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      04-19-2008, 07:01 PM   #24
GregW / Oregon

Drives: 2015 M4 Coupe, 2012 ML350
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lake Oswego, OR

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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
I finally did the front today. Note that you do lose the subtle LED illumination that the stock ashtray has. The sunglass compartment has no illumination.

Edit: Or maybe not! I have an idea. Back later
Okay, I fugured out how to add the light that illuminated the ashtray into the sunglass compartment. I drilled a 1/4" hole through the rear center of the compartment. I then removed the LED and associated wiring from the old ashtray, and did some minor rewiring to eliminate the cigarette lighter wires. I then epoxyed the LED to the back underside of the compartment with the LED centered in the hole. Let the epoxy dry, then reassemble the whole thing. Not too bad. Now there is a nice orange glow into the compartment.
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Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350

Last edited by GregW / Oregon; 07-24-2010 at 12:17 PM.