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Old 10-21-2012, 08:48 AM
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I soldered e it all and the shrink wrapped it best way to go and less likely to stay connected imo.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:52 AM
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I soldered e it all and the shrink wrapped it best way to go and less likely to stay connected imo.
im talking the ring terminals you used to connect the wires to the flasher. i will be using heat shrink butt connectors for everything else.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:30 PM
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where can one get said 3 watt leds?
Pretty much all strobes you buy today are 3 watt leds in them. Its par for the course. Now if only we could get cablights with 3 watt leds in them.

I can easily find lots of 1watt leds. Maybe i'll start taking apart some cab lights and soldering in 1 watt leds and see what happens.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:21 PM
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yea i might do that how about these http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-pcs-Cool-...item337ca03448 put like 6 in the midde bar and 2 in the outer cab lights????
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:05 PM
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im talking the ring terminals you used to connect the wires to the flasher. i will be using heat shrink butt connectors for everything else.
oh that was part of the flasher. get this one http://www.strobesnmore.com/product_...products_id=78 shrink wrap and call it a day the ring terminals suck imo
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oh that was part of the flasher. get this one http://www.strobesnmore.com/product_...products_id=78 shrink wrap and call it a day the ring terminals suck imo
and thats the one i just ordered lol.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:06 PM
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lol thats the one i used for a guy on here that i made a setup for
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:59 PM
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If I get a chance I will take off one of my cab lights and see what they look like. They already have LEDs in them so it shouldn't be too hard to do
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Have a video?
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:24 PM
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Have a video?
that is a vid... click on it lol.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:28 PM
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Oh sorry I'm,on my phone.
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Oh sorry I'm,on my phone.
yeah, that could pose a problem.... im going to get a night video tonight hopefully.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:04 PM
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cant really see them but at night im sure you can
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Some great information in this thread. Iíve been wanting these on 1996 Ford F350 for some time now, but no one makes a kit for these OBS trucks.

I drew up what I plan to do with my truck. But this would apply to all trucks. Thereís a lot of lines to follow and it can make you dizzy at first, but if you understand how relays and an LED flasher work, then this will make sense.

Most of what you see here is what durafish explained in his original post, only I made it visual as I think it will be a lot easier to understand this way. I also added a second relay to take advantage of the 2 channel flasher. I think 2 channels will be sufficient. If you want all 5 lights to operate independently, you will need a 5 channel flasher and need 5 relays to do it. And if you watch the youtube videos of the Atomic kits, you can see that most all patterns appear to use a 2 channel flasher anyway.

Whatever LED bulb you use in your cab lights will work with this setup. So if things donít seem bright enough for you, all you have to do is swap out the bulbs.

I havenít done this work yet, but I see no reason why it wouldnít work Ė but Iím not an electrical engineer. If anyone sees any flaws in this diagram please point it out.

I figure $5 for the on/off switch and momentary switch (optional to change patterns), $30 for the flasher, $10 for the relays, $40 for the bulbs (depending on what you get), and another $10 in wiring. So for under $100 and a couple hours work youíll have strobing LED cab lights.
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Yea it should work. That visual should help others too. Thanks for the post!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:02 PM
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here's a couple of videos i took today once i got the cab lights up and running. they are wired as per my diagram above. i am very happy with the way they came out. the camera i was using isn't the best. the lights are actually brighter than they appear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXfx60wk8Xc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy6l7mq5c_A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttDtw8C1sLY
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:22 AM
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Looks good nice work.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:10 PM
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can you explain how this would work on a 2012 chevy silverado 3500 regular cab i want to do it to my new truck i got and it has led cab lights right from chevy. Thanks Jake
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