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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Fitting Door Projector Lights To Yeti

Skoda LED lights install
Projecting 'Yeti' onto the ground every time I open the doors is cool.
Let's install these door projector lights.

I order online and they arrive fast.
If you would also like to watch a YouTube video of me installing these LED door projector lights the link for it is at the end of this post.

door projector lights arrive from Germany
Let's get installing.
The plastic feels strong and thick, so a good sign so far.

quality door led lights for vw cars
I'll use my trusty plastic tool to gently prise out the original light...

careful when removing car interior trim or lights
Now let's connect one of these new projector lights and see what happens...

no CAN-BUS issues when connecting LED to yeti
Looks like good times.😃

skoda puddle lights installation

And a check of my Yeti's instrument panel shows no warning messages

But now I see a different problem: these new lights are not going to just pop in.
These two tabs on the door card are preventing that from happening...

cut hole in skoda yeti door card
And now my options are what?
  • put back my original light and throw these things in the bin (and send a ‘spicy’ email to the supplier!)
  • make some sort of gasket out of double-sided foam tape and live with how it’ll look
  • cut away those two tabs and fit these projector lights flush (there’ll be no going back if I do that)

I hear the sensible voice in my head loud and clear...

'NEVER cut a hole in the Yeti. Ever.'
Technically, though, I won't be cutting any holes, will I?
Just cut off those two tabs.
Out comes my hobby knife...

using a stanley knife on skoda door trim

Well there is no turning back now 😰

enlarge light hole in car door with knife
I cannot locate my PE-Foam tape that I have used to secure:

So I'll use a mere dab, and only a dab of Super Glue😮

use super glue on car interior trim
use wood as car door stay
Let's compare old original light to new LED projector light...

comparing car interior LED lights to original
And door clearance...

not much door clearance after installing LED lights in car
And finally, projection...

skoda door welcome projector lights
I am happy with these.
Thanks for visiting.
And feel free to stay tuned for more Yeti modifications I have planned.
If you also want the Yeti door LED projector lights they are available here on Amazon

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I will get a small commission, although not every time.
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I thank you for your support.

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