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Old 01-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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Under Car Lighting MOD complete!



I started a thread about wanting to do this a few days ago but I figured I'd make this the official thread for this mod just in case anyone wants to give it a go. I spent a few hours searching for just the right LED for this and I think it looks sweet. I grabbed a dozen for about $45 plus another $10 or so at radio shack for wire and shrink wrap. I totally stole the idea from my girls 2012 Altima. The LED's I bought were pre-wired, surface mount and they even came with a small square of double sided tape already on them. Here is the link for the LED's:

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I wired them into the footwell lights on both sides of the car so I didn't have to cross or go under the dash. Plus I wanted to split up the load (even though LED's draw small amounts of power)

I spaced them out under the side skirt, stuck them and tied all the wires together. It's very easy to tuck them into the gap between the side skirt and the car so they stay in place and won't hang down. I placed mine on the head of the plastic rivets so I could keep them in line and spaced somewhat evenly.

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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I've used the same LED's for my door handles. They are fantastic!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #5
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lmao his little LEDs are far from that kinda "sweet" underglow xD
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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What color are they?... They look yellow.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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it would have looked better if there was one for each door

the way you have it now almost looks comical
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #10
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Meh.....but if you like em'..im cool with it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:31 PM   #11
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it would have looked better if there was one for each door

the way you have it now almost looks comical
I like this idea. Are they water proof?
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I like the door handle mod better. Requires drilling, but I think it's much more OE looking.
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looks ok. it reminds me of the lights they used on older brabus cars. just yellower
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #14
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I wouldn't do it but if you like it, great job getting it done..
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Just the shitty phone video, they are white led's. They look pretty similar to the altima, not really a "comical" look at all but to each his own I guess.

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I hope it doesn't catch on, it's pretty tacky.
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I'ved used the same LED's under my door handles, here's how they look (sorry for the crappy cellphone pictures.) The light is a lot "smoother" than the picture.



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the door handle one is definitely the way to do this. nice job, eneka. i probably woul'dve found a way to mount the actual leds flush though but nobody will see it i guess.
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the door handle one is definitely the way to do this. nice job, eneka. i probably woul'dve found a way to mount the actual leds flush though but nobody will see it i guess.
I was too lazy and didn't want to cut/drill anything, the led cable was thin enough to slide right under too. If you search around, I recall someone getting the light from an e90 to fit in the handle and looked even cleaner.
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