How To: Extra alarm lights

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How To: Extra alarm lights

Postby slickroger » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:27 pm

I added some extra alarm lights a while back just never posted it.

this was simple more LED's and Resistors.

I have an aftermarket alarm system so to make this happen I used the supply power for the interior blinking light off of the alarm and ran them to my corner lights. I thought this would be good for the simple fact that I wont have a light inside flashing and showing all my s***, but on the outside simply showing i have an alarm.

If you dont have an aftermarket alarm you can extend the wire from that security light by the steering wheel

Made a hole at the top of the corner light housing and inserted metal 5mm LED bezel



Led



Led with added resistor inserted in bezel



No Flash

Flash

This light only flashes when alarm is armed


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Postby naladude911 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:00 pm

so does this mean you corner lights blink when the car is off? How bright is it

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Re: How To: Extra alarm lights (slickroger)

Postby Densetsu » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:28 pm

How legal is it to have a blue light in your turn signal housing? I mean, the LED is probably pretty dim, and in theory shouldn't go on when you're driving (unless you arm your alarm, of course). Might want to check with local state/provincial laws, though.

Also, this probably wouldn't work well on the stock alarm system, since the light seems to flash every 30 seconds when I'm driving. Unless there's a way to disable that that I'm not aware of.

Though in general, it's a cool idea. I never liked how most lights seemed to light up the entire cabin. Only a well-placed light behind the rear-view mirror seemed to not have this effect.

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Re: How To: Extra alarm lights (Densetsu)

Postby Pwnin O'Brien » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:03 am

Densetsu wrote:Also, this probably wouldn't work well on the stock alarm system, since the light seems to flash every 30 seconds when I'm driving. Unless there's a way to disable that that I'm not aware of.
The alarm light definitely shouldn't flash if you have the car on. That light is supposed to turn completely off with the ignition at the ON position.

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Re: How To: Extra alarm lights (Pwnin O'Brien)

Postby slickroger » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:06 pm

the light only blinks when the alarm is armed which means my car is off when there on.

I am using it on an aftermarket system and I doubt there is any law against a light that is only on when the car is off.

The brightness depends on the light your using and at night in my housing its pretty bright even though its tinted



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