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    Re: R8 Illuminated Door Sills

    Quote Originally Posted by slammedr8 View Post
    Also how would you wire them? I doubt cars that didn't come with them have a plug n play feature ....
    Quote Originally Posted by m_coupe1999 View Post
    slammedr8, please let us know how much and any input on wiring?
    I am asking as well... I have no idea how this would work. Hopefully someone can chime in on this?

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    I believe they are an option in Europe, but not here.

    Otherwise, you need to make them the KFAB way as I have done here.
    What did KFAB do exactly?
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    Re: R8 Illuminated Door Sills

    At the time, there was not an option for carbon fiber illuminated door sills. They had either illuminated door sills or CF door sills. The US still doesn't have this option, but I believe it is available in Europe now.

    Kfab, in the thread above I linked, took a pair of illuminated door sills and Carbon Fiber door sills and integrated them together. In a nutshell, he removed the illuminated devices from the illuminated sills, cut out a like portion in the CF sills, and mounted the illuminated device to the CF sills. I followed his thread and it turned out great - but it not for the faint of heart but doable.

    As for wiring, for those cars not wired, you have to splice into the foot well lights. You then run a wire from the dash down the sides, and under the carpet, near the door, and run the wire towards the back. To get to the door sill area, there is a vent underneath the side skirts, so those need to be removed as well. From the vent, you can go string the wire through the side skirt and up to area were the sills are mounted.

    To get to the vent is another issue. A previous very vague install guide suggested you drill a hole in the door well. I didn't want to do this, and actually found access to this area from the interior at the back of the cabin. By removing the rear deck behind the seats, there are some access ports underneath the deck at both sides. Stringing wiring through was tricky but it was easier to string a stiffer wire from the vent side into the cabin, and then when you find the stiffer wire, you can couple the two wires together and pull the other wire through the vent.

    I was going to do a write up with pictures many moons ago, but lack the time and Kfabs instructing skills!
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    Re: R8 Illuminated Door Sills

    I have them on 2012 spider Love them!

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    Re: R8 Illuminated Door Sills

    Quote Originally Posted by slammedr8 View Post
    What did KFAB do exactly?
    Performed magic. (:
    and was crazy enough to cut up two sets of door sills....
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    Re: R8 Illuminated Door Sills

    have it on my 2012its in neon red on my car R8 GT, looks amazing, especially when picking up the hot chick and leading her into the beast, nuff said.

    Its neon red on my car.

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    Re: R8 Illuminated Door Sills

    Looks good on my 2012 GT. just looked at an S8 with them and is nice detail. Would I pay much for it... No... But if the car has it... Do it. My car has the carbon fiber with the lighting and it does look nice. If I'm paying almost 200k for the car which ummm.. Yes it may as well have it for a little extra cost.

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    Re: R8 Illuminated Door Sills

    I have them on my v10 spyder - I really like them. Very classy.

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    Re: R8 Illuminated Door Sills

    I have them on my car and I like them.

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