I thought I would add some “shiny” bits

Birchall

Dick Chown Award 2016
I am never afraid to try things that might look tacky.

I wanted to liven up my interior a bit with chrome/polished aluminium accessories, this is mainly because I just upgraded to a mk2 RNSE from a Mk1 and the Mk2 had polished aluminium features on the two control knobs.
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I wanted to match these with a new mirror adjuster and at the same time change the window switches for ones with a polished aluminium tip.
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they also tie in with the polished aluminium on the Auto headlight switch.
So far so good (in my view)

But then I tried the chrome rings on the instrument cluster and that was not so good.
they don’t cover up the silver paint (standard) and the larger rings are round and the standard trim is not.
I managed to just about fit them but they won’t be staying on. The small rings don’t stay in place and there is a lot of the silver paint still visible at the bottom of the rings (as you can see).
if your existing surrounds are on an early dash and therefore not painted silver then these rings may look ok. But not on a cluster that has the rings painted silver.
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So they will be coming off, if they don’t fall off anyway (and I did watch the installation video!

But the rest will stay for now.

Steve B
 

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Proghound

Admin Team
My Storm has the Mk.II RNS-E and the chrome controls are the only non-black switches inside, in a very dark interior! What car do the metal headlight and window/mirror switches come out of Steve?
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
Steve, I totally agree with what you have said. The buttons are subtle and appropriate, the extra dash rings look tacky.
 

Birchall

Dick Chown Award 2016
My Storm has the Mk.II RNS-E and the chrome controls are the only non-black switches inside, in a very dark interior! What car do the metal headlight and window/mirror switches come out of Steve?
They are available online. The switches are dear though. Around £60 for the double switch in the driver’s door (if, like me you have manual rear windows) and the single switch in the passenger front door.
the mirror adjuster knob seems to match the RNSE power on knob exactly and that was not quite so dear.

I will post the links shortly.

Steve B
 

Birchall

Dick Chown Award 2016
What car do the metal headlight and window/mirror switches come out of Steve?
The headlight switch is the amazing (in my view) auto headlight conversion. £31 from China delivered in a couple of weeks slots in and just takes 10 mins to fit (unless you want to cut the hole out). It even has a Bluetooth setting app.
SteveB
 
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