This page is part of my Custom Lighting Mod series of articles.
DISCLAIMER: If you choose to attempt any of these modifications, you assume all risks thereof. I just wanted to share my experiences here. Neither Agora Models, nor myself, are responsible for any damages that may occur.
Lighting Stage 54
Adding an LED to the Rear Wheel Arch Emergency Light
The final two Emergency Lights of our FDNY Tower Ladder 9 partwork model are above the rear Wheel Arches on both sides. As before, I installed a Micro Bit Light (Red) LED into the lens/frame assemblies of both this stage and the mirrored Stage 57:
To make room for the plug/wiring, I first needed to remove this center locating pin on the back of the Wheel Arch Cover:
Next, I drilled a 2mm hole exactly where the pin used to be:
Then, I could route the plug/wiring for my modded Emergency Light through the hole:
Finally, this Emergency Light can be mounted in place per the instructions:
Mounting the Wheel Arch Cover
To get this wiring inside our Box Frame, I drilled another 2mm hole in the bottom of the Box Frame on the left side at the Wheel Arches:
Then, when it was time to mount the Wheel Arch Cover, I fed the new LED plug/wiring through the existing center hole of the Storage Compartment Frame:
At this point, I realized I need another two Micro Expansion Boards to power these two Wheel Arch Cover lights as well as the two LEDs I installed in the Rear Panel. There are a lot of new LEDs in this Box Frame so I extended this second set of boards with two 15cm cables.
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LIGHTING 57 – Adding our final custom lighting to Stage 57