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Old 05-12-2013, 10:07 PM   #51
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:16 PM   #52
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Ambient lighting

The little glowing light pipes in 2SS or 2LT doors is called Ambient lighting. To run door lights off door you would need to run a wire into doors. This is hard, because its a plug, not boot filled with wires. I did custom wiring on mine for moving ABL and drilled out the plugs to transfer wiring. But I'm the ledgod.


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WTF is an ABL? Common sense says hook em up to the little light button that turns the interior light on when you open the door. Right?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:18 AM   #53
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The little glowing light pipes in 2SS or 2LT doors is called Ambient lighting. To run door lights off door you would need to run a wire into doors. This is hard, because its a plug, not boot filled with wires. I did custom wiring on mine for moving ABL and drilled out the plugs to transfer wiring. But I'm the ledgod.
So by that rationale, if you dim the interior loghts will you also be di
mming the welcome lights?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:36 AM   #54
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Yes Rob3d. I always run my dash full lite, unless on an extended night drive. Yes, they will dim with dash switch.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:07 PM   #55
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I just bought a set of these the other day. I got the gold bowtie with the ring. $14! Haha.

I wish I could get blue ones like the ones you got. Might look again for a new set, like the blue camaro ones. Those would look awesome!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:45 AM   #56
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So today is the day I just got a new drill. I have the ofer red rs camaro set. Was thinking either two on the fron bumper comers facing down or one in front and one in rear? Can someone please post pics from under car if installed on front bumper. Just wanted ideas of best placement or any other spots besides door panel. Really wanted to do side mirrors but that's way more then I wanna get into plus drilling my mirrors not the best idea I think lol
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #57
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Most of these lights r not water proof, from what I've seen. That would b an issue. Second, they need about 12" to make a good circle, how high is bumper? 4-6"? Things to consider, glad people r thinking of new ideas. Ppl love em when they see them!
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:18 AM   #58
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Did anyone ever get these to work purely off the door like the done light? The wiring listed in this thread is either constant on or ABL driven. Not a fan of either option.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:34 AM   #59
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Nevermind. It's done.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #60
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Hi guys!

Something really weird is happening on my 2010 SS RS and I'm wondering if anybody had that issue...

I'm not sure if I just got a bad batch of LED courtesy lights but I installed them and they were working perfectly fine but after only a couple minutes "on" they are dying!!

I installed one, opened and closed the doors a couple time, started the car... After doing this for 2 minutes it "flickered", wasn't coming back "on" every time and finally never came back alive. I removed it , tested with a power supply and it's completely dead, even by applying current directly to the led "circuit" it won't come up (a little light is still emitted)

I thought it was a bad one so I removed the door panel and switched it for the other one I had and it worked for a couple minutes so I thought everything was fine... I drove to work and it was working and then after showing it 3-4 times to people at work it did the same and died ?!?!

I am clueless since it's a pretty easy install, only 2 wires exist for the door LED and everything else is working perfectly fine...

What's your opinion? Bad batch? Or could this have something to do with the "RS" having HID and current or else could be different and too powerful?

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Old 08-10-2013, 10:10 AM   #61
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Nevermind. It's done.
So... what did you do?

I found this elsewhere:

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Camaro Wiring Instructions:

After you take off the door panel and install the gobo light you can then remove the door speaker. Behind the speaker there is a harness with a Red wire with a white stripe (slightly thicker than the others), this will be your power. The gobo will get power constantly and be triggered on and off by the ground (the correct way to setup LED lights).

On the driver side the ground for the door trigger is Grey w/ a Black stripe (connect black wire from gobo to this) on the passenger side it is a Tan w/ White stripe. Once you connect these the gobo will be on whenever you open the door and turn off as soon as you close the door.

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Red wire from Gobo connects to the Red wire w/ White stripe.
Black wire from Gobo connects to the Grey wire w/ Black stripe.

Passenger Side-
Red wire from Gobo connects to the Red wire w/ White stripe.
Black wire from Gobo connects to the Tan wire w/ White stripe.
And these threads also have good pics of the wiring:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291207
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...68#post6272268
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #62
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That's the directions I used. Works like a charm.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:04 AM   #63
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Thanks for the write up, Nick. I wish I had seen it before I purchased mine. I didn't get them from AAC, because I didn't want to pay for a warranty I was going to immediately void by putting in my own GOBO. I still paid twice what you did off of ebay, but I walked away with them in hand. That vendor also gave a lifetime warranty (that I voided).
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #64
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very nice I got my transformer ones on ebay for 16 bucks. very col mod the kids love it lol
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #65
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Has anyone installed the courtesy lights in the underside of the door mirrors, and wire them so that they come on when you walk up to the car and unlock it?
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:49 PM   #66
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So... what did you do?

I found this elsewhere:

And these threads also have good pics of the wiring:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291207
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...68#post6272268
This is not working for me for the passenger side. The power (red/white) is giving power but not getting a ground (tan/white). Lights have been tested and work. I can get it working using the Big black wire (ground) and Big power wire (red/white) but I don't want it always on. I don't need the yellow wire because I already have power. Any help would be great as to what wire I should be using. My car is a LS2012
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