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    Default FUN Mods for a '73 convertible!

    Though I love originality, I just had pleasant "ding, ding, ding" chimes installed to replace the awful door/seatbelt buzzer, & redid a '72 Skylark stainless map light mirror to fit my '73 Centurion convertible by changing the mounting bracket & wiring it under the windshield mouldings, & got the awful sounding speed alert warning changed to a lovely British accent woman's voice that says, "SPEED ALERT", when I go past the speed setting!
    Now THIS is what I call FUN!!!

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    Very cool, John. Care to share where you got the chimes? Also, my speed alert just stopped working. I have no idea how to repair. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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    Bob, I'll have my electronics engineer friend explain it later today/tonight. John

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    Can you send me your direct email address so I can forward you the info? Thanks, John vikingapg@hotmail.com

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    John
    This sound like a mod that more members would like to do including me
    Please post the schematic and the parts list here as well
    thanks

    I will give a good example myself
    This it to convert the light monitor to LED
    This will shut of the LED when the light is out but power remains so it mimics the original light monitor

    note: i am working on replacing the amber led for a dual color led to is shows the parking and the turn signal
    at the moment it only works the turn signal

    Licht monitor to LED schema.jpg

    This schematic is per LED so you need to do this six times (eight if you do the dual LED)

    Parts list
    6x 8 Amp Diode
    6x PNP Transistor (BC557)
    6x 470 MilliOhm resistor
    and six LED 3.5 mm (.01378") of the color you want
    I have chosen blue, green and amber



    I have placed the resistors direct behind the LED inside the light monitor
    The rest of the schematic i have incorporated in the wire loom i have made new fore the headlights
    This wire loom is switched by an relay to eliminate the full current thru the light switch
    I have done this because the current is significant higher by the halogen light i have compared to the older original light bulbs
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    Erik
    Ridderkerk
    The Netherlands
    gumbeest@msn.com


    Buick Centurion 455-4 convertible (1973)

    Hyundai XG 350 (2003)
    Chrysler Sebring convertible (2001)
    Dodge Dakota 5.9 R/T (1999)

    Suzuki GSX-R 750 (1991)

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    Erik, I will forward my friend's instructions to your email address on how to do it. Good luck, John

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    thanks John
    Erik
    Ridderkerk
    The Netherlands
    gumbeest@msn.com


    Buick Centurion 455-4 convertible (1973)

    Hyundai XG 350 (2003)
    Chrysler Sebring convertible (2001)
    Dodge Dakota 5.9 R/T (1999)

    Suzuki GSX-R 750 (1991)

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    Coming up in the future (Spring 2016) I will show how the sticking, problematic mechanical convertible top motor relay can be changed into a trouble free, solid state unit, that is impervious to damp weather or harsh climates.

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