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Front and Rear lighted T installation demo by artisci on my Model S!

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  1. Paul Carter

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    #1 Paul Carter, Jul 15, 2014
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    Front/Rear lighted T installation And Parcel Shelf Independent Auto Light Solution

    For those who might be free during the last session (~4pm), artsci will doing a demo install on the front and rear on my Model S.

    I also have a working demo (as of late last night!) of my attempt to light the trunk when the parcel shelf is flipped!

    Voice recognition optional...
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  2. artsci

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    We'll welcome all who want to observe, lend a hand, or even offer advice:)
     
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    Hey Rick, do you have a location set for this demo? I need to attend the track session at 4pm, but want to sneak out and say hello.
     
  4. Paul Carter

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    Postponed to the morning. Will update shortly with new time
     
  5. Paul Carter

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    Install shortly around 9:45 am
     
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    Hope someone videos this and shares on Utube!
     
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    We already went onto Refuel since we had so little time this AM before heading to SFO but hope the install went well!

    Masaki (from HI)
     
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    It went very smoothly. Will post some details and pics when I recover. :)
     
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    Paul - great to meet you. Sorry I didn't get to see the finished rear T.
    Rick - what a star. You even missed half the conference to do installs!! Great to meet you too.
     
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    Thanks Nick. Great to finally meet you too.

    Looking forward to your pics Paul. Hope the trip home went well.
     
  11. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    The lighted T's on Paul's car are awesome. Anyone getting the front one should consider wrapping the chrome on the nose cone in a non reflective color, like matte black, as it reflects the light and makes the T logo look like something else when driving.
     
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    Thanks again for the help installing my lighted T Artsci! If was fun to get to you know a bit over dinner!
     
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    I was good to spend some time getting to know one of the youngest Model S owners!
     
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    Yes, I noticed that when I tried to snap a picture with my iPhone. Here're the pictures:

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    #15 Paul Carter, Jul 22, 2014
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    Pics during the rear and front install

    more to come as I find them & others send me pics too. I got distracted during the install and didn't end up taking as many as I thought.

    Rear Install
    You don't have to disconnect the wires after taking off the final rear cover to access where the wiring will come out. Just tape the frame from the sides and the top of the lift gate to the interior frame. Tape it to hold it away from the bottom of the frame to give clearance to access the rear T wires. You can also then seal the hole from the inside.

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    heres it being held back
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    Finding the right wire. My May 2014 build was brown/white for the break light (need to confirm with artisci)
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    A there we have it.
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    Front Install
    If you don't have your manual handy... remember you can look up which one is the glove-box on the main screen.
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    after removing the cover and glove-box fuse, replacing it with the dual fuse, be sure to test it will light. We had a dud fuse and caught it early.
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    artisci dentist must be very proud. Floss floss and more floss, gently getting the T off. This is the same process on the rear. Its best to start from the top (and side of the arch and T) Note: The rear can be started from the bottom.
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    And there you have it!
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    #16 Zextraterrestrial, Jul 22, 2014
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    looks good. Nice meeting you Paul! thanks for the sprays and window towel use too. + love the disco ball. colorful people kick ass!
    I like your light solution for the rear deck cover, good idea.
    + props to Artsci for doing all that work and helping everyone with the mods, Awesome!
    might need to do one for myself someday(fortunately I didn't see the lights at night so it can wait a little while :wink:)
     
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    Thanks, was a pleasure to meet you as well. The disco ball came in handy while rolosrevenge was raving in the passenger seat. If only he had used my internal LED spot lights as glow sticks, I would of have an awesome shot of it. LOL...

    And +1000 to Artsci. Can't thank-you enough!
     
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    or some lit pool noodles! too much Marco Rolo for that kid, need to bring sedatives for him next year, calm him down after all that sugar ;>
     
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    I found the energy refreshing ... lol
     
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    Model S trunk lighting solution with parcel shelf flip

    Here is a quick preview of what I'm doing. Currently the two 9V battery pack isn't lasting long. I've already gone through two of them! Will try getting 12V packs of C's or D's and keep this updated and post instructions as well.

    Model S trunk lighting solution with parcel shelf flip - Imgur
     

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