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My Footwell/cupholder interior accent led project (AKA Fighter Pilot Cockpit Mod)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RedruM29, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    RedruM29

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    About three hours it was my first time doing LEDs but it turned out great.

    LonghornTaco: I wish i had the 09, that spot you talk about might just be a good spot for the cupholders.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:21 AM
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    i just ordered an accent light from superbrightleds.com and plan on installing it in the bump in the dash
     
  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    let me know how that goes... Very interested! :popcorn:
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    Not to get off topic, But remember when cars actually had lights in the foot wells?
     
  5. Apr 22, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    I was going to do this last year, but oznium had the orange lights on back order and they took forever to come in. Mine is a little different in that I have a manual, so I have 3 cup holder sections. The lights I bought were the little orange singles (prewired) so I was going to put one in each section.

    You did a great job on this! Gives me motivation to go finish mine now.

    Bill
     
  6. Apr 22, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    looking forward to it:)
     
  7. Apr 23, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    I dig it.. very interesting, just what I need ways to spend more dough...
     
  8. Apr 24, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    Nice! A pic of it all lit up at night would be cool! :thumbsup: You know, to get that whole "cockpit" feel. :D

    Added to the cheap/free thread TOC.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    Thanks PT, I know what i need to do to take the pictures in the dark now, I have to dim my alpine screen first. I should have some pictures up tonight if everything works out. Cross your fingers for me.
     
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  11. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    Ok so i finally got some pictures of the lights at night, i did my best to adjust the camera to take the pictures but i did not get the ambient light from the LEDs. It turned out looking like an orange spot kind of, In the truck the lights give off a subtle glow and the pictures do not directly represent the glow all the way. They are still ok though.

    Pic#1.jpg
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  12. Apr 24, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    I do dig this..enough to possibly try it after I finish some higher priority stuff. Do you use it always when it's dark or can the nostalgia wear off?

    I kind of don't mind the orange in these vehicles, and I changed my HU bckgrnd colors to match as well. I think it would be nice if the taco dash was a dark red or blue, but it doesn't bother me.

    Good thread, thanks.

    AC
     
  13. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:55 PM
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    Nostalgia has not worn off yet, since it is on a switch i feel like it can't really get to old. plus since the color is orange there is much more functionality IMHO than say blue or green. This mod can be different for everyone so i guess if you do it right and take pride in your work you could have something that stays fresh every time you flip the switch
    ~Red
     
  14. May 13, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    I just did a similar mod to my roommate's first gen 04 trd off road but with red leds. It took a few hours but we managed to put one channel light in the bottom center console, one channel lights in each of the foot wells, one 5mm led in each of the cup holders(sanded down), and two red 5mm leds in the back of the center console. This turned out pretty good i kinda like the red now, my set up is a lot more subtle though.
     
  15. May 13, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Very nice work! I like the look of ambient light in a vehicle. I wanted to put the led's in the cupholders since I saw the DIY on here.
    I'm just not good at electrical work or taking apart a vehicle. I always break those little clips and things never seem to go back together correctly - or I never figure out how to get it apart in the first place.

    Your truck looks awesome!
     
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    Looks pretty cool. Is that a JVC AVX-710 head unit I see?
     
  17. May 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    That is so cool! Definitely something everyone should consider doing.
     
  18. May 14, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    Alpine iva-w505 actually
     
  19. May 14, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    thanks tacoholic i agree completely:)
     
  20. May 14, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    Looks awesome! I had actualy bought the same LEDs you have I just never got around to doing the mod.
    How did you wire all the LEDs? are they In a series or what?
     

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