bringing the old
girl back to life...
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: United Kingdom
To follow on from the recent saga....
I managed to get the internal fan working again (or most of it, speeds 1, 2, 4 - that will do for now)
Fixed the passenger footwell trim which has been hanging down for almost 13 of the 14 years Ive owned the car!
Fitted the pressed metal new number plates and it really sets it off nicely.
Was hoping to fit the rear badge but ebay vendor now says its on back order... all this way.
Fitted mood lights (of a fashion).
Took a feed off the illuminated ashtray and taped a red led directly below it lighting up the compartment in front of the gearstick. Put a terminal block on the feed and then taped another red led on the side of the glovebox nearest the centre of the car pointing down (if its not much light will put a 3 led strip here).
I put a line down from the courtesy lights, across the windscreen (there is a gap at the front), down the side pillar cover (theres a gap now) and then threaded it through underneath the drivers seat to the centre console, taping it up to existing wiring to avoid any tangle with the steering/pedals. I took the -ve feed off the courtesy light block.
Now I had originally thought about drilling a couple of holes in the courtesy light housing and shining two red leds down. I have the grommets and the drill bit ready but above the courtesy light bulb housing there are two small led shaped 3mm holes so I fed one of the red leds down into this. So effectively it will light the whole courtesy light reflector. The other one I just let dangle down inside the housing until it touched the bottom. I doesnt touch the light bulb so wont melt and when the light comes on it doesnt affect the lighting much at all. Will play around with placements and see what I come up with.
Just have to fix the alarm and that should be that short of underseal and front suspension!