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    Quick question + mess + I am a messer

    Hi all

    I would be very grateful if anyone could tell me how to get the interior light out of my car without breaking it into lots of tiny little bits as i want to investigate fitting ambient (i think its called that) lighting without buying a whole new unit - the LED modules themselves are very cheap, and i want to see what the thing looks like inside before i'm happy with the thought of drilling holes and stuff!
    It's an '06 sportback if that makes a difference

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    Last edited by HotboxDeluxe; 26th March 2009 at 10:31. Reason: Update
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    Have a look here

    http://www.harddrive.plus.com/Docume...%20Install.pdf

    Was posted in this thread a bit further down the page from yours...

    fitting ambient lighting
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    http://vagoc.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?t=33 if not what you need then it may be on another thread.

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    Just what i needed to know - thanks guys
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    Update - cockup - messer

    Finally got round to doing it yesterday

    Followed the intructions to the letter, precisely, oh yes...aaaand, made a right mess of it. The holes are in the wrong place and they are jagged and ugly. Following on from my door mirror fiasco (it still doesn't line up perfect, AND I don't see how to actually plug the ******* in without tin-snipping the door open, AND I broke a clip on the ali trim ) I am seriously considering never ever ever going near my car with a screwdriver again - I used to be good at stuff like this, you know?

    So now I am searching for : the cover bit where the LED's shine through, with holes, with hole for sunroof switch, in black. I don't know if they only come with map-reading lights (mine has none) but I don't care. I like the red LED idea (found them very soothing in a previous BMW) and want the right cover. If I have to retrofit map lights as well in the future I don't mind, hopefully the car won't catch fire.

    Searching for a part number for the bit...fun
    Last edited by HotboxDeluxe; 26th March 2009 at 11:40.
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