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tonyhon 09-10-2013 03:03 AM

2012 Dodge RAM LED transformation
 
Hi

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.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--...eRam_LED01.jpg

Same wiring, now put a LED strip upside down in the tow hook area.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-D...eRam_LED02.jpg

At night time. In person you can see individual LED, not as "glow" like in photo.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8...eRam_LED03.jpg

Headlight on (PIAA 4100K)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N...eRam_LED04.jpg

Just LED
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y...eRam_LED05.jpg

Side view
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2...eRam_LED06.jpg

License Plate bright white, brake is LED too.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...eRam_LED07.jpg

Cargo and Backup light
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6...eRam_LED08.jpg

Bed without light
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x...eRam_LED09.jpg

Bed with light. Used the Waterproof 5050 LED, so bright, even in daytime.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0...eRam_LED10.jpg

Bed LED shine on the road
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r...eRam_LED11.jpg

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.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6...eRam_LED12.jpg

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.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-p...eRam_LED13.jpg

Footwell LED with dome light (Left side)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v...eRam_LED14.jpg

Footwell LED without dome light (Left side)
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-A...eRam_LED15.jpg

Footwell LED with dome light (Right side)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...eRam_LED16.jpg

continue on next reply....

tonyhon 09-10-2013 03:04 AM

Footwell LED without dome light (Right side)
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G...eRam_LED17.jpg

Footwell LED side view
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4...eRam_LED18.jpg

White LED bulb for mirror and map
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0...eRam_LED19.jpg

White LED for dome
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2...eRam_LED20.jpg

Front footwell Green LED
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H...eRam_LED21.jpg

Rear footwell Green LED
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e...eRam_LED22.jpg

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.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-A...eRam_LED23.jpg

Under driver side
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-a...eRam_LED24.jpg

Under front seat's front side
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c...eRam_LED25.jpg

Under front seat's back side
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I...eRam_LED26.jpg

Rear side
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7...eRam_LED27.jpg

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.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q...eRam_LED28.jpg

Underhood side view
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-m...eRam_LED29.jpg


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).

tonyhon 09-10-2013 03:04 AM

Here is a few of my wife's car, I did her car with very same idea.

2011 Hyundai Tucson

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j...cson_LED06.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c...cson_LED07.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y...cson_LED10.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B...cson_LED21.jpg

gcscott 09-10-2013 08:45 AM

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

Greg

RogerRamJet 09-10-2013 01:24 PM

Lighting up the night sky! Looks good Tony. Nice job on the install.

ONOutdoorsman 09-15-2013 12:11 PM

What's the part number for the visor mirror bulbs and the under headlight LED strip? Thanks.

Nice job!

Bix 09-16-2013 04:32 PM

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.

bix

viperr817 09-16-2013 09:16 PM

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO6J5NzHwXg

tonyhon 09-17-2013 04:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ONOutdoorsman (Post 1200151)
What's the part number for the visor mirror bulbs and the under headlight LED strip? Thanks.

Nice job!

Thanks

Bulb for the visor mirror :
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...edge-base/227/
Need to push pretty hard to have it stay in.

Side emitting LED strip for under the headlight :
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...s-series/1542/

tonyhon 09-17-2013 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bix (Post 1201150)
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.

bix

Hum, not sure how to call it, it's the yellow bulb that I connected to. When the car start, the signal light lighted up all the time, and it flash when I use the turn signal. So I connected the LED to the this light's power wire that turn it on all the time, but when it's doing the signalling , it won't affect my LED, as the turn signal is controlled by a third wire on the same bulb.


Yes I did use load resistor, for both front and rear turn signal, so used 4 resistor. The front 2 I used this :
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...istor/191/832/

Used this for the rear 2 :
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...r-kit/190/831/

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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