Center Console light

Center Console light

Postby [email protected] » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:49 pm

I got tired of the "black hole" at the center console, especially when drinking coffee at night. But the trigger was a friend buying an Opel Adam. And behold the center console was illuminated. So...
First I changed the cieling lights, to include the ambience light, but the effect were dissapointing.
So...

The "under"cover have to be pulled down and use a plastic wedge from the sides.. be careful !!
1 Take the console apart. Pull down the cover, and push the contacts out_600x450.jpg
1 Take the console apart. Pull down the cover, and push the contacts out_600x450.jpg (71.72 KiB) Viewed 1414 times


Steal the power from the brown and purple wire at the end of the mulitiwire plug
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There is a thin opening at the back, just enough for the wires to go through.
3 Connect and route through the back_600x450.jpg
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Re: Center Console light

Postby [email protected] » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:52 pm

The Led strip was too bright, so I adjusted with a bit of black tape.

This is near the lowest level as I normally use.
4 Lowest settting_600x450.jpg
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Highest brigthness setting is just silly.
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I used these:
https://mkshop.co.uk/product/car-led/4- ... -red-green
(im pretty sure that I got them from Amazon/Ebay or the like.. but this is the company on my envelope, and these are the ledstrips, and the price is also as i remember)
They are way too bright, but cut them over at the middle, and they start making sense. :D

/René
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