Introduction: Add Decorative Lights to Your Car

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I was driving through a parking lot at a local grocery store one evening when I stumbled across a car show. I saw some awesome under glow lights and was like, That looks legit to look at! But that I realized that they were only good to look at from the outside... They weren't of any use to the driver or the passengers. I wanted to make something that I could use and something colorful. So I decided to pimp my car with Christmas lights!!

Step 1: Wire the Lights

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Lets start this!! First up is the wiring. To start it off I added a switch to the positive leads of the lights so i could control it being on of off. after that i spliced some wire before the lights so I could have more working room.

Step 2: Input It Into Your Console

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Now it is time to add it into my car. I don't want to keep it in the open, so I'm gonna hide it. I have a small compartment where I usually rest my elbow when driving. its easily accessible so I decided to put I there.

To make room for the switch, I drilled a small hole in the side of the console where the wall was not too thick and where I could easily reach. After that I had to drill another hole for the wires, because I did not want them sprouting out the top like some cyber plant!

Step 3: Wire the Cord

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I don't want the cord all over the car where people can kick at it or tear it up, so I decided to wire it through my car. And besides, it would look a whole lot better too!

So I wired the cord through the passenger seat and through the door molding, or weather seal.

Step 4: Velcro the Lights to the Ceiling

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Now it is time to Velcro the lights to the ceiling of the car. I basically made mine in a pacman-like shape. I didn't use strong Velcro, but I have plans to change that soon.

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Comments

ADIAN HERRERA (author)2016-09-11

Oh my god I saw you guys driving around with these lights on the other night my friend and I enjoyed it

OmarJ3 (author)2015-10-27

Just curious, what model of car is it? The second pic in step # 3 looks like part of a moon roof, or is that the rear hatch? I remember back in the 1940s some drivers, mostly cabbies, installed a couple of purple lights near the windshield, which were supposed to improve night vision in the city???

enelson8 (author)OmarJ32015-10-27

My car is a 2004 Toyota corolla s. It's just the rear of the car, my car is cool, just not cool enough for a moon roof! XD

OmarJ3 (author)enelson82015-10-27

That's OK, my previous car has a (factory) sunroof, which after 20 years can be a headache from just malfunctioning to developing rust around the roof opening and water stains on the headliner. If you have A/C, that is still cool.

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