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      05-31-2007, 05:23 PM   #133
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I thought I posted my success here, guess not.....here you go.

I used a penny, an Ikea piece, and a broken pencil.....Done
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^ what a waste of a good pencil.
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      05-31-2007, 05:51 PM   #135
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I use pens anyway
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lol very creative there
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      06-08-2007, 09:54 PM   #137
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just did this using a BIC pen cylinder (empty obviously) and an old credit card!
The pen cylinder is floating, and the credit card is cut into a small triangle and glued to the two points on the circuit board
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this is kinda ghetto....
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      06-08-2007, 11:29 PM   #139
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why?
it works and it's cheap, what's ghetto about it?

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this is kinda ghetto....
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i used.... Trick50's white piece from his extra US -spec light switch, since he bought a euro one and gave me his spare. thanks man! theyre looking good.
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anyone have a White piece they want to get rid of? or where can you get the complete Euro part from?
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anyone have a White piece they want to get rid of? or where can you get the complete Euro part from?
Serious? This whole thread shows how you can make something that replicates that white piece for practically free.
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Serious? This whole thread shows how you can make something that replicates that white piece for practically free.
ok, so does anyone have one? why put a crappy piece in there that can potentially rattle when the white piece can be had for relativly cheap, except for people that just want to rip people off. I am about to pull it apart I will probably fabricate something but I though I would ask if anyone had one.
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ok, so does anyone have one? why put a crappy piece in there that can potentially rattle when the white piece can be had for relativly cheap, except for people that just want to rip people off. I am about to pull it apart I will probably fabricate something but I though I would ask if anyone had one.
Look, Im not trying to be a dick here. But after trying to find someone that has the piece, negotiate a price, wait for shipping...you could have done it in 10 mins fabricating it yourself. How is this part going to rattle either? You do realize that white plastic piece floats in position too, so if anything is going to rattle, its that.
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why?
it works and it's cheap, what's ghetto about it?
yeahhhh but i mean to be an a$$hole or anything but i think if we could afford a 40k car we can afford a 65 dollar thing....just my .02
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there are about 75 different $65 parts......things add up, plus it's kind of fun to diy....I'm doing it right now on my gf's car.....
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i think if we could afford a 40k car we can afford a 65 dollar
nuff with the "I can afford a BMW"
is only a fukin BMW
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Its called justification. I can't justify spending $65 on something I can make and then use that money to something I can't. That's the going rate 4 blackout grills now.
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If you buy the switch, you'll have an illuminated button.

I know, nobody probably cares...I'm just saying haha
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oh welll pen and a piece of credit card worked fine, just need to see about getting brighter bulb back there? time to do another search I guess
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Just used a nickel, a fuse remover and some tape...Voila'
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I just did this mod using the 'official' Euro switch. Hence I have a spare white spacer. I'm willing to give this to the first person to respond to me via e-mail. I'll tell you where to send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (I think it will fit in a standard legal envelope) which I will use to send you back the spacer. Good Luck!
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Just wondered if anyone did the mod to ONLY light ONE SIDE?
If so, did the adaptive braking lighting still work on the other light?

(So european that way )
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