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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:58 pm 
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don't see that one ..... so didn't bother :mrgreen:


Admit it - you forgot :lol: It was the first one I changed - drove me mad every time I pushed the unlock button and saw that yellow glow, it had to go!




haha ....

1st ones i see are the NF/NL interior light & the three above the rear doors/tailgate :mrgreen: . . . then the rear of the console. actually quite bright 8-)





and no i didn't forget. the rest do what i require & that ones hard to see most of the time..........



Sounds like you're approaching the car from the wrong end, most of us gain ingress through the driver's door :lol:

Console and floor lights are still on my list, but I either need to wait till lockdown is over and go get some parts, or take them out of the EB. I was going to take them from the EF, but then I realised I never installed any in that one :?



1st door i open in the morning is the back drivers .. . . ... chuckin me work bag, then grab drivers :roll:

hahahahaha on the EF :mrgreen:

think me next mod 'might' be fitting some small driving lights at the rear next to the tank :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:05 pm 
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think me next mod 'might' be fitting some small driving lights at the rear next to the tank :wink:


As auxiliary reversing lights, or to blind tail-gaters?
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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:07 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
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think me next mod 'might' be fitting some small driving lights at the rear next to the tank :wink:


As auxiliary reversing lights, or to blind tail-gaters?



lol ....... hmmmm ... maybe both :lol: nah just Aux reverse lights. mounted behind the lpg tank so only showing the ground & hopefully unseen otherwise.


bracket to mount lights with one shown, currently thinking of using two lights. bracket needs to be 'shaped' to suit [match tank] and mounted to the two rear tank cover mounts.

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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:28 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
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think me next mod 'might' be fitting some small driving lights at the rear next to the tank :wink:


As auxiliary reversing lights, or to blind tail-gaters?



lol ....... hmmmm ... maybe both :lol: nah just Aux reverse lights. mounted behind the lpg tank so only showing the ground & hopefully unseen otherwise.


bracket to mount lights with one shown, currently thinking of using two lights. bracket needs to be 'shaped' to suit [match tank] and mounted to the two rear tank cover mounts.

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They look the same as my lights...

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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:43 pm 
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possibly the same? altho mine will be under the car.


i do need to change the icc & clock lights as .... not the same as cluster

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steady pic of cluster

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shifter had led fitted

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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:01 am 
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possibly the same? altho mine will be under the car.


i do need to change the icc & clock lights as .... not the same as cluster

icc

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clock

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steady pic of cluster

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shifter had led fitted

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OMG :lol: that would do my head in... How good are you at SMD soldering?
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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:44 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
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possibly the same? altho mine will be under the car.


i do need to change the icc & clock lights as .... not the same as cluster

clock

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OMG :lol: that would do my head in... How good are you at SMD soldering?


nup never done one........... yet! will have to chase it up.


ground clearance at rear. lpg tank cover mounting bolts is where i was thinking of mounting 'light' bracket. should be [?] enough ground clearance for the lights under there :?: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:49 pm 
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nup never done one........... yet! will have to chase it up.


It's a pain in the backside with how tiny the LEDs are. Would be easier if you have the right tools, but I only have through-hole soldering equipment.


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ground clearance at rear. lpg tank cover mounting bolts is where i was thinking of mounting 'light' bracket. should be [?] enough ground clearance for the lights under there :?:


Depends if you tow huge amounts of weight or speed up for speed humps or take it off-roading. If not then there's heaps of room, the wagons sit plenty high at the rear.
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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:18 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
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nup never done one........... yet! will have to chase it up.


It's a pain in the backside with how tiny the LEDs are. Would be easier if you have the right tools, but I only have through-hole soldering equipment.


yeah i'm the same .... one small soldering iron & one large[ish] for the bigger wiring.


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ground clearance at rear. lpg tank cover mounting bolts is where i was thinking of mounting 'light' bracket. should be [?] enough ground clearance for the lights under there :?:


Depends if you tow huge amounts of weight or speed up for speed humps or take it off-roading. If not then there's heaps of room, the wagons sit plenty high at the rear.



for now it will have the smaller 65Ltr lpg tank & now and again towing a car trailer. has some used 1 tonner springs fitted. mine was originally a bit lower. don't speed up for the speed bumps around here . . . . . . don't slow down either :roll: & lights 'will hopefully' fit roughly above the bracket sorta where the tank is sitting [white piece]. not going to be doing any 'serious off roading' :roll: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 am 
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yeah i'm the same .... one small soldering iron & one large[ish] for the bigger wiring.


I have more than that - temperature controlled soldering stations and such, but it's still a pain doing SMD... Wondering if I should attempt it with the clock though, I do have some spare SMD LEDs on the bench


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for now it will have the smaller 65Ltr lpg tank & now and again towing a car trailer. has some used 1 tonner springs fitted. mine was originally a bit lower. don't speed up for the speed bumps around here . . . . . . don't slow down either :roll: & lights 'will hopefully' fit roughly above the bracket sorta where the tank is sitting [white piece]. not going to be doing any 'serious off roading' :roll: :lol:


No problems then, should be heaps of room for some stealth lighting :mrgreen:
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Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:05 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
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yeah i'm the same .... one small soldering iron & one large[ish] for the bigger wiring.


I have more than that - temperature controlled soldering stations and such, but it's still a pain doing SMD... Wondering if I should attempt it with the clock though, I do have some spare SMD LEDs on the bench


:cry: ..... jealous :roll: :lol:


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for now it will have the smaller 65Ltr lpg tank & now and again towing a car trailer. has some used 1 tonner springs fitted. mine was originally a bit lower. don't speed up for the speed bumps around here . . . . . . don't slow down either :roll: & lights 'will hopefully' fit roughly above the bracket sorta where the tank is sitting [white piece]. not going to be doing any 'serious off roading' :roll: :lol:


No problems then, should be heaps of room for some stealth lighting :mrgreen:



yeah .... driving around tonight i found out i gotta bring my headlights aim up! ..... seeing as i raised the rear the front is now low :roll: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:10 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
:cry: ..... jealous :roll: :lol:


:lol: It is pretty amazing having the clock match the cluster - it's so pretty :mrgreen:

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yeah .... driving around tonight i found out i gotta bring my headlights aim up! ..... seeing as i raised the rear the front is now low :roll: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Well done - is there enough adjustment in the factory adjustors?
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Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:14 pm 
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:cry: ..... jealous :roll: :lol:


:lol: It is pretty amazing having the clock match the cluster - it's so pretty :mrgreen:


your enjoying rubbing it in :? :P :mrgreen:


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yeah .... driving around tonight i found out i gotta bring my headlights aim up! ..... seeing as i raised the rear the front is now low :roll: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Well done - is there enough adjustment in the factory adjustors?



don't know? ..... might just buy some 20mm lifted front springs/shockers............ :roll:
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Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:20 pm 
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your enjoying rubbing it in :? :P :mrgreen:


Of course - I'm usually well behind you on all the mods, finally did one first - don't even know anyone at all that's beaten me to that yet ;)


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don't know? ..... might just buy some 20mm lifted front springs/shockers............ :roll:


:lol: yeah that's one way to fix it
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 Post subject: Re: Clock and Headunit added
Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:29 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
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your enjoying rubbing it in :? :P :mrgreen:


Of course - I'm usually well behind you on all the mods, finally did one first - don't even know anyone at all that's beaten me to that yet ;)


welllll it took me a year to get the car on the road................ i drove it home from the other side of melbourne too :roll:


5h4dy wrote:
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don't know? ..... might just buy some 20mm lifted front springs/shockers............ :roll:


:lol: yeah that's one way to fix it



:lol: :mrgreen:
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