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Finally finished LEDS - cupholders, console, and bed lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Oregon TRD, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Oregon TRD

    Oregon TRD [OP] "GO DUCKS" Edition

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    Heres all the stuff I used for this project for Cupholders and Center console.

    The WAGO clamps (best thing made EVER):These are $3 EACH on Oznium website. This guy on EBAY is badass sells 5 of em for $9.50
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Wago-222-...242?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20aefae732

    LED holders (a must buy):
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/390380286829?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    LED'S:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/390372095349?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    The LED'S I have in my center console I bought from Fred Meyer. They were $20 but I got them on sale for $4.99. You can get them at Vatozone also - These are the ones:
    http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ac...N-25pw?itemIdentifier=60064&_requestid=232879


    ^^^instead of these guys^^^ (they were only $5 so I grabbed them) you can use the LED's I used for my cupholders. Just drill 2 - 1/4" holes in each end of the inside of the center console and put 2 of the 5mm led's in.
    To do the LED in the rear cupholder, I drilled a 1/4" hole on the inside of the console all the way thru to the inside of the rear cupholders. Theres a few tricks (where to run the wires) - when you flip the whole console over, you will see a space between the rear cupholders and the center console box. I ran the rear cupholder led wires down thru there instead of back thru the hole going into the center console. I will put a white LED to fill that hole later.

    Hope all that doesn't sound confusing.

    By the way: all of the lighting under my dash and under two front seats I did a couple years ago....that setup is this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Multi-Color-C...4Z7Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1327942574&sr=8-3
     
  2. Oregon TRD

    Oregon TRD [OP] "GO DUCKS" Edition

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    Another trick:

    If anyone buys the LED strips from Fred Meyer, autozone, etc.......cut the red button switch with battery off carefully AND KEEP IT!!! It makes a killer tester....

    example

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    Beware of the LEDs from 1michiganer on ebay. I put some in my truck and they only lasted maybe 2 months. Thankfully I bought a 10 pack so I just replaced them Friday night. 2 month life span for LEDs is unacceptable in my book.
     
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    Thanks for the info and links. I just purchased ten of the orange led's and ten of the led holders from him for less than $11 shipped. The orange will most closely match the stock amber dash. I've been looking all over for led's that don't protrude from the surface very far but I wasn't having much luck and didn't want to use the flat surface mount ones. I plan on putting two of these on the surface of the overhang in front of the 12v outlets (2011) downward facing the cupholders and the recessed tray. I'm also gonna put one in the roof of the cubby right above my right knee. Who knows, maybe I'll use the others in the rear cupholders....

    Hey - a quick question:
    I'm assuming these led's are dimmable as I plan on tying them into my dash circuit (at the AC controls) to use with the dimmer switch. Are they in fact dimmable?? It's not a deal breker if they aren't, but it would be nice....
     
  5. Oregon TRD

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    Oh shiiittt!!!! Thanks for the info. Counting down the days....lol
     
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    Awesome mod and job
     
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    This weekend I will try to mount 2 of these in that cubby in front of gear shift but i didn't want to drill....I'll mess with that later.

    If you can see in the front cupholders, these things were incredible at how flush they (almost) are. I was wayy impressed.

    Dimmable? Not sure but I would bet yes! If they are wired into the dash dimmer then they should dim just fine. LED's take absolutley next to no power and can do about anything.

    If you get to the "cubby" led install be4 me let me know how it goes.
     
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    I did the same as you want to do, put LED's in the recesses of the 12v outlets [in the little half circles pointing down] the pita was dissassembiling the dash to get that piece out to drill the holes. I used the LED's from radioshack and wired them into the AC controls using the wiring diagram from the lighted 4wd switch mod. It worked out well, the light hits the bar between the cubby and the cupholders lighting the whole area, and yes they dim with the other dash lights
     
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    I'm not gonna disassemble the dash to drill the holes. I'll put out the AC control (I also did the lighted 4x4 switch) and use a right angle drill from below. I should be able to see clearly and be able to see straight down in that location when the AC control is removed.
     
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    I thought the same thing but theres a support rib that sticks straight up where you would want to drill holes so the lights are back far enuff to hit the cupholders, otherwise the lights will be shining into the cubby. And theres not much room thru the AC controls hole unless you have really small hands.lol
     
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    I'm gonna take my time and look shit over this weekend before I do this. I don't want to drill into too much up there either.
     
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    that sucks they charge for the LED holders. My first LED order from oznium they included them for free!
     
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    Yeah..they are cheap ass fragile plastic.....should be free!!
     
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    Can't wait to see the Bed Light work up...
     
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    Under my bedrails i'm going to use this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Filite-Flexib...ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1327968226&sr=1-1


    And wire it like I have my neons under my truck - with a remote control. This is the same kit I use for my under truck neons. I will wire the bedlights into this and just use the 2 remotes (one on keychain and 1 mounted inside the truck) to turn em on.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/350528269871?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    Heres my neon one mounted in my truck (other remote is on my keychain). Eliminates another toggle switch and it'll be nice to be able to turn my bedlights on from 50+ yards away...

    [​IMG]
     
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    That area you circled is exactly where my lites shine, and they don't mess with my eyes
     
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    So after looking at the cubby last night....i'm going to put a hole right where the red is in this picture.....i'm gonna hook an LED up to my battery tester and see if I put one on each side that the one facing me as I drive doesnt shine in my face. If it does - I'm going to mount it a little higher above that red circle and put a "hood shroud" thing on the led holder that will put a "umbrella" type thingy over the led and just shoot the light straight down. SHITTY DRAWING...lol....but you can prob get the idea i'm thinking bout.

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