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An interior LED masterpiece (not a Ranger)

One of the projects I recently completed for someone (A girl with a Chevrolet Cobalt) - Could easily do this for a Ranger - or any vehicle, with the same approach. This person wanted pink and purple.

I did the radio, cluster, shifter and hvac controls.





























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Dang buddy!!!
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forgot these..
The cup-holders I built are much more extravagant.

I used 1/4" Plexiglas to make a light bar that fit its way around the edge of the cupholder. To do this I had to scan them into CAD.






I then drilled holes in both the holders and the Plexiglas to fit the LEDs.



I then added jems and jewels along with some glitter to make it really girly.



I then enclosed the entire project in a rubber like epoxy solution, so it would look like it was under water.



Here are the results at night:




The LEDs are wired to a circuit I designed that allows them to run at 15ma regardless of voltage (used voltage regulation) - The entire ambient circuit is designed this way.
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That is really bad ***.
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Wow, U R a madman… Nice work !
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you should have your own tv show. oh and there goes the resale value on the cobalt haha.
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Wow...it's so cool...I need it! I don't care if it's pink and has hearts...that **** rocks!
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looks damn cool JP



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forgot these..
The cup-holders I built are much more extravagant.

I used 1/4" Plexiglas to make a light bar that fit its way around the edge of the cupholder. To do this I had to scan them into CAD.






I then drilled holes in both the holders and the Plexiglas to fit the LEDs.



I then added jems and jewels along with some glitter to make it really girly.



I then enclosed the entire project in a rubber like epoxy solution, so it would look like it was under water.



Here are the results at night:




The LEDs are wired to a circuit I designed that allows them to run at 15ma regardless of voltage (used voltage regulation) - The entire ambient circuit is designed this way.
This. This is what got you laid lol
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man, that is excellent!!!!
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That is extreme!
You must really like this girl, cause that looks like it took some work.
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Looks nice , not a fan of the jewels but it shows something different, Are they still dimmable ?
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f...ing mad man... how much did something to this extent run?? if u dont mind me askin
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looks damn cool JP

This. This is what got you laid lol
thats what I was thinking lol
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Nice job, I especially like the cup holders.
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that's pretty sweet lol
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Looks nice , not a fan of the jewels but it shows something different, Are they still dimmable ?
The LEDs that replaced factory lights (hvac, radio, cluster, prindl) Dim because I hooked them to the analog output from the BCM that the original incandescents used. (radio was LED from the OEM, just a matching green) - so yes they dim. The cupholders are part of an ambient lighting circuit I added to the BCM, which drives a regulator putting a constant 12V to the output. - There are alot more lights on this circuit than just the cupholders. I added footwell lighting and door panel lights. Some of them are ultraviolet and everytime I try and get a good picture I fail miserably. I also did my "under door puddle lighting" circuit (can't get a good photo because it's ultraviolet)

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f...ing mad man... how much did something to this extent run?? if u dont mind me askin
I don't really pay attention too much to cost when I do these projects, when I take something out of the car to work on it I just do the absolute best I can with the engineering I understand and the parts I have available. The HVAC for this was particularly hard because I had to make an overlay to go over the TOP of the OEM one. Like us "ranger-folk" sand off the green on the back of our clusters to remove the OEM color you can NOT do this on a Cobalt. The colors that make up the HVAC are painted on the back side (its a transparent plastic up front), so when you sand off the green, the black and white come off too. Figuring out how to get around this was the hardest thing.
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Nice work!
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damn i wish i had no life and agreed to be used by a girl

looks good!
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damn i wish i had no life and agreed to be used by a girl

looks good!
Actually, I have a life, do this professionally, and was paid really well for this job.
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The LED expert does it again!
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Awesome work!
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wow man, you do amazing work! your SO articulate!

would love to see more photos!
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Can someone fix the pics? I was on dial up over Christmas break and never got to see the pics
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