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Old 08-29-2010, 07:25 PM   #76
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So for the synergy edition folks... Our panels glow green even though the blue light is used. If we do the dash abl mode and do not sand the trim pieces will the light color math the doors?
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:33 PM   #77
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Let me find out for you i have not look ad your car, Can you PM me your vin My be you car has a green LED used in it.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:05 AM   #78
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Does anyone know can you just wire both sides of the dash to the one plug on the lest side instead of tearing into the dash to get to the other plug?
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:10 AM   #79
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Let me find out for you i have not look ad your car, Can you PM me your vin My be you car has a green LED used in it.
I bought some LED's that were blue green from mouser. They were more green than blue. Perhaps these would work.

http://www.mouser.com/Search/Product...828-OVLGC0C6B9

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Does anyone know can you just wire both sides of the dash to the one plug on the lest side instead of tearing into the dash to get to the other plug?
Yes you can. I had 8 LED's run off of a single plug. Or if you don't want to tear apart the dash, it is real easy to use a quick connect to the purple wire in the passenger side kick panel.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:34 AM   #80
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This is a promising project.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:15 AM   #81
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Does anyone know can you just wire both sides of the dash to the one plug on the lest side instead of tearing into the dash to get to the other plug?
There really is no tearing into the dash. You can have the speedo out in literally 20 seconds as it's only a snap in dash ring and then 4 screws with one plug.

For the earlier pre 50,000 vin models, there's a plug behind it and a plug in the side fuse panel. That I recommend using both and doing two lights off the "behind the speedo" plug (or wire).
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:00 PM   #82
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Well here's a bit of an update for members with later production cars. My car was built on 5/14/10 and I don't have either of those plugs . I guess my next option is to find out where the door ABL gets powered from and tap into that?

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Old 09-14-2010, 05:12 PM   #83
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Hi There is a member on here that connected to the dimer switch to the yellow wire not the yellow/blk wire.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:39 PM   #84
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Here's a pick of where I tapped for the ABL mod, you can use any ground. For reference this is the drivers side cable bundle that goes into the car door, picture just above the dead pedal.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:46 PM   #85
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Nice job man.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:51 AM   #86
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That was fast...hehe
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:33 AM   #87
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Many thanks for that pic, bigsquirrel... That was exactly what I was looking for to get my ABL mod done! All I need now is my LEDs(big thanks to 2SSRS on getting those), and I am ready to get it done...

For those with the IOM interior who did his mod... Was it necessary to sand the edges like you do with the silver interior?
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:49 AM   #88
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A side not to others performing this, there are 3 purple wires in that bundle, a light purple, a dark purple, and a dark purple with a white stripe. The one you want to tap is the light purple one.

Here's my pic where I separated it from the others.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:21 PM   #89
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I know... its hard to tell from the pic but I have a little trouble telling colors apart, even with help from a prior post this was my fourth tap before I got it right. PS, if you do the light on both sides it's the same cable on the passenger side. now on to whats important, acorns, beer, beer, acorns, beer, beer, ACORN BEER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09-18-2010, 04:21 PM   #90
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nice, thnak u i need to remove my 1ss cloth trim
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:20 PM   #91
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I would sell my Silver door panels to anyone for $150. Car is only 4 months old and they are in perfect condition. Please let me know if you want to make the purchase for the panels at a discount.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:25 PM   #92
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nice, thnak u i need to remove my 1ss cloth trim
r u serius that 1ss come with a cloth trim from the factory ?
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:50 AM   #93
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A side not to others performing this, there are 3 purple wires in that bundle, a light purple, a dark purple, and a dark purple with a white stripe. The one you want to tap is the light purple one.

Here's my pic where I separated it from the others.
I just finished the ABL dash mod this week on my '11 SSRS... One thing that should be known is that there is no longer a LIGHT PURPLE wire in the 2011. :(

There are now TWO DARK PURPLE wires and one purple w/ white stripe. One ran right next to the purple with white stripe, and another was further back inside the collection of wires in the harness. The correct one is the one further back in the harness. Luckily, it was the first one I tapped.

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Old 09-29-2010, 04:09 PM   #94
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do you know where can I find the light pipe
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:10 PM   #95
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do you know where can I find the light pipe
Send a PM to SSRS (the OP of this thread) I got mine from him.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:23 PM   #96
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #97
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the light pipe is no longer avail thru digi-key, mainly because tyco doesnt make it anymore. i called tyco personally, and PM'd the author of this thread as well, it has been a while...since he may have had to find the source of the Light pipes, it is 5mm Low intensity, clear acrylic, fiber optic pipe. the LEDS from GM are only offered in ice blue or in orange. The LEDS are easy to get via GM and cost 13-17. the pipes are the hard part (for now) as for green on syn green, i have syn green door panels with green stitching and the LEDS are still ice blue, as for looking green itself, i have not installed them yet, but took the panels apart to understand the setup. so if anyone has an alternate source for the light pipes please post...the old tyco ones were about 46" long..as for taping would be nice if we had the plugs as well, mine was assembled in august '10. so pretty new...i saw some people got their pipe from SSRS, so i guess i am on the bandwagon as well...
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #98
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I want to do this mod asap but had a few questions about which approach to take. Is the light pipe or the light tape approach the best way to go? Does one provide better results than the other? Is one color closer to stock lighting than the other? I would like some feedback from someone who has done or seen both who can provide me with some insight. Possibly a list of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:55 PM   #99
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i did the elwire and acrylic tubing method on my dash and i love it. it took me a few hours of sanding, and about an hour or so to do the rest. i am very happy with the way it came out and it cost a total of 38 dollars to do the whole thing. i posted a few pictures of it on the other link labeled elwire dash. the pictures don't do it any justice at all, but it will give you an idea of what it looks like. also they do have a green color but not sure how close to the synergy color it is
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:17 AM   #100
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I did both...and I kept it the light pipe. I wanted the light pipe because the light was continuous across teh back of the insert. With the el wire, it got bent as I pushed it through the tube. That just kind of turned me off. The wire was not straight in the hollow tube. But, it can be done just fine.
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