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Thread: Modifying Factory Door Mood Light for More Light (DIFFICULT JOB)

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    I got resistors at 470ohms does that make the mood light brighter or less bright?

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    Just ordered some resistors and should have a soldering iron somewhere around here to do this in the next couple weeks. Was tempted to order another set of mood lights to pre-resistor it and just be a plug and play install..

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddycj5 View Post
    Just in case anyone is wondering, I initially replaced the resistors with a 470 ohm resistor and still wasn't thrilled with the amount of light output. I pulled the door panel off again and put a layer of aluminum foil on top of the luminescent strip. The addition of the aluminum foil doubled the amount of light output. I am much happier with it now.
    How did you get the foil to fit in there? Any pics?
    Also what happens if you just remove the top resister all together? That's what I did on both sides and the light output in my opinion looks unchanged.
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    Just completed this mod! I will say that they are much brighter than before. I think the black plastic of the panels really washes out how bright they actually are.

    I purchased another set of the lights on ebay and did my soldering first. Once I had those done, I took the door panels off and swapped in the new wiring harness. I may go back and cover the diffuser plastic with some reflective tape. Overall, not too hard of a job.

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