have just saved a lot of people a ton of money! Including myself!
03-29-2011, 07:09 PM #9
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if you go to any good hobby store you can get really bright l.e.d.s and they have different colors too. nice job on the mirror i will do the same ting now that i know thanks again.
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03-29-2011, 07:39 PM #10
Looks great and I like the cost. How did you wire the lights? Is there power coming in for the signal or did you power in the cab?
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