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Anyone upgrade the LED lights on the new Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by BBB4000, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. BBB4000

    BBB4000 Member

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    I have a new MS as of mid December 2016 without the premium lighting upgrade. Has anyone done the Abstract Ocean LED light upgrades on one of these cars? Is the wiring still in place for all the other lights like in the older MS's?
     
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    I'd like to know too....
     
  3. SailorDave

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    I bought the 4 light upgrade kit for the Trunk and Frunk and it worked great. The 2 extra wires were in the Trunk as described on my 1 week old D.C. 2016 Model S.
     
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    I have premium lighting and I installed the AO Upgraded LEDs with no issues. They were much brighter!
     
  6. BBB4000

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    FWIW I contacted AO and they said the wiring is there on the late 2016 Model S's.
     
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    I did all the trunk and puddle white lights, along with the four door side reds. Much better brightness, I don't know why Tesla could not use such lights, Especially in the trunk areas.
     
  8. Alamo32

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    I bought the full set---13 white bulbs and 4 red ones. Took me about an hour to install. Best money I've spent so far on my Model S.
    Do it. You WILL NOT be disappointed.
     
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  9. acarlos1000

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    I got a 4 light kit and replaced the lights at the Truck and Frunk. Really night and day difference.

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    Now I will get a new set and redo all the lights.
     
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  10. BBB4000

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    Do you have the premium lighting option?
     
  11. BBB4000

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    I assume you have the premium lighting option?
     
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    In my car i changed the red door lights with the bright white lights. It provides a bright sideway lighting
     
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    I do have the premium Lighting, but anyway, the AO lights are much better than the ones that come with the MS.
     
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  14. BBB4000

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    Agreed. I'm worried about installation on non premium lighting models. Need help from someone that has done it.
     
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    Yes, I do.
     
  16. Yinn

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    Will be doing mine soon. Just ordered the AO lights this past week. Mine (no PUP) had lights in the rear footwells.

    I'll be installing the two extra in the trunk. I'm left with two additional that I'm undecided on where to install for now.

    I will post back when I get them in.
     
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  17. BBB4000

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    • Yes please post!
     
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    My friend just took delivery of a 2.0 car and I purchased the full set of lights for his car. I will be doing an install video soon. I put the 13 lights in my refreshed Model S I picked up in June and had zero issues. Both of us have the premium interior with the extra lights though. So it was pretty straight forward.

    Thanks Erik
     
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    The wires are still there.

    Drivers side:
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    Passenger:
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    I almost didn't do the top one in the trunk as I didn't think it'd make a huge difference, and I was right. It didn't help light up the trunk much.

    Where it did help is lighting around the car, it acted as a puddle light for the rear and sides. Included a picture of my unlit garage side to show how much it illuminated.
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    I also tried a before and after..but after a couple of tries, I gave up on the before. Without the PUP, it's just a giant black picture. So only an after picture:
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    i had gone with a 4 pack, but after doing it; I'll be buying more for the rest of the car.
     

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  20. BBB4000

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    How tricky was it to get to the drivers side & passenger side trunk wires? Did you just pull back the lining? And cut through the lining/carpet to expose the lights? If you can't tell I am a little nervous so any help would go a long ways :)
     

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