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Old 04-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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Talking New EL WIRE ABL MOD.

So I added ABL EL Wire to a Cup holder Cover and this is the end result. What yall think.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Look awesome! I want to do this and the door abl over the summer. Would you be able to do a DIY or something?
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #3
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Nice, what did you use to glue it? Silicone, Hot Glue, etc? thnx
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:25 AM   #4
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I used Aqurium tubing and used painters tape to hold it in place while I super glued it all around the edges. After the super glued cured which was about 45 min under a fan I ran the EL Wire all around the inside of the tubing and it was kind of tuff but I used some lubrication (dish washing soap) and it went right in after that. All I had to do after that was wire the el wire to the tracktion control and walla turned out better than expected. nice solid light around the cup holder when dark. The hardest part was glueing the tubing in place where i wanted to be.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:35 AM   #5
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what did you wire it to? where can i get el wire?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:35 AM   #6
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What color did you use? It looks white in the photos.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:37 AM   #7
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what did you wire it to? where can i get el wire?
http://www.elwirepros.com/automotive-kits.html
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #8
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What color did you use? It looks white in the photos.
I looks white becouse of the clear aquarium tubing and the flash reflexting off the tube but the color is the same as the dash blue thats on all the gauges and i did a write up last night on how to wire the EL Wire but i guess it didnt post up, but i will do another one tonight.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #9
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Looks awesome! I see you're in SD. How much you charging me to do mine?
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #10
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Looks awesome! I see you're in SD. How much you charging me to do mine?

If you get all the parts to it which will just be El Wire, Aquarium tubing, and the cup holder cover ill help you install it. No worries about charging anything.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:55 AM   #11
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If you get all the parts to it which will just be El Wire, Aquarium tubing, and the cup holder cover ill help you install it. No worries about charging anything.
Hey man, always charge a brew or two!!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #12
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:58 PM   #13
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I like the look ! Wonder what it would look like with a plate over it . My setup now is just the 2 leds in abl and a Camaro billet plate cover.
Not a bad price either.
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did you drill into it and where?
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:50 PM   #15
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It as close as what the challenger has in the cupholders
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If you get all the parts to it which will just be El Wire, Aquarium tubing, and the cup holder cover ill help you install it. No worries about charging anything.
Alright, sounds good. Could you pm me where you picked up the stuff from? And a brew or two is not too steep a price for me bro!
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OP,did you use the quick connect wires from this site?
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #18
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I like the look ! Wonder what it would look like with a plate over it . My setup now is just the 2 leds in abl and a Camaro billet plate cover.
Not a bad price either.
It is with a plate over the cup holder, i glued the aquarium tubing to the inside of the plate.
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Inside or under the plate?
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:40 PM   #20
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did you drill into it and where?
no i did not drill into anything i ran the el wire around the cup holder cover plate and into the arm rest (if thats what you call it) by the center console.the only way you can see the el wire is if you lift the top cover on the arm rest but then again its only a couple of centimeters that you will be able to see, i just cant start drilling hole on it, not into all that so i try to find ways to get around drilling if i can.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:42 PM   #21
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It as close as what the challenger has in the cupholders
yeah i seen someone post a picture of it and the cup holder was clean and it didnt have excess light shining through so thats what gave me the idea of doing it like this to see if we can have something like that on a camaro and i think it came out pretty well in my opinion. Going to see if i can do it again but this time a much cleaner version.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #22
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Inside or under the plate?
its on the inside of the cover plate and glued to the thickness portion if it make any sense.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:48 PM   #23
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Alright, sounds good. Could you pm me where you picked up the stuff from? And a brew or two is not too steep a price for me bro!
The Aquarium tubing i picked up from pet smart or any pet store that sells aquariums lol, the EL Wire you can Google search it and find it online and the prices veries,

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:54 PM   #24
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OP,did you use the quick connect wires from this site?
i did use quick connects wire but not from this web site and i also soldered my own connections. the one on this web site look like the will solder the quick connect to the el wire for you which i would recommend getting because its a pain cutting the el wire just right. If you buy the el wire from this web site also buy the inverter if you don't have a inverter than your el wire will never work.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:02 AM   #25
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