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Microwave
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Ambient lighting

Post by Microwave » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:47 am

I've received bought and fitted some fibre optics through the dashboard of my 2017 Astra, if anyone on here wants to know how or wants a link to buy them let me know, I spent a total of £15 doing it

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luders
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Re: Ambient lighting

Post by luders » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:40 pm

very nice microwave.

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Vayerr
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Astra Model: SRi Nav 1.6 CDTi S/S (136bhp) Hatchback
Astra Colour: Deep Sky Blue
Location: Co. Durham, North-East

Re: Ambient lighting

Post by Vayerr » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:19 am

Looks good. Is it plugged in via 12V or how did you power it?
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Callum15920
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Astra Model: 1.4 Turbo Elite 150Bhp
Astra Options: Wind Deflectors, Tinted rear windows,
Astra Colour: Red
Location: West Midlands

Re: Ambient lighting

Post by Callum15920 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:22 am

Where did you source the light from, I've found the product just not in white only in orange blue and red although mine being a red car it might suit the car well if I went for red, I could wire the light into the headlight switch hoping that they come on when my automatic headlights come on

Darkel01
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Astra Model: 2017 180PS SRI VX-Line
Astra Colour: Pull Me Over Red

Re: Ambient lighting

Post by Darkel01 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:02 am

Callum15920 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:22 am
Where did you source the light from, I've found the product just not in white only in orange blue and red although mine being a red car it might suit the car well if I went for red, I could wire the light into the headlight switch hoping that they come on when my automatic headlights come on
I've bought some red ones from ebay and amazon, EL Wire with sewing edge/ EL Tape (the tape edge lets you slot it into the trim and secure it), and i've just wired it into the USB for now, but i've got a spare piggyback fuse holder to stick it into the fusebox if I want later.

Microwave
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Re: Ambient lighting

Post by Microwave » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:23 am

Vayerr wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:19 am
Looks good. Is it plugged in via 12V or how did you power it?
It's hard wired into the cabin fuse box, they turn on with first click of the ignition and they stay on after you stop until you open the drivers door

Microwave
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Re: Ambient lighting

Post by Microwave » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:28 am

Callum15920 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:22 am
Where did you source the light from, I've found the product just not in white only in orange blue and red although mine being a red car it might suit the car well if I went for red, I could wire the light into the headlight switch hoping that they come on when my automatic headlights come on
I got mine from Amazon, if you search of 'el wire' it should come up. Getting it in red might look ok but be aware the it's not the light that's red, they just put a light around the sleeving.

Callum15920
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Astra Model: 1.4 Turbo Elite 150Bhp
Astra Options: Wind Deflectors, Tinted rear windows,
Astra Colour: Red
Location: West Midlands

Re: Ambient lighting

Post by Callum15920 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:47 am

I ordered Friday came the same day and we'll what can I say wish I ordered white now but it looks nice at night when it is truly red just when it's bright it's just an orange colour which doesn't match anything 😂 will post some photos later

Callum15920
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Astra Model: 1.4 Turbo Elite 150Bhp
Astra Options: Wind Deflectors, Tinted rear windows,
Astra Colour: Red
Location: West Midlands

Re: Ambient lighting

Post by Callum15920 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:27 pm

This is how the red looks but like I said in the day it looks more orange than anything

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Microwave
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Re: Ambient lighting

Post by Microwave » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:21 pm

Callum15920 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:27 pm
This is how the red looks but like I said in the day it looks more orange than anything
I like what you've done around the gear shifter/ climate controls😃

I think that's encouraged me to do the same

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