Does anyone know how to paint a W8 dome light console on here? I know it's been done before, but I lack the skill to avoid painting over the L.E.Ds and the backlit portions of the buttons.
UNDER STEER MUST DIE!!! As my skills/abilities increase UNDER STEER magically disappears!!!
Stock is like virginity: Useless and should be gotten rid as soon as possible!!!!
Only concern with this method is how to keep the little marks in the console that illuminates from getting dyed too, also not to mention you will dissemble the console to keep the electronics from getting damaged.
An alternative is to just LEDs to your stock console. Been done before and not too hard to do.
I love the story though. VW made a small 'special' run for a 'special' group. Sounds really likely. Doesn't matter much to me, I never had an interest.
People will still buy them, esp if they look good.
The spare one that I sold was from the 2nd batch of the TMTuning run. The one that I have installed in my car now was from a small co way back when. Been on the the car for 8+ years and no peeling.
To retrofit LEDs to your console you would have to:
1. Source 2 pre-wired LEDs (they will have positive and negative wires)
2. Buy 2 LED holders
3. Locate where you want the LEDs and drill 2 holes in the console to accept the LED holders
4. Install LED holders to the holes, and then install the LEDs
5. Tap to wiring connected to the dimmer (so that the LEDs will work with the dimmer). If you go to ECS Tuning you can follow their wiring instructions for the normal installation of the non-Black W8 consoles as it shows you the wiring to tap.
If I didn't already have the black W8 console would have already retrofitted the LEDs. The only thing that I haven't done yet and been meaning to, is to add and LED to the console knob, should be a straight forward process too.
Last edited by JCWolf1.8T; 05-13-2014 at 02:05 PM.