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Scottmich001 12-31-2011 03:13 PM

My first mod!!
 
Bought a Wrangler Unlimited 2 weeks ago, and it didn't take long for me to start modifying things. I'm not that bright on the mechanical side of things yet so i started with something i can handle. I always drink coffee on my way to work in the morning, and i'm having the hardest time locating the cup holder. With that i decided to brighten things up a little. Bought a couple of led lights from radio shack, drilled some holes, a little wiring and bingo the cup holder is right there. Total cost 5.00.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...0005/small.jpg
I will be punching out better looking holes at work.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...5/IMG_1127.jpg
It's kinda cool how a bottle of water lights up at night. Lights are connected so they come on when lights are on.

KevinWarren 12-31-2011 03:15 PM

Good idea. What's next? :)

firemansblackjeep 12-31-2011 03:15 PM

Thats cool, I have been wanting to rig some lights in mine so I can see something.

Scottmich001 12-31-2011 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinWarren (Post 1875591)
Good idea. What's next? :)

Wheels and tires are on order, have carpet getting cleaned, and rugged ridge floor liners on order. Not sure whats after that. Thanks

Scottmich001 12-31-2011 05:45 PM

Finally got dark. Here is night shot.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...0005/photo.jpg

BeaverJeeper 12-31-2011 06:08 PM

this is awesome!

greenjeepgurl87 12-31-2011 06:23 PM

Omg I love it!!! Stealing this idea!

Scottmich001 12-31-2011 06:31 PM

Thanks for the praise. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Look for an led with built in resistor. Or add one.

solartech 12-31-2011 06:36 PM

I like it good idea. I just installed blinking led on my dash (Fake alarm)

MarkNog 01-05-2012 12:29 PM

Hmmm I may have to steal this depending on what my cup holders look like when i take them out because mine are different

bobjenkins 01-13-2012 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottmich001
Finally got dark. Here is night shot.

Looks like you got a bottle of absinthe lol..

Curious how did you wire it?

Kevbz 01-18-2012 06:07 PM

did you hook up to the headlight switch to come on in the evenings with the headlights,or just powered all the time, or on a separate switch.

I bought red ones today!

ijp4fun 01-18-2012 09:56 PM

thats awsome..i might have to steal that idea also..might have to put more than one led in each cup holder though.. kinda be original..

twinbob04 01-26-2012 08:13 PM

Thats a pretty sweet mod...i am definitely taking notes

2004_Silver_Sport 01-26-2012 08:39 PM

So what exactly did you buy from radio shack? Just the 2 LEDs with built in resistors?

Scottmich001 02-08-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevbz
did you hook up to the headlight switch to come on in the evenings with the headlights,or just powered all the time, or on a separate switch.

I bought red ones today!

Sorry I'm so late, I had trouble finding a spot to wire too. Almost gave up, but suddenly noticed a harness tie wrapped to wires next to emergency break. It wasn't plugged into anything. I tested it and was lucky wise it was wired to the headlight switch.

Scottmich001 02-08-2012 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2004_Silver_Sport
So what exactly did you buy from radio shack? Just the 2 LEDs with built in resistors?

I just bought 2 LED lights with built in resistors. I had wire and connectors already.


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