[DML] Re:Brake Light LED
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[DML] Re:Brake Light LED



Marc,

We debated making a custom PCB.   However, with only 10 LEDs per light 
section($10) and the hugh cost of each PCB.($150), we went with adding 
the 10 LEDs.

We also considered attempting to disassemble the stock D tail light.  
But it appears to be heat weld, so we would have had to cut off the 
back plastic light housing.

Instead, we decided to drill 10 holes in the plastic housing and insert 
the LEDs.   With the right drill diameter-they are a GREAT friction 
fit.  Then, we solder them together in groups of 3, with a 100 ohm 
resister.

We also made up some custom plugs to match the stock ones and then 
soldered the lead wires from the different light section on to them.  
(Use a standard double copper sided PCB board. Cut to size with a 
Dremel.  Then score lines for isolating the circuits with the tiny cut 
off wheels.)  So they plug right into the stock wiring harness.

BTW, the stock D plug has contacts on both sides, yet the stock D plug 
to the tail lights only used one side of the contacts.  An unreliable 
design.

The LEDs are standard T 1 3/4 (5mm).

We hope to get some pictures up on the 2015 DeLorean website soon.

Bob



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