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    Lightbulb Blue LED Cig Lighter Socket / Ashtray Conversion

    Was going to fit a new cig lighter socket as my old one was corroded on the metal contacts but realised the £2 generic one I bought didn't fit so decided to just swap the metal innards. While I had it apart I noticed the plastic yellow/orange ring was peeling away a bit, so off it came and smoothed it off. I was then left with clear plastic. I removed the original bulb and holder and put a spare 12v blue led in, stuck in place with some tape.





    I also took out the original ashtray light and made a holder for another 12v blue led.



    I wired both into the ashtray illumination plug. Looks much better imo.

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    I don't have a light my elite did I'm my Vectra ls
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    I don't have lights on my 56 Sri

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    You may still have the plug in place but no light fitted. I found my ashtray light hanging by the gear selector mech after a year of owning the vec.

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    are you gonna change out your centre console lights as well. that would look well cool.

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    Yeah, i've got the smd's for stereo, heater controls and speedo, just been putting it off for a while, still need to get a suitable soldering iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBilly View Post
    Yeah, i've got the smd's for stereo, heater controls and speedo, just been putting it off for a while, still need to get a suitable soldering iron.
    will look sweet when thats done. Might do mine too

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBilly View Post
    Yeah, i've got the smd's for stereo, heater controls and speedo, just been putting it off for a while, still need to get a suitable soldering iron.

    did u find anyone with mirror indicators?
    i looked on ebay nothing

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    No, but i'll be fitting mirror lights, as mileff has done http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=129655 , so think i'll diy some form of mirror indicators at the same time.

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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but saves making a new one.

    i think my 06 has a bulb connecter sitting there waiting to have an led put in, for a few quid will have a go,

    does anyone know which size leds to use.. i literally have no clue when it comes to these things, im thinking green

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