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Clear Alternatives How To Video

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDqoUO1b6to

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI0H9wIvIHY

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UTGOVyL8pE

Finished Product
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rrDN5HdXYY

I made this to help noobs so it doesn't pertain to most people here, but I figured it would make a good "How To" in the sticky section.



I used Mike's crimping tip for the ground wires.

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Dude, good vids, love the public service penchant you've got. Hey, did you ever get the $5 bill I sent ya for your fender kit?

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Yes I did. Thanks a lot.

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+1, Thanks for your vids man. When I get some extra cash I'd like to do this, for now the Tail Light Convertor Mod is holding me over.

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Fine cinemagraphic work Triple S, but the problem with video instructions vs. simple step by step text with a few good pictures and captions is we are forced to do the project at the speed of the video. I mean it's interesting and all.. well.. not really, but man.. I just couldn't watch more than 30 seconds before I got to bored and want to fast forward. I realize it is intended for people with limited experience... but I like a good tutorial every now and then. Maybe you know a trick I have not thought of or something? Guess I'll never know.. cuz I have tried 3 times to watch your video and I just cant get past the first 30 - 45 seconds. Maybe if you had some hot Betty holding tools or something?

BTW, the "L" shaped thing is called an allen wrench.

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Good stuff Steve. That's a lot of time and work to tape this and share it. No doubt it'll come in handy for others. Thanks!

BTW - How do you like the CA light as far as form, fit, finish, and effectiveness? Are the LED's, including the turning signals, bright enough? Do you need to get a plate light?

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I like the set up so far. Everything is bright and functional. I'm choosing to run the risk of not running a plate light. If I get pulled over then I'll fab up something.

My only problem was with the relay. It fixed the blink rate perfectly but it starts with a cancelation and not a blink. So the first critical second is lost. I'm going to call CA and see if there isn't a way to fix the problem. So for now I'm running the stock relay with the faster blink rate.

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Don't mean to threadjack here, but I was wondering if anyone else has had some of the LED's go out on there CA integrated tail light? I have only had mine for a month, and the tail light has lost about a quarter of its LED's.

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Hey whats Mike's crimping tip for the ground wires.

Mike's crimping tip for the ground wires. What is that exactly?

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Mike's crimping tip for the ground wires. What is that exactly?
Look at the picture. See the wires that don't go anywhere? Those are the ground ones. I used some pliers and criped the ends after heating them to seal it closed.

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what does criped means?

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Look at the picture. See the wires that don't go anywhere? Those are the ground ones. I used some pliers and criped the ends after heating them to seal it closed.
Sorry im a french fella, i can see there is some shrink wrap on it. Do you like bend the end of the wire, pinch it and put shrink wrap over it, and then heat it?

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Sorry im a french fella, i can see there is some shrink wrap on it. Do you like bend the end of the wire, pinch it and put shrink wrap over it, and then heat it?
I think he means "crimped" a mechanical splice. Usually a small connector is used with pliers to connect two wires.

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hmmm still dont get it

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I think he means "crimped" a mechanical splice. Usually a small connector is used with pliers to connect two wires.
I really dont understand

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Hmmm, ok it's a lot more simple than you're making it out to be.

In the picture you can see two wires comming out of each connector. The yellow wire is a postive, the short wire is really green, but it looks black because of the shrink wrap. Instead of leaving the shrink wrap open ended, I used some pliers to crimp the end closed, just like the wrapper on most candy bars.

Get it?

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Crimped=To Pinch closed.Squeeze tightly w/pliers or Wire "Crimping" tool.

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AHhhh

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Crimped=To Pinch closed.Squeeze tightly w/pliers or Wire "Crimping" tool.
Yep, thanks...was more complicated than i really was thanks

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