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Hey guys since I'm not the sharpest at this whole car customising and still relatively new on here wat on earth is submarine lighting ?

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ambient lighting mate. it's basically a courtesy light with 2 small red leds built in that shine down when the engines running to create a soft glow over the gear leaver.

see Haz93's thread here for a photo of what it looks like:

http://www.fordowner...arine +lighting

looking at like 80quid though for a new unit unless you lucky to see one pop up on ebay but thats rare

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It's also classed as ambient lighting.

It's small led's positioned in such a way as to enhance the appearance of the inside of a car and sometimes shine onto consoles and switches.

I have them in my courtesy light and they shine down onto my centre console/gear stick when I turn on my side/headlights.

Like this unit-

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=400299659322

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Ah think my car had this two wee red LEDs either side of the map lights

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It's also classed as ambient lighting.

It's small led's positioned in such a way as to enhance the appearance of the inside of a car and sometimes shine onto consoles and switches.

I have them in my courtesy light and they shine down onto my centre console/gear stick when I turn on my side/headlights.

Like this unit-

http://pages.ebay.co...id=400299659322

scroll up mate ;)

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scroll up mate ;)

Darn, beaten to the punch by the apprentice.

;)

I was delayed in posting my reply because I was getting my eBay link to the unit copied across.

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Ah think my car had this two wee red LEDs either side of the map lights

Lucky, not many have it without having to pay silly prices for them.

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Darn, beaten to the punch by the apprentice.

;)

I was delayed in posting my reply because I was getting my eBay link to the unit copied across.

How rude :unsure:

Ah but I was searching the forums trying to find a good photo of it.

Could of linked ebay but didn't see the point in linking the silly price.

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And yes mate your a lucky git if you already have it

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Will get a photo of my interior light and post it but in Aberdeen it's below 5 degrees and I am off to bed soon so u boy's can wait until the morn for it lol

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Btw just wanted to say thanks to both of you as every post I make both of you have answered in it much apriciated

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Btw just wanted to say thanks to both of you as every post I make both of you have answered in it much apriciated

It's mainly because neither of us sleep.

We're both insomniacs. :D

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It's mainly because neither of us sleep.

We're both insomniacs. :D

Yup thats true.. We're a funny pair alright. Hey Clive fancy starting an insomnia club?

But yeah Kieran mate always here to help n advise on anything I actually have knowledge of lol, n if I don't know it I'll point you in the direction of someone who does ;)

That's if Clive ain't already got his say in of course..

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Yup thats true.. We're a funny pair alright. Hey Clive fancy starting an insomnia club?

I thought we already had?

Leave the idea with me i'll not sleep on it. :P

That's if Clive ain't already got his say in of course..

What are you insinuating? :o

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I thought we already had?

Leave the idea with me i'll not sleep on it. :P

Oh yeah forgot about that.. It's a lonely club :unsure:

I thought we already had?

What are you insinuating? :o

That your always trying to beat me to getting your say in first? :P

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Cruel, that's it i'm off.......................................................

Not really :D

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Cruel, that's it i'm off.......................................................

Not really :D

Awwww no I'm sowwi uncle :unsure:

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(Face palm) oh dear what is the forum coming to :(

Haha

Yeah I have done a guide on fitting the ambient 'submarine' lighting for just a few quid, is just a soft red glow as said before.

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The guide looks really useful, thanks for that.

Couple of questions....

I don't want to try adding the LEDs to mine as from past experiences, I tend to trash it, and I will be left with nothing....

Are there any UK suppliers of the light fitting with the ambient LEDS?

Secondly, and most importantly, does the wiring already exist for the ambient part of the light fitting? Or would I have to run new cables to power these?

Thanks

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You will most likely have to run a cable to the headlight switch as shown in the guide, mine had a wire going to the led circuit but turned out it was dead :(

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I see and I agree with haz this lack of sleep is doing funny things to you guys

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Thanks :) lol

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I see and I agree with haz this lack of sleep is doing funny things to you guys

A bit of banter gets us through long nights.

Keeps me sane at work anyway.

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I'll be quiet now... People are beginning to talk :(

True about the banter though

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