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#1 (permalink) Old 03-01-2005, 12:17 PM
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I found the DIY on how to eliminate the parking lights, but still have working blinkers. Basically all you do is use electrical tape on the bottom of the bulb and block the connection that is for the parking lights. I want to try this but am concerned it will create a short or some other electrical headache. Anyone try this yet and have any problems?

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i want to do this as well, my friend went so far as to actually snip the wire that actually controls the parking light. it works and, to me, its safer. you can always splice it back.

something about electrical tape just doenst sit right with me.

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hence the words ELECTRICAL TAPE.. lol

it doesn't conduct any electricity... u won't have a prob with taping off one of the nipple thingies!!

i'm prolly gunna do it, when i get my new corner lights!

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yea im hesitant myself but wondered how others peoples have turned out with the tape. This is how it looks:
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lol, thats a sloppy job..
but should do the job!!

just to let u know.. if that doesn't work, just switch the tape to the other side!

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wont the tape get all melted in over time?
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no, the tape does not conduct, it insulates, so there is no charge running through it, ive had the electrical tape on there for months, and i checked my bulbs when i changed out my headlights, and the tape was in the exact condition as it was when i put it in months ago


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yeh ive had it done for a good 4 or 5 months now, and no problems. ur good to go

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sweet, going to do this tonight. This mod should go into the FAQ section.

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hey btw, where did u get ur rieger lip from and for how much? it looks awesome. i saw a replica one on ebay and was thinking about that for awhile but i didnt know how close it was to the exact thing

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Yeah, I have had the parking light delete for almost a year, and nothing wrong. Looks great too.

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nice, I will be next to jump on the bandwagon as soon as I get my car back.

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hey btw, where did u get ur rieger lip from and for how much? it looks awesome. i saw a replica one on ebay and was thinking about that for awhile but i didnt know how close it was to the exact thing
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Thanx for the compliment..I got it from RPIEQUIPPED.COM. I believe I got the last one tho. It only cost $150. THey had taken it off the website since, but I would call the company and see if they can get more.

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