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PCOLASHAN 04-04-2011 02:35 AM

Cup holder lighting DIY
 
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Here is a quick video explaining what I did, hope it helps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGoGnbajAK0

Cup Holder plate: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Camaro-Chrome-Cup-Holder-Insert-2010-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem519357a21dQQitemZ35036 4344861QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

LED's: http://www.oznium.com/prewired-surface-mount-led "I used Red LED's, they match
Inferno Orange interior perfectly"

Where to T-tap:

Sir Nuke 04-04-2011 08:06 AM

well there would be a lot easier place to tap into.....that is if you want the lights on all the time, and that would be the AUX power (cig lighters). as they are only powered up when the car is on....so as soon as you shut off the car and start to open the door it will go off. Just like like your radio does.

as far as the ABL wires.....it all depends on when your car was made. the early to mid 2010s had a connection on both sides that nothing is connected to, we believe it was originally for the dash abl that GM decided to delete....later models the wiring harrness were changed so its not there. BUT if its there, the connection that is easiest to get at is on the left side, just pop off the fuse panel. in this thread, in the first two posts there are good pictures of the connections you were asking about asnd how to access them.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40804

TonyNo 04-04-2011 08:13 AM

You can get this in the console at the front, passenger side. X211 (8 position connector), YEL and BLK wires.

The Stig 04-04-2011 08:52 AM

There is a yellow wire that runs underneath the gauges/where the gauges should be if you don't have them. Tap into that, it's an ABL wire

PCOLASHAN 04-04-2011 09:16 AM

Sweet, I will have to look for the yellow and black wires. I only want the lights to come on when the ABL comes on. If anyone has any recommendations that will make this mode easier please feel free to pass that good info! Thanks again!!

2SSRS@Gen5diy 04-04-2011 09:41 AM

You got the best recommendations from the member, its what you want and will work like you want.

PCOLASHAN 04-04-2011 10:29 AM

Awesome, thanks guys!!

skuttduck 04-04-2011 10:35 AM

Actually the ABL wire is Purple and Black. The Yellow and Black is the instrument panel lighting.

The difference being that ABL can be shut off when the lighting is dimmed to its lowest level. The Instrument panel can't.

The Traction control switch is a good spot for the yellow/black IP lighting. If you want the feature lighting, you'll want to go under the passenger kick panel, and tap the purple wire there.

PCOLASHAN 04-08-2011 12:20 PM

Since the 4 gauges clusters light up at night like the ABL, I was wondering if anyone knows if I can tap into them? If so, what wires would I tap into?

The Stig 04-08-2011 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by PCOLASHAN (Post 3070606)
Since the 4 gauges clusters light up at night like the ABL, I was wondering if anyone knows if I can tap into them? If so, what wires would I tap into?

yes you can. You want to tap into the yellow wire that goes to the gauges.

PCOLASHAN 04-08-2011 12:40 PM

Great!!!

PCOLASHAN 04-08-2011 12:41 PM

Do I just ground to the neg of the cig lighter?

PCOLASHAN 04-08-2011 12:47 PM

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Here??

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Originally Posted by stieger (Post 3070637)
yes you can. You want to tap into the yellow wire that goes to the gauges.


bee sting 04-08-2011 01:22 PM

Is there a ABL wire in the console area ? I'm also adding cup holder leds but also rear footwell lights. I know I can tap into ABL under the dash like i did for the front footwells but want something closer.

PCOLASHAN 04-08-2011 01:56 PM

I did my footwells as well and want something closer to the cup holder mod.


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Originally Posted by bee sting (Post 3070909)
Is there a ABL wire in the console area ? I'm also adding cup holder leds but also rear footwell lights. I know I can tap into ABL under the dash like i did for the front footwells but want something closer.


bee sting 04-08-2011 10:28 PM

Anyone have any info that can help ? ABL wire in the console area ?

PCOLASHAN 04-09-2011 04:41 PM

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Mission Complete!!! Thanks for all the tips:headbang:

BrandonB956 04-09-2011 05:04 PM

looks sick , can u show us what the lights look like without the cover and how you drilled ?


Thanks

overhaulengines 04-10-2011 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by BrandonB956 (Post 3075269)
looks sick , can u show us what the lights look like without the cover and how you drilled ?


Thanks

+1

PCOLASHAN 04-10-2011 02:05 AM

Here are the lights I used, great quality!! I will take pic later on where I cut to pass the lights through.

http://www.oznium.com/prewired-surface-mount-led

St33lsinger 04-11-2011 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by BrandonB956 (Post 3075269)
looks sick , can u show us what the lights look like without the cover and how you drilled ?


Thanks

+5

Looks great! Wanting to know where you placed the LED's.

mbrusco103 04-11-2011 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by PCOLASHAN (Post 3076809)
Here are the lights I used, great quality!! I will take pic later on where I cut to pass the lights through.

http://www.oznium.com/prewired-surface-mount-led

looks great post lots of pics on how you set it up!

PCOLASHAN 04-11-2011 02:37 PM

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Electrical tape it temp, the lights are attached with 3m tape. I made 2 small cuts with my dremel in the crease to feed the lights through.

KnightRider 04-11-2011 04:50 PM

PCOLASHAN

NICE! Do you need to remove the center console to run the LEDs through?

PCOLASHAN 04-12-2011 02:32 AM

Nope, just took off the side panels. Only thing I popped up were the gauges. 30 minutes at most to do this mod.


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Originally Posted by KnightRider (Post 3082953)
PCOLASHAN

NICE! Do you need to remove the center console to run the LEDs through?



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