2012 Dodge RAM LED transformation
I've learn so much from this forum, now most of my LED project are done, here is the result. Thanks for all who post instruction on this forum, that's how I learned it.
Basically it's all bulb to LED, (front, rear, interior), Headlight and fog light are PIAA bulb. Also LED in footwell, underhood, bed, and tow hook area. Under headlight to make it like those Audi.
I've empty my wallet a few times for this project, but I would like to put LED in the glove box (both upper and lower one), a switch to turn off the under headlight LED and under tow hook LED, but don't want to drill anything. Any link is appreciated.
Really appreciated everyone's help on this forum, specially to SS4Luck who give me a head start with some parts list. Thanks.
Lot of photos :
Under headlight LED strip, side emitting, had to bend it a bit and use super glue, and the top end there is hole, so I use tiestrap to tie it down. Connect to signal light's ON power.
Same wiring, now put a LED strip upside down in the tow hook area.
At night time. In person you can see individual LED, not as "glow" like in photo.
Headlight on (PIAA 4100K)
License Plate bright white, brake is LED too.
Cargo and Backup light
Bed without light
Bed with light. Used the Waterproof 5050 LED, so bright, even in daytime.
Bed LED shine on the road
Bed LED close up. I wire from tow hook's always hot wire, up from left side, LED around the bed to the other side.
A rocker switch to turn it ON/OFF. Since it's always hot, I can turn it on anytime I want. The build is kinda cheap, valcro a plastic piece with a hole to fit the switch. Stick in on the already existing upper hole.
Footwell LED with dome light (Left side)
Footwell LED without dome light (Left side)
Footwell LED with dome light (Right side)
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Footwell LED without dome light (Right side)
Footwell LED side view
White LED bulb for mirror and map
White LED for dome
Front footwell Green LED
Rear footwell Green LED
LED Switch. It light up if key is in and turned (even before engine start). If not pressed in, it control the green LED with dome light. If it's pressed (don't need to hold, it stay pressed), then it's always on regardless of dome light. That part wired to a always HOT wire.
Under driver side
Under front seat's front side
Under front seat's back side
Under hood Cool White LED (was using it for headlight, but Cool White actually appear blue-ish, so not legal here). Headlight one use Natural White now.
Underhood side view
I bought all my LED from superbrightleds.com. I had to order from them 4 times before finish everything (Brought wrong parts, want some new stuff, etc).
Here is a few of my wife's car, I did her car with very same idea.
2011 Hyundai Tucson
Nice job :smileup: using the LED lights. The color looks good and the LED's are nice and bright. I feel your pain about the cost of the LED lights.
I just did my bed lights with 300 LED's of 5050 SMD waterproof strip. http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=152562
Lighting up the night sky! Looks good Tony. Nice job on the install.
What's the part number for the visor mirror bulbs and the under headlight LED strip? Thanks.
You say you wired to the "signal lights power" I think you meant parking lights yes? unless you've done a daytime running light conversion there.....
Did you add a resistor on the turn signal circuit or replace the flasher. I'm not even sure the flasher is an external unit on the '12. Trying to figure that out.....
I like the box lighting and underhood.
Awesome, nice job. If you dont care for your rear velcro switch, get a small piece of angle iron aluminum preferably. Then attach it to your tonneau rails via bolts and drill a hole in it for your switch. thats how i did mine, you can kinda see it in this link.
Bulb for the visor mirror :
Need to push pretty hard to have it stay in.
Side emitting LED strip for under the headlight :
Yes I did use load resistor, for both front and rear turn signal, so used 4 resistor. The front 2 I used this :
Used this for the rear 2 :
It was hyper flashing when I first install it without this resistor. Just make sure to mount it to metal without any plastic or wire touching it, it gets pretty hot.
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