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Old 01-31-2012, 06:37 PM
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Dear All,

I was a very long time not active here - guess 18 months – but very busy and my Blazer runs always fine. So since two months I work self-employed again and while pushing business forward I had a good offset in my free time completing my always wanted Warning-Strobe-Build on my good old Blazer which has brought me every day 60 miles to the office and back home.

As I got so much helpful information from you that is my way to say “Thanks a lot!” by sharing the results of my research I got during that lighting issue. Maybe somebody is interested in doing something similar – here are my solutions and sources:

To see what that thread is about - that is the final look of my Blazer with warning strobe now at day



and at night (just click it to get a large video)


First of all I got clear head- & signal lights (e.g. car parts, auto parts items in Racer Innovation store on eBay! ) and four additional 24W LED Lights (e.g. Ningbo Lite-way car accessories co.,ltd ) which I coloured with tint films (e.g. Carbon Fiber Sheet, Brake Gas Foot Rest Pedal Set items in Bullet Autosports store on eBay! ) to change the color of the LED lights for front and rear side (rear ones are red and front ones are neon-yellow – which I will change to glossy yellow by next week).

The lights appear a bit sadistic with their rivet-look - but that’s just how it is when they are switched on.

To fit the front lights I used some custom fittings as shown below plus some steel clamps from the next building materials shop:


The delivery of the 24W LED lights was a bit incomplete and the adjusting screws where missing. So I bought some 10cm long screws in the next shop and did these little pipe segments on the right to fix the lights in their final position. On the other hand the 24W LEDs came with a lot of additional wires, fuses, relays, power plugs and sockets – so I didn’t had to buy any of these things somewhere else.
Anyway, the rear lights are also fitted with steel clamps and a 12cm long, 3cm wide and 5mm high u-profile as shown here:


The stock fog lights of the Blazer beside the turn signal lights are normally blind in the version I drive. To bring them to life I used a 1 ¼” PVC pipe and some epoxy to make my own sockets for the additional 5W Cree LED Lights (e.g. items in steve D Light store on eBay! ). I did no photo before I assembled everything. Just want to mention that It’s a good idea to have the grille on the workbench to adjust the position of the self-made sockets behind the turn signal lights and drill the openings in the right position…

To switch everything and make the effects I orderd a Strobe Module and a 4 Channel Switch (e.g. 12V 110V - Power Switches - All shapes, Sizes and Colors! ) and connected them as shown here:

This circuit allows for selective switching of all 3 types of additional lights and effects. The only thing not working with the 24W LEDs is the fade function. But for the 5W Cree LEDs fading works fine. If the "wig-wag" police-like effect doesn’t clean up the way I can push the 1st channel button which bridges the two channels of the strobe module. – That just turns everything into a cosy minimal electro party…


All the electric modules, fuses and relays fit into a small black box behind the board computer. Mine here is 10cm x 10cm x 9cm and I got it in a local shop. Also to save space I cut off all positive output wires from the strobe module and all negative output wires from the switch, because they have no special function and are bridged anyway inside the modules with the main positive and main negative wires.


Instead of constructing rubbish for one season only (like the yellow cable connection) I used soldering joints (like the black cable, e.g. Elek-Tron | 50 Lötverbinder freie Auswahl | online kaufen ) for all the wiring to make it small, durable and water proof. I used probably 30 red, 15 blue and 5 yellow ones for the job.


Watch the two remotes nailed on that bloody dashboard! – Nice cable guide for my cassette adapter from the radio to the mp3 player.


To pimp my headlights a bit further I used 9012 and 9011 bulbs (e.g. HIR Headlights 9011 9012 bulbs ) and stealth/chrome signal and marker light bulbs (e.g. LED Beleuchtung- Chrom Birnen, Sticker Aufkleber items in led-Mafia store on eBay! )

So love it or not. – I’m happy!
 
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:01 PM
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Very cool, very illegal where im from. I like them.
 
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Have to say...very cool. Good write up too.
only problem though...if i did this i would see another set behind me with a not so happy driver.
Still very cool.
 
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Originally Posted by ohsofly View Post
Very cool, very illegal where im from. I like them.
heh... they aint illegal till they are used. And/or you're caught.

Check his locale.. Somehow I dont think hirni means to use them to clear out the approaches to the Autobahn.
But from what I hear Dubai is a lot like the current Vegas set in the old wild west. I'd still be very careful of pissing someone off.
 
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Looks pretty good!
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:08 AM
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I was going to do this to my blazer

I was gonna hide 4 of them in my grill

and in the back i was putting 6 on top of my rear hatch behind the glass

I was going with amber and white since when my dad Tows our big machinery he needs an escort

but thats why his pickup has strobes on top for =P

maybe in the future ill do my blazer
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:10 AM
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Cool - Thanks for all your great feedback. I appreciate.
The primary idea was to fix fog lights, because in the next months climate we have real foggy streets every morning. - But the idea with the strobe module even came before that, because I have seen some other people driving with them and even use them on the highway. A good friend told me that the fine would be about USD 1000 if I would use them on public roads. Also my car could get confiscated for a month.
Anyway the lights themselves seem to be impressive enough to free up the front. The strobe is a bit overarmed and just for very special moments...
Also guess that nobody would blame me here if I would use them in real strange cases as if I do a first aid beside the highway or drive somebody in a life-threatening condition to the next hospital. - So just to be well equipped...
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:20 AM
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Yeah XGiovanniX12! - That's truly the best rational: It's a construction site supervision car.
 
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yup my dad owns an construction business and we move our heavy equipment a lot

so there considered wide loads and they need to have an escort with the truck and trailer

but yea i mostly drive my dads pickup while doing the escort it would be nice to use my truck tho =P
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:42 AM
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Or just if you visit your dad on site you should have an amber warning light fixed for safety reasons. Don't know how it is in NY but here it's mandatory.
 

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