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Old 06-03-2017, 12:17 PM   #1
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Ambient lighting

I'm haveing some issues with the door panal lights and want to know how to remove the plastic portion of the door panal or do i need to remove the entire door panal to access the light strip. It appears as most of the ligjt is coming out of the first 3 or 4 inches closes to the back seat. Any one have any input or suggestions.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:07 PM   #2
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Based on being in my BIL's 2SS a couple of times, I'd say just the insert.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:54 PM   #3
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You need to remove the entire door panel to access the ambient lighting.
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Old 06-03-2017, 10:02 PM   #4
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I'm haveing some issues with the door panal lights and want to know how to remove the plastic portion of the door panal or do i need to remove the entire door panal to access the light strip. It appears as most of the ligjt is coming out of the first 3 or 4 inches closes to the back seat. Any one have any input or suggestions.
The door panel needs to be removed to get to the lightube mounted on the back of the panel. Very easy. There is a small housing clipped on to the end of the lighttube which holds the LED in place. Is your dash dimmer control working properly? The light when turned up high should be fairly even all along up until a few inches from the dash. The lightube needs to be oriented correctly for most of the light to reflect through to the top clear edge of the trim panel. The small LEDs/housing is replaceable (one per lightube).
Here is Chevy instructions with diagrams on removing the door panel located in another thread (it is for changing trim color)
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65282

If you go slow and are careful it is easy to pop the panel assembly off without breaking fasteners. the only tricky part is the little metal clips that run along the top of the window opening groove at the seal. Also, when undoing the wire connectors good to have a helper hold the panel.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:10 PM   #5
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I'm haveing some issues with the door panal lights and want to know how to remove the plastic portion of the door panal or do i need to remove the entire door panal to access the light strip. It appears as most of the ligjt is coming out of the first 3 or 4 inches closes to the back seat. Any one have any input or suggestions.
There is only one LED on the door panel, so yes most of the light comes from the back of the panel and gradually fades to the dash.
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