Looks good, but I'm unsure what you modified. Obviously the front and rear 'fog' lights, but not sure what is factory and what is not in the main f/r clusters (I have a Touring that doesn't have the full LED suite, so I cannot tell).Finally got around to posting some pictures of my lighting upgrades...
I used this as a base:Where did you get that phone mount...seems like it is more for wide phones or mounting phone longways?
Were the front bumper lights hard to do? Hopefully no splicing needed.
Did you pop the front out fascia our or did you go through the wheel well and bottom? Should be buttoning mine up tomorrow. Ran out of wiring loom so will be picking some up tomorrow.Weren’t hard at all. You do have to splice, but, you can use scotchloks or t-locks and some water protectant. Very easy to do! I also direct wired the red wire to an add a fuse kit and found a keyed fuse source inside the hood fuse box so the lights act as a DRL instead of only coming on with the fogs.
Was really easy to do.
Hard to tell from photos, but, if that matches the signature wood veneer, I’d be very interested in that. I’m also not a fan of the piano black.Taking the idea from kwalko (https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/index.php?threads/post-pictures-of-your-mods-upgrades-and-accessories.123834276/page-41#post-6606612) I decided to wood-effect vinyl wrap my interior trim.
Although I like the piano black of the console, it's a dust and doghair magnet and already has microscratches on it from wiping. Plus I do not like the silver painted dash and door trim panels. Kwalko did his in black ash effect, but I didn't want that and decided to look for a grayish "aged" wood-effect.
I struck out with the first vinyl I tried - VViViD Dark Vintage Wood - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JFDJMS9. Although the description says "The most realistic vinyl film on the market", the reality was severely lacking. Just shiny fake wood look with little in the way of texture and obvious print color dots in the finish. So I sent that right back. Then I tried d-c-fix Sheffield Dark Oak and was MUCH happier - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B007YSLIAW. Much more realistic with better texture and far nicer print. You can see the texture in the top right of the shifter surround pic below, where the roll is stretched out.
I did the dash pieces and center console the 'right' way, pulling them all down to the individuals panels and wrapping each piece using heat around the edges and corners. But I really didn't want to go to the hassle of doing that with the doors, so I surface applied and tucked in the edges from the front. Looks OK and I hope it won't peel, but I can always redo those bits properly later, if it does fail.
So, very happy with the outcome. Looks as good as many cars out there with real wood veneer that look like plastic (yes, I'm talking to you Alfa Romeo) so I couldn't ask for more . Here's a couple of photos:
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Mine has more 'grain' than the signature trim and is more of a gray-brown color, rather than just dark brown. I think it actually looks more like real wood, in fact (ducks and covers). But there are other vinyls available that may well match. (Attached photo below of signature dash).Hard to tell from photos, but, if that matches the signature wood veneer, I’d be very interested in that. I’m also not a fan of the piano black.
I may wind up just going with a flat black.
It was actually pretty easy. The dash parts in particular were straightforward... just unclip the two dash assemblies and unplug, then 1/2 a dozen screws hold the silver-painted strips to back of the dash pieces, so it's easy to separate them.Nice job Red. I don't have the patience, to do such a job.