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Lighted Door Sills.... Long and informative install with pics!

Old 08-31-2015, 01:13 PM
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Thanks GT. I seemed to have missed mentioning that part. Honestly I assumed he would have known that.
Yes you can always add your own connections totally forgot to mention that.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:14 AM
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I was having flashbacks of going to replace the stereo in my '78 Formula Firebird and seeing spools of black electrical tape holding everything together inside the dashboard. One false move of the wiring harness and I'd be greeted with a spark (hence the reason we're supposed to disconnect the battery before we begin such work).

Lesson learned: Don't be one of "those" TPOs.

Gosh I miss that car. Piece of crap, but I still miss it.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:18 PM
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Thanks! Ugh I hate anything that is electrical I might just have someone do it when they install my radio.
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:08 AM
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You can do it. I'm saying it is just as easy to do a good job of it as it is to do a poor job. Besides, a little jolt of 12 volts (and 550 cca!!!) every now and then is good for the soul! It is quite illuminating.

The world is full of people willing to do a poor job. But, you will find they are happy to take your cash in the process.

On another technical issue: Why the hell I ate such a heaping serving of raisin bran at 2 AM is something I'll never figure out. Oh, the heartburn!

I have to get going to Houston. Gotta get there before the gangs wake up.
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:44 PM
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Awesome write up! I think I may try this myself now.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:22 AM
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very nice ,and clear .Mine comes in factory .
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:56 PM
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Bad advice on pulling the door sill up on my 2012 GT. I gave it the quick vertical yank and broke all the tabs off my original sill. There should be some kind of factory tool for this step.
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:06 AM
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Slow and easy does it. You can use those plastic trim tools like they carry at Harbor Freight to start at the ends. It's common for the soft rubber inserts grommet deals to pull off but they slide back on the tabs easily enough.
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:40 AM
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I can't remember what those are made of - maybe ABS (it will usually say - stamped on the part somewhere). If that's the case, acetone (nail polish remover) will fuse everything back together. But don't go too crazy with that stuff. Acetone is a solvent for ABS. 3M automotive tape will also do the job of holding the sill in place. I guess you could also do the heavy hook and look fasteners. Not the kind that's cloth, but hard plastic. That would make it easier for you to remove in the future, as well.

I recall buying a pair of door sills off eBay to do some experimental work - cutting, etc. That might work for you as well, if you're looking to replace them outright.
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Very Nice!!!
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