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DIY Trunk Light

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by chojn1, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. chojn1

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    Now that the kids are occupying my 3D printers for a while, I've decided to turn to my solder iron for today's project. I know Abstract Ocean already have an excellent solution for this, but for me, the fun is in building it myself.

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    Here it is mounted:

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    And the before and after pictures:

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  2. Eddyrelik

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    Don't see the pictures....broken links?
     
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    I don’t see Abstract Oceans solution on their site. Where? I like your solution
     
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    Where did you get the connector @chojn1 ?
     
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    Abstract Oceans have the much brighter replacement LED's which works well and is much easier to install.
     
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    ah I see I thought you meant they had one that was like your design. A string of LEDs.
     
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    You use any special tool to crimp it? I had a hard time last time when I did it for my S. I ended up scrapping the OEM plug in idea and just cutting the wires.
     
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    If you are not a member of "that other model 3 forum," you will not be able to see the photos.
     
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    What? Hah, not sure what that means or even if it were true how it would enable pics in this forum....
     
  10. chojn1

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    @Eddyrelik

    Sorry about that. Hope this works.

    LED light with connector:
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    Mounted:
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    Before:
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    After:
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    big difference! Nice job
     
  12. MTN Ranger

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    Nice, I have two of those LED strips in my PC at home.

    I popped out the factory LEDs and replaced with two of the RPM Tesla LEDs ($9 each in the 5-pack). Easy and super bright too. I think RPM Tesla is brighter than even the Abstract Oceans.

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    The only negative is that you got to vacuum more often because it's more noticeable!
     
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