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Old 01-14-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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WANTED - Homelink light mod

Has anyone mod'd their homelink buttons so they can be seen at night? I don't think it would be hard to do... I'm too much of a wuss to rip off the dome light cover on a 2 month old car I would like to see what others have done. I was thinking one LED under the button area would light up the outline of all 3 buttons since there is a small gap between them.

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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Homelink Lighting

I'm currently working on this mod right now. I have it figured out. I'll be posting pictures and instructions when I have it finished. This will not be for the faint of heart. So if your not mechanically inclined or fimiliar with electrical work you may want to have this done.
There will be 3 lighted dots, one in the middle of each button.

I tried the one LED thingy, didn't work. It didn't let enough light shine through.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:12 PM   #3
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should be fairly easy. I was about to do this, but as long as Jayhawk has the legwork done Ill wait.

In the mean time Ill work on my onstar mirror.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:09 PM   #4
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Great idea -- I keep fumbling for the switch when I come home at night in the dark.

Can't wait for the DIY, Jayhawk500!
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:29 AM   #5
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:43 AM   #6
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I'll be starting a new thread when I post how I did it.
Unless you want me to post up here.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:52 AM   #7
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I also wish there was a light on the buttons. I'm not mechanically inclined, but my hubby is, so depending on what the procedure is, he might be able to do it.

Jayhawk, if you post another thread on it, just put a heads up here so we know when to look for it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:49 PM   #8
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I'm currently working on this mod right now. I have it figured out. I'll be posting pictures and instructions when I have it finished. This will not be for the faint of heart. So if your not mechanically inclined or fimiliar with electrical work you may want to have this done.
There will be 3 lighted dots, one in the middle of each button.

I tried the one LED thingy, didn't work. It didn't let enough light shine through.
Sweet. Thanks in advance for sharing. My biggest concern is taking apart the dome light area without fudging something up. I'm good with electronics. And a new thread would probably be best.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:03 PM   #9
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I'm currently working on this mod right now. I have it figured out. I'll be posting pictures and instructions when I have it finished. This will not be for the faint of heart. So if your not mechanically inclined or fimiliar with electrical work you may want to have this done.
There will be 3 lighted dots, one in the middle of each button.

I tried the one LED thingy, didn't work. It didn't let enough light shine through.
What do you mean the LED thingy, didn't work, Is it me or are we looking for something like the look of the windows switch that has the number 1-3 on the homelink switches.

How bright do you want it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:38 PM   #10
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I'll be starting a new thread when I post how I did it.
Unless you want me to post up here.

Can't wait to see how you accomplish this. It is a pain to find the right button at night.

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Old 01-17-2010, 03:34 PM   #11
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Great idea! I fumble with those damn buttons too.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:30 PM   #12
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same here placing an led in the middle of the buttons that glow the same blue as the interior lighting would be great!
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:17 PM   #13
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I'd love to see the 3 LED's working. That little box of tricks where the homelink circuit is looks pretty delicate, that will be great when that's done

I've literally just put mine back up....
I stuck a bright blue LED Light behind mine, that shines through the existing hole for the the red LED (that only comes on when the button is pressed.) And tapped into the Hot Wire that I also tapped into to permanently wire the Passport Radar detector. The Blue LED was left over from a purchase from AAC.

When the ignition is on the Blue LED is permanently on and visible - when the Buttons are pressed the RED LED shines through.

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Taking down the Dome Light and surround is actually not that bad, and is covered on other threads
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34844

All I did was to make some cut outs to let the LED shine through

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After Cut Out - Bit Crude - I actually went down a little deeper and cleaned this off a wee bit. You'll see the hole where the RED LED shines through when the button is pressed....This is where the Blue LED will now shine when the ignition is on.

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Good job! I never even noticed a red light when the button was pushed!
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Suggestion, take a small rubber "O-ring type" and glue on the first button that you use, when you reach up you should feel the rubber protrubing !! Just my $.02
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:13 AM   #16
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Suggestion, take a small rubber "O-ring type" and glue on the first button that you use, when you reach up you should feel the rubber protrubing !! Just my $.02
That's a good idea! I will look into that. I actually have a bag of small rubber grommets around here somewhere.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:52 PM   #17
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What do you mean the LED thingy, didn't work, Is it me or are we looking for something like the look of the windows switch that has the number 1-3 on the homelink switches.

How bright do you want it.
Nope, Just 3 dots on the switches themselves.
No major trim mods, just 3 small #61 holes.
I will hopefully have this mod done a week or two. I waiting on pins and crimpers to come.
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awesome! how did you do it?
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:47 PM   #20
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Its not hard to do the hard part is wiring it up.
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Homelink Lighting Teaser

Here's a teaser picture.
I'm just waiting on the last of my parts.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:57 PM   #22
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Yeah! Like that! Red Lights to match your car. Good Job!
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Did you run a wire down the the ABL wire in the fuse box too.
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Did you run a wire down the the ABL wire in the fuse box too.
Yep! It'll be part of my Thread.
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