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My Progress Thread.

It's a 2.0CDTI 165ps stop/start Elite with front and rear parking sensors.
So here is Sandy (named after my late Mother) a couple of days after getting her with the windows tinted and a sunstrip.

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I then changed the interior lights to leds and also added front and rear footwell lights while fitting VXR alloy pedal covers.

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I also added an extra light in the boot these are now white leds.

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I then Then added the flex floor.

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Also added the draw under the passenger seat.

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Then I fitted an aftermarket head unit changed the speakers. The after market unit has SAT NAV, Parrot Bluetooth, DVD, SD, FM/AM Radio & USB. I also fitted and Aftermarket Dab and T.V. also fitted rear parking camera.

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Then decided to do something (I believe no one else had done up to that point) color code the window trims, I've now changed these to Gloss Black.

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I also had a towbar fitted.

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I then got a set of GTC 19" Alloy Wheels.

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I fitted mudflaps

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I then fitted an irmscher rear spoiler

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I then added auto fold mirrors on lock and unlock.





I then fitted side repeaters in the mirrors with the help Cornishtaz.









I then retrofitted TPMS

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I have also started my LED conversion.

Window switches, Headlight switch, Roof console & other buttons done so far.

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Xenon Headlamp switch

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Halogen headlamp switch

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Roof console

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Other buttons

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More to be added later.
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keep up the good work rusty
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Updated first post.
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latest update.

Kenwood aftermarket Camera fitted in the factory camera boot handle.

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#5
lovely bit of kit that well done
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#6
Latest mod done.

Tinted the high level brake light.

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More mods in the process of being done.
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#7
that looks much better Doublethumbs
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#8
Did you spray while on the car? Or take it off?
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Took it off.
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Fitted a an AMP as well.

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#11
Can u do a how to remove 3rd brake light please?
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Cameron UK Wrote:Can u do a how to remove 3rd brake light please?

Bit of a bugger to do I did add this into the light section You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

I found the metal clips that hold it are in fact on the bottom (I broke some at the top so ordered a new light) So I have no plans to remove it again just in case @ £36 it's not worth me trying again.

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#13
When I did mine I removed the tailgate trim to make it easier to get to the clips
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cornishtaz Wrote:When I did mine I removed the tailgate trim to make it easier to get to the clips

I did that in the end used a trim tool to lever it out but I'd busted the top clips by then and it wouldn't hold in at the top.
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#15
i took this out i while back and found there is no access in the back to get to the clips
i too priced it out and broke it also and it was £25 to replace
i would not recommend taking it out at all
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#16
Here is the latest mod to be done plastidip and clear coated front lower grill and fog surrounds, I also lightly tinted the fog and indicators.

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When the budget allows I will remove the plastidip and have them painted.
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#17
looks good
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#18
Very nice Rusty I'm going the hydrodip route
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#19
hydro dip will save you a fortune in carbon parts
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tucpal Wrote:hydro dip will save you a fortune in carbon parts
Yep thats my thinking, hopefully got a front splitter being fitted in 2 weeks
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#21
Thanks chaps,

I think it's suttle enough to blend in but stand out was hoping it would be more grey (Like Tucpal's wheels) but I like it.

Hydro dipping was a thought but nothing I wanted all too crazy designs unless you want Carbon and I'm not a fan of carbon.
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#22
Newest Mod that arrived today will fit over the Weekend and get some pics of it fitted.

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#23
nice and dont forget the how to

you may need to swap the cruise control buttons over as i am sure they work different on the gtc
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Switches are the same as Rusty has my old set of blue switches from the VXR. Swapping is easy remove battery terminal then airbag switch connections and torx bolt
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#25
i remember someone doing this on the 5 door and i am sure the cruise control had a speed speed limiter on it
and the 5 door did not but maybe i am wrong
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#26
You can swap switches like for like mate I have cruise and speed limiter, When Baz swapped Lewis's wheel over he tried the switch with speed limiter on it but it wouldn't work So as long as they are like for like its fine.

And there are so many different switch options lol.
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#27
never mind talking on here get it fitted Lol
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I finally got round to changing the crappy bulbs in the vanity mirrors (Not sure why as I never look in the mirror in case I brake it Lol)

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Since adding the rear cam into the boot handle I could finally do the LED number plate lights

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#29
nice LED,S are so much better Thumbs
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#30
So here is my VXR steering wheel fitted with a new LED conversion colour scheme

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#31
steering wheel looks great
and the LED combo looks very good also
very different i like it :cool
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#32
very nice indeed. Smile

just ya afls to sort out now
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#33
tucpal Wrote:steering wheel looks great
and the LED combo looks very good also
very different i like it :cool

Thanks mate I found the blue very weak on the steering wheel controls hence the Green, I was planning on a total mixture i.e Phone pick up Green Hang up Red etc but there was way too much colour bleed I even tried filling the gaps to block it.

@ £206 for the wheel it won't be left on the car if I ever sell it.

vxmods Wrote:very nice indeed. Smile

just ya afls to sort out now

Thanks mate, Yes I can't wait Dance_2 not looking forward to the long drive but it has to be done.
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#34
it should be worth it mate
i will also be coming down andy to help out Wink_1
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#35
How did u do the autofold mirrors on unlock/lock?
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#36
There is a group buy but also A20DTH has a module which works he has a thread in his trader section.
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Latest retrofit complete, As far as I know I'm the first and only person to of worked how-to retro fit the AFL lighting system.

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Another video showing the AFL after getting VCI codes




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#38
Right a Small update I ordered some LED bulbs for the fog lights and Corner lights (the Fog one's arrived today but are slightly bigger in diameter than the hole) so I put them in my Corner lights (High beam on halogen) instead.

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#39
looking good mate :cool

so you got no errors with the led in the corner light and high beam on the halogen is also error free
that is good to know also what LED did you use ?
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I did order these for them but they have not arrived yet
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so as the ones I ordered for the fogs didn't fit I used them instead
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hope the 1st will fit the fogs if not I'll have to adapt the fogs so they fit, it's only the metal ring inside that needs abit of filing.
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#41
Right a couple of small changes to the car.

The sun visors have been changed to black ones (from the GTC range)

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The center roof console and lights have been changed to black (again from the GTC range)

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Also the grab handles and sun glasses holder has been changed to black (front from the GTC range rear from the Insignia)

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Also some paint changes inside.

Thanks to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. for the vent surrounds

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I've also painted the radio fascia to suit and I've painted the GDI surround to key in the two tone scheme.

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#42
Looks very smart indeed. I noticed next to the heater controls you have 2 vents. I have never seen those on another Astra
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#43
They are for the speaker to clip into for the warning sounds as I have an aftermarket head unit and fascia Doublethumbs

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#44
very nice rusty Thumbs
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#45
I really do like the trim


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#46
Thursday I changed the LED'S from red to blue for the up-level display.

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Today I decided to change all the white LED's to Blue

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A video of the dimming



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#47
Looks very good well done
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Thanks mate, I've added a video of it dimming in the post above.
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#49
Really like the blue lighting looks so much better than the bog standard red I have.
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#50
Thanks mate, it's a lot nicer too look at.


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