Fitting Door Projector Lights

Fitting Door Projector Lights

25th March 2020 2 By Yeti Admin

Please note these door projector lights were sent to me for review.

However if they turn out to be rubbish then I will say so and immediately remove them.

They arrived today by courier from Germany; about a week after I was first contacted.

Amazon delivery to Czech

A good start because the plastic feels thick and strong 👍

a pair of door projector lights

🧙‍♂️ wizard Yetisdorf is typing…
You should use something plastic to prise out the lamp or you risk scratching the plastic door card!

Okay, wizard, I will. Thanks!

So, I found this in my tool box…

using plastic tool on car interior


Connect the short cable that comes with the kit…

welcome lights cable

The second I plug in the projector lamp it starts projecting 🤓

projector light with skoda logo

And now the excitement is quashed – it dawns on me rapidly that these door projector lights aren’t going to just pop in.

It appears these two tabs on the door card are going to prevent a flush fit 🤬

door led lights do not fit

Great!

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)

Wizard?

🧙‍♂️ wizard Yetisdorf is typing…
My advice is to put your original light back in. Do not start cutting your door. As you say, it is permanent once you do.

Okay. Thanks!

So out comes my trusty old hobby knife. I need to go careful. 🥶

cutting a recess in door panel


hobby knife for trimming car doorAdd a little Super Glue around the edges…

use super glue in car

Push the lamp into the newly widened gap and apply light pressure using my support tool…

apply pressure on car door lamp

Boom!

yeti led interior

No issue down there…

replace skoda door lamps

Good times. 😎

LED door lights for yeti

I apologise for no night shots. I will add once I’m out there when it’s dark.

Conclusion on these door projector lamps is that they are of good quality, the materials used are decent if the look and feel is anything to go by. Long-term who knows but I will update this (and the Project Yeti Facebook page) in a few months.

By the way there is no nag from the onboard computer after fitting these. 👌

Feel free to stay tuned for more modifications I have planned.

You can see what I have done so far, here: Yeti Customisation

And I am always interested to hear about your Yeti, whether customised or not.

If you want these Yeti door projector lamps contact Leo via his Facebook page

Video of this install on the Project Yeti YouTube channel


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