Light in armrest ?

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Light in armrest ?

Post by priorytools » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:41 pm

Hi. I’m finding it slightly annoying when at night I open the armrest to get my house keys out or whatever there’s no light in there.
Does anyone have a fix for this?

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Post by Adamchase » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:01 pm

The centre console is very shallow so I don’t really see the point in having a light in there. The best solution is to use your interior light button.
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Post by spl23 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:19 am

If you're not using the USB socket in there, you could fit a small USB-powered light. (It would stay on all the time the engine was on - not sure how light-proof that compartment is...) Something like https://www.amazon.co.uk/König-USB-LED- ... 000MR7III/ would work. (That's just the first cheap USB light I found in a quick Amazon search - I haven't tried it myself!)
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Re: Light in armrest ?

Post by stevei » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:52 am

priorytools wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Hi. I’m finding it slightly annoying when at night I open the armrest to get my house keys out or whatever there’s no light in there.
Does anyone have a fix for this?
aye...i lost a pen in there and i've been looking for it for weeks...still can't find it ;-)
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Re: Light in armrest ?

Post by priorytools » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:00 am

stevei wrote:
priorytools wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Hi. I’m finding it slightly annoying when at night I open the armrest to get my house keys out or whatever there’s no light in there.
Does anyone have a fix for this?
aye...i lost a pen in there and i've been looking for it for weeks...still can't find it ;-)
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Post by Uncle Tupelo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:55 pm

What about something like this? PIR sensor so only comes on when lid opened and dark, and takes power from USB socket.

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Post by RBS Bob » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:13 pm

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Post by stevei » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:19 pm

RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:13 pm
These look ideal.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R ... 2143939952
Might get one to see if I can find my pen
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Re: Light in armrest ?

Post by RBS Bob » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:04 pm

Just ordered a set.

Let's see how long they take to get here.
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Re: Light in armrest ?

Post by RBS Bob » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:35 pm

stevei wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:19 pm
RBS Bob wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:13 pm
These look ideal.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R ... 2143939952
Might get one to see if I can find my pen
Over a month to get here. They arrived this morning.

Light up quite bright. I'll post an update later when it gets dark. :)
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