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Old 10-18-2013, 06:42 AM
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Glow plug indicator lights

The PO of my truck had 4 holes drilled in the dash for what im assuming was for a CB mike holder considering the holes on the back of the center console and the antenna mounts that were in the bed before i tossed them.

Well me having absolutely no use for any nonsense CB i figured id throw some LEDs in there to indicate when my GPs are on since its getting cold out ill be needing them. Figured id throw it up and see what you guys think.



They are a tad bit bright during the night so if i get the drive ill tint them with a sharpie or something. Im gonna ad some to my SD too
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:53 AM
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Thats kool looking!
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Thats alot of LED!!! LOL...

I have the same thing on my A-pillar. Make sure you have them hooked to the SUPPLY side of the GPR, so that your not just one the switch side of the relay.

Reason is if your on the small post, switch side then you dont know if the relay is really working, only that the PCM is commanding the relay to close.


This video shows how long the glow plugs are on even after the WTS light goes out...
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:25 AM
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Thats alot of LED!!! LOL...

I have the same thing on my A-pillar. Make sure you have them hooked to the SUPPLY side of the GPR, so that your not just one the switch side of the relay.

Reason is if your on the small post, switch side then you dont know if the relay is really working, only that the PCM is commanding the relay to close.

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This video shows how long the glow plugs are on even after the WTS light goes out...
Yes sir i put it on the supply side i almost did the switched but then thought that exact thing. Reason for 4 LEDs is 2 fold. 1) PO had 4 holes drilled, 2) so i could wire them in series without screwing with resistors with reasonable safety (LEDs are 3v a piece). It was interesting seeing exactly how long they really are on for even AFTER you start the truck.
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Why does that remind me of: http://ih2.redbubble.net/image.13778...0,white.u1.jpg ?

Glow plug indicator - dash voltmeter left of center.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:40 PM
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Why does that remind me of: http://ih2.redbubble.net/image.13778...0,white.u1.jpg ?

Glow plug indicator - dash voltmeter left of center.
Damnit you figured it out, ive mastered time travel. Btw the goverment screws us all...well i guess thats already known dont need a time machine to know that.
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