One of the tail lights stopped working, but that was probably my fault for pinching the wire in between bricks. Easy instructions and they were very helpful when contacted!
What we want to do as we install the lights is run all the wires to a central point underneath the vehicle where we will connect them all up as seen in the picture below. Remove the five white 1 x 4 tiles from the top of the windows on the far side of the vehicle. Remove the two outer sections behind each yellow light brick. Pinch and lift the yellow light and the column it is attached to.Remove the yellow light piece from each column. Thread the white connector end of a bit light through the now exposed technic pin. Turn the column piece around to see where the wire comes out the other side. With the wire running down the centre of the four white studs that can be seen, reattached the outer sections that were previously removed. For the left light column, hold the cable out to the right and replace the light column. Detach the table from inside the van and replace the light column allowing the cable to hang down.
Led Light Kit Install In The Lego Volkswagen T1 Camper 10220
A video showing the unboxing and installation of the LED Light Kit available for the Lego VW Camper. The LED kit is great, …
Replace the table with the light cable running between the table and the wall. Very carefully join the two lava lamp pieces back together. Put the lava lamp back on its shelf with the wire facing the back. Run the wire behind the curtain and the 1 x 1 panel to keep it running close to the wall. Now you probably have three wires running wild in the camper!
Gather the wires together and feed them through the gap where the seat was.
We are doing this to keep the wires in place, but remember that it is there as we don’t want to damage it as we work on the rest of the model. Turn the vehicle around so that the back is facing you. Open up the lower rear door to reveal the engine compartment. Remove the brake lights from both sides and take the transparent red piece off the 1 x 2 brick. When you replace the transparent red piece, it will only close over about half of the studs leaving an obvious gap if you look closely. Carefully replace the transparent red piece so that it resembles the image below. Have a look at the inside of the vehicle where these lights came from. Notice that the 1 x 2 brick only attaches to one stud (with the hole in it) on the red 1 x 1 brick. Wrap the wire around the lateral side of the brick and slightly low so that when you replace the light, the wire will sit underneath the red 1 x 1 brick (with the hole in it). At the rear of the engine, there are white arch bricks running down from the centre to either side of the engine bay. Run the brake light wires over the white arch piece on either side of the engine. They will come out underneath the back seat right above the gap we used to run the wires from inside the vehicle to underneath the vehicle. This will have a slightly tighter fit now that there are wires running around the brake light bricks. Feed the wires down through the same gap in the floor we used before (underneath the seat). With the front of the vehicle facing you, remove the front panel with the lights on it by pulling it towards you and then place it flat in front of you. Start by removing the two red 1 x 1 slope pieces and the transparent orange 1 x 1 round plate. Remove the red 2 x 2 plate that has the two 2 x 2 round plates on it (one transparent and one light grey).
You will see the back of a grey 1 x 2 hinge plate and a tan 1 x 2 plate.
Push theses out through the back about 45 degrees. There is room between the grey 1 x 2 hinge plate and the hinge itself. Run a bit light up through the gap from the back. Gently replace the transparent orange 1 x 1 round plate. Feed another bit light in through the hinge from the back. Replace the headlight piece and the two 1 x 1 red slope pieces. Looking at the front of the vehicle, there is a white piece that travels from the bumper bar in through the centre of the vehicle. Because the wires are lower than any of the the suds that attach the front end to the main vehicle, they should freely move through as you gently pull them as the front end gets closer. Feed the wires over the top of the front wheel axle. Grab a bit light and with the lamp running about 1 cm forward into the cabin, rest the cable in between two studs near the centre of the top cross beam. Put the front section of the roof back on.
Lego 10220 LightsRun the plug end of the wire down in between the driver’s seat and the nearest seat in the rear cabin. Pull the wire through and put the seats back into position. Grab the coin cell battery pack and feed it in to the top of the vehicle so that the plug end runs down into the gap we have used before by moving the rear seat. Plug the battery pack connector into the 12 port expansion board. When you have cleared the dark grey technic bricks that the wheel axles run through, lay the 12 port expansion board down to rest with either side on each to the technic bricks. The holes on either end of the 12 port expansion board will fit over a stud. It is a tricky angle to work with so remove the wheels or work from the top down to secure the 12 port expansion board. Take four pairs of 2 x 4 plates and join them together.
LED Lighting Kit For LEGO 10220 VW Camper Brick LootLook for the red slope pieces at the centre of the under side of the vehicle. Put one pair of the 2 x 4 plates at each end of the red slope pieces running longways. Gather the wires coming from the 12 port expansion board and gently gather them together running them through the middle of the two pairs of 2 x 4 plates you just placed. Make sure that the wires are clear of the two pairs of 2 x 4 plates and fix a 2 x 6 plate across the top of the wires, joining with each pair of 2 x 4 plates. Place the other 2 x 6 plate next to this one, and repeat this process for wires coming from the front end of the vehicle. The gathering of the wires does not have to be especially neat.
We just need them to stay up off the ground. Stand the vehicle upright again and move the chair back to its original position. Pop the roof back on and open the rear tailgate. The battery pack is easily accessible and you can switch it on and then conceal it in the back of the vehicle again.
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