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Old 07-14-2011, 09:34 PM   #176
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:26 AM   #177
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Thanks to '2SSRS' and 'GC'...I need to wait. Great idea I had, but it ain't gonna work.

@GC, where is the best place to order them from?
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:49 PM   #178
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Thanks to '2SSRS' and 'GC'...I need to wait. Great idea I had, but it ain't gonna work.

@GC, where is the best place to order them from?
What would you like to order? I can help you out with the LED's and Ofer (2SSRS) can help you with the light pipes I believe.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #179
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I need to order the yellow panels...I've seen them anywhere from $310+ for all 4 pieces. GMpartsdirect a valid source?
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:28 AM   #180
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I need to order the yellow panels...I've seen them anywhere from $310+ for all 4 pieces. GMpartsdirect a valid source?
My business is GM Parts House so please don't mention other GM vendors in my thread. Currently the ABL panels are on restriction from GM for quality control and we hope to have more soon.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:48 AM   #181
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Gene, I sincerely apologize. I'm a new user, don't use threads and I simply did not pay any attention to thread ownership. Again, thank you for all the information and I would like to order the LED's from you. Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:29 PM   #182
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Gene, I sincerely apologize. I'm a new user, don't use threads and I simply did not pay any attention to thread ownership. Again, thank you for all the information and I would like to order the LED's from you. Thanks.
No problem at all. It is all good. Feel free to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help you out.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:16 PM   #183
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Is this possible in a 2010 Synergy Camaro. I am not sure what color the LEDs are. Also do you happen to know any installers around So-Cal area?
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:19 PM   #184
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You have the blue LED's in your car.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:47 PM   #185
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ofer should i do the non drill method to do my abl ?
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:52 PM   #186
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If you want to keep the dash stock, i have done it 3 different ways and like some things on one more then others.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:18 PM   #187
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I was looking to do this mod and change the color of the LEDs out. Does anyone know if these are 5mm or 10mm LEDS in the GM set ups?
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:08 PM   #188
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5MM on your doors.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:23 PM   #189
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:31 PM   #190
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:27 PM   #191
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Did my dash ABL tonght


The dash ABL was supposed to be my first mod almost two years ago, but the more I read this DIY the more indecisive I was, as to how I was going to do it. I must admit, after seeing several EL wire installs by CAMARORICK, I was pretty sure that was the route I was going to take. After all, CAMARORICKís EL wire install really looks awesome and he does such a neat and tidy job that looks like it could be stock. Yes... you have to sand the trim... yes you have to trim some of the clips on the trim to glue the clear plastic tubing on. (to run the EL wire through). Lots of work, but in the end, the trim snaps all the way back on for that stock look with a very even glow that matches the doors very well.

So... I finally got around to starting mine this week. I decided to try TAG YOUR IT method first, seeing that it seemed very easy and was the least evasive. No sanding or trimming clips. No drilling or gluing. Just some weather stripping from the hardware store (how can this possibly work or look any good, right?). The polite kudoís from the FBODFATHER at C5F2 didnít hurt either . Well... I did the passenger side tonight in no time at all and my impressions are... AWESOME. I mean, man... this really looks good! Matches the doors perfectly. And simple to do. You canít see the 2mm gap between the trim and dash during the day . And once the weather stripping is adjusted properly, the trim snapped all the way back in, (as far as it would go anyways). I think I'm going to leave it just as it is... just to see if it stays that way. I mean, how could something that easy to do, stay that way .




Thanks to everyone who contributed to this (and all) DIY .

This is my favourite read on the forum .

Ok... better include some of my crappy pictures so I donít get the
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:48 PM   #192
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The dash ABL was supposed to be my first mod almost two years ago, but the more I read this DIY the more indecisive I was, as to how I was going to do it. I must admit, after seeing several EL wire installs by CAMARORICK, I was pretty sure that was the route I was going to take. After all, CAMARORICK’s EL wire install really looks awesome and he does such a neat and tidy job that looks like it could be stock. Yes... you have to sand the trim... yes you have to trim some of the clips on the trim to glue the clear plastic tubing on. (to run the EL wire through). Lots of work, but in the end, the trim snaps all the way back on for that stock look with a very even glow that matches the doors very well.

So... I finally got around to starting mine this week. I decided to try TAG YOUR IT method first, seeing that it seemed very easy and was the least evasive. No sanding or trimming clips. No drilling or gluing. Just some weather stripping from the hardware store (how can this possibly work or look any good, right?). The polite kudo’s from the FBODFATHER at C5F2 didn’t hurt either . Well... I did the passenger side tonight in no time at all and my impressions are... AWESOME. I mean, man... this really looks good! Matches the doors perfectly. And simple to do. You can’t see the 2mm gap between the trim and dash during the day . And once the weather stripping is adjusted properly, the trim snapped all the way back in, (as far as it would go anyways). I think I'm going to leave it just as it is... just to see if it stays that way. I mean, how could something that easy to do, stay that way .




Thanks to everyone who contributed to this (and all) DIY .

This is my favourite read on the forum .

Ok... better include some of my crappy pictures so I don’t get the
Looks GREAT George Looking forward to seeing it in person !!!
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:04 PM   #193
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The dash ABL was supposed to be my first mod almost two years ago, but the more I read this DIY the more indecisive I was, as to how I was going to do it. I must admit, after seeing several EL wire installs by CAMARORICK, I was pretty sure that was the route I was going to take. After all, CAMARORICKís EL wire install really looks awesome and he does such a neat and tidy job that looks like it could be stock. Yes... you have to sand the trim... yes you have to trim some of the clips on the trim to glue the clear plastic tubing on. (to run the EL wire through). Lots of work, but in the end, the trim snaps all the way back on for that stock look with a very even glow that matches the doors very well.

So... I finally got around to starting mine this week. I decided to try TAG YOUR IT method first, seeing that it seemed very easy and was the least evasive. No sanding or trimming clips. No drilling or gluing. Just some weather stripping from the hardware store (how can this possibly work or look any good, right?). The polite kudoís from the FBODFATHER at C5F2 didnít hurt either . Well... I did the passenger side tonight in no time at all and my impressions are... AWESOME. I mean, man... this really looks good! Matches the doors perfectly. And simple to do. You canít see the 2mm gap between the trim and dash during the day . And once the weather stripping is adjusted properly, the trim snapped all the way back in, (as far as it would go anyways). I think I'm going to leave it just as it is... just to see if it stays that way. I mean, how could something that easy to do, stay that way .




Thanks to everyone who contributed to this (and all) DIY .

This is my favourite read on the forum .

Ok... better include some of my crappy pictures so I donít get the
Only thing left to do is Fix the door panels so the light goes all the way to the end.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:15 AM   #194
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This is my next endeavor...

Quite nervous, but will be giving it a shot in the next few weeks....
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:39 AM   #195
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Only thing left to do is Fix the door panels so the light goes all the way to the end.
For sure... That would look better.

More than that though, I'd love to have the red halos around my speedo and tach that everyone else has. Mine are blue. I know what your thinking... why do I have blue halos around my gauges when have the orange interior. Turns out, because I have a canadian car, they don't make a cluster with the orange halos for Canadian cars. Looks dumb if you ask me.

I wonder if I can just buy a US cluster with the orange halos and plug it in?

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Or if you can solder you can replace the LED's in side the speedo and tach.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:35 AM   #197
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Or if you can solder you can replace the LED's in side the speedo and tach.
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A member just posted a DIY on the LED swap too. Doesn't look *too* hard, but I'm not a soldering expert so could be challenging for someone like me.
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More than that though, I'd love to have the red halos around my speedo and tach that everyone else has. Mine are blue. I know what your thinking... why do I have blue halos around my gauges when have the orange interior. Turns out, because I have a canadian car, they don't make a cluster with the orange halos for Canadian cars. Looks dumb if you ask me.

I wonder if I can just buy a US cluster with the orange halos and plug it in?

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+1

A member just posted a DIY on the LED swap too. Doesn't look *too* hard, but I'm not a soldering expert so could be challenging for someone like me.
Thanks stieger...

We better take this disscusion over to that thread
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162226

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Old 08-15-2011, 12:17 PM   #199
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mrbrands5, where did you get your tubing to hold the LED and Light Pipe? What size is it and does the LED fit snug in the tubing or is it very loose. The reason I ask is the tubing I am using now is very loose and does not hold the LED snug. So anytime I make adjustments the tubing falls off the LED and its a pain to get everything lined up again.
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I used 1/8" clear fish tank airline tubing. The LED and light pipe fit very snug.
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