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xchrisx 
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 8:15 AM / IP Logged  
i have a car just for show and i need help with the headlights that alternate and flash on and off, like an emergency vehicle. if someone can help me that would be cool. please help. thanks. and if you have a diagram, please show me. thanks a lot, oh and i want it hooked up to a toggle switch. thanks a lot.
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 8:26 AM / IP Logged  

Realize that, like was said in your other thread, it is illegal for a non-emergency vehicle to use this on the street, but you need a wig wag flasher. 

http://www.tessco.com/products/displayProducts.do?groupId=190&subgroupId=10

And no offense but if you can't figure out how to hook it up then you shouldn't be building a show car.

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xchrisx 
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 2:03 PM / IP Logged  
id rather not spend 60 on a unit and just wait for help and do it that way and how would me now knowing how to do this something i have never seen before make me not good enough for a show car? i have had this car for shows this year and have one trophies for it.  and i think it may have not worked because it calls for a relay el13a and i used the one i used was just an el13 so that may be why it didnt work, but i am assuming that you dont know how to do it using a relay and diodes am i right? oh and i did it exactly how it was posted but it just flashed on and off very dim and didnt alternate. and i did it exact except for the relay i think may have been the wrong one and thats why it didnt work right.
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 2:56 PM / IP Logged  

What I meant was if you don't know how to install a toggle switch in your dash to activate a flasher relay then you don't know enough about auto electronics or basic installation techniques to build a show car.  IMO, of course.  And what kind of "show car" is it where a $60 flasher is too expensive? 

Do it right or not at all.

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xchrisx 
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 7:38 PM / IP Logged  
it a 96 eclipse with a custom widebody, custom interior, rims, shaved antenna, shaved wing, colded bodykit, halo headlights, rsx taillights, m3 cf sideview mirrors, 3 monitors, flipdown coming, competition style system, intake, headers, cat, catback big brake kit, slotted and ported rotors, painted rotors and calipers, oh and i dont spend tons of money on it because i make everything myself, so this way its custom and no one can buy it. and its under construction because i am baggin it and redoing the system all fg and doing a complete rear end swap and different headlights and hood and doing a turbo in it. so its a pretty nice show car, and yeah i know about everything too with the car. and why would i want to waste my money on 60 when i can make it for like 10? im not stupid and going to waste my money on something that i can build for a quarter of the price. whats the point? to look like an idiot when someone says they bought a wigwag kit for 60 dollars and then someone else says well i built mine for 10. to me that's a waste of money, and if it breaks then there's 60 out the window.
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xchrisx 
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 7:42 PM / IP Logged  
i meant molded* bodykit
oh yeah and again i am assuming that you don't know how to do it with relays and diodes, am i right?
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 7:50 PM / IP Logged  
xchrisx wrote:
it a 96 eclipse with a custom widebody, custom interior, rims, shaved antenna, shaved wing, colded bodykit, halo headlights, rsx taillights, m3 cf sideview mirrors, 3 monitors, flipdown coming, competition style system, intake, headers, cat, catback big brake kit, slotted and ported rotors, painted rotors and calipers, oh and i dont spend tons of money on it because i make everything myself, so this way its custom and no one can buy it. and its under construction because i am baggin it and redoing the system all fg and doing a complete rear end swap and different headlights and hood and doing a turbo in it. so its a pretty nice show car, and yeah i know about everything too with the car. and why would i want to waste my money on 60 when i can make it for like 10? im not stupid and going to waste my money on something that i can build for a quarter of the price. whats the point? to look like an idiot when someone says they bought a wigwag kit for 60 dollars and then someone else says well i built mine for 10. to me that's a waste of money, and if it breaks then there's 60 out the window.
Whatever... Could I get any more aroused? BACK OFF, ladies! He's MINE! <chill down my spine> It's easy to list stuff off like that on the internet. I can't honestly tell you that I am impressed. If you CAN make it for 10, then why doesn't your version work? Sounds to me like you COULD make it for 10, that's NOT the same as "can".
"catback big brake kit"? WTH?
How about some punctuation? Maybe a period here and there, where appropriate?
It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."
xchrisx 
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 8:05 PM / IP Logged  
Yeah, sorry I made a mistake, are you going to give me detention for it or something? Please don't tell my parents. If you did know much than you would have realized that it should have been "catback,big brake kit." What about you with "WTH" How about some correct grammar here, what kind of a word is that, how would you pronounce it? Why don't you stop trying to correct people when you can't even correct yourself. Also, it wouldn't be a period, it would be a comma. Well I bought the relay for $9 and the diodes for $2, also I had followed the post on how to do it completely so don't blame me, blame who ever had written it up. Oh and guaranteed I will have it working prefect too. Just as good as the $60 one. I also have trophies and pictures to prove about the car, if you don't believe me. However, it is in my shop right now being fixed because I need to do the head gasket and the water pump and timing so I am upgrading the cams and pulleys. I do all the work myself, that's the only way to learn.
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xchrisx 
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 8:15 PM / IP Logged  
now, can someone please help me with this? since i am here looking for help and not to bicker with people. so if someone can hook me up with a diagram so i can do this, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
bp
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Posted: September 15, 2008 at 8:16 PM / IP Logged  
Can you post the diagram you used?  Or a link to the page where you got the diagram?
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