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Old 05-09-2009, 06:38 PM
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Nice work Delmeister, its not a bad idea. I was considering including a small grommet with the kit. Then I realized it just wouldn't make sense to include it when there's so much light from the LED's. On the other hand, with the Hood Mount, it becomes more realistic to have an identifier around the dipstick's holder.

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I'll be building some new boards, very close to figuring out the wiring also
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:29 AM
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Funny thing now, the hole is visible in dim light but the end of the dipstick isn't. It usually takes a few pokes to mate. Next obvious step is to paint the tip white.

I have never needed a hood light, but have needed to see the dipstick location in dim or no lighting dozens of times, so I think I'll stick with the dipstick light for now. I'll PM you the details.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:09 PM
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I know your frustration! Getting some AWESOME results with different colors, just a couple more and I'll get some pics up! Ive got a feeling..... red is going to be HOT!!! ...yeah, that hot!
EDIT: Careful about painting dipstick; it goes in your oil pan, gets really hot, paint will peel off and contaminate.

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Old 05-13-2009, 10:11 PM
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Installed it. Took less than 5 minutes. Very nice.
Let the pictures speak for themselves:

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Next time anybody is in Japan, please give the engineer responsible for the dipstick and oil filter location a hard, swift kick in the crotch. Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:46 PM
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lol.

looks good.

okay, put me down for a red one. for real this time.

dipstick light.

gonna be hot.

what's the price again?

pm'd email for paypal.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:18 AM
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That first picture spoke clearly :D The 09+ RX8 has a revised location of the dipstick and oil filter (I think the entire guard underneath has to be removed to access filter)

Delmeister you have PM
Myriadshalaks you have PM

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Old 05-18-2009, 06:10 PM
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received and installed a red light today!

it's cool. or, should i say, hot?

I was able to hide the wires very well. I actually put the button on the top of the ac bracket next to where it bolts on. easy to reach, and you can't see it at all.

i really don't know when i'm going to need to use this, but i'm having fun turning it on and off in the dark!

thanks, lebren!
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:28 PM
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I just cant believe how fast it shipped! I used mine this weekend during my routine oil change. Makes it much easier to see the filter; I was having some difficulty removing the filter because I put it on way too tight last time. You will be using this way more than you may think, I use mine weekly EVERY time I check my oil!

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Old 05-19-2009, 02:33 AM
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=o How does the red one look? Does it look nice? =]
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yeah. it's bright. i'll try to get some pictures. i just have a POS phone cam though. the yellow dipstick shows up well.

i like it. and it did get here fast!
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Lebren View Post
Yes, additional units for second car, there are some out there with track and street cars. Lights can be ordered with longer cables for other parts of engine bay!
Longer cables are custom order, please contact me for a light with these installed.

Great news, I got some more pics!


View From Underneath


Routing the wire to Fuse Block


Continue routing under shroud


Plug into empty fuse Pin



Plenty of light = "no more anger from trying to stick the dipstick into that tiny little hole at night" (ROTF)

I think I'm going to order this, but honestly I don't need the light for the dipstick. After the first night of struggling to get it in, I found out you gotta "guide" the bitch in from the tip. It's a useful tip.
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After the first night of struggling to get it in, I found out you gotta "guide" the bitch in from the tip. It's a useful tip.
EEW and get your hands all.....oily That's where the paper towel comes in HANDY! Ba-Dum-Tshhhh

I must also mention Delivery confirmation is NOT available worldwide and only in the USA. I found out this the other day, so International Shipping cost will be determined based on location.

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:20 PM
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I just bought this car yesterday, and I have to say this will be my first mod. This is really a great idea, checking oil at night is always a PITA, and with this car you really do need to do it. That or get an electronic dipstick to do it for you.

My order is in the mail...
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:19 AM
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Banner, I'd like to be the first to say welcome to the RX8Club forum while I am honored to have your first post! As an update I am still working on the dual engine bay light, just been working heavily on getting my CNC mill ready. I have decided to name the Dual engine bay light the Dually because I really like dually trucks and it represents the light well! Here's a funny pic I came across the www's:


Thanks for your ongoing support folks!
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:39 PM
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Switch

Is the switch an on-off one, or a timer-type one (i.e., press it and the lights stay on for 30 seconds)?
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:36 AM
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Hey Joe RX-8! I ultimately decided on the push on/off type switch for it's ease of use, whenever the light is needed just push the button. The Dually also uses the same type switch, with the added benefit of the color of your choice as the secondary color. Thanks!

Banner, yours shipped today and should arrive soon!
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:35 AM
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Can the fuse be covered again after this install? I assume yes, but would like confirmation.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:20 PM
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Absolutely, the fuse fits and everything is fully functional, just install as seen in pics (and per instructions that are included) Thanks!
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Please help me welcome my newest dipstick light, The Dually! Original dipstick light still be available upon request.
Dually looses dipstick visibility but replaces with engine bay visibility.
Easily mounted on the hood, wires tuck nicely hardly noticed.
color options have changed, Warm or Cool White and one of the following:


Warm White

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Summer is here, Show off that one of a kind Rotary with The Dually!
$50 Shipped in the USA, International Available, (add $7 to order)
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:04 AM
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nice job! i gotta see this in person! im sure the quality is very good of course!
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:24 AM
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Thanks Gregs! I have to say your Greddy Turbo install is looking great, here's a pic I took of my first prototype Dually...

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Hey Gregs, Im still working on that "top secret" light we've been talking about Hopefully I can mill some parts out next week!

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Looks like a great product from a great seller!
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Thanks Tiltmode,

Ive got a lot of good response for the Dually so I'll be putting up some pics of the routing in the Dually Album

UPDATE, DUALLY ALBUM COMPLETE!

Dually instructions will be emailed in .PDF form, in addition to the Dually Album.

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Decals on the way!

Ive been working with Modern Image (they did all the Fast and the Furious cars,) got some great decals arriving soon! If anyone is considering having these made, I highly recommend going through Modern Image! All purchases will come with a decal!

New LED Lights & RX8 Parts are under way, so is the official LEBREN website! Keep checking this thread often!



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