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Old 05-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Ambient Lighting for 12' Camaros

I've done ambient lighting before in my 2011 Camaro 1SS with EL Wire and it looked FANTASTIC. Unfortunately, I lost her in a wreck. Now I have a 2012 2SS with the standard ambient lighting in the doors. I've searched through the threads looking for a current write up, but haven't found any. Is it still possible to add ambient lighting to the dash in the new 2012 models? Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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The DIYs should still stand when you tap into the wiring for the ambient lighting.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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As per the request of another user, here are some pics of my EL Wire lighting I did with my 2011 Camaro.

http://imgur.com/a/FIoCY

I'll make this short. I had planned on doing a complete writeup on how to do this, but I lost her in a wreck and just never had the heart to finish it. Sorry guys.

TL : DR version
Use EL Wire with the tail to wedge it in the door panels and splice into existing power supplies to windows switches to power the EL wire.

Would I do it again? Close call, but "No".

- While it looks great, the wire is made of cheap plastic that curls. looks somewhat unprofessional in the end.

- GOOD GOD THE NOISE. The build called for 3 transformers. Looking back, I may have been able to get away with 1, but still. I tried silencing the high pitched noise with foam, towels, and even sealing the whole thing in silicone. The noise drove me INSANE. Not worth it. Not until they make something better.

Now that i have a 2012 with existing door lighting, I only have to do the dash.

- Is the ABL power harness pre-wired into the 2012's?
- Does it have power?

If so, I may just do another EL wire rig with 1 t transformer.
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