Exterior 1st Gen Arch light turn signal

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  1. nabeshin

    nabeshin New Member

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    Has anyone ever thought about getting the arch lights to blink with the turn signals? I think it might look pretty cool. I have no idea how to do it. Not sure if I want to go cutting and splicing wires, just thought I'd share the idea.
     
  2. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Piece of cake, if you want to cut and splice wires. ;)

    But no, I've never done it.

    I have smoked replacement arch lights, plus have the blacked out with film and loaded with color (amber and red) LEDs.

    At MSSD, my nextdoor neighbors were in the Z club - they were jealous of my arch lights... "Our cars just have reflectors - bleh!"

    And some MINIs are deleting theres with euro trim - funny.
     
  3. iwashmycar

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    eh... thats a lot of side flashing lol...like a 18wheeler. plus it'd be on/off/on/off, not regular/brighter/regular/brighter, like a tail lamp...which would be better
     
  4. Steve

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    I like the idea, but the on/off/on/off (pointed out ^^ ) kind of turns me off. If it could be made to work like a tail lamp but flashing dimmer instead of brighter, i.e., regular/dimmer/regular/dimmer, it would be better turn signal visibility at night without being obnoxious.
     
  5. Rally

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    Aren't our side indicators already On/Off/On/Off? Shouldn't be a big deal visibility wise.

    It'd be quite easy to do with a little relay. I was gonna do the opposite and attempt to make the side turn indicator also work as the side running light with a similar solution: [ame=http://www.motoringunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16682]Side Light concept. Input? - motoring|underground[/ame]


    I just got rid of mine....much better IMO :lol:
     
  6. iwashmycar

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    ok now lets make some with like 6 LEDs that sweep from top to bottom when the signal is on... Like the Mustang Sequential turn signals :)

    i want that, with new fenders that have no scuttle/vent/light whatsoever... someday lol
     
  7. Steve

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    Yep, and I'd forgotten about those when I read Nabeshin's post.

    .....now I get the "lot of side flashing" & "18 wheeler" comments.
     
  8. Dr Obnxs

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    Brighter dimmer is easy...

    just run a wire to them with some diodes in the string to drop voltage. The rest is left as an exersice for the curious.

    Matt
     

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