Installation Time: Afternoon
January 02, 2014
Works and looks awesome!
These are great. Look great, work great, fit great, great price, what more can I say?
The hardest part of the installation was actually removing the stock panels and also the other factory panels that you need to route the wires, and frankly even if you haven't removed interior panels before, it's just not that hard.
The instructions were a little confusing when i first looked at them, but once I sat down, laid them out, and traced through the pictures and text...it's pretty basic. Just figure out whether you have the 2010+ illumination package or not. If you do, installation is cake, because the illumination package already has allowances for these plates. If you don't...you're completely...okay. You just have to use the crimp-splices to wire them in.
The plates will do red, green, blue, and white, depending on how you wire them up. (Again, if you have the illumination package, you don't need to worry about this.) Unless you make a custom switch, you can only wire one color choice up, but you probably already have an idea of what color you want. Once you pick the color, just follow the instructions. They say what color wire goes where to make that light color appear.
Hints: Do the passenger side first. It's easiest, mainly because you don't have the steering wheel in the way or any other wires except the ones you're looking for. Also, leave the protective plastic on the aluminum plates until you're completely done, so you don't accidentally scratch or dent them during installation. Also, pay attention when you're taking things apart, and you'll have no problems getting things lined up when you put it all back together. The order of re-assembly is very important, otherwise things just turn out crooked and bent.
Take your time and it'll be great. If you slam and bash this, you're going to have a headache.