Abstract Ocean Lights - Trunk Installation Issues

GatorAdam

New Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2018
Messages
3
Location
South Florida
Tesla Owner
No
Country
Country
#1
So I installed the Abstract Ocean Lights on the bottom of the doors. Puddle light T's up front and just regular in the back. No problems at all.

I moved to the trunk and got the old lights out, but in putting the new ones in I was unable to secure the bezel behind the felt. In one of them the bezel actually cracked. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures yet. Any suggestions for getting the abstract ocean lights into the bezels again (I sent Tesla an email asking to get a new bezel for the one that cracked).

Thanks, Adam
 

Sandy

One obsession to the next
TOO Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2017
Messages
914
Location
Cobourg, Ontario
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#2
So I installed the Abstract Ocean Lights on the bottom of the doors. Puddle light T's up front and just regular in the back. No problems at all.

I moved to the trunk and got the old lights out, but in putting the new ones in I was unable to secure the bezel behind the felt. In one of them the bezel actually cracked. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures yet. Any suggestions for getting the abstract ocean lights into the bezels again (I sent Tesla an email asking to get a new bezel for the one that cracked).

Thanks, Adam
Hey Adam. Same here in June. The bezel doesn’t fit. Just install the light snapped into the trunk liner. You can just leave the bezel for if you switch back to stock. No bezel = no issue. It’s secure and functions fine. Hope this helps.
 

GatorAdam

New Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2018
Messages
3
Location
South Florida
Tesla Owner
No
Country
Country
#3
Hey Adam. Same here in June. The bezel doesn’t fit. Just install the light snapped into the trunk liner. You can just leave the bezel for if you switch back to stock. No bezel = no issue. It’s secure and functions fine. Hope this helps.
Thanks. I was think that it seemed pretty secure. Now to remove the lights again, take the bezels out so they don't rattle around and store them in a safe place.
 

Dogwhistle

Top-Contributor
Joined
Jul 2, 2017
Messages
403
Location
Delaware
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#4
Yeah, I just put the bezels in a plastic baggy and saved them for later. Lights seem to be staying in just fine without them.
 

sakaike

Active Member
Joined
Mar 27, 2017
Messages
66
Location
Huntington Beach, CA
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#5
Someone else posted in another thread that even the broken bezel (assuming it is only broken on one side and not snapped into 2 or more pieces, still provides a little bit more grip than just the liner alone. In my case, I was lucky. I pulled back the liner and pushed the light into the liner and bezel all together and managed to get everything to install nicely without breaking a bezel. But it was really, really tight and required quite a bit of force. Hopefully, I will never have to do it again. But yes, if a bezel breaks, the liner will indeed hold the light module just fine.
 
Joined
Jun 17, 2018
Messages
10
Location
Ottawa
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#6
same issue here - I snapped one retaining ring halfway by accident and then was more careful with the other one. Turned out the only one I could reinstall was the one I damaged, so I went ahead and damaged the other one too. Still in place 4 weeks later. No issues
 

Cintoman

Active Member
Joined
May 3, 2016
Messages
173
Location
Rhode Island
#7
Same happened to me when I installed the AO LED's in the trunk. No matter what I did, I could not get the bezel back in place. I ended up cracking both of mine, but still kept them installed. With the new lights, the cracked bezel still gives and extra measure of hold, and they fit around the new LEDs, but do have a 1/16" gap in the bezel from the crack. It still fits pretty tight.

--Cintoman
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2017
Messages
22
Location
Naples, FL
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#9
Abstract Ocean© replacement lights installed. Very simple project. Didn't have a "spudger" tool, used a small flat screwdriver. As the wires were very short, I attached a piece of string to them before disconnecting and I didn't lose any of them into the doors/trunk.

Trunk lighting VASTLY improved! As previously noted in the forum, bezels too small to re-use. Without the bezels, lights seem to be quite secure. Will monitor and report back to ya'll if any problems:
t8iyqag4TZ+fN7qPMzZlAw.jpg

Front puddle lights in dark garage (floor mat is ribbed)
gYG6cXZERceAiA1jxMqo7Q.jpg

Rear puddle lights in dark garage (floor mat is ribbed):
EZXNXC30QTON2H60RHpfGw.jpg

Front and rear puddle lights in dark garage (floor mat is ribbed):
dfeVv6ONQkuV5WsudxU%Ug.jpg

Only had to adjust the angle on the left rear projector puddle light ("3"), as it was somewhat akimbo. Adjustment was easy and quick. All of the other puddle lights were properly aligned right out of the box. Good job, Abstract Ocean©!
 

SalisburySam

Active Member
TOO Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2018
Messages
169
Location
Salisbury, NC
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#12
Do you feel the trunk LED lights are considerably better than the stock lights?
“Better” is relative, but “brighter” they indeed are. As a poster above showed in the photo, the trunk lights are very bright and definitely an aid to seeing anything in the black trunk. The Abstract Ocean LEDs are good fits, easy to install.
 

RonAz

Active Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2018
Messages
79
Location
Arizona
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#13
My trunk lights were WAY brighter. The left stock one was not plugged in. No wonder I thought ordering brighter ones would help. As far bezels, my car had none. The lights snap into the liner just fine. October 2018 build.
 

Olds442

Active Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
138
Location
Chicago-Land
Tesla Owner
Model S
Country
Country
#14
i didn't bother with the clip, seems plenty firm in there. saved the clips in case i ever got too OCD about it or if they got loose.