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alarm led indicator questions

Discussion in 'Performance Lighting' started by EliteConcept, September 21, 2002.

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    1. EliteConcept

      EliteConcept Well-Known Member

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      well i have a DEI alarm and i also put some red sidemarkers with 2 LEDS in each, on the side of my truck about a month ago.....however now i don't really care for the red sidemarkers, i like the way they look in the day time but don't really care for them at night

      so heres what i was thinking and i'm not sure if it will work.

      what i would like to do is run the SIDEMARKERS so that they are my alarm indicator lights. *when the alarm is on they will flash*
      anyone see a problem with this?


      comments suggestions are more than welcome

      thanks
      ryan
       
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    3. Crankcase

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      I see three possible problems.

      1. Even though they are LED's, they would draw quite a bit more power form the battery, perhaps draining it too fast, or overloading the alarm circuit.

      2. Traffic laws. If you park a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing side markers, you will be in trouble pretty quick with the police, and parking officials.

      3.Theives might also think it is a new challenge for them to try to steal an Explorer that looks like KITT. They won't know the lights are for the alarm until they have broken a window....:(
       
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      Yup, probably illegal. I wouldn't do it.
       
    5. EliteConcept

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      i see your point about draining the power faster and thats probably what would happen
      also about the theifs

      so i probably won't do this idea

      but i live in a small town we never ever end up parkin on the side of roads, like "parallel parking" i have never done that....


      but oh well i am not going to do it...it probably will hurt somethign in the alarm or battery or get my stuff broken into

      thanks!
       

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