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Old Sep 27th, 2010, 04:28 PM
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My Nightrider bonnet scoop light!

Hi guys,

I've just been pimping out my mini with a Nightrider style LED bonnet scoop light and thought i'd post the results. Initially i had just installed it with a simple on and off switch in the dash but have subsequently installed an "auto" switch that means the light turns on when the interior lights do. You may think it's sad but i love it! haha, I can now control the light by locking and unlocking the car

Here's how i done it:



This is the wiring diagram i made, it's fairly complicated and probably over complicated but it does exactly what i want it to.



This is where i can control the light. the Mode switch scrolls though 7 different flash styles, the illuminated switch show whether the LED will go on when the interior lights do. (if i turn this off the light won't go on at all) and the switch on the right is a manual on/off switch.

Some of the wiring:









And here's what it looks like turned on:



with the light on constant you can show off the engine with a red glow



close up with the light full on



full view of my baby :P

Hope you like it

Adz

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, that's pretty cool actually. Might steal the idea, with matching blue interior light.
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, that's pretty cool actually. Might steal the idea, with matching blue interior light.

go for it, would look awesome
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will that not affect cooling?
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will that not affect cooling?

Just what i was thinking? although i quite like it.

Also be carefull you dont get done for impersonating a police officer!
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I guess it does effect air flow slightly, whether it does enough to effect cooling is another thing. If it does, i certainly can't tell the difference in power
The actual light sits pretty flush in the bonnet so you can still pass your hand through the hole. You can't really see the light it self, it's the reflection off the shinny plastic you see.
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Awesome. Only one problem though i don't have an S.
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Awesome. Only one problem though i don't have an S.

Treat yourself to an S bonnet then! BMW MINI COOPER S BONNET on eBay (end time 13-Oct-10 22:38:58 BST)
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I like the red glow looks brilliant
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Quote: Originally Posted by Be1ng:Ev1L (original)
Hi guys,

I've just been pimping out my mini with a Nightrider style LED bonnet scoop light and thought i'd post the results. Initially i had just installed it with a simple on and off switch in the dash but have subsequently installed an "auto" switch that means the light turns on when the interior lights do. You may think it's sad but i love it! haha, I can now control the light by locking and unlocking the car

Here's how i done it:



This is the wiring diagram i made, it's fairly complicated and probably over complicated but it does exactly what i want it to.



This is where i can control the light. the Mode switch scrolls though 7 different flash styles, the illuminated switch show whether the LED will go on when the interior lights do. (if i turn this off the light won't go on at all) and the switch on the right is a manual on/off switch.

Some of the wiring:









And here's what it looks like turned on:



with the light on constant you can show off the engine with a red glow



close up with the light full on



full view of my baby :P

Hope you like it

Adz

On the last pic I'm not sure if the light you bolted to the top of the roof goes with the rest of the car,
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