Not got Facebook? Then your stranger than me! The only problem I find with Facebook is that people answer with half the information, it could be that they are on their phone, but answers like "buy some diodes" just ain't going to cut it.
Whilst I am on my hobby horse, will gallop it around a bit.. People, if your drunk or just plain stupid, don't post!
Anyway, I saw a few questions popping up about rear fog lights on a R33 (this is a British orientated thing, "cor blimey Guv' it's a real pea souper") Ahem.. Anyway.. In the UK we have to have a bright rear fog light... for when it's errm foggy oddly enough. True, it's one of those strange items that seemingly few people actually know how to actually use, a magical switch that once turned on never gets turned off (a real pleasure to drive behind). As a legal requirement all imported Skylines have to have them. Usually as part of the SVA test (Single Vehicle Approval) a cheap lens is bolted to the back of the car.
Not that there is anything wrong with this as such, but it does look a little odd. When I first had my car I physically removed it and would bolt it back on when it came time to MOT. However hardly a permanent fix and a bit of a pain in the butt remembering where I had left it.
There are options for a more permanent solution, these include simply wiring a switch to your reversing light and painting the bulb red, or wiring to the inner brake lights so that they come on at the flick of a switch.
Obviously painting a bulb and loosing a reversing light is far too simple and just not cricket. So lets look at the other more complex and satisfying version. Doing this modification does not affect how the brake lights function (you still have all four). It is also the more aesthetically pleasing, does not interfere with any other function or look out of place.
Ok my blathering is over, onto the main course...
Skyling R33 GTS - GTR Rear Fog Light Guide.
You will need
4 x 1N5400 3A Silicon Rectifiers (Maplins part) at £0.59 each
Solder or blue crimp connectors (and a decent crimper)
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If you need a switch in the dash, make sure its a 'tell tale' (one that lights up to say it is on) All you need to do is find a good 12v feed to power up the switch and connect it to the power in pin, connect the wire you have run through the car from the rear clusters to the power out pin then run a wire from a good ground up to the earth pin on the back of the switch.
I'm on the same path w/ my Vspec II (32). Is this process the same when I'll make one of my reverse lights as rear foglamp? Planning on tapping it on one of the tail lights "park light" function.ReplyDelete
Saw these kinds of diode online too - 1n4001, 1n4002, up to 1n4007. They're different from the ones you used right?ReplyDelete
To be honest... I can't answer if the ones you found are different. Although the link still works for supply in the UK.Delete