DIY: OEM style Illuminated Cupholders – Walkthrough

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Postby Fangin_RX » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:46 pm

Thats sweet as, Makes me want a Gen 4 a little more now :P
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Postby Digital » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:28 pm

wow GREAT F'en walkthrough hobber!!

i am so doing this... but u say it is easy, it looks hard!!! so the my08 2.5i has clear plastic rings??

yeah another one of the things i hate that they didnt include along with the bonnet strut brace + no steering wheel audio controls.. add to list hahhaa
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Postby Digital » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:25 pm

So guys I just had a look at my cupholders but I cant see any clear plastic rings? Are they only on 07s and not 08s 2.5is? can anyone confirm this?
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Postby Hobber » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:13 am

It is actually pretty easy - the walkthrough is long because it has a lot of info in it - I tried to anticipate any questions and answered them as I went along.

It can be summarised as;

* remove park brake cover
* remove AT ring
* remove centre console
* remove cupholders
* solder some LEDs to wire
* stick LEDs in cupholder holes
* plug wires into harness connector
* reassemble


That does look less intimidating :)

Re the '08 cupholders - at the top, my cupholders have a kind of lip all the way around. immediately uner this lip is a plastic cirlce ring about 5mm high - it is flush with the walls of the cupholders, right at the top.
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Postby Hobber » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:23 am

XRC15T wrote:
p.s goes faster too.


Yep! It adds about 50 torques !

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Postby Digital » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:30 pm

Hobber wrote:It is actually pretty easy - the walkthrough is long because it has a lot of info in it - I tried to anticipate any questions and answered them as I went along.

It can be summarised as;

* remove park brake cover
* remove AT ring
* remove centre console
* remove cupholders
* solder some LEDs to wire
* stick LEDs in cupholder holes
* plug wires into harness connector
* reassemble


That does look less intimidating :)

Re the '08 cupholders - at the top, my cupholders have a kind of lip all the way around. immediately uner this lip is a plastic cirlce ring about 5mm high - it is flush with the walls of the cupholders, right at the top.


hobber do u have a pic of ur cupholders up close... i had a close look at mine and i cant see any plastic ring.... i have a feeling mine is different...

is the plastic ring really obvious and visible during the day?

damn i really wanna do this mod too!
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Postby Hobber » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:59 pm

Sorry for the delay!

I grabbed a couple of phone pics so they suck but maybe they will help

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Postby hks180 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:37 pm

Hobber BIG thumbs up for the write up !!!

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Postby suff » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:25 pm

That has to be the best walkthrough I have EVER seen.. for the sake of the forum.. keep them coming!
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Postby Digital » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:21 pm

Hobber wrote:Sorry for the delay!

I grabbed a couple of phone pics so they suck but maybe they will help

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thanks hobber!

wTF....... mine looks nothing like that!! how come they included the rings in the MY07 2.5is and not the MY08s??? im annoyed! now i gotta find the rings from somewhere....

mine just has the silver ring then black plastic underneath.......... sigh
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Re: DIY: OEM style Illuminated Cupholders – Walkthrough

Postby jp928 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:48 am

MaNY thanks for this - great help in pulling the rear cubby etc, so I can do the double din facia properly...

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Re: DIY: OEM style Illuminated Cupholders – Walkthrough

Postby Laps » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:12 am

Hm I want to do this,

I had a look at mine last night, couldn't really tell whether the rings were clear or not >=[
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Re: DIY: OEM style Illuminated Cupholders – Walkthrough

Postby Digital » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:23 pm

hey laps,

yours is the 08 model like mine yes? if so, sadly ours dont have the clear rings mate... they have em in the 07 2.5i though... they wised up and got rid of them for the 08..... i've been wanting to do this mod for ages but can't and don't know where to find suitable rings...
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Re: DIY: OEM style Illuminated Cupholders – Walkthrough

Postby Laps » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:30 pm

Digital wrote:hey laps,

yours is the 08 model like mine yes? if so, sadly ours dont have the clear rings mate... they have em in the 07 2.5i though... they wised up and got rid of them for the 08..... i've been wanting to do this mod for ages but can't and don't know where to find suitable rings...


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Re: DIY: OEM style Illuminated Cupholders – Walkthrough

Postby Drew » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:19 pm

Digital wrote:yours is the 08 model like mine yes? if so, sadly ours dont have the clear rings mate... they have em in the 07 2.5i though... they wised up and got rid of them for the 08..... i've been wanting to do this mod for ages but can't and don't know where to find suitable rings...



My MY07 2.5i manual doesn't have the rings either, so don't feel left out. I think it is because there is the single cup holder, as the high-low shifter takes the space of the front cup holder...
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