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#31 Lenny

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 09:26 PM

Hey Lenny the night shots are great , i bet they look really cool at night , you could do with one in the rear screen ready to swtich on if a Vau%&$£ pulls up behind you , haha shine it on their bonnet lol

lol thanks mate,
We don't have many vauxhalls over here only privately imported models,
Vauxhall disguise themselves as OPEL over here and even the cops dont drive them,

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:25 AM

i thought you lived in Ireland not timbuctoo  LOL



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:27 AM


i thought you lived in Ireland not timbuctoo  LOL


Suppose Ireland has been influenced enough by the uk over the centureys without enduring Vauxhall aswell lol

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

Suppose Ireland has been influenced enough by the uk over the centureys without enduring Vauxhall aswell lol


Oh lenny below the belt ye legend ...I can even check out my jimmi choos on ur puddle lights now woohoo

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

Lenny i had a good long read through this guide and i got a question, i don't really want to take out the galvanized metal cover nor remove the glass so my question is, after removing the door card is it not possible to remove the speaker and run the wires into the grommet through the doors and then back to the door card beside the speaker?

 

I think i will attempt this by removing the door rubber grommet for the factory loom and start a feed from inside the car going towards the door through the grommet and down towards the speaker.

 

You've done a cracking job doing it like a pro and made it look so damn professional



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:07 PM

Lenny i had a good long read through this guide and i got a question, i don't really want to take out the galvanized metal cover nor remove the glass so my question is, after removing the door card is it not possible to remove the speaker and run the wires into the grommet through the doors and then back to the door card beside the speaker?
I think i will attempt this by removing the door rubber grommet for the factory loom and start a feed from inside the car going towards the door through the grommet and down towards the speaker.
You've done a cracking job doing it like a pro and made it look so damn professional

Thanks very much Kurt, took a lot of time to make this guide and it still needs more text in places,
You could run the cable in to the car by only removing the speaker but,
The window going up and down could catch the cable if its not secured out of the way,
And to remove the speaker you must drill out the rivets,
I've thought of every option not removing the window as I didn't want to neither but had to in the end,

I too tried to remove the factory rubber hose on both sides and fish the cable through both grommets from inside the car,
But the top grommet exiting from the car is not hollow inside.
It is a block plug&socket there's no way through it mate unless you manage to unplug both sides and drill out the block to allow the extra cable pass through,
My only option was to use the door side and exit in the middle to the side grommet,
Because the top of the hose is a square plug on the inside with block terminals there's no way through it.

To prevent drilling rivets I'd take my time and lift out the glass mate, its much easier than it looks.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

Yeah that makes alot of sense dude the guide is very good and i understood it pretty well easily one of the best explained guides well done mate i will give this a shot in the near future and update you about my epic fail lol.

 

Great mod dude i love the ford logo it looks awesome on the ground with both doors open BANG TIDY



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:35 PM

Yeah that makes alot of sense dude the guide is very good and i understood it pretty well easily one of the best explained guides well done mate i will give this a shot in the near future and update you about my epic fail lol.
 
Great mod dude i love the ford logo it looks awesome on the ground with both doors open BANG TIDY

Thanks mate,
Best of luck and I hope you can do it your way with minimum hassle,
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:31 PM

Lights received today and well... very much impressed with the quality of the projected image. I was sort of expecting a blurred out ford logo however it's rather good! at close range and long range!
 
I hope to get this job done sunday, found so many ways of doing it already anyways it was only a test run today. I basically attached the cable to the footwell bulbs and tested it 
 
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:28 PM

Lights received today and well... very much impressed with the quality of the projected image. I was sort of expecting a blurred out ford logo however it's rather good! at close range and long range!
 
I hope to get this job done sunday, found so many ways of doing it already anyways it was only a test run today. I basically attached the cable to the footwell bulbs and tested it 

Look forward to the results on Sunday kurt, the 4th generation onwards are fantastic light and image quality for there small size, if you get time feel free to add to the guide if you find one of the many ways you found is easier than the way I've fitted mine mate will better help others.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:02 PM

Look forward to the results on Sunday kurt, the 4th generation onwards are fantastic light and image quality for there small size, if you get time feel free to add to the guide if you find one of the many ways you found is easier than the way I've fitted mine mate will better help others.

 
I will add some pics indeed. !Removed! down all day today and tomorrow, might put the mod off till next weekend

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:50 PM

The rain was !Removed! down today but after it stopped for a bit i got some wiring done. working on several mods so i took apart things that aren't needed for this mod on it's own. I was able to get all wiring in, both door projector lamps fitted and wiring feed into the car as described by lenny.
 
Installed some other wires going to the back for rear footwell lights.
 
During this mod going about it with my method i purchased this pop rivet tool with 4 sizes of rivets for http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649
 
I drilled out the pop rivets for the speaker holes and gained perfect access to the grommet, from there on i did everything else the same as lenny's guide.
 
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(Some of the parts removed in this photo is for another mod)
 
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This photo is from inside of the door from the speaker opening. easy enough to fit your hand in and feed the wires through
 
However i came across a slight problem when it came to fitting back the speakers, although the tool worked fine, the speakers have insulation between the back and the door panel, this meant the pop rivets provided with the tool were short and not great for fixing. 
 
Halford were closed and couldn't get my hands on longer pop rivets, at current my speakers are temporary fixed with cable ties until i receive these http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649
 
Once i get the longer pop rivets, 10 min job to permanently fix the speakers
 
Other than that it's smooth sailing and very fast, not more than 30 mins to take off the door card drill out the speakers pop rivets and feed the cable through the grommet.
 
This is an easy alternative to removing the windows. If you choose to remove the window you'll save £6
 
 
This is what it looks like when fitting new pop rivets (The ones provided did fit with force and it would be alright if some of the insulation got chopped off. I don't want to do that it could cause the speakers to rattle till then i will wait for longer pop rivets)
 
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Next week i will connect all wires completely including rear footwell lights and automatic wipers other than that all wires installed not a bad day

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:56 PM

Other pics of the drilling process 

 

 



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

Nice job done today Kurt,
Hardest part is over now that the cables are in,
If I was you I'd hoover the inside of the door to remove the filings from the old rivets prior to refitting speakers permanently encase they create noise.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:34 PM

I temp wired it in to see how it looks in the dark (Camera flash is on) it look GREAT!!

 

very happy with it.

 

Lenny i'm glad you brought that up, inside of the door was oily... had alot of cream coloured oily thick residue, i don't know what to make of it to be honest... i will hoover it out like ya suggested and thank you for this awesome guide!



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