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post #316 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 04:00 AM
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It would be nice to have the rectangular one with "Jeep" in the middle that lights up.
Seen some on ebay for Hyundai/ Kia
^x2! That would be awesome

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post #317 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 07:09 AM
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It would be nice to have the rectangular one with "Jeep" in the middle that lights up.
Seen some on ebay for Hyundai/ Kia
^^ x3 WITH the RF controller as an upgrade option.

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post #318 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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I have mine illuminated with ACC on. Here are a few daytime photos.
Those look great Whit! Question though, in the first pic, it looks like the rings are 2 different colors, is that the case? If so, one of the connectors on the strip may be slightly loose. If that's not the the case, then disregard!

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It would be nice to have the rectangular one with "Jeep" in the middle that lights up.
Seen some on ebay for Hyundai/ Kia
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^x2! That would be awesome
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^^ x3 WITH the RF controller as an upgrade option.
I'm looking into that. If you want a logo, I can probably do that as well. It will come at the expense of machine time though. I'd have to use a smaller end mill to get the lettering correct. I can certainly offer it as an upgrade. Yes, I'm also going to get some RF controllers in the near future. I'll offer them separately for those that either already ordered, or don't want to wait to order.

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post #319 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 09:22 AM
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[QUOTE=craigbru;15460363]Those look great Whit! Question though, in the first pic, it looks like the rings are 2 different colors, is that the case? If so, one of the connectors on the strip may be slightly loose. If that's not the the case, then disregard!

They are two different colors. I thought it was one of the selectable modes on the controller... lol. I'll check to see if a connection if loose but I might leave it since my kids think the multicolors are cool.

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post #320 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 09:37 AM
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Anyone know a way to use the Mini Fuse Tap "Add-A-Circuit on the fusebox under the dash?

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Those look great Whit! Question though, in the first pic, it looks like the rings are 2 different colors, is that the case? If so, one of the connectors on the strip may be slightly loose. If that's not the the case, then disregard!

They are two different colors. I thought it was one of the selectable modes on the controller... lol. I'll check to see if a connection if loose but I might leave it since my kids think the multicolors are cool.
Lol, no, they should both be the same at all times. To find out which one may have a loose connection, cycle through all the colors until one of the rings is dimly or not lit. That will be the one with the loose connection. If wiggling it or adjusting it doesn't fix the issue, you could try disconnecting and reconnecting the connector. It's a little tricky though. If you simply can't get it to work correctly at all, I'll send you out a replacement strip. Or leave it and make the kids happy, haha. It's up to you.

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Anyone know a way to use the Mini Fuse Tap "Add-A-Circuit on the fusebox under the dash?
I'm not terribly sure. audiophonicz may have some input since he researched the other method.

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post #322 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 11:34 AM
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Anyone know a way to use the Mini Fuse Tap "Add-A-Circuit on the fusebox under the dash?
You can use those to add to any mini blade fuse inside or in the engine bay, you just need a 2nd fuse of the same size or lower.

As for what your adding it to... that's a different question. In regards to this topic, I do not currently believe there is any access to the "parking lamp on" function under the dash.

But if you're asking if you can pop one of these into the radio or ACC fuse to power an amplifier or something, yeah you can do this.
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I'm looking into that. If you want a logo, I can probably do that as well. It will come at the expense of machine time though. I'd have to use a smaller end mill to get the lettering correct. I can certainly offer it as an upgrade. Yes, I'm also going to get some RF controllers in the near future. I'll offer them separately for those that either already ordered, or don't want to wait to order.[/QUOTE]

I can speak for everyone else but I certainly understand that it would take more machining time and more of your time. But it would be worth it. Where else can you find awesome things like this...no where that I know of. I would be extremely interested in seeing a sample and a price on the jeep logo when you get time, which I am sure is not easy with the amount of cupholder lights you are making. I got my cupholder lights yesterday and got them installed and they look great!
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I can speak for everyone else but I certainly understand that it would take more machining time and more of your time. But it would be worth it. Where else can you find awesome things like this...no where that I know of. I would be extremely interested in seeing a sample and a price on the jeep logo when you get time, which I am sure is not easy with the amount of cupholder lights you are making. I got my cupholder lights yesterday and got them installed and they look great!
Haha, well, we'll find out. I've ordered a smaller end mill for my CNC and will do some testing next week. I'm thinking of leaving the logo raised when I cut the clear acrylic, and then the dark gray insert would lay around it. This could be supremely awesome.

EDIT: Got any pics? I'd love to add them to the customer gallery!

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post #325 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 02:14 PM
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Haha, well, we'll find out. I've ordered a smaller end mill for my CNC and will do some testing next week. I'm thinking of leaving the logo raised when I cut the clear acrylic, and then the dark gray insert would lay around it.
Dude I was thinking the same thing, bevel the edges and raise the letters to get a nice little "pool" effect going. Then probably using a syringe or something pour in some plastidip to get a nice even surface, contain the light, and add some traction. You'd get the same outside border that glows and the pretty Jeep lettering!
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Dude I was thinking the same thing, bevel the edges and raise the letters to get a nice little "pool" effect going. Then probably using a syringe or something pour in some plastidip to get a nice even surface, contain the light, and add some traction. You'd get the same outside border that glows and the pretty Jeep lettering!
Love the Plastidip idea. I'll try both a cut insert and the Plastidip as well. I'll go with whichever one looks better and seems the most cost/labor effective. There's no doubt the Plastidip could save some time and materials. Saved time equals cheaper selling price, as long as the quality is still there.

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post #327 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 02:49 PM
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Thanks for the hard work buddy. Just placed my order with ya!

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Thanks for the hard work buddy. Just placed my order with ya!
Got it! Thanks man. I'll get it sent out tomorrow!

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post #329 of 799 Old 05-21-2013, 03:18 PM
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Haha, well, we'll find out. I've ordered a smaller end mill for my CNC and will do some testing next week. I'm thinking of leaving the logo raised when I cut the clear acrylic, and then the dark gray insert would lay around it. This could be supremely awesome.

EDIT: Got any pics? I'd love to add them to the customer gallery!
I dont right now but I can sure get you some! I also have the controller mounted in a cool spot. I put in the plastic cubby right infront of the shifter I used a dremel and cut holes in the ends and bairly requires any wiring extension. I can get pics of that too if you want
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I dont right now but I can sure get you some! I also have the controller mounted in a cool spot. I put in the plastic cubby right infront of the shifter I used a dremel and cut holes in the ends and bairly requires any wiring extension. I can get pics of that too if you want
Yeah, I'd love pics of both the lights and the controller. Thanks!

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