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Old 09-06-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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Post Door ABL Lighting Mod to Run All the way to dash

Hey every one i found a way to get the ABL (Ambient) lighting to run all the way up to the dash

no parts needed just a few tools you can pickup from any auto parts store (CHEAP) if you don't already have them

just about anyone could do it....

there are lots of pictures and step by step direction on how to do it on my personal blog

i am new to camaro5 and don't know how to add all the pictures and iWeb is just too easy i put it together in my spare time :-)

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Old 09-06-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Nice blog, but it seems like a lot of work for an additional 2 inches of light,
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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Excellent writeup. I don't have mine yet, but I think it may have cloth covered inserts (cloth interior)
I may have to buy plastic panels and buy lightstrips.
At least I know how to remove it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:41 AM   #4
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Damn man...>GREAT write up!

I can't wait to get this done. I'll take a shot at it as soon as I can so the doors are complete. The other parts will hopefully be on they way soon. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your time that you put into this!
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:56 AM   #5
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Nice blog, but it seems like a lot of work for an additional 2 inches of light,
Maybe, although I enjoy doing things like this especially with things I love like my camaro

It's really not all that hard it just seems like lots of thing because I put in all the details but once you do the first panel you should be able to zip right through the next

but if you don't mind the way the lighting is now then it don't have to be done but i'm not a half way kind of guy I mean if the lighting is not going to be right I rather it not be there at all you know what I mean?

And if your planing to do the dash (like I am) I would sugjest this to be mandatory
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:58 AM   #6
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Thanks for the props everyone I hope it helps!
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:02 AM   #7
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Maybe, although I enjoy doing things like this especially with things I love like my camaro

It's really not all that hard it just seems like lots of thing because I put in all the details but once you do the first panel you should be able to zip right through the next

but if you don't mind the way the lighting is now then it don't have to be done but i'm not a half way kind of guy I mean if the lighting is not going to be right I rather it not be there at all you know what I mean?

And if your planing to do the dash (like I am) I would sugjest this to be mandatory
You talked me into it
just need to go order parts
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:14 PM   #8
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You talked me into it
just need to go order parts

You don't need no parts for this mod just a few tools
read my blog and you'll find all the details if you have any questions let me know
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You don't need no parts for this mod just a few tools
read my blog and you'll find all the details if you have any questions let me know
need parts for the dash, will do this all in one shot
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:49 PM   #10
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #11
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has anyone come up with a way to do the dash?
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:58 PM   #12
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has anyone come up with a way to do the dash?
Yeah, its featured on the hompage but heres the link

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40652
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:29 PM   #13
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You don't need no parts for this mod just a few tools
read my blog and you'll find all the details if you have any questions let me know
From your blog page:

i will post pictures of Finnish product tonight when we can see the light more clearly.

When will the finished pictures be posted?

Anxiously awailting to see what it will look like.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:16 AM   #14
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Which parts are from Finland?

Nicely written
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:55 PM   #15
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From your blog page:

i will post pictures of Finnish product tonight when we can see the light more clearly.

When will the finished pictures be posted?

Anxiously awailting to see what it will look like.
Sorry Guy's... i've been very busy i will post them in a few hours (because its still daylight out side!

(i promise)
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:57 PM   #16
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Which parts are from Finland?

Nicely written
i did not need any parts for this mod... just a few tools...

and thanks!
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:18 PM   #17
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PICTURES OF END RESULTS
you can find all the details at my blog located at: http://iMichaelC.blogspot.com
(sorry for the bad photos its from my iPhone)

i tried to post them in this message but they image URL's don't work outside of Blogspot.com i guess... for now just check out my blog, i will get them on flickr and post them in a few moments
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:35 PM   #18
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Here you go folks!

(Again sorry for the bad pictures its from my iPhone)
You gotta see this in person the photos do no justice





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Here you go folks!

(Again sorry for the bad pictures its from my iPhone)
You gotta see this in person the photos do no justice





Looks GREAT. Thanks for the Updated pictures.

I will try to do this in the next week or two. Hopefully it works out the same as yours.
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Looks GREAT. Thanks for the Updated pictures.

I will try to do this in the next week or two. Hopefully it works out the same as yours.
Good Luck!

And take your time when working on this mod
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:33 AM   #21
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Good Luck!

And take your time when working on this mod
I will, thanks again for the excellent step-by-step instructions.
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i did not need any parts for this mod... just a few tools...

and thanks!
I was referring to everytime you typed "Finnish"
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:31 PM   #23
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this is great news bravo OP very nice work
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Hi- when I went to your blog to print the instructions- some of the instructions to the far right was cut off-- is there a plain text version that i could print out along with the pictures? Thank You so much for your hard work! It looks great!!!!!!!

Update:

I copied and pasted into a word program and highlighted where the words were and changed the colors of the letters -- and perfect instructions!!!!! Thanks again!!!!!

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