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Old 09-16-2009, 04:20 PM   #69
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I finished mine last night and it looks factory to me! Went to take pictures and my camera went dead Will post some tonight when it gets dark It was a bit of a pain in the butt to get it looking good all the way across but worth the time. My total time for the dash not including the doors was about 4 hours. The trick is in the sanding. I have one door to left to do but I might take apart the other door again and do a little sanding on them because the dash is actually brighter than the doors right now.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:16 AM   #70
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It tough to get a good picture,but you get the idea. The break in light on the right side is from my daughters babyshoes I hang from the mirror. I guess I should of moved them for the pic
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:12 AM   #71
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I saw this DIY, printed it, left work and went straight to the nearest dealer to order the parts. John Keating Chevrolet (Crosby Texas) and they told me the parts are not available.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:44 AM   #72
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you can diy on the light tube..i looked it up on youtube a while ago and done it myself..using two led lights and a clear hexagon shaped miniblind rod..looks absolutely amazingly bright..anyway im getting my door panel inserts and the dash insert done in green leather.will i be able to add the ambient lighting without ordering new inserts???or could i just put the light behind those..the way ive seen it the others are acrylic and im guessing that the light comes from behind the inseart by way of the clear acrylic..so i wouldnt be albe to use mine correct??? mines 1lt btw.
the leather inserts sound way cool...post pics when you get them installed

the light comes from the top part of the trim where there is no paint..(its painted on back) not the front part . not sure sure how the leather is "attached' on the front trim but if it dosent cover the top rim you will have light
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:45 AM   #73
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I saw this DIY, printed it, left work and went straight to the nearest dealer to order the parts. John Keating Chevrolet (Crosby Texas) and they told me the parts are not available.
I beleieve they are back ordered all over the USA....too many Camaro5 members ordering .....LOL
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:04 PM   #74
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Hey so where's everyone's pictures of the finished deal??? Or doesn't it work? And has anyone figured out why GM didn't do it themselves if it's so easy?
go here http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t=42184&page=3 go about 3/4 down the page
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:47 AM   #75
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:25 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, 08:33 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, 11:05 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, 11:10 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, 12:34 PM   #80
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This is a promising project.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:15 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, 06:00 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, 06:12 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, 10:39 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, 10:46 PM   #85
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Nice job man.
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