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Old 04-14-2011, 10:58 AM   #120
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so Ofer's drill method will result in the trim piece being flush like normal against the dash and not sticking out the 2-3mm that the no-drill method has?

Also, waiting to see what this weather stripping business is and how that helps the light comes through... I'm guessing you're using the sticky side on the dash to hold the light tube correctly all the way across the dash and have equal light emitting because the tube is not uneven with the white reflector in it?

there are multiple version of this DIY and I'm trying to find a way to combine them all for the best result
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:43 PM   #121
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so Ofer's drill method will result in the trim piece being flush like normal against the dash and not sticking out the 2-3mm that the no-drill method has?

Also, waiting to see what this weather stripping business is and how that helps the light comes through... I'm guessing you're using the sticky side on the dash to hold the light tube correctly all the way across the dash and have equal light emitting because the tube is not uneven with the white reflector in it?

there are multiple version of this DIY and I'm trying to find a way to combine them all for the best result
The only way to really get the light to shine up through is to have it sticking out 2-3mm. People have been putting the weatherstrip, sticky side, on the actual ABL panel. All it is doing is holding up the tube so it doesn't fall down.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:52 AM   #122
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The only way to really get the light to shine up through is to have it sticking out 2-3mm. People have been putting the weatherstrip, sticky side, on the actual ABL panel. All it is doing is holding up the tube so it doesn't fall down.

So sanding down the paint off the top edge wont either?
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:47 PM   #123
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So sanding down the paint off the top edge wont either?
I've had several customers call me recently and tell me that the sanding results in new panels, lol.

But, let's just say you sand the panel. I can see getting the passenger side panel to fit flush, but there's no way you're getting the left side flush. I also don't think it will look as good as shining behind the panel either, but that is my own opinion.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:13 AM   #124
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I've had several customers call me recently and tell me that the sanding results in new panels, lol.

But, let's just say you sand the panel. I can see getting the passenger side panel to fit flush, but there's no way you're getting the left side flush. I also don't think it will look as good as shining behind the panel either, but that is my own opinion.
Interesting. Yeah my passenger side lays flush, but hardly any ligt gets through I figured sanding would help it as that edge has paint on it so if the paint was off it would shine through better. As far as the driver side, the tabs that hold it need to be ground out like mentioned a while ago and it would allow the light pipe to lay down further thus allowing the panel to lay flush to teh dash, and sanding that edge again to me would allow light through, just the way when you sand the last 3-4 inches of the door to allow the light through, that would look more natural and OEM to me personally. I am going to wait though until I get around to sanding the doors, and see how it's done over there, better. Probably won't get to it for a few more days still, but I did get the pipe installed and the lights plugged in yesterday as my power was out, so I was unable to work in the house, it forced me to go outside and do it LOL perfect!

Anyway thanks Gene for the reply.

Question, can just the passenger piece be bought by itself? I may try to sand it and see the result, if it goes bad it would be cheaper to replace that one piece.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:04 PM   #125
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Anyway thanks Gene for the reply.

Question, can just the passenger piece be bought by itself? I may try to sand it and see the result, if it goes bad it would be cheaper to replace that one piece.
Yes, you can buy them separately. They are like $60 or $70 I think, off the top of my head.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:22 AM   #126
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Can u do this with the cloth panels or do I need the plastic panels for it to work?
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:35 PM   #127
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Can u do this with the cloth panels or do I need the plastic panels for it to work?
Yes, you can do it with cloth panels. Remember, you're shining light up behind the trim panel, not through it.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #128
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Wish someone in so cal could help me with this haha I suck at this stuff
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:33 AM   #129
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Does anyone have this with the white trim panels? I would like to see a pic please.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:55 PM   #130
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Does anyone have this with the white trim panels? I would like to see a pic please.
Well, since the lighting doesn't come on until night time, I am not sure why you would want to see it done with white?
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:56 PM   #131
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I have added new trim panels for the doors and wired the led lights. How do I get the light pipe/tubing? I did not think about this before installing. Can someone please help me out? I will also need the splitter for the dash install. Thank you.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #132
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I have added new trim panels for the doors and wired the led lights. How do I get the light pipe/tubing? I did not think about this before installing. Can someone please help me out? I will also need the splitter for the dash install. Thank you.
Send 2SSRS a PM that you want to buy a splitter and light tube.

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I know 2SSRS and some others have done an awesome job explaining how they have done the ABL mod. In reading some of their DIY threads I was still left with some questions, so I am just doing a simple write-up in my own manner to see if I can help out at all. I read and posted in 2SSRS’s original thread here…http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40804.

2SSRS (Ofer is his real name) has a great post and helped me out tremendously during the process. Again, my write-up is simply to write up my experience and to answer some of the questions I had during my project.

The last 8 of my VIN are A9113647 and it is a 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS. Ofer states that GM pre-wired all of the 2010 Camaro’s up to VIN A9160000 for the ABL mod. After these VIN’s you will have to use a t-tap method for power, which is basically using a connector to tap power from another wire. You can get the t-tap method from Ofer’s thread…http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40804.

The method I used requires no drilling at all.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #133
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Send 2SSRS a PM that you want to buy a splitter and light tube.

As seen in the OP.
He is out and is not sure if he is getting more. That is why I was asking the question
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:09 PM   #134
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He is out and is not sure if he is getting more. That is why I was asking the question
Oh gotcha! good to know.

Good luck finding some.
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Oh gotcha! good to know.

Good luck finding some.
Noone in the US has them. Already contacted Tyco to see if they could search their dealer network.

There are a few Chinese suppliers but good luck disiphering their sites to get one into the US.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:26 AM   #136
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I just ordered some 5mm "side glow" fiber from a company, as soon as it arrives I'll test it and take some pics and also post a link. I don't want to jump the gun and have people buying something that doesnt work for this application...
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