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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Doc » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:25 pm

The PTC heater will cut off when the coolant temperature is above a certain temperature. It will probably still do a manual output activation but won't use much power.
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Post by C Chis » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:13 pm

Yeah, as Doc says the test output is about 400w


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Post by Papa Bear » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:22 pm

It went to 400w then reduced to somewhere in the 200’s
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Post by C Chis » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:33 pm

So, these arrived today

12v 3mm flat red LED’s with holders and some 1K Ohm resistors

So I thought it would be rude not to do something with them...

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Fitted them into the space below the ash tray, wired them into the footwell/lighting circuit, result Image

The camera makes them appear brighter than they are, they’re about the same brightness as the LED’s in the W8 interior light.

And in case you’re interested here’s how..

Removed the ash tray and then the holder, only 1 screw.

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Marked up the back of the holder on both sides...

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Drilled pilot holes then 6mm holes for the LED bezels, image is blurry, apologies!

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Wired the LED’s in series along with the 1K Ohm resistor (additional heat shrink for mechanical protection) to ensure they weren’t too bright

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Wrapped the new wiring loom in felt loom tape, you can see the LED’s in their bezels, quite small and discrete, invisible when installed.

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Fed the wires down to the passenger side footwell light, refitted the holder and soldered in the new wires and re-wrapped the loom..

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Job done!

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Door handle recesses next!


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Post by C Chis » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:45 pm

Papa Bear wrote:It went to 400w then reduced to somewhere in the 200’s
Awesome! I had a coding error in the beginning, disappeared after I upgraded my CECM (older version of the BCM)

It still worked fine though!


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Post by Papa Bear » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:59 pm

Not planning on upgrading my cecm but who knows what will happen in the future. :D
Nice led’s, I was just looking atblue LED’s, got some naff switches from the scrap yard and going to play around with chang8ng them to blue
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Post by C Chis » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:02 pm

Joined Team Heko this afternoon!

Ordered on Saturday, arrived at noon today, fitted in under 5 minutes, loving them!

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Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:22 pm

I’m not or adding them to the list because they are already on it!
Erm, I think they are, they should be as they are in my eBay watch list. Senior moment, need to go check.
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Post by C Chis » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:26 pm

[mention]Papa Bear [/mention] Nope, they’re not on your list, welcome to the mod+1 club


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Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:27 pm

Are now along with cc done and aero mirrors possibly.
Mrs is crying now and taking away my bank card :(
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Post by C Chis » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:04 pm

Ha, my better half commented on how good a van looked with skirts, front and rear modded bumpers and splitters, it was a Ford though!

I have taken this as the green light to bash on and get my side skirts and bumpers modded too result!!!


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Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:21 pm

Sounds like she gave you permission, 100%
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Post by C Chis » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:53 pm

Yip


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Post by C Chis » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:19 pm

Decided to play about with the 3mm flat LED’s this evening to get a more diffused light instead of the “sharp” focus.

A few minutes with the wet ‘n dry to sand the surface and take the sharpness off the top edge I think I’ve achieved the look I’m after.

Tomorrow’s task, weather permitting will to fit them into the van Image

Left one is as is, right one now has no sharp outline and a more even light distribution.

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This should give a really good diffused, subtle light effect when installed, especially in small spaces Image

Pictures to follow after install.


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Papa Bear » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:23 pm

Nice touch 👍
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