cliffyourledshop Posted March 2, 2009 Share Posted March 2, 2009 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/S14Swap240sx/cliffs%20leds/IMG_4099.jpg We decided to demo our new FlexiStrip Led’s on a 2006 Subaru Impreza. Our goal was to mimic the Audi style headlights, with out extensive modifications. In other words we did not want to make any modification that would not be easily removable. So these are the steps we took. Step 1: We began with the 48cm LED FlexiStrip, and laid it over the headlight to see where we would need to cut the LED FlexiStrip, to best fit the headlights. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/S14Swap240sx/cliffs%20leds/IMG_1496.jpg When cutting the LED FlexiStrip it is important to remember that you have to cut the LED’s in groups of 3, but watch out for the power wires, pictures below, you can NOT cut them. So we would recommend exercising caution when cutting the LED FlexiStrip http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/S14Swap240sx/cliffs%20leds/IMG_4115.jpg Also note, after cutting the LED FlexiStrip hot glue needs to be applied to the cut to prevent water from damaging the internal wiring of the LED FlexiStrip. Other sealants such as silicone can be used. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/S14Swap240sx/cliffs%20leds/IMG_4122.jpg Step 2: Now that we have the LED FlexiStrip cut to the size we wanted, it is necessary in our case to apply double-sided tape to keep the LED FlexiStrip in place. Depending on the application, we would also recommend using ZipTies as a form of mounting the LED FlexiStrip. Make sure you test fit the LED FlexiStrip before taping anything down! We adjusted the LED FlexiStrip with the hood closed, to make sure the install looked as clean and unnoticeable as possible. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/S14Swap240sx/cliffs%20leds/IMG_1502.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/S14Swap240sx/cliffs%20leds/IMG_1505.jpg Step 3: In our application, we decided to replace the parking light bulbs with these new LED FlexiStrips. It is possible to retain both the LED FlexiStrip, and OEM Parking Light Bulbs but we decided not to. As far as powering the LED FlexiStrip, all that is needed is a 12v Source. So the power wires where spliced directly into the Parking Light Harness. Note: Make sure you double-check the polarity so you don’t have to redo the splice! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/S14Swap240sx/06%20STI/IMG_1443.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/S14Swap240sx/06%20STI/IMG_1446.jpg Step 4: Make sure electrical tape is used to cover any wires you may have spliced, and everything is tucked away neatly! Take some pictures and show us what creative places you have used your YourLEDShop LED FlexiStrip!! Thanks to s14swap240sx for doing this writeup for us! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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