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Updating My MS - Lighted Door Sills

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by RichardD, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    I ordered the lighted door sill kit from @Herbie65 . They took 4 days to arrive. I had to go to my post office to pick them up, as I missed their delivery and they require a signature to be released. Here are some photos, it was still somewhat light out when I finished. I found that the blue clips on my MS were brittle so a quick trip to the auto store replaced them..

    This took about 10 minutes per door and I used some 12 gauge wire to thread the wire to my light in the cabin. My car has the lights above the feet so I had to work around the plastic trim..

    Starting out:
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    Removed the Chrome:
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    After install:

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    Final:
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    Drivers: It was dark, but the upgraded lighting really shines on the garage floor.
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    Passenger:
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    Thanks for looking and Happy driving from Texas
     

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  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Looks great!
     
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  3. da1stprince

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    great job!! cant wait to put my order in
     
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  4. norm

    norm Vendor

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    anyone know how to get in touch with Herbie, I see he was banned from forum. I purchased lighted door sills. Arrived yesterday have some problems. Tried to contact him from email on his web site, does not work ??

    thanks
     
  5. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    #5 RichardD, Apr 30, 2017
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    He asked that we all follow him on facebook. I got a letter from him or his company after I purchased my sills.

    FWIW I Xpel wrapped mine, it makes them look wet if that makes sense, but it has kept them from getting scratched.

    Here is the website too:
    Tesla Model S – Tesland.nl

    +31 (0) 3033 85 403
     
  6. Mickie

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    Is this kit truly "plug n' play"? Sure looks like it, and even mentions no cutting or splicing. If so I'm sold on this, damn it!
     
  7. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    truly it is.. It takes about 10 minutes per side. As I was already updating my lights, it was even easier.. took about a week to get my unit in from the netherlands.
     
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  8. Tesnicus

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    There was a problem with the website in the Netherlands. Now it seems to be working again
     
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    Pinot.Noir Member

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    Can somebody advise how you make the electrical connection? I couldn't fully understand that from the website. Thanks.
     
  10. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    They simply run up to the lights under the dash, and piggy back into that plug. Both the sill light and the under dash light continue to work
     
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  11. GarrickS

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    Are the lights particularly bright? I think bright lights would be gaudy. They should just have a nice subtle glow.
     
  12. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

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    They are attractive. They are LED lights so they are in the same color range as my upgraded interior lights. I would not be able to read a book by the light they shine.
     

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