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turbokev
Senior Modder



Fremont
New Hampshire
USA

1283 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  06:38:20  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Since I'm going to do things a little differently on this Mustang I thought I'd start a fresh thread.

18V Mustang v1.0 is doing fine but I learned a few things along the build and have decided to
try a couple different things on this pink version.

First, I'll be using Oznium LED lighting up front as well as thier lighted switches.
I'll be lighting the headlights with white, and the driving lights with yellow.
Taillights will remain the strip LED option from Autozone..I like those.

Also plan to place the charging lugs differently to be on the safe side and I'm
going to do something a little 'out of the box' with the batteries.


The client I'm building this for asked for the older style Mustang like the red one I built him
but this one is for his daughter so he asked for pink with silver stripes.

I was fortunate to find a Barbie store display untouched since 07 up on a rack
at a Walmart about 20 miles from me so I was able to buy it 'as is' with no
box or warranty for $200 with the battery and charger.

Here's how it looked the day I got it home:





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Next post - Front lighting.





Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  06:58:39  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
OK, here's the work on the front lighting..

This style Mustang is VERY easy to add lighting to.. 2 phillips head screws hold in
the black grill and driving lights. The reflectors are seperate parts and the clear
lens pops right off of them making it easy to drill them for the LED install.
The headlights are just as easy with 1 phillips head screw holding each assembly in place.

Here are a few pictures of the bezels drilled out and the Oznium lights
installed in place. They are a snug fit but I also use hot glue from the rear to
make sure they will stay in place once the car is in use and subject to all kinds of vibration.






Note the lighted switches I got from Ozniums website.. This version lights up PINK when on
(lights themselves are not connected, just showing the pink lighted switch)



Here's the front assembly back together with the new lights in place.




Now, the switches.. These round lighted versions require a 3/4" hole with a small
notch to orient them and they fit really nicely in the center vents on the Mustang.





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Next post - Rear Lighting.


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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Dylan13
Senior Modder

Oakmont
Pa



1113 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  07:08:15  Show Profile
Those Ozniums do fit nice and are super easy to install 1 per light is plenty from what I've seen in my garage so far. I just put 4 in my Grande, they also fit nice in the grille and taillamps, no drilling needed since the holes are already there - just some hot glue like you did and you're ready to roll at night


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jfoust
Senior Modder

Atlanta
GA
USA



2419 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  09:43:55  Show Profile  Visit jfoust's Homepage
Man, I'm gonna have to order some of those Ozniums! I keep saying I'm going to get some, and then every time I do, I realize I have a pile of bare LEDs, resistors, etc, and I don't

Current Fleet:
Super6 Vette, Grave Digger w/ 19T's, Gaucho Grande, Dora Lil Quad, Eliminator w/ 21T's, 12v Harley, Safety 1st C5R

Scrap Pile (email for parts):
High Torque Gaucho, Red PW Jeep

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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  10:34:10  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
They are great because they are surprisingly bright and pre configured for 12V use.

Super easy to plug and play on a standard 12V system and easy enough to add to 18V using a 12V tap.

For new folks who may not know of Ozniums.. Here's the link to the 4 chip super bright pre-wired lights:

http://www.oznium.com/prewired-superflux

and here's the link to the main site..

http://www.oznium.com/

Great products and great customer service.. They carry a bunch of stuff useful to us~





Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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upgrayedd
New Member

omaha
ne
USA



14 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  17:18:42  Show Profile
looks good, can't wait to see the fog lights lit up. That's gonna be some bright stuff. I think I might have to part with the lambo to get a mustang. If the old lady is cool with it of course...
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  19:42:48  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Rear lighting..

Here's the panel removed from the car:




I had 2 small strips of flexible red LED lighting and here's how they were installed..

Trimmed out the protective covering over the + and - solder points:




Then soldered some wires on to each strip:




Then stuck them in to the rear panel under the red lenses:
(another reason the pre 2010 Mustangs are better..real lenses)



Next they just have to be run to the switch in the dash and the 12V tap.


Also wired up a quick test battery to show the front lighting:




The flash kinda glares in the reflectors.. here's another shot without the flash:




.
Next up is the toggle switch mounting and wiring..


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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Podiesdad
Expert Modder

Palmyra
Wi.
USA



714 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  20:06:43  Show Profile
Looking great as usual Kev.

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dn37110
New Member

McMinnville
Tennessee
USA

24 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2010 :  20:28:57  Show Profile
i wonder if the taillight panel will interchange with the 2010.
did you get to see the pics i posted on the thread i started called 2010 mustang. its my first upgrades to any power wheels at all an think they turned out pretty good
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2010 :  13:15:07  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
I did.. and I like the front lights and stripes..

I havn't had a 2010 version yet so I don't know about interchangability..

I do know that when you put a 2010 hood on 2008 body, it's a little off (like 1/2 inch)
You can still use it, but I imagine it would line up better if the front
bumper was replaced as well~


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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dn37110
New Member

McMinnville
Tennessee
USA

24 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2010 :  21:04:27  Show Profile
k i may try it if i can find somebody with one to see if i can borrow it lol
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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2010 :  22:50:19  Show Profile
Podiesdad stole my words! LOL

Great info on the Oznium switches too. I just found that they also carry the 3M 'self-tapping' fuse holders that look pretty nice. But they don't list the wire gauge range .
Looks like you can run these Mustangs through like they're on an assembly line now! Great work. Have you tested the battery yet? Just curious about shelf-life.



BTW: Got the Harley seat. Thanks again!



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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2010 :  13:18:08  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Battery is great.. using it in one of the other Mustangs and its lasting forever..


Here's last nights update..

Spent some time mentally laying out what I'm going to do with the batteries this time.

The only real work I got done was cutting the connector, drilling an access hole to the
engine compartment and cutting the battery meter so it can be joined to a 12V tap where it will still function.


Here's the battery meter positive wire cut and taped off near the pedal.




..and here is the battery connector cut off.. the white side will be fused and go to
the 18V positive output of the batteries in series.. The black wire will go to
the negative side of that 18 volt series.. and the battery meter plug is there too for some reason
(it was late, who knows what I was thinking LOL)




.
More tonight..

Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2010 :  04:55:45  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Made the harness that will go from the toggles to the charging lugs.

You can see the pos charging lug in this picture, the neg is on the other
side of the car in the same location so they are well separated.




Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2010 :  20:45:39  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Batteries..

The toggles are mounted so it is time to start wiring the 18 different connections that go to them

While I like the 'three batteries taped together in a brick' method for our Gauchos, and it worked well
in the last 18V Mustang I did, I wanted to try and get the batteries mounted up front in the car this time.

With the nose removed, there is a little 'shelf' that can support one battery that is wire tied in place.
I used a little laminate floor underpadding for cushion and quietness and the ties are very tight.
This battery isn't going anywhere.. then I ran the wires up through the existing holes in the stock battery compartment.






Then I mounted the remaining 2 batteries in the stock location.. I know what you are thinking..
"they don't fit there".. Well, with a little dremel slice on either side of the compartment
it allows for some plastic movement and the batteries drop (very snugly) down in to place.




..and here you can see the cuts I made to get them in place~




That's it for tonight.. I'll wire them to the toggles tomorrow afternoon~




Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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sdubb
Senior Modder






1661 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2010 :  22:14:08  Show Profile
Glad to see the charging post a good distance from each other

"Time to take a ride on the information superhighway."
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jfoust
Senior Modder

Atlanta
GA
USA



2419 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2010 :  19:12:01  Show Profile  Visit jfoust's Homepage
That's looking great Kev! I hope you know I'm stealing your lighting setup basically piece for piece in the Barbie 'Stang I just picked up!!!

Current Fleet:
Super6 Vette, Grave Digger w/ 19T's, Gaucho Grande, Dora Lil Quad, Eliminator w/ 21T's, 12v Harley, Safety 1st C5R

Scrap Pile (email for parts):
High Torque Gaucho, Red PW Jeep
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2010 :  18:35:19  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
That's one of the great things about this forum.. taking ideas from one another
and making them work on our own projects.. I've taken several to incorporate in to this Mustang


ok, an update..

Wired all 3 batteries to the toggles and got the charging lugs installed and wired as well~




Then I had to add the silver stripes.. taped up the hood, shot some silver and added black pinstripes~






Did the trunk too.. Final results here~






The taillights, rear panel and trunk are all back in place now.. wires for the rear
lights are run up to the front and I'll be wiring up the toggles for 18V and the 12V tap tonight~


.

Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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jfoust
Senior Modder

Atlanta
GA
USA



2419 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2010 :  18:46:41  Show Profile  Visit jfoust's Homepage
The stripes look great Kev! Someone's little girl is gonna love that one.

Current Fleet:
Super6 Vette, Grave Digger w/ 19T's, Gaucho Grande, Dora Lil Quad, Eliminator w/ 21T's, 12v Harley, Safety 1st C5R

Scrap Pile (email for parts):
High Torque Gaucho, Red PW Jeep
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2010 :  21:00:03  Show Profile
WOW, nice work on those stripes!!!

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2010 :  22:49:20  Show Profile
AWESOME Kev!



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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2010 :  05:12:54  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Thanks

I ran the rear lighting wires last night and got the rear end of the car back together.







Getting close.. Need to wire all the lights to the dash switches and 12V taps..
Then I can button it back up and send it off to PA


.

Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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jfoust
Senior Modder

Atlanta
GA
USA



2419 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2010 :  05:19:55  Show Profile  Visit jfoust's Homepage
Btw, what am I doing wrong with this wire twisting stuff? I tried it on the Gaucho the other day, and I got it nice and tight, but then it unraveled and left a somewhat twisted wire that looked nothing like yours... I twisted it up, and then wrapped the end w/ some electrical tape thinking that would do it, but it didn't. Do you tape every couple of feet or something?

Current Fleet:
Super6 Vette, Grave Digger w/ 19T's, Gaucho Grande, Dora Lil Quad, Eliminator w/ 21T's, 12v Harley, Safety 1st C5R

Scrap Pile (email for parts):
High Torque Gaucho, Red PW Jeep
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2010 :  05:50:25  Show Profile
Pa? maybe I can intercept it! Looking great.

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2010 :  06:11:59  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by jfoust

Btw, what am I doing wrong with this wire twisting stuff?


It can depend on the type of wire.. I have some silicone wrapped wire I use for slot car
leads and it always returns to straight no matter how much you twist it.. Other wire, like
standard stranded 10, 12, 14 etc twists pretty easily using an electric drill..
Take the bit out, insert your 2 or 3 or 4 wires and tighten the chuck on them.. then secure
the other end and pull the trigger.. Let it get nice and tight, tighter than you actually want it,
then when you release tension it will relax a bit but wont unravel.


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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jfoust
Senior Modder

Atlanta
GA
USA



2419 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2010 :  06:27:23  Show Profile  Visit jfoust's Homepage
Ah, I was using the wiring that came from my Harbor Freight LEDs... It's really small, maybe 20ga or so, and kind of slick, so maybe it's my wire that's at fault because I was doing it just as you say. I'll have to try again.

Current Fleet:
Super6 Vette, Grave Digger w/ 19T's, Gaucho Grande, Dora Lil Quad, Eliminator w/ 21T's, 12v Harley, Safety 1st C5R

Scrap Pile (email for parts):
High Torque Gaucho, Red PW Jeep
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2010 :  16:33:45  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Arrrgghhh... Lesson Learned. Don't assume new parts work.


I just spent an hour trying to figure out what I was doing wrong..
After hooking up the battery meter to the 12V tap, it wouldn't read anything.
I assumed I had something wrong in the wiring and was checking / rechecking every single connection,
untaping butt connectors, the whole bit~

Then I plugged in a spare battery meter and it worked perfectly..

The 'new' battery meter in the dash of the Mustang is no good~

Oh well, at least I have a new spare and work can continue


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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Artax
Journeyman Modder

Davenport
IA
USA



459 Posts

Posted - 05/07/2010 :  17:58:12  Show Profile
Love the stripes on this one. I am really jealous of all your mustang projects. I need to find me one, they seem like a great platform for some nice mods. Nice work!



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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2010 :  13:35:41  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Thanks again folks~ I love working on these Mustangs


This car is done~ Will be shipped in the next couple days to PA where
hopefully it will make some little girl a happy camper~


Here's the final pictures of assembly and the completed car:

Dash wiring:




Here's the view up under the car in the front:




Here's the finished car.. note the pink lighted switches on the dash



(hard to get the lights to look good in the daytime.. here's another shot without flash)












When I got everything buttoned up I was thinking about how to keep the exposed
batteries better protected.. so I came up with this using a thin sheet of hardwood
painted black and a sticker I made from a 2011 Mustang photo courtesy of Google~


BEFORE:



AFTER:



Nothing amazing, but it looks pretty cool~

Well that's it.. this car runs perfectly on 18 volts, the charging lugs charge
each 6V battery individually at the same time and the lighting all runs off a 12V tap.

I like this setup a little better than the V1.0 I did.. If nothing else it
has much better weight distribution and the wiring was easier on this car as well
thanks to the 12V Oznium lighting and the batteries being up front.

Thanks again for all the kind words along the way..

Hoping to get to my Hurricane now

Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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sleepy23
Journeyman Modder

Maryville
TN

495 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2010 :  13:59:17  Show Profile
Looks good. I wish I could get to put complete by a project.

Mustang GTR: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16343
F-150 Super Snake: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16824
F150 Raptor: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18071
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sleepy23
Journeyman Modder

Maryville
TN

495 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2010 :  14:00:36  Show Profile
Looks good. I wish I could get to put complete by a project.

Mustang GTR: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16343
F-150 Super Snake: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16824
F150 Raptor: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18071
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2010 :  13:21:27  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Here's the little walkaround video I made to send to the person that bought the car..

(he already has an 18V Mustang I made him.. this is his second one)




.

Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2010 :  16:12:08  Show Profile
Another beautiful job Kev!

I can't get over what a difference those stripes make!



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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2010 :  21:04:27  Show Profile
Love it.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
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Artax
Journeyman Modder

Davenport
IA
USA



459 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2010 :  08:59:27  Show Profile
Looks great Kev. Love the stripes, they really make the car stand out. I think I would have a hard time letting some of these go, you do a great job and them.

Next time you need to try the relay charge setup designed by 12vwiz. 2 relays, key switch and a 4-pin charge port is all you need. Tested it last night and it works great so far.



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Sulley007
New Member

Atlanta


5 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2010 :  09:19:43  Show Profile
Great job! I have a dumb question. I've purchased these LED's for my son's mustang. I picked up the same front lights the clear and yellow for the fogs.

My question is do I just wire the red leads off the lights all together and then the black leads all together and send to my 12v source?

I've read other threads and read about resistors and other things but these lights seemed ready to go.

I also picked up the same switches and was going to wire them into this as well.

Thanks
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jfoust
Senior Modder

Atlanta
GA
USA



2419 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2010 :  09:46:29  Show Profile  Visit jfoust's Homepage
Oznium sells two different superflux LEDs. One is "pre wired" with a resistor inline and the other is not.

If you picked up the pre-wired ones, just combine all of the reds into one wire and combine the black wires into one then run one line for each to your 12v power. Hope that makes sense. It sounds like you know what to do!

Current Fleet:
Super6 Vette, Grave Digger w/ 19T's, Gaucho Grande, Dora Lil Quad, Eliminator w/ 21T's, 12v Harley, Safety 1st C5R

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jfoust
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Atlanta
GA
USA



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Posted - 05/23/2010 :  09:48:28  Show Profile  Visit jfoust's Homepage
BTW Kev, did you put those LEDs in the gauge clusters or is that stock? I think we have the same car, but I don't think mine has those!

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turbokev
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Fremont
New Hampshire
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Posted - 05/23/2010 :  17:39:34  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
As far as I know, all Mustangs have that cluster..

There is a little wiring harness between the radio and the cluster that needs to be plugged in for it to work.. and sometimes the 'key' needs to be adjusted so it pushes the button in the cluster that activates the sounds and lights in the dash. You have to remove the cluster from the dash to adjust that though. This pink car didn't work for beans till I took it apart and adjusted the screw on the back side of the key so it made better contact.

You can test by pushing the volume knob in on the radio.. If the horn beeps and the dash lights flash then the wiring harness is plugged in and working.. Then push the key in towards the dash.. thats what activates the start up sequence, shifting, burnout, etc.. there's 5 or so different sound and light sequences.


As for as the LEDs are concerned, I got the pre wired, ready to go versions from oznium.. they are awesome.. Just hook the reds together and the grounds together and run one of those through your switch. They work great~ I just did up and Escalade with lights using the same stuff.





Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 05/23/2010 17:41:42
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