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Old 04-04-2011, 09:53 PM   #99
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Can't wait to install and post pics!
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:51 PM   #100
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So... I got all my parts in

I'm just confused about the vinyl tubing. I read what I have to do like 5 times and it's just not clicking. Could you explain the use/ what I have to do with it a little more in depth?
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:29 AM   #101
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So... I got all my parts in

I'm just confused about the vinyl tubing. I read what I have to do like 5 times and it's just not clicking. Could you explain the use/ what I have to do with it a little more in depth?
In order to attach the light tube on the far passenger side, you need to take the LED lamp out of the GM holder. Once I did that I sealed the metal contacts and resistor up with liquid tape.

You then take a small piece of vinyl tubing to attach the GM LED to the light tube.

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Old 04-05-2011, 01:07 PM   #102
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So... I got all my parts in

I'm just confused about the vinyl tubing. I read what I have to do like 5 times and it's just not clicking. Could you explain the use/ what I have to do with it a little more in depth?
hello bro, see above post and also this one, look at the 2nd pic, after you take off the housing, all you have is the led (with wire and resistor) slide a small piece of clear tubing (1/4 tubing) only about 1/3 inch long, over the led and slide the rod into the tubing also, so they are held together
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:25 AM   #103
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thanks guys for the help, i did that part now =)

btw, why do we tape the vinyl tube on the LED? my 1/4 vinyl tubing seems pretty stuck on the LED, without tape??
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:47 PM   #104
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First 2 mods done!

Thank you Gene for putting together such a good DIY and Ofer for shipping so quickly. With the ABL lighting and audio upgrade, my first 2 mods are done!
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:34 PM   #105
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Ok guys...


I got tired of having the light emitting more/less in certain areas and tried the rubber spacer method. No go. I had tiny shadows and the light tube wouldn't always get where I wanted it. Finally got tired of it and got some weather stripping. Hey, at $3.00 for a pack, it's worth the try, right?




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IT WORKED.



Correct. The weather stripping method worked. It forces the insert to lay even all the way across teh dash, just like the insert is a single long piece. The attachments push and pull on certain parts, but the stripping actually creates a more even look.




For ANY of you doing this mod, you really have to give this method a go. I think Lupe hit the nail on the head. If you want even light with no sanding, you must buy weather stripping.

Forgot to say what size...I'll go look and post in a few.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:43 PM   #106
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Ok guys...


I got tired of having the light emitting more/less in certain areas and tried the rubber spacer method. No go. I had tiny shadows and the light tube wouldn't always get where I wanted it. Finally got tired of it and got some weather stripping. Hey, at $3.00 for a pack, it's worth the try, right?




Well?



IT WORKED.



Correct. The weather stripping method worked. It forces the insert to lay even all the way across teh dash, just like the insert is a single long piece. The attachments push and pull on certain parts, but the stripping actually creates a more even look.




For ANY of you doing this mod, you really have to give this method a go. I think Lupe hit the nail on the head. If you want even light with no sanding, you must buy weather stripping.

Forgot to say what size...I'll go look and post in a few.
Thanks Tag and Lupe!

I've been waiting to do mine until this got sorted.

Appreciate everyone's hard work on this!
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:54 PM   #107
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Ok guys...


I got tired of having the light emitting more/less in certain areas and tried the rubber spacer method. No go. I had tiny shadows and the light tube wouldn't always get where I wanted it. Finally got tired of it and got some weather stripping. Hey, at $3.00 for a pack, it's worth the try, right?




Well?



IT WORKED.



Correct. The weather stripping method worked. It forces the insert to lay even all the way across teh dash, just like the insert is a single long piece. The attachments push and pull on certain parts, but the stripping actually creates a more even look.




For ANY of you doing this mod, you really have to give this method a go. I think Lupe hit the nail on the head. If you want even light with no sanding, you must buy weather stripping.

Forgot to say what size...I'll go look and post in a few.

" SIZE does MATTER " now go check real quick and let us know !!!
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:10 PM   #108
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thanks guys for the help, i did that part now =)

btw, why do we tape the vinyl tube on the LED? my 1/4 vinyl tubing seems pretty stuck on the LED, without tape??
Looks like they answered your previous question before I got back. But, yes, I did tape the tube to the LED. For me, this was also necessary to control the lighting coming out of the LED where it meets the tube.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:11 PM   #109
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Thank you Gene for putting together such a good DIY and Ofer for shipping so quickly. With the ABL lighting and audio upgrade, my first 2 mods are done!
No problem. I'm glad to hear you're taken care of!
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:12 PM   #110
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Correct. The weather stripping method worked. It forces the insert to lay even all the way across teh dash, just like the insert is a single long piece. The attachments push and pull on certain parts, but the stripping actually creates a more even look.
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I'm curious as to how this weatherstripping forces the insert to lay a certain way. I thought it was for having the tube lay on top?
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:17 PM   #111
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I've got another trick for shimming the trim piece to get the proper gap.
I used clear hockey tape.
I layed layer after layer onto itself kind of like a deck of cards and cut it to the size I needed. About 20 layers was perfect. With the tape I could keep adding layers, or take some away to get the gap thickness right. It cuts easily with a razor blade. The pieces were about 3/4" square.
If a shadow showed up I just trimmed the tape pile smaller.
It worked really good.
I didn't think of taking any pictures, and don't want to tear it apart again, as it looks good and is all back together.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:29 PM   #112
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I'm curious as to how this weatherstripping forces the insert to lay a certain way. I thought it was for having the tube lay on top?
hello gene, for me, i did use the weather stripping to actually hold the tube from falling or sagging, it turn, it holds the tube where you want it and the tube creates the correct gap (space).

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