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  1. Serge described this pretty well here. I will admit he did all the research, the legwork, everything pretty much. lol. Check out his thread here: But there were some issues with his write up that I wanted to address and improve.  First, is the lack of responses! Not a single person commented on this thread and its a pretty useful one for the people who need this. The reason I am doing this mod is because I took the LED panel from the top of the S70 rear window and took it apart until it was just the LED board and crystal lenses and fit in into the 850R rear spoiler. Looks a lot better then the 5 incadecent bulbs and will last forever. However I got the bulb out warning light whenever I hit the brakes after I did it. I found Serges thread and wanted to add my part to it.   The difference for me is that I really only wanted the spoiler to be checked. I tried to just attach the 54H to 54 so it only checked the spoiler and it didn't work. So as far as I know you will have to do it for just the 2 sides or all 3 brake lights. Although eventually I am going to build some LED brake light panels and have them dim/brighten with my brakes and not have that stupid separate light in the bottom sides so I would have had to do this sooner or later anyways.  I also wanted to address the lack of pictures in Serges thread with some of my own. So here is the blue lighting box module that monitors the voltages and is what triggers the bulb out warning light. Its found just behind the drivers side tailight. I have highlighted the wires you have to attach together.  But here is where I wanted to do something different then Serge did. I didn't like the idea of pulling the pins out and just wrapping them together with a wire especially with the size of the 54 wire. Plus there is the risk of one of the wires coming out of the tape and touching on the body and shorting it out.  So since I knew I could get another lighting module easy at the junkyard I pulled it apart and figured out you can just bend the wires inside together and just put a bit of solder and it works the exact same and is totally invisible and stock. If I wanted to reverse it all I have to do is get another box and plug it in.  To take the lighting module apart, first you have to remove the reddish brown cover. Its just a square flat rectangle that will pop out once you get all the tabs. Then to remove the board there is two clips on either side of the plug you have to push with a flatblade while pushing on the connector.  From there I cut the front 3 pins, then carefully bent them out of the way to reach the wirecutters to cut the back pin as long as possible. Then I used a flatblade to bend that back pin so it was pointed out and a little up. Then bent the side pins in so they were both touching it. Then I bent the middle pin around the other 3 pins and made sure they were all pretty tightly together. Lastly put some solder to finish it up.        I also wanted to add that I made sure that the bulb out warning light worked for other bulbs by removing my headlight and seeing if it still worked and it did, so it will retain all other functions.         
  2. 850 T5M Project: 02 Hpt, M56, Tt, 18T...

    Can you give more details on how you added the mount for the front R brake calipers? You said it was based on Johanns design, but I cant find anything in his thread about it. Do you have a link?
  3. Post A Picture Of Your Latest Purchase

    but... but... why?
  4. What Did You Do To Your Car Today.

    I bought CJs and have loved them. No problems even 3 years later. Would do it again in a second. The only issue is that you have to have access to above the subframe bushings, so its much easier to install them with the frame outside the car. So they are a little harder to install.
  5. Off Topic: The Thread

    Salt and metal just dont get along. Its gonna rust no matter what. '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>
  6. How Your Car Sits

    Kevin is correct on the headlights. Here is a few more shots the same person just sent to me.
  7. How Your Car Sits

    Not Current, but its not in a showable state right now anyways. Didn't see anywhere else to put it.
  8. What Did You Do To Your Car Today.

    The key is to heat it up with a heat gun as you apply it, it sticks MUCH better then. The smell goes away after like a week.
  9. Project '98 T5M 2.0

    From what I have read its Textar that is OES for Porsche , although people disagree whether the pad they sell through aftermarket venders and through Porsche dealers are identical. But the aftermarkets I used worked well for me.
  10. Project '98 T5M 2.0

    Hawks had a bit more bite, but the noise drove me INSANE, not even close to worth the trade off. haha. I even bought the super expensive anti squeal dampeners that had zero effect.
  11. Project '98 T5M 2.0

    Im gonna suggest not going Hawk HPS pads for the porsches, I had nothing but massive squeals from them. I have had good luck with Textar or Mintec
  12. Hussein's 1998 V70 Xr : The Force Awakens

    yeah big fan of the less black on the front bumper.
  13. How Your Car Sits

    future car?
  14. How Your Car Sits

    fixed that for you. haha