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    So I'm waiting on parts and thought of this...

    The lights are blue but depending on the camera angle it looks a bit purple. I kinda like it.


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    Looks sick man. How did you set this up? Parts, method, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyBearFace View Post
    Looks sick man. How did you set this up? Parts, method, etc?
    I'll explain what I got going on in a bit. My buddy over at VWOC had this idea as well, and explains how he's accomplished it.

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    Has this been done?

    I hope posting this isn't against the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryLtowIt View Post
    I'll explain what I got going on in a bit.
    Please keep in mind...
    I had this idea and then rigged something together to make it work. It took all of like 30 minutes. Nothing about it is permanent. I wanted to see if I could get the desired effect I was after. I wanted for the letters to look 3D. The placement of the light source does this. The light you see is a self contained led from a shifter knob, it's actually 6 blue leds with its own battery. I found the need for a cylindrical shaped tube, to keep the light from bleeding out the grill. This is thin cardboard that has been attached using hot glue. THIS WILL NOT SERVE AS PERMANENT!! Wind and weather will destroy it. But for the purpose, it does the trick. The led was taped in the desire location, which is on top, inside the tube. Obviously the grill will no longer attach with the tube stuck to the grill...unless it is trimmed. When I'm happy with the size and shape of the cardboard, it will be removed and the shape will be transferred to a more suitable material. Then it will have to be reattached. I was thinking the light would turn on when the fogs did. I haven't gotten very far at all. Feel free to post any questions, ideas, or comments. If you have a better idea, I'd love to read it. Sorry it's not more that it is... Thanks

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    There is a place in the engine fuse/relay center you can hook power up.
    Just use a diode, and 60ohm resister to limit the current.

    A place I found in my TDIs fuse/relay center, the light came on with the car,
    and shut off about a minute later after the car was shut down. There are
    some male spade connectors sticking up out of some spots in there, empty
    fuse places, find the one you want to use that has power when the car is on,
    and does not when the car is off. Using the FOG power as a trigger is okay
    as well. Mine was always on. If I turned the car off during a regen cycle,
    they stayes on for a lot longer, but didn't have to worry about it.

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    Thank you! That's good stuff right there! I was thinking about using the fog switch. I want to be sure cause I hate warning lights staring me in the face.


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    Here's the led from the shifter.
    I tried in red...(completely different led)
    I like it better.
    A little light bleeding into the grill


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