Haven't updated this in a while since the BIG project has been on hold, but that hasn't stopped some other fun projects.
I installed Spectralight LED lighting(actually I mounted the lights and ran the wiring when I installed the dash but whatever). The kit came with the two two element LED lights, wiring harnesses, controller, sticky tape, and a cigarette lighter adapter to power the controller.
Here's the lights mounted to the dash frame, I had to make those little plastic brackets holding them on. I don't like sticky tape in areas I put my feet.
Since I wasn't content with the supplied mounting tape, I was definitely not content with using the supplied lighter adapter, nor having to manually turn the lights on at night!
I ended up rigging up a simple relay circuit(with the idea and help from RalphP, thanks again!) to B+ power, illumination and ground to turn on with the lights on and turn off with the lights off (I had to take apart the controller and solder two leads to the momentary on/off multifunction switch inside, running the wires to the relays)
I used OEM horn relays mounted by the pins to a plastic L bracket I made, which is mounted to the stock console bracket (painted black). I used an OEM 6 pin quick connector and plain spade connectors at the relays, the capacitor leads are soldered.
Here's the controller stuck to the inside of the console bucket, the braided portion just visible at the middle bottom of the controller are the switching leads I added (a sharp eye will notice I used the loom from the OD wires
) The other connector is the power/ground supply that comes from the kit, I just cut off the lighter adapter and hardwired it.
The color select knob neatly installed in the console. Ignore the other holes, those are from the 89-93 console light I long since removed.
And now for the results...
They have two brightness settings for each color and can still be toggled off If I don't want them on
Note these aren't all the colors it has, I just didn't feel like taking 20 pictures lol
All in all, a bit complicated, mildly expensive, borderline ricey but It's damn cool cruising at night