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Thread: Illuminated rear H badge project. 😎

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Default Illuminated rear H badge project. 😎

    After installing the JDM/US rear light cluster upgrade a few weeks ago I decided to try and illuminate the rear H badge to give the rear of the car a great total illuminated look.

    I first contacted Euro Boutique for a price to do what I thought would be a very straight forward modification and they quoted me $400 plus shipping after I send them the lamp unit.
    Approximately 4-6 week turnaround.

    So I decided to give a go myself.
    I also decided just for a change not to go with LED's as I didn't want the centre badge to be overly bright, just a subtle red glow, which would then nicely show the letter H.

    After a bit of research I plumbed for a red electroluminescent panel costing all of 5 from China.

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    As the lamp lens was heat welded/glued together I thought it best to cut a slot into the base of the lamp unit and insert the panel.
    Although the lamp unit appears to be plastic, it's not. In fact it's a type of nylon based plastic which not only melts at the slightest bit of friction or heat but also fills the air with very fine strands of nylon so goggles and a mask is highly recommended.

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    Slotting in the panel and testing it with a 12v battery I found the results were very pleasing on the eye.👍

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    Here is the finished item at night installed connected to the sidelights and as you can see the letter H really does stand out quite nicely at night now. In the boot I've also installed a small micro switch which also allows me to be able turn it on or off independently to the sidelights if I wish.

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    I would be very interested to know what you all think so comments welcome please.
    I love it. 🤗

    1992 My beloved Red/Black manual NA1.😎
    1992 Chevy Lumina apv Rockford Fosgate sound system demo van.🙉
    2003 Hartge Mini Cooper S (2 x UK & 1 x European sound quality finals winner) 🏆 

    "The NSX's greatest victory was to WIN the 1995 Le Mans 24hr GT2 Class"
    ..............and guess what, it was a RED one but of course.  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007


    Looks good. It reminds me of a project which dates back to 2006 when I was much, much younger.

    When you hit the brakes it get's brighter. But I've removed it some years ago.

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