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Old 08-22-2011, 08:53 PM   #205
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Hmm... so how do I fix this? I was under the impression that it would dim the same way the door lighting would.
It does dim. Just not completely. Go out to your car and dim the doors all the way. Your radio halos will still be visible but very dim. This is how the dash will be.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:25 AM   #206
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It does dim. Just not completely. Go out to your car and dim the doors all the way. Your radio halos will still be visible but very dim. This is how the dash will be.
Hmm.. Is it distracting at all while driving at night? I like being able to turn off the doors, but I'm so used to them now that I don't even notice the glow while driving.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:36 AM   #207
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Hmm.. Is it distracting at all while driving at night? I like being able to turn off the doors, but I'm so used to them now that I don't even notice the glow while driving.
I was worried about the same thing when I was thinking of doing this mod. Honestly though, it just blends in with the rest of the ABL. Not distracting at all.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:01 AM   #208
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I was worried about the same thing when I was thinking of doing this mod. Honestly though, it just blends in with the rest of the ABL. Not distracting at all.
Thanks; that's reassuring.... With that, I'll begin the installation process on Friday.. hopefully it won't take too long.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:12 PM   #209
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part list quick reference?

Hey guys, I've been watching his thread for a loooong time, I'm ready to pull the trigger, just need to know what parts and where to get them from- I know its covered in several of the 1,000 posts in here, but its taking forever searching from my phone...

I have a 2011 2SS, I want to complete the dash (non drill) and "fix/complete" the doors

If someone can list the resources for me, id greatly appreciate it
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:51 PM   #210
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Hey guys, I've been watching his thread for a loooong time, I'm ready to pull the trigger, just need to know what parts and where to get them from- I know its covered in several of the 1,000 posts in here, but its taking forever searching from my phone...

I have a 2011 2SS, I want to complete the dash (non drill) and "fix/complete" the doors

If someone can list the resources for me, id greatly appreciate it
Ofer can sell you everything you need. Send him a pm 2SSRS
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #211
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Thanks Jdec! Appreciate it...

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Old 08-27-2011, 09:17 PM   #212
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Ofer- THANK YOU for the super fast delivery! Everyhing arrived today! Planning to research this week and tackling this project next weekend! Thanks again!
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:34 PM   #213
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I can't get the tube to illuminate / reflect properly.. it's extremely dim in the center. I also can't get the small gap right... it's either a giant hideous gap (drivers side), or no gap at all (passenger side.)
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:45 PM   #214
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I can't get the tube to illuminate / reflect properly.. it's extremely dim in the center. I also can't get the small gap right... it's either a giant hideous gap (drivers side), or no gap at all (passenger side.)
Wow, that is EXACTLY what I am experiencing with mine!!! I figure we're gonna have to continue 'tinkering' to get it just right. Good luck, I'll let you know what I come up with.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:57 PM   #215
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Ofer- THANK YOU for the super fast delivery! Everyhing arrived today! Planning to research this week and tackling this project next weekend! Thanks again!
Yep, Ofer is the man.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:54 PM   #216
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Wow, that is EXACTLY what I am experiencing with mine!!! I figure we're gonna have to continue 'tinkering' to get it just right. Good luck, I'll let you know what I come up with.
Well that makes ME feel really confident going into this, lol! I read through the posts about heating the tube up and flattening the side facing the trim piece to cut down the gap...

Please keep us posted, I plan to begin mine Friday night
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:12 PM   #217
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I've been absent from posting for some time but have been checking in periodically.....I'm curious to know if anyone has looked at the current gen LaCrosse for donor parts for this application. I noticed in an ad that the Buick has ABL across the entire dash, just a thought.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:08 AM   #218
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I fixed the dirvers side by shaving some plastic from the back of the trim piece; now it fits perfectly. I think I'm going to shave the passenger side so that the trim piece fits like it did from the factory, but with the light tube behind it. I picked up some 400 grit finishing paper and I think CAREFULLY sanding the paint off of the beveled edge will fix everything.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:28 PM   #219
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Its needs to have a 2-3mm gap.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:15 PM   #220
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cool mod i might try this
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:27 PM   #221
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I've been absent from posting for some time but have been checking in periodically.....I'm curious to know if anyone has looked at the current gen LaCrosse for donor parts for this application. I noticed in an ad that the Buick has ABL across the entire dash, just a thought.
I was just going to post this same comment!

I just upgraded to a 2012 2LT and while the car was in the shop for add'l dealer incentives, they gave me a 2011 Buick Lacrosse. I was amazed at the dash's interior lighting and angry that they left Camaro owners in the cold. I wanted to take the dash apart before returning the car but didn't have time.

FYI: 2011 Buick Interior Dash

I've located some parts on the GM Parts House Website: 2011 Buick Lacrosse Dash Parts

There is a gap between the wood painted panel and the upper dash for the tube to peak through but I think we could steal the light rod for ourselves! However, why don't I see it in the parts list?
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