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Anyone wishing the dash had some kind of light at night?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by KDGr, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. KDGr

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    I've had my Model 3 for a week and love it. Took it for my first night drive and found the dash "sullen" with no light. It was the first time I found myself glancing through my steering wheel for that old-style dash console, a little light to brighten things up. I like the effects of the footwell and side pocket lights, but having the entire dash in darkness will take some getting used to. Just seems too dark. I kept imagining a subtle glow along the vent line across the dash. Anyone heard of a mod along these lines?
     
  2. Fusion

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    I thought the same thing. Maybe some slight lights to have a glow in the front area would of been nice.
     
  3. Marsnaut

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    I remember seeing a "Tron" style light/ambient lighting that went across as a blue strip. It went inside of the AC vent and only cost a few dollars (plug into USB port). However, the wires do show when you try to route it up and the longevity of the lights are questionable. I considered it but it does seem to have a tacky look.
     
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    It was strange at first, but it didn't take long for me to become accustomed to the darkness immediately in front of the steering wheel.
     
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    You could always attach some LED strips inside the vent area for some ambient lighting.

    Honestly, it doesn't bother me at all. Lights just affect your night vision. If anything, I'd just swap out the ambient lighting LEDs down in the footwells for some brighter ones.
     
  6. tracksyde

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    video here:


    discussion here:
    r/teslamotors - Tesla Model 3 - EL-Tape Illuminated Air Vent Installation Guide

    But there was someone else (here?) who did this earlier. I just saw this posted today on Reddit.
     
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  7. Need

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    Glow in the dark stickers! :D
     
  8. KDGr

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    It freaked me out a few times at first - thinking I left the headlights turned off.
    But now I am totally used to it, and don't miss having lights in front of the wheel.
     
  10. woof

    woof Model X 75D Blue. Model 3 LR Red.

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    I love the stygian darkness. Now if only the console had red-night mode like submarines!
     
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