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LED cilia

To create LED cilia, we need a few things:

-courage;
- a couple of weekends;
- LED strip DWF-W piece in 1 meter;
-industrial dryer;
-cyanocrylic adhesive;
- a dozen toothpicks;
-20 cm wire, soldering iron, electrical tape;

Deciding to disassemble the headlights is initially very difficult. Suddenly something will break !? Will fog up!?! And other vague doubts ... Believe me, there is nothing complicated in disassembling the headlights. The main tool is an industrial hair dryer for heating the sealant on which the glass is mounted. And it is advisable to have an assistant nearby. In some cases, a kettle with boiling water helps, which we pour around the glass perimeter, thereby warming the sealant. After the sealant has warmed up, with the help of several screwdrivers, unclench the latches, and gradually begin to pull the glass. In those places where the gap appears, insert the toothpicks. They do not allow the sealant to pull the glass in its place. Gradually, walking along the contour of the glass, blow a hairdryer into the gap formed. When heated, the sealant “releases” the glass. So the glass is removed, half the job done. We make an inspection of the inside of the headlight so that dirt does not get on the internal reflectors. Rubbing and touching the reflector surfaces of the reflector with your hands is not recommended, as the spraying may be damaged.

Next, cut 1 meter of tape into two equal parts. On the top visor of the plastic insert, glue the tape. Glue needs high-quality (not 2 UAH each, which is sold at cash desks in supermarkets), but purchased in stores specializing in auto chemical goods. Particular attention is paid to this point, since this tape is coated with such a silicone composition that virtually no other adhesive takes it. I don’t really want to see a dropped piece of tape in a closed headlight a couple of days after installation. When the tape is glued, connect the wires to the dimensions circuit observing the polarity, and isolate with electrical tape. We check the performance.

If everything is in order, we collect the headlights, after pre-heating the sealant remaining on the glass and on the headlight body with a hairdryer. Assembly is much faster than disassembly. As a result, we get the following ...