: Lighted DTS Sill Plate Mod



billdaman
12-28-10, 09:41 PM
Sorry guys I know that this Sill Plate says DTS "Platinum" but it really looks awesome. Anyone added these as a mod? This is definately on my list of must do's!

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s135/billdaman1/DTSSillPlates.jpg

HartfordGuy
12-28-10, 10:23 PM
I shudder to think of how much $$$ the dealer would want for a set.

383 LT1 SS
12-29-10, 11:23 AM
Do you know the part #'s ? I will get a price from my parts guy and let you know. I can get these for 10% over dealer cost.

383 LT1 SS

383 LT1 SS
12-29-10, 11:35 AM
After looking at the picture further I would like to get a set of these to see how the sills are put together. What I am thinking of is I have the ability to laser cut the andozied aluminum. I would be able to change what the sill says. Has anyone looked at these and could provide some insight?

Thanks,
383 LT1 SS

HartfordGuy
12-29-10, 02:29 PM
We have several members here with Platinum editions. Maybe one of them can pull one up and take some pics for you. Knowing GM, it is probably illuminated with an electroluminescent strip.

billdaman
12-29-10, 03:26 PM
After looking at the picture further I would like to get a set of these to see how the sills are put together. What I am thinking of is I have the ability to laser cut the andozied aluminum. I would be able to change what the sill says. Has anyone looked at these and could provide some insight?

Thanks,
383 LT1 SS

I am going to spend some time checking the recyclers to see if I can locate a set in my interior color from a platium donor car. Not sure if these were available all years or just in 2011

383 LT1 SS
12-30-10, 03:13 PM
Another option I have is that I could create an overlay and engrave what ever verbage anyone wanted. This would not be a lighted version but could be an alternative. I will post my progress and pics.

383 LT1 SS

z06bigbird
01-11-11, 01:56 AM
BMW charges over $400 retail for the (two) lighted sills. Plus labor.

1BadCadSTS
01-17-11, 07:06 PM
If someone wanted to do this mod heres the parts DIRT cheap

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DTS-Illuminated-Platinum-Door-Sill-Plates-SET-OEM-/330520616629?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4cf4905eb5

HartfordGuy
01-17-11, 07:38 PM
Wow! If those were Titanium grey I would be hitting the buy it now button.

1BadCadSTS
01-17-11, 09:03 PM
Plastic dye

383 LT1 SS
01-18-11, 11:54 AM
If someone wanted to do this mod heres the parts DIRT cheap

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DTS-Illuminated-Platinum-Door-Sill-Plates-SET-OEM-/330520616629?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4cf4905eb5


Thank you for posting the link. I made an offer of $140.00 and the seller accepted. I got a real good deal on these sills. Once I get them I will take pictures and do a write up on the install. The install should not be that bad. Anyone here already install a set of these?

Thanks,
383 LT1 SS

HartfordGuy
01-18-11, 01:25 PM
The install should be easy. Finding a place to tap in the wiring is a whole different story. Exterior lamp wiring nowadays is usually multiplexed.

1BadCadSTS
01-18-11, 04:32 PM
No problem always good to help out!

rjm
01-18-11, 06:07 PM
I meant to ask for you guys at the dealer yesterday, and I was going to take some pictures of my car. BUT, the battery in my camera is dead, and I can't find the charger. As soon as I do, I'll post some pictures!

They really do finish off the car nicely.

rjm
01-19-11, 08:57 PM
pictures not working

rjm
01-19-11, 09:00 PM
Quick ones with my cheap LG.....


Front:
http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3A99%3Enu%3D3452%3E996%3E944%3E2543 996%3A35247ot1lsi

Rear:
http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3A%3A5%3Enu%3D3452%3E996%3E942%3E25 43996%3A33247ot1lsi

Jesda
01-19-11, 09:14 PM
Wow, that's a detail I never noticed when I saw the Platinum at the auto show. I -must- own this car!