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Rear door handle lights

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Lighting - Inside and Out' started by Kgh31386, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Kgh31386

    Kgh31386 United States Active Member

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    I searched but haven’t found anything. Is this possible? The cars I’ve seen with the lights in the door pockets/handles usually have them on all 4.
     
  2. Kgh31386

    Kgh31386 United States Active Member

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    No one? I was thinking it’d look clean with both front and rear door handles lit up at night.
     
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  3. DaJackson

    DaJackson United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    Is it possible? Yes, wire up some LEDs in there.
     
  4. DiabloStinger

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    I would start by removing the interior door panel, then remove the rear handle. A well-placed and powerful single led pointed mostly downward should be fine. You could drill a small hole and maybe silicone one in or find a kit that can be mounted. Definitely run power to the same relay that the others use to make your life simple.
     
  5. djerickd

    djerickd United States Active Member

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    I would get 2 front handles and make it work on the back
     
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  6. Pda

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    Yep, I've ordered a pair of front door handles. They will fit the rear providing you trim off the tiny plastic tab. I haven't installed, and wired them up yet. Purchased mine from an korean ebay seller go_smartcar, seller is able to get different colours.
     
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  7. Stinger GT SS

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    A guy on AU/NZ Stinger Owners Facebook from New Zealand had fitted these to the rear doors & they looked good, he has however sold the car.
    I found a photo he posted.
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  8. Pda

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    Yep, I like the look of it, the smart door on rear are quite useful.
     
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  9. mhal8876

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    Nice! write up a How to's when you installed yours, for forum members want to do it as well.
     
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  10. Kgh31386

    Kgh31386 United States Active Member

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    Yep that’s the look I’m wanting.
     
  11. djerickd

    djerickd United States Active Member

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    Heck yeah!!! Gonna do this too I wonder if he got the button to work too?
     
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    IT'S LIT!!!
     
  13. Stinger GT SS

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    Yep, as they are originally fronts they light up too.
     
  14. djerickd

    djerickd United States Active Member

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    I wonder where he grabbed the 12v+ signal?
     
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  15. Stinger GT SS

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    Found his post
    “Today I sorted one issue thats always bugged me, thats the rear handles not having the led light or passive entry button, i purchased front door handles and made them work in the rear then wired the led light and lock/unlock button to the BCM all working as if it came like it. Looks so much better and is so handy you can go to any door and unlock it with your hands full”
     
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  16. Kgh31386

    Kgh31386 United States Active Member

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    Pardon my ignorance, can we get a DIY with some pictures? I have no clue what where or what the BCM is...
     
  17. moinmoin

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    Body Control Module...
     
  18. Kgh31386

    Kgh31386 United States Active Member

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    Yep. DIY with pictures lol
     
  19. moinmoin

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    If you were to look behind a front door panel and the wiring of the handle, you'd probably be on your way.
    What you really need is a source for the painted handles.
    But it is too cold now in Ontario to contemplate any body mods. This will have to wait 6 months or so for more agreeable temperatures.:)
     
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  20. Pda

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    I'm gonna try splicing into the front door handles. Ben who did the mod, did a write up on the fb group. go_smartcar was able to source painted handles for me. Just shoot them a message. Local Kia dealerships in Australia wanted $400AUD unpainted, I got them off go_smartcar for $250aud colour coded, wiring hardness, and shipped.
     
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