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04 M6 Cupholder LED mod

Hiya!

I've seen a few cupholder LED mods with switches and such, however I made my own modification which suited me:


As you can see in the video, it's a very simple construction with a reed switch and a magnet.

The reed switch itself was purchased on ebay: 1 White Recessed Door Window Alarm Contacts Reed Switch | eBay

The magnet that came along was too big, so I got myself a very tiny, and strong, rare earth magnet: Super Strong Disc Round RARE Earth Neodymium Magnets 10x1mm N35 Craft Model | eBay

Along with a set of 5050 LED strips: 12V 1M 60leds 5050 SMD Waterproof Red LED Strips Light Black PCB for Car Home | eBay

I like to have everything "automated". I don't like pressing switches and such, therefor this setup suits me the absolute best.

All in all, I'm very happy with the result
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Re: 04 M6 Cupholder LED mod

The 04 came with the lid thing for the cup holders?
Or did you do that yourself?

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Nice!! Glad you got that stuff to fit somewhere.. not a bad placement at all. Good work, sir.

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The 04 came with the lid thing for the cup holders?
Or did you do that yourself?
Yea, pre-facelift, as well as speed6's, have the flippy cupholder cover, as well as a similar ashtray cover.



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Ya the 03-05 got those cool things. I am trying to buy some for my car puter project to put some stuff in it and lock it down.
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Re: 04 M6 Cupholder LED mod

Those don't happen to be interchangeable with face swapped models?
And that mod looks great!
I'd do it if its swappable!

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04 M6 Cupholder LED mod

There is no reason why you shouldnt be able to swap that piece out @Knupsel.


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This is awesome! You should set up a how-to thread
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this is interchangeable. We had some issues with fitment, as there was a gap.



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Best way I've seen this one done. Although I think I'd still like to have it on some kind of a switch, I like it dark when driving at night, and I keep my iPod/phone in the cup holders if I have a drink in one.

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Best way I've seen this one done. Although I think I'd still like to have it on some kind of a switch, I like it dark when driving at night, and I keep my iPod/phone in the cup holders if I have a drink in one.
Thanks! Yeah I was thinking about installing some type of on/off switch as I might want to turn it off sometimes while the lid is still open.

Thanks for the comments fellas!
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