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Awesome easy improvement with trunk lighting

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Firewired, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Firewired

    Firewired Member

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    I have the premium lighting package with the three lights in the trunk. Even so it has seemed that the light has always seemed dim and hard to see things in the trunk at night. I just wanted to give a shout out to the awesome interior LED upgrade from Abstract Ocean (AO). I have no connection with them, but I just am extremely satisfied and amazed at the difference. My 14 year old son did the switch out of all three in the back and one in the frunk in about 10 minutes. They were simply pull the old on out, unplug, plug the new one in. They look identical to the factory Tesla one, and per AO's description are supposed to be 16 times brighter. I believe it, what a difference! The trunk (and frunk) are now extremely well light using the oem plugs and existing holes.
     
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    Any link to share? Tnx`!
     
  3. Firewired

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    bmah Obscure Member

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    JFYI, there's another long-running thread here on TMC about the development, initial testing, and initial experiences with these lights here:

    Improved Trunk lighting - Is there demand?

    (No connection with AO, just another satisfied customer with ten lights installed. And like the OP I had my kid helping swap lights too.)
     
  5. 2krazykats

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    They're currently out of stock for this item unfortunately. I emailed them and they said they hope to have it in stock by end of January or sooner.
     
  6. jcaspar

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    I installed these in the frunk and two in the rear. Very easy and work great. I put one in the rear hatch but didn't like it as is shined in my face when loading/unloading, removed it. I put it in the foot well of the passenger side but did not notice much difference. Might try it next in the puddle lights.
    Fantastic product.
     
  7. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Just received my set today
     
  8. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    Back in stock now....lots of em! :)
     
  9. rickgt

    rickgt Enthusiast owner/member

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    These are great... Super easy install, and the difference is remarkable
     
  10. Wall-e

    Wall-e New Member

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    The four inside the car - front foot wells, and underneath the seat are super easy to swap out. They make a big difference inside the car.
     
  11. jcaspar

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    After my great satisfaction with the frunk and trunk lights, I got 5 more. I replaced the front 2 under door (puddle?) lights and cut out the recessed areas in the rear and mounted two there. Really cool to have the brighter lights, especially the rear two that I didn't have lights before. All relatively easy. Have two more left for the rear underseats. My Tesla did not come with the premium lighting package.
     
  12. FlatSix911

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    Well done! Is there a TMC discount?
     
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    On a RHD Model S, the front footwell lights are very difficult to swap. But they're totally worth the effort!
     
  14. JPP

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    I've done the frunk, trunk, front & rear footwells, puddle lamps and red warning lamps on both of our S (skipped the glovebox). Really a great upgrade. Now, what do I do with 32 OEM lamps?
     
  15. FlatSix911

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    Send them to AO for re-commissioning ... perhaps they can reuse the lenses?
     
  16. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Bannd Member

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    One owner's "leftover lamps" is another's "Premium Lighting Upgrade!"
     
  17. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    Ha! No thanks. As it is, I've taken over 3 rooms of the house and one attic, my wife would be really displeased if I take another room for recycling :) We originally did look at ways to upgrade the OEM lights, but they're a real pain to crack open, so it wouldn't have been an attractive option for most customers.

    - - - Updated - - -

    There was before Xmas...if you've bought from AO before, you've probably got enough points for a discount. I can check for you if you PM me your email address.
     
  18. SomeJoe7777

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    This is awesome, I've ordered the 3-pack set (12 bulbs + 1 for glove box) for mine. My 85D does not have the premium lighting package either -- the rear door puddle lights were my concern. I was wondering if it would be as simple as cutting out the recessed areas on the bottom of the rear doors and finding the lighting cable -- looks like you did it and it worked well.

    Can you elaborate a bit on any issues you ran into? What did you use to cut out the recessed area? How far up inside the door was the lighting cable, and was it taped or otherwise secured inside? Did you need to remove any door trim?
     
  19. SW2Fiddler

    SW2Fiddler Bannd Member

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    This thread has most of the helpful info, including this quote:
     
  20. mspohr

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    I followed these instructions and used these lights which I fastened under the parcel shelf on each side of the trunk.
    These are very bright and make all the difference in the world.
    http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00FKPJKBU






     

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