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Matt,

Unless you wanna get in trouble with the boyz in blue, never use the blue LEDs anywhere on the external lights. You can use them inside the car no problems.

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Matt,

Unless you wanna get in trouble with the boyz in blue, never use the blue LEDs anywhere on the external lights. You can use them inside the car no problems.



Unless they flash then same drama.....



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I wouldn't want to fit flashing LEDs of any colour inside the car emoticon

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Damn, have to leave the whites in. I aint running a mobile disco so no flashing lights on my car.



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When you do this Les, are you able to put the original globe mount in (say with a single led bulb) or is it not useable any more?



Yes emoticon . The orignal bulb holder/globe mount is used. I've tried not to drill cut or change to much. You could remove the strip and return it to normal in 5min. The bulb is a wedge type and the wires for the strip can be folded around the bulb for contact.

But with some diodes and tinkering (phase 2) they could operate with ignition on or lights on. will float that idea later.

Cheers
Les

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oldbeach wrote:
I've seen several types most are 1 forward facing LED which dosen't reflect well. I'll add a link in the guide to some others I found which have 5 LEDs each facing outwards. These may act more like a incandescent bulb. Mine were made simply to seal the lamp Assy and remove the orange tinge of the orignal bulb and attach the strips to the 12V socket.

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You are entirely correct - A cluster of leds would be great; and nice and white too.

It really is a pity this parking light isn't a "Driving Light" like most other cars- what an opportunity missed.

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haha speaking of flashing lights, for 12 months after i got my exy i had 9 colour LED parkers that slowly changed though the colours and then cycled though again but very quickly. they were amusing for awhile and then i forgot about them, never got pulled up. now i have arctic white narva's with blue covers and they look the same colour as the lense once lit up

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It really is a pity this parking light isn't a "Driving Light" like most other cars- what an opportunity missed.



I think most of these types of lights you refer to are actually seperate low/high beam lights not the twin element globes which we have, in the pic Jalal showed ealier in this thread there is the 2 beams with the angel eyes, a parker on top with the blinker on the side. Still the seperate beams would be better as the reflector is set up for that beam only.


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Well, the new face-lift T31 exy will be coming-out with projector HID headlights it seems emoticon

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Guide for installing Angel Eyes to T31 Xtrail

1. Purchase LED strip from online seller link to site HERE

This is 2 strips as 1 purchase each 24cm long, same ones I've use in the photos etc.

2.Remove bulb from rear of park light. Unclip base from loom (helps prevent tangles when inserting strip.

3. Prepare LED strip as follows. Cut the lead wire to approx 12 - 15cm length (edit needed to confirm length). Strip and twist wire ends ( -'ve wire has a brown trace in strands, +'ve is all grey). Solder or wrap to contacts of bulb or T10 LED base. Insert bulb/led + LED strip into lamp holder. Test polarity by connecting to wiring loom with park lights on. Below is a photo of base/bulb-LED/LED strip
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4. Use a wire or plastic strip to guide LED strip into the light Assy. As the strip is firm you need to push it slightly to the outside of vehicle to clear the reflector inside. See photo below. I used a wire coathanger with a 10mm right angle bend on end. Enough to defelect strip past reflector. (NB be careful not to scratch the chrome plating inside Assy. A plastic strip 10mm wide may be more suitable? )
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5. Continue pushing the strip into the Assy with a slight clockwise rotating movement. This will allow the strip to curve to the shape of the lens. See photo below. Use the wire to get the placement close to the front. The 10mm hook on the wire fits nicely between the bumps of the strip allowing for fine adjustments.
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6. Finally insert the end of the strip past the reflector. The wire will follow as it moves toward the front of the lens. At this point your bulb/LED lamp + base will be close to the back of the light. When happy with the placement insert and twist/seal the base into the light. Attach the wiring loom to base.

7. Stand back and enjoy your new Angel Eyed Exy emoticon
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8. Repeat process for left side. emoticon . I did find the left slightly harder due to reach etc and the bulb is shaped in mirror image. I inserted and rolled the strip the same as above for both sides.

Points to note.
This is a cosmetic upgrade. All users should determine suitability for themselves.
This is my first guide it may be subject to ongoing revisions.
I'm happy to answer questions regarding the process and welcome any ideas that may improve the mod.
The use of a wire for an insertion tool brings a risk of scratching interior of lens assy Be steady! (not wanting to put anyone off just sharing what I found) it was the closest thing at hand on the day.
Currently I'm waiting for longer (48cm) strips to arrive. It can be cut into 3 LED sections allowing to make it a 27cm length thus covering the whole circle. But so far I'm very happy with the current ones. Lots of people think they look great.
Photo of Old Vs New
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Les emoticon

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