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post #31 of 149 Old 10-03-2013, 01:32 AM
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I believe I can field this one. Think of a diode as a check valve for electrical current. It only allows it to flow in one direction. If this wasn't used every time he turned on the rock lights the reverse lights and the overhead lights would come on as well. Hope that helped.

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post #32 of 149 Old 10-03-2013, 01:40 AM
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I appreciate the explanation, I really do. But could someone let me know what size diode to use/ what type amd where to put it in the line?
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post #33 of 149 Old 10-03-2013, 04:41 PM
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I appreciate the explanation, I really do. But could someone let me know what size diode to use/ what type amd where to put it in the line?
Wakeride is correct, it prevents the power from flowing in one direction (towards the dome lights/reverse lights... we only want the current FROM them, not TO them)

Most common diodes would work fine and they are cheap. I think I used a 1N4001 ***CORRECTION, I USED 1N4006*** but a 1N4004 is also common and probably be better. there is a colored band(usually silver on a black diode) on one end of the diode that looks a bit like this: ===[] (haha) the end with the band is the end that you want power to go TO, or in other words, the end with that band is the end that prevents power from returning. it's pretty simple, just splice that sucker between the 2 sources of power and wrap it up with some tape.
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post #34 of 149 Old 10-04-2013, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Nice idea splicing it into the existing light systems. I may do this myself.
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post #35 of 149 Old 10-04-2013, 06:02 PM
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Like I said, the dome light is the more useful/fun mod of the two. I'm not sure I needed it, but I added a relay between the dome lights and the rock lights.

Also, my previous post was incorrect, I used a 1N4006, but a 1N4004 would be just as good.
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post #36 of 149 Old 10-05-2013, 05:54 PM
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Got mine finished today! No mods like the dome light or reverse yet, just wanted to make sure they worked before I got more in depth! Pictures to come as soon as the sun goes down
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Love the way they look!

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Are those blue rock lights?

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What brand did you go with they look good. Where did you buy them?
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Are those blue rock lights?
No they're not blue rock lights, they just had that ambiance being in the parking garage. Sorry :/ haha
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What brand did you go with they look good. Where did you buy them?
they're the exact same lights that this thread was originally posted with. Ebay seller "thamesmall" and they're the 20x4 LED pods for $19.16 shippes from china. Thank you for the compliments!
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How long did it take them to come in?
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How long did it take them to come in?
About 2 1/2 weeks
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