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absolutely man i def wanna see some pictures of it when you get it done it should look pretty sweet with that many leds
I'll definitely post some pictures. I ordered the leds from China so it will probably be two weeks before they arrive.
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Thanks to the input, I'll more than likely wire it to a switch and run it through the firewall.
if you look at the entry point of the firewall where all your wiring goes in, there is a rubber gasket where all the wires pass, just under the wire bundle in the rubber gasket there is a nipple there, cut off the tip of it and you now have a hole to pass your wire to a switch on your dash.
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I'm looking to do this hood scoop led mod. The Hid kit I'm using on my fogs does not utilize the passenger side oem plug so I was hoping I could use it to power this led disaster. Below is a diagram (be gentle I did it on my tablet) of the wiring I have in mind.
My questions are:
  1. Is this possible/safe?
  2. What gauge wire should I use?
  3. Is there anything else I need/should use like a relay?
You have a lot of variables here so it is hard to answer.

There is a good post that you can follow, so I hope this helps.
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=135333

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I agree pretty much with everyone above. I tend to go over kill when it comes to circuit protection though. Due to my screw up, I melted down the entire wiring harness in a '91 Cavalier because I didn't install a relay or an in line fuse.... it wasn't pretty.

I know try to put a relay on pretty much anything that is going to handle more than 1-2 LEDs in any project that I take on. I especially do this if I'm using some other circuit as a "trigger" and not just as a convenient place to tap for power. I think the need for a fuse is fairly self evident.


I think that your set up pictured above will work just fine, though I'd add both an inline fuse and some sort of relay for the reasons that I just stated.


Just my opinion.

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I agree pretty much with everyone above. I tend to go over kill when it comes to circuit protection though. Due to my screw up, I melted down the entire wiring harness in a '91 Cavalier because I didn't install a relay or an in line fuse.... it wasn't pretty.

I know try to put a relay on pretty much anything that is going to handle more than 1-2 LEDs in any project that I take on. I especially do this if I'm using some other circuit as a "trigger" and not just as a convenient place to tap for power. I think the need for a fuse is fairly self evident.


I think that your set up pictured above will work just fine, though I'd add both an inline fuse and some sort of relay for the reasons that I just stated.


Just my opinion.

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I actually have an extra relay and fuse laying around from my hid installation so I guess I just found a use for them
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After doing some research I came across this wireless switch which should work perfect and eliminate me having to mount something in my interior.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A33TCMZEAWOM9U

I plan on feeding power directly from the battery with an inline fuse and grounding it to a screw on my hood. This should work without any issues, correct?
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