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The Ambient Lighting Installation Guide!!!!!!!!!!!


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#1 calmcdermott

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:48 PM

Right all, here it goes, my 1st attempt at making a guide for you guys to follow, I have used 3x 12v red LED lights from ebay, 3 metres of audio cable from Maplins, x2 screw connectors from Maplins, total cost 18.00 so didn't break the bank!!!!

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Start by levering down the courtesy light, when it's dangling down force off the light with a screw driver (don't be scared it goes back in easy enough)

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Connect the wires as shown, (easiest way is to slide off the connectors from the light, twist the bare wire then in through the hooks in the connectors, back out and twist again so its like a lasso??) then these will slide easy on, before pushing the light back in thread the other end of the wire through the light hole towards the windscreen. push the light back in with the back part in 1st then the front hooks will just push in.

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Thread the wire along the roof lining towards the passenger door.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:49 PM

Thread wire down door frame into the rubber seal and down the door.

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Again hide the rubber behind the seal until the bottom of the glove box, push into plastic where dashboard meets the side plastic (lmao I cant think the the correct words!!!!)

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Thread the wire from the LED through the whole in the dashboard, put your hand behind the glovebox and put it through and down into the footwell.

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Cut and twist the positive wires of the audio cable and re-twist together, same with the negative, do the same for the LEDs and then put them into the connector and screw them in. You can hide the connector and wires underneath the dash to the left next to the hinge of the glove box.

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Stick the LED under the dashboard.

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Same with the glove box one.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:50 PM

Now with the remaining audio wire, push this up into the joint shown in the pic and round the gearstick.

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Same with the other side, you should have just enough cable to reach the driver's foot well.

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Again with the end of the wire twist the wires so they fit in the connector and connect the last LED in the same way.

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Finally stick the LED to the plastic under the dash and your done!!!!

Here's the end result :D !!!!!!!

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Any comments or questions welcome, hope it makes sense!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:07 PM

Good guide, the final result looks like it came from the factory like that

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:42 PM

Good guide, the final result looks like it came from the factory like that


Thanks!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:46 PM

Have you got the ebay link to the lights you used?
Great guide mate!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:48 PM

Thanks for this, when I get time in the summer I will be giving this a go.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:53 PM

Have you got the ebay link to the lights you used?
Great guide mate!

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Here you go but they've finished now



Thanks for this, when I get time in the summer I will be giving this a go.


Only takes an hour!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:16 PM

so glad i got this as stock! after all the effort you gone through that dont look too easy!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:24 PM

so glad i got this as stock! after all the effort you gone through that dont look too easy!


Easy as pie! :D

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:01 PM

Bookmarked! And thanks :)

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:31 PM

Bookmarked! And thanks :)


Your welcome

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:26 AM

one quick question actually... i kinda wanna wack some of these led's under the front two seats so the back lights up like the front footwells too cos I got a 5 door and just think might look smart... only issue is i dont think any of the LED cables would be long enough for if any reason i wanted the seats fully back so am looking at cable too extend the length, would you recommend that audio cable for that or not???

Cheers :)

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:00 AM

one quick question actually... i kinda wanna wack some of these led's under the front two seats so the back lights up like the front footwells too cos I got a 5 door and just think might look smart... only issue is i dont think any of the LED cables would be long enough for if any reason i wanted the seats fully back so am looking at cable too extend the length, would you recommend that audio cable for that or not???

Cheers :)


Yea, I don't see why not, just make sure you secure the LEDs with more than the sticky stuff on the back as i cant imagine that holding for long if the seats are moved all the time. Oh and get some insulation tape round the connectors!!!

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