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So I went ahead and finally decided to do some work that I'd wanted to do for a long time. I did this because I just got my dark slate center console, but funny enough I discovered a dark slate console in my parts pile in the basement.

Anyways, here we go. I did all of this with parts that I had on hand. There is a mirror backed acrylic strip that I glued flush into the console wall and drilled out the mirror backing only in the spots the LEDs are present. They are wired to a switch so they turn on automatically when the lid opens. The red button is my hard wired computer power button for doing manual start ups and shut downs. I also converted the cigarette lighter plug into a USB outlet. The only other modifications I would expect would be to bury other switches in here that I want tucked away in the future.







Now a video of the lid in action.
 

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Nice... Do they have those in RGB? Need a couple for a mod I have planned
Yes they do.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/rgb-bars-and-strips/

The ones I used are the high powered LEDs since I was originally lighting a room, so this would be the RGB equivalent. If you don't need the really high brightness there are some much cheaper options.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/rgb-bars-and-strips/nfls-rgbx2-series-high-power-rgb-led-flexible-light-strips/1470/
 

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Nice! Which years have power inside the center console? Mine doesn't have it.
Pretty sure that was an 02+ mod.

As it turns out I have an extra Dark Slate center console sitting around. The only thing wrong with it is that it's missing the lid to the outlet, which would be pretty easy to grab from a yard.
 

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That's clever. The video reminds me of when they opened the briefcase in Pulp Fiction.
 

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i was considering just makin my trep a daily driver and only sinkin money into soud system but you guys made me get the bug again lmao well looks like my 2001 show ram gets put off once again
 

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I'm thinking of just taking mine and drilling it so that a USB panel mount can be installed and power ran under the console. Something simliar to this.

http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-power-plug-in-2010-Prius-III/?ALLSTEPS
That's the right idea, but there are easier ways to go. When I get home I will post the link to the 5v POL power supply I used so you're not having to hack apart some other adapter. You can also get for very cheap a panel mount usb cable to make life really simple.
 
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