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Old 05-18-2011, 09:36 AM   #151
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The power to the door locks has to plug into a harness somewhere within the door, correct? Is it possible instead of T-taping there to create a Y splitter within the door?

I havent opened up the panels yet so I am not quite sure what the BCM or X208 connectors are that you are referring to. Trying to visualize it I am getting lost.
No you can not power off the door locks, but you can use the the yellow off the window switch for your LED's.

The BCM is the Body Control Module and X208 is a connecter that goes form the IP to the body, and its under the driver side of the car.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:49 AM   #152
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any luck on finding more tubes to do the dash with?
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #153
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Look for info on this by end of next week i will start a thread.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:08 PM   #154
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #155
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:00 PM   #156
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Gene, all of your pictures are broken? Can you repair the links, I plan on attempting this setup this weekend. If you cant repair them are you able to upload them to an FTP site? I have a login and site you can upload them to if you need it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:07 AM   #157
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Gene, all of your pictures are broken? Can you repair the links, I plan on attempting this setup this weekend. If you cant repair them are you able to upload them to an FTP site? I have a login and site you can upload them to if you need it.
Oh I'm sorry. We just launched a new site last weekend and I haven't had the chance to move the pictures to the new server yet. I will do that soon.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:33 PM   #158
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Oh I'm sorry. We just launched a new site last weekend and I haven't had the chance to move the pictures to the new server yet. I will do that soon.
Thanks. The door panels took a little longer than expected to do, so I postponed the dash install until next weekend. I found a spin off way to do the door panels for those that have a 1LT or 1SS with no door ABL. I made a new connection off of the Window power. Its basically the same as a t-tap but I have had poor luck in the past with T-Taps.

So what I ended up doing was shaving the Yellow and Black wire down to the copper on all sides. I created a Female connection off of these wires and Soldered it onto the Yellow and Black. I then covered the wires and placed electrical tape on them. After I was finished it pretty much looked factory.

Once I had secured everything up I simply plugged in the ABL from a set of Silver panels I had bought on the forums here and it worked perfectly. Now if I ever decided to install the factory cloth panels for whatever reason, I can simply unplug the ABL from the connector and switch the panels back. This saves me from having to cut any additional wires out.

I also plan to build a Y connector to add another LED to the other side of the door panel. This way I can get an even balance of light on both sides of the pipe. With the Y connector I can plug both LEDs into the 1 instead of having to T-Tap twice. Ill have to take pictures when I take the panel off next weekend.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:39 PM   #159
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Congrats, post pics if you go them.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:32 PM   #160
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Yes, sounds like you're doing a great job! I did fix the photos for you today! They are working.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:04 PM   #161
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I have a question about the brightness of the stock ABL in a 2LT or 2SS door. How bright are they supposed to be. Mine are the same brightness as the glow of the ring around the Speedo and Tach as well as the brightness of the glow on the window switch on the door. Is this supposed to be the brightness, or are they supposed to be brighter? Looking at the pictures in some of these threads, they appear brighter but I dont know if that is just the camera making it appear that way.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:16 PM   #162
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^ I'd say mine are about as bright as the cluster rings or maybe slightly dimmer, your description sounds about right...
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:54 PM   #163
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I have a question about the brightness of the stock ABL in a 2LT or 2SS door. How bright are they supposed to be. Mine are the same brightness as the glow of the ring around the Speedo and Tach as well as the brightness of the glow on the window switch on the door. Is this supposed to be the brightness, or are they supposed to be brighter? Looking at the pictures in some of these threads, they appear brighter but I dont know if that is just the camera making it appear that way.
If you seeing any that was done with 2 LED in the door or more powerful LED's
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:38 AM   #164
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Ok, just making sure.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #165
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Any updates to any installs?
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:25 AM   #166
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Just finished mine. Happy now that I got the weatherstriping figured out. I had also removed the strip that has all of the clips on it and added another layer of the gray double sided tape. This managed to bring the trim panel out a little farther on the dash.

Now I just need to repaint the areas that i had originally sanded off. So I should get that paint next week. When I take everything apart I will take some good night shots of the final product.
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Just finished mine. Happy now that I got the weatherstriping figured out. I had also removed the strip that has all of the clips on it and added another layer of the gray double sided tape. This managed to bring the trim panel out a little farther on the dash.

Now I just need to repaint the areas that i had originally sanded off. So I should get that paint next week. When I take everything apart I will take some good night shots of the final product.
That's a really good idea...
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Just finished mine. Happy now that I got the weatherstriping figured out. I had also removed the strip that has all of the clips on it and added another layer of the gray double sided tape. This managed to bring the trim panel out a little farther on the dash.

Now I just need to repaint the areas that i had originally sanded off. So I should get that paint next week. When I take everything apart I will take some good night shots of the final product.
I'm very interested in seeing what this looks like! Post some pics when you're done!
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #169
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Yes, sounds like you're doing a great job! I did fix the photos for you today! They are working.
Photos are not working.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:18 AM   #170
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Got any more of the light pipe?

Seems everyone asks me in PM's about it. ...don't know where to tell them to go.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:38 AM   #171
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Just bought some from 2SSRS.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:42 AM   #172
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I had the pictures fixed and then they failed again. I will get it working!
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:39 PM   #173
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I have a question about the existing door panels and trims related to this thread. I have black interior with gray panels and trim. I want the yellow versions to match the exterior of the car, but it appears GM has stopped production on them and they're on indefinite back-order for the time being. My initial thought was to have my buddy (body shop guy) paint the panels yellow for me, therefore saving $100's. However, I am now re-thinking this because I suspect the painted panels actually have a thick clear coat which allows the ABL to shine through on the edge. So, if I paint them solid, I'm afraid my ABL lighting will disappear all together - am I thinking correctly? Any input is appreciated!
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I have a question about the existing door panels and trims related to this thread. I have black interior with gray panels and trim. I want the yellow versions to match the exterior of the car, but it appears GM has stopped production on them and they're on indefinite back-order for the time being. My initial thought was to have my buddy (body shop guy) paint the panels yellow for me, therefore saving $100's. However, I am now re-thinking this because I suspect the painted panels actually have a thick clear coat which allows the ABL to shine through on the edge. So, if I paint them solid, I'm afraid my ABL lighting will disappear all together - am I thinking correctly? Any input is appreciated!
First there out there, and if you paint them you will not work any more with the ABL.
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I have a question about the existing door panels and trims related to this thread. I have black interior with gray panels and trim. I want the yellow versions to match the exterior of the car, but it appears GM has stopped production on them and they're on indefinite back-order for the time being. My initial thought was to have my buddy (body shop guy) paint the panels yellow for me, therefore saving $100's. However, I am now re-thinking this because I suspect the painted panels actually have a thick clear coat which allows the ABL to shine through on the edge. So, if I paint them solid, I'm afraid my ABL lighting will disappear all together - am I thinking correctly? Any input is appreciated!
We are told we are less than 30 days to be able to order the trim kits again. At this point, I would just hold on!
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