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I will be making some work in progress improvements to the design such as additional village protection on the inputs and greater resistance to over voltage, but that are largely the same other than that. I am still running beta controllers on my car 18 months in
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I will be making some work in progress improvements to the design such as additional village protection on the inputs and greater resistance to over voltage, but that are largely the same other than that. I am still running beta controllers on my car 18 months in
I'm moving to a village next month, so village protection is something that interests me ...

Joking aside, are Hurri's controllers the same as what the 6 waiting for the second batch would receive??

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Haha, dam autocorrect! Yes, 99% the same
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Probably answered before, but are the controllers packaged at all? Or do I need to buy a couple of project boxes to mount in the car?
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Please add me to the list waiting for the next batch!
The sooner I do this the better, I've been dreaming about it for too long.
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Probably answered before, but are the controllers packaged at all? Or do I need to buy a couple of project boxes to mount in the car?
They come with boxes
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That makes 7, but if someone wants to buy Hurri's set no one will hold it against them!
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Indeed they do...
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Indeed they do...
Hi Jaba,
I have xenon headlights on my 159.
Do I have any chance to remove the headlamp lenses without dremel them down, or damage them, like in an oven?

I made a bluetooth CD-Changer emulator for my previous AR147, so I can stream music from my phone and control the player from the steering wheel, and I am working on the second version for the actual 159, and while searching for where I could take current when ignition is on(somewhere else than the HU Mini-ISO connector), I found your thread.
I would also like to make my own version of DRL, but I am not interested to sell it, only to customize it on my own taste and eventually add a headlamp washer limiter (to wash headlights only 1 of 5 windscreen washes).

Thank you in advance,
I find your work brilliant, even tough I don't like the idea of "angel eyes" alike look on my Alfa.
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Hi Jaba,
Do I have any chance to remove the headlamp lenses without dremel them down, or damage them, like in an oven?
This is exactly why it's recommended that you buy replacements from eBay - they'll come apart with a heat gun alone, originals will take some breaking to get them apart!
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We need red halos for the tail lights too!
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We need red halos for the tail lights too!
Already looked at that !

Rear light clusters are melted together and are almost impossible to to get apart without cutting, this makes reconstruction and waterproofing a nightmare.

Then the rear lights don't have a full ring which adds a whole other level of issues as you'd have to cut and then rebuild the halo rings to suit.

Not saying it can't be done but it won't be done by me.
I have moved on to other projects which are much less time consuming.
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I do plan on looking into this at some stage but it would require me to have a 3D printer of decent quality and at the minute I don't have one (its on the xmas list) I have a decent idea on how to make a full LED style rear cluster in keeping with the design

One for the future....
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Hi Jaba,
I have xenon headlights on my 159.
Do I have any chance to remove the headlamp lenses without dremel them down, or damage them, like in an oven?
Yes, Zigerdfish fitted Halo's into his OEM Xenons so it is possible. A heat gun or oven will get them apart but as was mentioned before, the longer a headlight has been on your car the harder the glue sets and the more difficult it is to take apart.

Good look with the 147 DRL's Just use PwM & decent led drivers to give you control and you will be good to drive whatever effects you need
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Jay, can you remove me from the current list as I've bought Hurri's controllers.

Apologies to the others on the list, but I'm pretty keen to get this done before I move next month (when I give up my garage & driveway for a 18th century cottage, albeit surrounded by some great B roads)
I've got the majority of parts already, plus Hurri's generosity means that the most expensive relay ever, now will not hurt as much.

Just need the bottle to switch on the oven now!!
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Congrats on sorting it dude, no one is going to hold it against you! I'll update the list.
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Jay, can you remove me from the current list as I've bought Hurri's controllers.

Apologies to the others on the list, but I'm pretty keen to get this done before I move next month (when I give up my garage & driveway for a 18th century cottage, albeit surrounded by some great B roads)
I've got the majority of parts already, plus Hurri's generosity means that the most expensive relay ever, now will not hurt as much.

Just need the bottle to switch on the oven now!!
That is a lot of bottle... I guess as spare lights get older (can't imagine Alfa making many more) the impossibility of getting them apart without recourse to a dremel goes up, which means that this project is actually going to get harder as time goes by, so best to cough up now and do it while you can!! Very best of luck!
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Hello everyone, been a while since I've been on Here! My car has been poorly recently, anyway got it back today so decide to take it for a good clean and get some bottles of magic stuff to bring it back to its usual self. I was driving down the road in Blackpool and drove past another 159 with the halos in......oh my god it was awesome! They are outrageously good in real life. Hello to whoever I drove past in my very dirty grey 159!
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Is this a good alternative for the £50 10 sec delay relay ??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-volt-10...p2054897.l4275
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It will do the job but I cannot tell if it carries a parasitic load or not? You will need to ask. the cheaper style relays run a 555 timer that is always on so it is another device draining the battery. As long as this is not like that you are fine. The relay (expensive one) I spec'd uses a magnetic coil and holds the charge in that coil to physically disconnect the power, cutting its own power source off at the same time so it does not drain.

As long as the relay you choose does not drain power when its "off" you can use anything


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It will do the job but I cannot tell if it carries a parasitic load or not? You will need to ask. the cheaper style relays run a 555 timer that is always on so it is another device draining the battery. As long as this is not like that you are fine. The relay (expensive one) I spec'd uses a magnetic coil and holds the charge in that coil to physically disconnect the power, cutting its own power source off at the same time so it does not drain.

As long as the relay you choose does not drain power when its "off" you can use anything
I asked the question and the reply was ...

"Hi, the unit draws 5.5mA quiescent current on pin 30 to drive the timer electronics, the trigger circuit (pin 15) draws 3mA.
(Pin 30 is of course also used to supply the positive switching output to pins 87 & 87A-- Max switching current 10A - positive output only)
The manufacturers do not produce a data sheet for the product at all.

Hope the above is of help to you"

... So I guess that's a no then ... I'll go with the £50 one.

Cheers for the heads up Jay
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Don't get me wrong, 5.5mA is not exactly a lot of load, but you know how our cars love to drain the battery
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Hello everyone, been a while since I've been on Here! My car has been poorly recently, anyway got it back today so decide to take it for a good clean and get some bottles of magic stuff to bring it back to its usual self. I was driving down the road in Blackpool and drove past another 159 with the halos in......oh my god it was awesome! They are outrageously good in real life. Hello to whoever I drove past in my very dirty grey 159!
Hey matey, that would be me! I did spot you, but too late to wave or anything
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