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Old 08-21-2009, 03:26 PM
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Smile SVX Grille Lights

The SVX grille was asking to be modded.
It looks like a light but it's not.
I decided to make it useful by incorporating my alarm status into it.
Really stands out in the dark and there is no doubt that the alarm is armed!
It is shown running in demo mode which goes through most of it's patterns, but I usually leave it set to just a single pattern.
And yes, I know about the other Knight Rider Svx mods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1MxYFqJR-8

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Old 08-21-2009, 04:00 PM
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That's cool. Can it dance to music?
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:57 PM
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I like it! What alarm system are you using? How did you modify the grill?
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:11 PM
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Re: SVX Grille Lights

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For those too lazy to click on the link provided...


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I want green LEDs for the Polo



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Old 08-21-2009, 07:34 PM
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I want green LEDs for the Polo
Agreed! Where's the How-To Already?
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:15 PM
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Re: SVX Grille Lights

OK, the light bar I got off Ebay - 22 in. long, a perfect fit.

Drilled a 3/4 in. hole at each end of the grille. - should have taken pictures.

Slid the light bar into the grille and attached it inside with a plastic epoxy - it is a stick of epoxy in 2 parts you knead together to mix - has the consistency of clay.

After it hardens I sealed the ends with a small piece of aluminum tape thats used for home a/c also a little RTV around where the ribbon wire exits.

Any alarm that has either a 12 volt or ground when armed will work. - Ed
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Re: SVX Grille Lights

Are you Michael Knight?
Is that Knight Rider?

and btw, is that your house in the background? It's very nice!

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Old 08-21-2009, 08:20 PM
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Thank You.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:33 PM
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OK, the light bar I got off Ebay - 22 in. long, a perfect fit.
Can you link the Light Bar? Because not all light bars have sectional control, most are just all on/off.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:45 PM
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Red Bar:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-5...d=p3911.c0.m14

Blue Bar:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-5...d=p3911.c0.m14
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Re: SVX Grille Lights

is it possible to use this technology with the rear turn signals and make a scan from left to right and right to left respectively. how much would it cost??
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:22 PM
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Re: SVX Grille Lights

Found the green LED light Bar at Knightlight.co.uk HERE. A little pricey at $161.00 plus shipping.






Also available in blue, yellow and red for your viewing pleasure

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"The Pristine Green Polo Machine”

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First Clear front turn signals, JDM Alcyone hood emblem, rear panel, and BOXER engine cover on the Network (US) (2000)
First 5000K HID factory fog lights (2007)
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:36 PM
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Re: SVX Grille Lights

That was the first one I looked at, but I believe it's too big to fit inside the grille without major surgery.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:50 PM
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Re: SVX Grille Lights

Here are the specs and additional photos:

Total width including polycarbonate: 486mm (19")
Depth: 58mm (2.25")
Height: 6mm (.25"), 10mm on the larger circuit board (0.4")
Scanner Light Width: 448mm (17.75")
Scanner Light Height: 6mm (.25")

64 LED / 17,000mcd / super bright, brightest and most powerful LEDs available

Power consumption: (when running single bar pattern.) <110mA
(A 12W bulb, like an indicator bulb, is 1000mA, which uses almost 10 times more power)



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Probably the easiest thing to do in cut the bottom of the grille out, attach the LED assembly directly to it and reseal.

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"The Pristine Green Polo Machine”

First Polo Green on the Network
First Clear front turn signals, JDM Alcyone hood emblem, rear panel, and BOXER engine cover on the Network (US) (2000)
First 5000K HID factory fog lights (2007)
First SVX JDM BBS wheels on a USDM SVX (2013)

HID lighting (5000K) for headlight and H3 fog lights, PIAA SuperExtreme 120W high beams, rebuilt EG33 longblock, Cometic head gaskets, Phase II flexplate, AMR aluminum radiator with custom silicone hoses, 160A high-output alternator in aluminum-ceramic coated case, new design alternator wiring upgrade v.4, rare factory headlight protectors, refinished JDM BBS mesh aluminum wheels and custom, polished billet aluminum new hex center caps, LED grille mod, R1 Concepts high-carbon cryo slotted rotors, Akebono ceramic pads, Goodridge S/S braided brake lines, Smallcar Stage 1 shift kit, ThermalTech aluminum/ceramic-coated valve covers, Energy Suspension urethane front & rear swaybar bushings, Bontrager22 rear swaybar with QS Components Chromoly Teflon/Kevlar endlinks, "$15.00/5 minute" suspension mod. Hella Supertone horns, Custom stainless steel exhaust system with 2" headpipes, Magnaflow cats, AeroTurbine AR25 resonator /AWD "Bullet" muffler.


R.I.P. 2010 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5 CVT...338,000 miles. Totaled by a COW March 4, 2016

2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited ...137,000 miles. Actually quieter and smoother than either the Outback or the SVX


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Old 09-16-2009, 08:27 PM
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I found out that the people I got the red light bar also had it in green as well as the blue.
Here's the green in my polo green '96:


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