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Old 06-07-2018, 10:44 PM
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sounds pretty cool, hope it works.
It worked I made it work. There was a bunch of custom work done and I ended up using the stock OEM connectors as well. Also I was able to keep the original plastic lightning instead of using any tubing or led strips so it's all stock looking but custom. Some timing soldering cutting etc. It's decent involving so I. Will install them all back and take more pictures as complete in the whole car.




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This looks very promising, especially since you managed to keep everything almost stock. I am really looking forward to further details. Looks great!
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So the color looks good. I got the pieces from bodyshop they came out great. Got rid of the chrome on the bottom. Hooked the lights but I've ran into a little issue. The stock leds were so small and litterly took no space and these are hard to fit as they are longer. So what I need to do is get the flat top led which I have sourced and glue the top to the stock led plastic on the ambient light and extend a buswire down right off the led than heat shrink it and solder the wire on them.. Only way.

So I went into the car system and the leds actually dim Lower as well. But I wanted to ask you guys will adding a resistor of some sort make them more powerful




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So the color looks good. I got the pieces from bodyshop they came out great. Got rid of the chrome on the bottom. Hooked the lights but I've ran into a little issue. The stock leds were so small and litterly took no space and these are hard to fit as they are longer. So what I need to do is get the flat top led which I have sourced and glue the top to the stock led plastic on the ambient light and extend a buswire down right off the led than heat shrink it and solder the wire on them.. Only way.

So I went into the car system and the leds actually dim Lower as well. But I wanted to ask you guys will adding a resistor of some sort make them more powerful



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Thanks to this thread that inspired me to waste countless hours modding the ambient lighting on my W216.

- My own android app
- My own firmware for bluetooth capable LED controller
- Automatic brightness (based on light sensors)
- Mutliple colors for each LED zone
- Custom animations
- Door open events (dash and doors go red and footwell leds increase in brightness)
- Maintain footwell LEDs when the system is off.

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