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Old 01-24-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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ABL Lighting of the HOMELINK BUTTONS



Okay as promised, I have completed my modification of the HomeLink buttons.
Since I have so many photos, I tried to put them into a WORD Document but it's too big. Some of the photos are a little blurry and out of order but you can see everything you need to. There are 31 photos. There will be 2 postings.

So on we go, I'll list all of the links first.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?manu=183&split=30
This is for the fiber optic P/N 183-700 or 183-703. Either one has the .030 fiber you need. The 183-700 is in stock. The picture says .035 but it's .030.

http://www.shrinkshop.com/index.php?...aeaea0e9eae0c1
This is for the heatshrink, P/N 11009. You can get this at Radio Shack as well.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60813
Here is the info for the connectors and crimper.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40804
You only need the first 3 pictures of this thread.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34844
Use this thread to remove your overhead panel.

This is for the extra parts you'll need.

1 - ABL Lamp GM P/N 92238395 - Blue / 92228416 - Red
5-Minute Epoxy
Black Electrical tape
Double-Side Foam Tape
Duct Tape or another tape that is strong.
Lighter, Windproof is preferred.
Red Splices
#61 Drill bit and drill.
Razor knife
20 or 18 gauge Red and Black Wire. You need about 10 feet, roughly. 18 gauge may be the easier one to find.

So now we get to the photos. Each one has the narrative explaining the photo.

Please read each photo prior to beginning the project. Read it, understand it.
I did this type of stuff for 24 years when I was in the Coast Guard.
I can't be held responsibile for any mistakes.
If you have questions, PLEASE ASK!

******NOTE******

Strip all of your wires to 1/4". Forget the one with 1/2". That was for the Blue splices.

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GOOD LUCK! You won't be disappointed!

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Old 01-24-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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ABL Lighting of the HOMELINK BUTTONS, #2

Here's the rest of the photos.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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Wow!! Impressive work there. Thanks for this write up.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:51 PM   #4
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Very impressive and as You said, Looks factory. It's what the factory should have done in the first place!
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:15 PM   #5
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Awesome write up, thanks soo much for the detailed write up
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:23 PM   #6
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Nice write up. A lot more work then most will do.

If you want to see my way let me know.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:37 PM   #7
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I would not do this but you spent some serious time doing a write up and hard work to make your unique..Good job
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:38 PM   #8
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wow, great work
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:59 PM   #9
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This job would take about 2 hours to complete. But then again knowledge and supplies on hand makes it go that fast. Other than the wiring, it's fairly simple.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:18 PM   #10
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awesome writeup! i needed this mod
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:34 PM   #11
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Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to try it soon for sure.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:07 PM   #12
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Nice one!
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #13
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This is awesome! I wil have to do this someday.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:02 PM   #14
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Jaylink,
do you think you could run the lights off of the same light that the sunroof button uses?
Or power the LED off of that?
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:43 PM   #15
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This may be a stupid question or I may be missing something, but where did you get the LED that powers this from?
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:47 PM   #16
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I can answer that. It's left over from the ambient light in the dash mod. They are the lamps inside your doors, which also fit in your footwells!

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Jaylink,
do you think you could run the lights off of the same light that the sunroof button uses?
Or power the LED off of that?
I can't answer that question, Sorry. I don't have a Sun Roof. I would think if the Sun Roof switch dims and brightens with the dimmer you should be able to do it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:20 AM   #18
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I can answer that. It's left over from the ambient light in the dash mod. They are the lamps inside your doors, which also fit in your footwells!

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Thank You! This is correct.I'll edit my post in a minute.

Edit: Done. Thanks
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Nice job.

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Okay as promised, I have completed my modification of the HomeLink buttons.
So I'm not the only one to fumble around to find those buttons. I'm SO doing this mod. Does anybody know where to get that cloth harness wrap? My GM parts guy said Napa would have it but no luck there.
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Jaylink,
do you think you could run the lights off of the same light that the sunroof button uses?
Or power the LED off of that?
I think I might try this when I do mine. I checked today and did notice that the light in the sunroof button does dim with the door ABL...
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:04 PM   #21
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I think I might try this when I do mine. I checked today and did notice that the light in the sunroof button does dim with the door ABL...
I plan to try this as well. may be a month before I get to it though.
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I think I might try this when I do mine. I checked today and did notice that the light in the sunroof button does dim with the door ABL...
Yeah it would be a closer tap and not have to tear apart your car as much as this.

I haven't pulled the overhead console off of my car yet to experiment, but if you see my thread about the ambient light in "1" series of the cars, the positive wire that powers the light in the traction control switch is yellow.

The sunroof button will dim with the dash lighting but it will not go out all the way like the ambient lighting does. Just something to consider. I would use the sunroof button for power if I was to do this mod, as the type of dimming would match the rest of the button and controls of the car.
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That should work, using the sunroof button.
This would be a good add on to my thread.
I don't have a sunroof. Sorry.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:25 AM   #24
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Wow! Great job! Might try this using the sunroof button power...I have an extra red/orange ABL light
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That should work, using the sunroof button.
This would be a good add on to my thread.
I don't have a sunroof. Sorry.
Absolutely would be a good add on...

Whoever does it first with the sunroof should post how and pictures. If i do, I will.
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