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Home Made Sequential Taillights

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Got my delay relays today so I can put together a homebrew sequential taillight set-up.

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I got 4 of these to make sequencers for both sides (2 on each taillight) each relay measures approx. 2 3/4" X 3/4" X 3/4" so fairly small units.

Is anyone interested in me putting together an instruction post to show how they are made (or an attempt to make)?

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lavron wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:54 pm


Is anyone interested in me putting together an instruction post to show how they are made (or an attempt to make)?

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Yeah go for it! :)
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Oh ya,,
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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Yes please! ive always wanted someone to come out with sequential turn signals for these cars!
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Just a teaser, I wired up a test assembly and tried it out, it is a short video, less than a minute. :P

https://youtu.be/jV8a51746JE

I have an adjustable flasher unit on the way so I can slow the flash down just a hair, I can also adjust the flash speed if I need too.

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Too cool!
Now do I toss the backup lights? Decisions, Decisions?
Do I even have a pair a lences without the clear center?
Maybe keep the clear center and get a red bulb,,,
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Hey Mike....looks like more than one set of "accidental" burnout marks on your floor. Ya need an anti-slip pad on that clutch pedal? :lol: :lol:

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Jims65cyclone wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Hey Mike....looks like more than one set of "accidental" burnout marks on your floor. Ya need an anti-slip pad on that clutch pedal?
You are supposed to be looking at my taillights, not the shed floor :roll: but it happens, it is raring to go.

I have never owned a car in my life that so easily cuts the rear tires loose like this one does now :P And here I was all worried it would not perform as I hoped after all this work :roll:
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Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Too cool!
Now do I toss the backup lights? Decisions, Decisions?
Do I even have a pair a lences without the clear center?
Maybe keep the clear center and get a red bulb,,,
Thanks, Fred, I am mounting my backup lights below the license plate like some of the later model Mustangs, of course, I never had backup lights on my Comet until now.

The bulbs I have in there are red right now, not sure how red they would look through clear, I guess a slightly lighter color. That left lens on there has some cracks in it, I will probably dig my originals back out and use them they are in good shape just full of spiderweb cracks, I also have a box of taillight lenses I bought off of Wayne at PF one year I need to dig through those and see what they even are I can't remember.

The nice thing about this modification it is most likely less than $50 to do 8) as long as you don't buy two sets of commercial offerings that don't work before you decide to make your own :roll: these work just like they are supposed to, or will once I get the timing right on them.

My plans right now are to mount all 4 relays in one box and mount it near the center, up on the rear panel, I think I have a few old 3.5" external harddrive cases around I probably use to house it in.

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Looks factory! good job! :D
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Here is the How-To on making the sequential taillights, it is the same as the one posted in my build thread.

https://youtu.be/8JKD-MSgNCE

Also here is the wiring diagram off of the end of the video.
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I can list the parts as well if anyone needs it.

I wish I had built this myself in the first place, I guess that is why I almost never buy kits or premade parts :roll:

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Too cool!!
Another winter project for me.
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cool beans !!! when that 202 grows up it might want to take after a cougar !!! pop 8) :) pop
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I made an update video on the sequential taillights adding a plug to disconnect it for maintenance and I make a couple of suggestions on what I would do if I was doing it over.

https://youtu.be/809qgztFDik

Basically it involves making the service of the unit easier, I will add the mods myself later or I might even build a second unit to replace this one as cheap as the parts are (later).

I also make a couple of comments on the LED headlight modification I did on the car in the video at the end.

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I have ordered all the stuff to make a second sequencer following the experience I gained from the first one, I am going to try my best to document the whole process a little better, after I finish I may rebuild the old one as a spare or maybe even make a gift out of it :roll: hopefully I make everything better this time or I guess a little cleaner, I ordered a different case that I think will work a bit better, but if it won't I ordered another like the first (except a tad larger I think) like I said the parts are so cheap it is easy to buy a few extra things, with that said I may have a few leftover parts and might be persuaded to make a few care packages for anyone interested.

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Mike may I get in line for a care package? Of course I will pay!
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