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post #1 of 13 Old 02-01-2011, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Post Work in progress: LED in the dome light console

My wife's HHR has a single LED in the roof liner. I like this idea. . . So, I am attempting a DYI.

I got picked up a OEM LED from the doors.



I modified a regular plastic ground effects clip. Added two pieces of double sided tape on each end.

I was trying to make the clip the same level as the LED holder.




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The LED will be shining through one of the stock holes in the console. There's no microphone on the passenger side.

On Star / Hands free Microphone.


Diver side where the mic goes.


Installed.



What I wanted to do is purchase another microphone and use it to hold the LED.. . . why I am NOT doing that is because that little mic is $70!!!

Still not sure if I like the way the LED is installed. . . I am open for any thoughts.

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Good idea!

Maybe you can ditch the GM LED housing and use a snap-in holder?

Can you get a full shot of the front so we can get a better look?

Also, is there a good way to get that panel out?

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issue with the snap in holder. . . You don't want to actually see the LED. . . It will be to bright and shining right in your eye at night. . Thus the "tunnel" from the OEM LED holder. .

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i also didn't want to drill any new holes. . the idea is to have it look stock still.

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Thanks for the info and pictures....I will think about this. BTW, I love our HHR also, good pair"HHR+Camaro"!


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Any functioning pics?

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Nope. . . I have a friend that is going to manufacturer a piece of aluminum that is the size of the mic so it can snap in the holder. . .

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Bro sweet idea, I would love to do that to mine, but I was lost after the first pic. Im sure its gunna look slick! LOL
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Update:

To take the unit out, you need to push the clips in.



Then the two screws found at the black "L" brackets.



I cut back the plastic on the LED.



Made a holder out of a chunk of plexi glass.







I painted it black.



Then I hot glued it in place.




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So, the clips and screws are to get the light housing out of the overhead console?

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