Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Modifications' started by KK6PD, Aug 22, 2010.
how come your pics doesnt show up anymore?
Because I need to do a buttload of work to get the new pic URL's into the OP.
One of the few bad things that happened due to Danny changing the server!
What I can't figure out, some of my posts have pics, the multi pic posts do not.....weird!
I just not have had time to do it, thanks for bringing it up, I will try to redo ALL my pic heavy posts in the next couple of days.
Not intending to hijack this thread but I would caution anyone buying from autoillumination.com. I just had a very bad experience where they screwed up my order for LED bulbs that I wanted to replace with my front turn signals. They wound up sending the wrong bulbs, but instead of sending out the right ones, they wanted me to pay to send their screw-up back, and THEN they would send out the right order. I went back and forth with them saying they would not send out the bulbs I actually ordered until I sent the wrong ones back.
Contrast that to a very similar experience with SuperbrightLEDs.com where they issued an RMA and replaced the defective item, trusting me to send back the defective item. That's much better customer service. I wound up installing their 7440-x45-T wedge base tower bulb which was much brighter than the iJDMToy 7440 LED. I did change the flasher relay because LEDs without some form of load resistor will hyper flash (which was the case when I tried installing without the different relay).
The video in the post below shows what the LEDs look like in operation. Not as bright as the original incandescents, but pretty darn close.
DRL/Bulb Technical Question | Page 2 | PriusChat
FYI, I have an unopened set up Cree Eagle Eye 10 watt amber 7044 LEDs that I didn't order and want to sell. PM if interested.
Again, be careful with autoillumination.com. They're incompetent at times and their customer service / return process sucks.
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You may have had a bad time ordering LEDs from them, but I and many others have NOT!
And ALL my LEDS still work like the day I bought them......and they are more than bright enough!
^^ Good for you. I won't order from them again because, like I said, their customer service and return process sucks. If you don't think that getting hijacked to return an order they screwed up on is a problem, then knock yourself out and continue to use them.
I don't get your last comment about the brightness. I was comparing what I installed to the iJDMToy bulbs, which didn't have anything to do with autoscrewmillation.com's bulbs. Sorry for the confusion there.
You settled for LED's that were not up to the brightness necessary, also, you can only get Switchbacks from Autoillumination.com! I don't think this mod is for you!
Thanks. You are correct that the switchbacks aren't the best of solutions for the 2012's, especially for dual purpose DRLs / turns.
That really blows......that's gonna be a lot of editing.
I just spent the last 3 hours going through posts. I miss the Find all your posts button. Maybe I have not found it. I need to look through over 3000 posts........
Anybody find the prompt to find all your old posts?
EDIT ......Found it!!!
EDIT EDIT ... 6 hrs now of searching and relinking photos......oh the pain...
EDIT EDT EDIT ... What a pain in the butt, 10 hrs invested reading old posts etc.... this is getting really old, but I think I got most restored!
For 2012 (or any gen 3 Prius in general) I think the best option is the OEM side mirror with built-in DRL, turn signal, and puddle lights.
It only has a signal, puddle & pilot light. None are really visible during the day either.
Just want to say thank you for your efforts!
Think this is a mod I'd still feel more comfortable paying someone to do... maybe if I make a trip up to LA... I could find someone. hint hint
The hardest part, if making the interface, and that's 3 wires and 2 connectors! If some folks want, I can solder up some units. After that second hardest thing is tapping into the fuse box and getting power!
Third hard part is shelling out money for parts. To convert t all LED, I figure I have spent about $200+ ish bucks!
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