For install it was pretty easy, I did remove one of the weather strips but realized after some light testing that it wasn't necessary for my set up. If your trying to have an audi look this isnt for you and you would have to remove the weather stripping and place the leds there in order to get that look. There's another thread sayn audi leds, and display every bulb, not the look i wanted. So first all you have to do is save up a lot of money, $25 to be exact lol for Alpena FLEXLED-24 inch, comes from either auto zone or advanced auto parts. They have three colors, blue, red and white, i bought the white ones. Then i purchased some 3M clear, plastic adhesive for about 6 bucks in the section where you can buy epoxy products.
Then you have to drive home and park your car, open the hood and clean the area where you would like the led's. I used a liquid i had left over from painting my grille, its called wax and grease remover, dupli color has the same thing. You may not need that but i choose to make sure it would adhere GOOD. Before i glued the led strip i ran the wires along with the wires for the parking lights since i was tapping into them. Then i applied some glue to the beginning portion of the led closist to the grille then applied pressure, once that dried, which was only about 3 minutes i glued the rest of it on. I wouldnt try to glue the whole thing at once because even though they are flexible it doesnt form to the headlights perfectly.
Once that dried i started surgery on the wires with my handy razor blade/box cutter. Make sure you dont cut to deep, if you feel a difference when ur cutting that means you reached your wires. I cut in a V type pattern to make sure i didnt cut into my wires. If you have a good wire stripper you can use that to make a gap of wire to splice into. Tapped in and then used some electrical tape to protect it. Then test it by turning on your parking lights before moving to the next step. another thing i did was I removed the parking light bulb to make it look better. ( in my opinion)
After that i decided to tape off the plastic to make it look clean and made sure no light was visible except for the front of the housing.. If you look at the pic where u can see the red showing on the led, that's how it would look if you left it alone. Also the red portion is the back of the leds, they are facing towards the car which makes the lights appear the way they do. Another thing to make the wires fit back into the grove, tape off the sides first and then place a piece of tape on top, that makes it look like you havent done anything to your wires. And then move to the next side. Shouldnt take more than 2hrs. It depends on how peculiar you are.
Neway hope this is descriptive enough for you guys.
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