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  • Prefurbia
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    yep - towel - duh? This is why I don't do my own work typically!

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  • Insane C8
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    Thanks for the heads-up. I will make sure I put towels or a blanket over the engine to help prevent this from happening! At least the light could be turned on to help you see where it was!

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  • Prefurbia
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    Ordered all the stuff above - same as the original post - of course I had to screw it up. Used Velcro to hold up the 3 lights and I fumbled the lamp and it went down-down-down not to the floor, but to the top of the lower panels. There it was deep below in the crevice was the light flashing up at me - about 1/2 hour later I finally fished it out. Maybe in a few days I'll try again.

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  • Keendog
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    Originally posted by Insane C8 View Post

    Wow! Thanks for the tip about screwing the lights down hard. That got 7 of the 10 to work. I may just have to play with the others. I only plan to install 3 like you did. Another great time and money saving tip. Much appreciated
    You are very welcome. I was having the same problem as you and as my dad would say "use some elbow grease" lol... Good luck.

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  • Keendog
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    Originally posted by Insane C8 View Post

    Just a heads up, C808 let me know that you can buy these batteries in bulk from Tractor Supply Company. I got a large multipack for $8.
    Thanks so much friend.

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  • Keendog
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    Originally posted by 16falcon View Post
    Or eBay, batteries are pretty inexpensive there. I have lots of different sizes as I get multipacks of whatever I need for $3-$4.
    Good tip, thank you.

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  • Keendog
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    Originally posted by Insane C8 View Post

    Wow! Thanks for the tip about screwing the lights down hard. That got 7 of the 10 to work. I may just have to play with the others. I only plan to install 3 like you did. Another great time and money saving tip. Much appreciated
    You are welcome, good luck friend..

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  • 16falcon
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    Or eBay, batteries are pretty inexpensive there. I have lots of different sizes as I get multipacks of whatever I need for $3-$4.

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  • Insane C8
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    Originally posted by Keendog View Post

    Carbon fiber tape, I cut into strips and have a ton left over.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Submerible lights were $14.99, 10 pack with 2 remotes, all batteries included. You have to turn hard on the lights since submersible and they need tight seal to trigger the batteries. All batteries included. Truthfully when batteries die I may order another pack due to price of batteries, it would be cheaper than replacing.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It literally took 10 minutes start to finish.

    Good luck.
    Just a heads up, C808 let me know that you can buy these batteries in bulk from Tractor Supply Company. I got a large multipack for $8.

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  • Insane C8
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    Originally posted by Keendog View Post

    Carbon fiber tape, I cut into strips and have a ton left over.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Submerible lights were $14.99, 10 pack with 2 remotes, all batteries included. You have to turn hard on the lights since submersible and they need tight seal to trigger the batteries. All batteries included. Truthfully when batteries die I may order another pack due to price of batteries, it would be cheaper than replacing.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It literally took 10 minutes start to finish.

    Good luck.
    Wow! Thanks for the tip about screwing the lights down hard. That got 7 of the 10 to work. I may just have to play with the others. I only plan to install 3 like you did. Another great time and money saving tip. Much appreciated

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  • Keendog
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    Originally posted by Insane C8 View Post
    I bought similar mini lights but none of them worked. . I think I must have just gotten a bad batch. I changed all the batteries, but still nothing. I'll try to exchange them. I think the above result is outstanding. Great job!
    Thanks so much, easy job and looks nice...

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  • Keendog
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    Originally posted by MidEngine View Post
    Looks nice . Please provide purchase and install specifics.
    Carbon fiber tape, I cut into strips and have a ton left over.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Submerible lights were $14.99, 10 pack with 2 remotes, all batteries included. You have to turn hard on the lights since submersible and they need tight seal to trigger the batteries. All batteries included. Truthfully when batteries die I may order another pack due to price of batteries, it would be cheaper than replacing.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It literally took 10 minutes start to finish.

    Good luck.

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  • Insane C8
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    I bought similar mini lights but none of them worked. . I think I must have just gotten a bad batch. I changed all the batteries, but still nothing. I'll try to exchange them. I think the above result is outstanding. Great job!

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  • C808
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    Its both easy and cheap... bought mine a few months ago non ebay for $ 10 delivered

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  • Murray20c8
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    I bought similar and double sided molding tape. ABC installed same (Which is where I got the idea from). Comes with 2 remotes for $35 CAD.

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