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6th Gen ('00-'05): Black out & LED swap projects

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Old 10-08-2015, 07:58 PM
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I have begun the process of blacking out the 02. Below is what I have done so far. Still trying to decide on blacking out the wheels with the silver ground effects or just painting the depressed areas of each spoke black?!?!?! Hmmm Still undecided so the black out project is only about 80 done if I decide to do the wheels.
The pics after that are pics of the swap to LEDS. I did the license plate light, trunk light, dome light, courtesy lights, and map lights.
Pics of what I have been doing
First pic is before any of this project started
















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Back of car before rubbing compound and wax on lights..not shiny and had satin finish





back of car after rubbing compound and wax used on lights.



LED Swap Project I LOVE these LED's. Pics do not do this justice at all. Some of the best money I have ever spent and it was a very reasonably priced upgrade!!
License plate light

Dome light

Passenger Courtesy Light

Drivers side courtesy light

Map lights lighting dash
 
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:32 PM
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I like the Bowties on the backup lights that is a kool look!! I have thought about the blackout thing but I would have a hassle with the Police no doubt. I imagine you need to get the LED's to make it work.
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:48 AM
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Your back up lights are sweet. I may have to steal that idea but I may have to do mine in red. Leds are always a nice touch and really brighten things up.
 
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Thanks Zach.
I am very happy with how the back up lights turned out.
I love the look of the new blue LEDS but I may have to swap out the back up lights to blue also. Right now they are still white.
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:18 AM
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I would put the blue leds so it goes with the rest of the theme. Plus it will look cool with the chevy signs. With your wheels I would do the black in between the spokes. It made a huge difference with my wheels when I did that.
 
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Funny you should say that about the LED back up's...just ordered them...LOL
Can you do me a favor and take a pic of your wheels so I can get a good close up of what you did?
 
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Wow Barbara that looks great I am also a fan of what you did to the back up lights. I've been pondering putting red led's in my interior but have been on the fence also not certain on what led's to buy and all that jazz, I will have to do some research
 
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Thanks Ken!
I got mine from SuperBrightLED's and here is the list of lights for the 6th gens. I do not know why I waited so long to do this!!!
LowBeam Headlight Bulb Size: 9006
High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9005
Parking Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL
Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL
Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 3057
Tail Light Bulb Size: 3057
Stop Light Bulb Size: 3057
High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: Assembly
Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 880
License Plate Light Bulb Size: 194
Back Up Light Bulb Size: 921
Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 194
Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb Size: 194
Ash Tray Light Bulb Size: 194
Glove Box Light Bulb Size: 194
Map Light Bulb Size: 194
Dome Light Bulb Size: 578
Step/Courtesy Light Bulb Size: 194
Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 912
 
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Here is a pic of what I did with mine. I have the original 6th gen wheels but still the same principle.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:50 AM
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Yeah,that is what I was thinking with mine but also the depressed area in the spoke. See pic
Did you brush paint those or did you tape off and spray?
 
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