- Interior under dash lights from
- Splice connectors/ wire taps (x2)
- Double sided mounting tape
- Zip ties (x10)
- Flat head & Philips screwdriver
- Portable Drill
- Flash light
- Box cutter
- A lot of patience.
I got the 4 piece LED Interior Kit. It has various flashing modes plus a sound activated mode.
Taking the Console apart:
1. Place car in neutral and set the e-brake (I realized I needed to do this when I got to step 5)
2. Disconnect negative terminal on the battery.
3. Remove both bottom side trims starting from the top (where Im pulling in the pic) and pulling outward towards the bottom where the shifter is located.
4. Using a Philips screwdriver, unscrew the 2 screws on either side of the dash bezel.
5. Remove the shifter trim by starting from the bottom and working your way up to the cigarette lighter compartment. Don’t pull it out all the way, just get the shifter trim out of the sockets its locked in to. Flip up the tray that has the cig lighter to make removing it easier.
6. Remove the white cigarette lighter plug from the back. Just push the clip in and pull it out.
7. Cigarette lighter plug removed.
8. Now you can pull out the whole shifter trim.
9. Open up your center storage console. Take your flathead screwdriver and pry up the area shown in the picture (I didn’t have a flathead so I used a carving tool )
10. Lift up the cup holder console starting from the back and working toward the shifter. The whole thing is attached to the e-brake boot so it slides out of the e-brake. Nows also a good time to clean that damn e-brake boot too.
11. Take you portable drill and drill a keyhole shape into the cup holder bezel like so (on the vertical part). It doesn’t have to be perfect, as the remote will cover it up. The bigger hole has to be large enough (about ¾ inch diameter) to fit the LED’s though and the wires will rest on the smaller hole.
I chose to have mine mounted here because it was too huge to stick anywhere else. Another option I was considering was having it in the cig lighter compartment- not mounted but just loose with wires running to the back. But then there would be a big ass hole there to have things fall through
Wiring in LED’s
12. If you look in the first picture, the wires for the remote come out both at the top and bottom. I modified my remote a bit by having all the wires coming out the bottom of the remote. To do this, simply unscrew the 4 screws on the back, remove the backing cover of the remote and pull the red and black wires toward the 4 LED wires on the bottom. Then replace the backing and the screws. Remember to test that they still work by going to the car batteries and placing the black wire on the negative terminal and red wire on the positive.
13. Place your mounting tape on the back of the remote like so. Don’t remove the tape so its sticky on both sides yet. Just stick it on the back of the remote.
14. Start inserting the LED’s one by one in the keyhole you drilled in step 11. Also insert the positive and negative wires through the hole.
15. Once all wires are through, remove the backing off of the mounting tape on the remote and carefully center it and stick it over the keyhole being sure most of the hole is covered
16. Set the cup holder near the e-brake so that you wont be pulling excess wires in future. First run the positive and negative wires under the shifter and toward the cigarette lighter plug like so. Try and keep the wires from any moving parts by running wires on the front passenger side within the center console.
17. Cut the plastic tubing covering the cigarette lighter plug so you have access to the wires. Be careful not to cut the wires!
18. Connect the RED (+) wire from the LED kit to the GREY wire on the cigarette lighter plug by means of wire taps.
Then connect the BLACK (-) wire from the LED kit to the WHITE wire on the cigarette lighter plug by means of wire taps.
So to confirm- RED>GREY and BLACK>White.
19. Reconnect the negative terminal on the car battery
20. Turn your car on to ACC then switch on your lights. Ta-dah! Instant Success! If no Ta-dah then either you connected them wrong or your wire taps are too big to cut into the wires.
21. Turn your car off and remove the keys from the ignition. Run two (2) LED’s, one at a time, to the front like so. One will go on the front passenger side and the other to the driver side.
22. Stick the LED sticks through the plastic under-dash like so and pull them out. Don’t pull out all the wiring out with it; just have enough so you’re able to mount them. Remember to have the wires facing toward the center console. Reggae slippers FTW!
23. Insert the 2 remaining LED’s under the plastic center console like so. Remember what I said about staying away from moving parts? Yes, that’s why the LED for the under driver seat needs to come the same way as not to interfere with the e-brake mechanics.
24. I have no pictures for this step but its pretty simple. Just run one LED stick under the front passenger seat in between the seat belt buckle and the bolts while secure the front seat to the frame.
As for the driver side LED- run the wires around the bottom of the center console and tuck it under the console as you go along. Do the same as the passenger side and run the LED in between the buckle and bolt.
The LED stick pictured in the previous step is pointing straight in the direction where it needs to go through under the seat.
Mounting your LED’s
25. Using zip ties, secure your LED’s under the dash. Start with the passenger side, it’s the easiest lol.
26. For the driver side, use 2 large zip ties to secure one end to the thick black wire bundle on the left and secure the wire of the LED on the right side to this upside-down Y shaped vent. Will post pix later.
27. For the back LED’s. You will need to reach under the seats till you can fell an elastic band. There are 2 on each seat. Simply follow them forward and you will feel the clips. Unhook the clips by pushing them toward the front of the car and releasing.
Position your LED’s to where ever you want them and , while holding the LED’s as guides, take your box cutters and cut 4 short slits (just enough to fit the zip ties through)- 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom along the tubing. See the picture if you’re confused lol.
28. Bundle up all excess wires and zip tie them. Be sure to leave some slack for the LED’s in the back seat so when the seats are being adjusted, it wont pull on them.
Reverse steps 10 to 3 to replace all consoles. Instant Success! You’re done…
Some pictures of the end result (My camera sux at night shots!). I gotta get a vid of the lights when its on sound mode, look pleety sweet!