Okay i actually read this thread completely today after reading bits and pieces earlier.... Im not sure weather it is the appropriate thread to add my DIY's here
Seeing others mentioning their DIY's i felt i should also mention some of the DIY's (No intentions to hijack this thread
)and other mods which will almost completed just waiting for the car to come back after a dashboard paint job
My ride is an Esteem 97 carb version
Below are the mods in process - 1.
Changing Dasboard color from dull grey to beige and black combo 2.
Beige Door Mats to match the dash 3.
Door warning lights (Im using the Innova indicators for this purpose) i intend to paint them half red on the top and leave them as it is at the bottom so it will warn the motorists at the back and also give light to the lower cabin 4.
Adding OFF WHITE LED's under the dash for the beige to illuminate and highlight the leg space more. 5.
Adding a secret (I mean invisible) orange light under the door handle which illuminates part of the door pad with a pleasing orange light, the light source will be invisible to the eye also one cannot realise it by feeling it by hand , this is a standard feature on the BMW's if im right its called ambient lighting using EL Lights (this will make sense only after pasting pictures of the MOD 6.
Painting the front console to wooden finish 7.
Adding the Ritz Tacho after getting inspiration from the DIY King Varun56001,deville and other members (Apology for not remembering other member names) 8.
Changing speedometer lights to Orange, this was also after inspiration from Varun560061 and Deville... Im Currently making the current lights into RED, as the speedo itself has a greenish tinge so im hoping that the red light+ green tinge will give an orange output 9.
Adding a rear arm-rest for the backseat , Actually i purchased a full old seat from the infamous Gujri which had an armrest which according to the shop guy had added it in similar terms of how im planning it to be ...just paid 400 bucks just to get the idea how it is done Current Road Blocks im facing (Gurus need on this) 1.
Since i have changed the dash color the Roof mat & Floor Mat look out of place, im planning to change them but do not know where to source them (Roof mat & Floor Mat) from (considering the new ones will also be Grey) need beige ones 2
. I Intend to add a dimmer circuit for my cabin lights which make the cabin lights go out slowly rather than going OFF instantly but not able to source one... its just a IC chip but no one seems to make that chip Any Electrical engineer on this forum pls help in this regard (attaching circuit diagram for the same) 3.
To connect the door warning lights should i add another door switch for each door ?, coz if i connect it to the stock switch all four door lights will illuminate even if one door is open (i might leave it this way only rather than drilling holes)
Need your help on the road blocks.... Thanks in advance and comments pls