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Old 08-19-2008, 02:06 PM   #1
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Has anyone made their own headlights for this kit and if so could you tell me how to do it. Just got the 5b and find $150 for the headlight system kind of steep. is offline   Quick reply to this message.

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Old 08-19-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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Headlight kit

It's easy to do. You can go to radio shack and buy the led's than wire them.

there are several ways to do this but I prefer to wire them in parralel/series. Basically the led's are 3v each and you have a 6v battery. you need to get the power down to 3v and you do this by running the led's 2 in a row like you would with 2 AA batt's. When you do this with a battery @ 1.2v they become 2.4v but with bulbs they share the power so 6v becomes 3v each. Now you do this several times untill your light pods are full.

If you want to get fansy you can get a "picco" switch which plugs into you 3rd channel on your reciever and you can turn the lights on and off from your radio.

I have made several of these kits for people and with the relay included I would do it for $80. I usually wire my lights with 8 white led's on the outside and 4 blue on the inside, this gives an H.I.D look that is pretty cool.
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pages 4 , 5 , 6 have instructions if you coose to do it your self ..
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Forget Radio Shack, Since you're in Mississauga there are several electronic shops on Matheson just 1 block west of Dixie. (A&A Electronics, Active and Sayal) Much less expensive on any electronic parts.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:03 PM   #5
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daves motors have really good upgrades for the baja
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there is also a great thread on the hpibajaforum about this, with detailed photographic instructions and wiring diagram... id post a link but i dunno how the mods on here would feel about that....
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