Dunno, I've never done such things. You'd have to get electricity from the battery, so I imagine you'd need to drill a hole in the hood, behind the bowtie? Or is there already a hole you could run a wire thru? For sill plates, would it be easy to install and conceal wires on both front door sills? Rear door sills?Sure, why not?
Might have to drill holes, might not. I have no idea at this point because I don't have my Bolt yet. I do know that it is all very doable.Dunno, I've never done such things. You'd have to get electricity from the battery, so I imagine you'd need to drill a hole in the hood, behind the bowtie? Or is there already a hole you could run a wire thru? For sill plates, would it be easy to install and conceal wires on both front door sills? Rear door sills?
Good point. We have similar laws here in California. Most of the custom car exterior lighting you see on line, like under body lighting, lighted grills, etc, people here only turn that on when they are parked or in car shows.I have a 2009 Chevy Equinox and I plan to put in back-lighted bowties. The wiring is simple: just splice to the parking/marker lights that you turn on at night.
The main question is what state laws may affect adding colored lights to the vehicle. In Puerto Rico, Law 22 regulates all the lights and permitted colors in a vehicle on our public roads. It specifies that the front lights can only be yellow or white (such as DRL), and the rear lights can only be red. Blue and green are prohibited because they belong to law-enforcing vehicles, and no red lights are allowed up front. White lights in the rear are prohibited because they can be confused with backup lights, but if the new light works with the backup/reverse, then it is allowed. Side lights are markers, and only yellow is allowed, but red is permitted only for the tail area. Underside lights are not permitted, nor wheel lights. Flashing or moving lights are prohibited, except the emergency strobes when parked. In general, the law allow lights that increase vehicle visibility at night or during a heavy rain (we get plenty!), but not too much to cause driver distraction or confusion. And this totally excludes the famous "Knight Rider" or Lawson scanner lights in the nose.
I plan to add a red light under the Equinox tail, since it is a marker and not prohibited, and adds visbility of the Equinox presence and width to following drivers.
So I recommend searching or asking about your state laws and lighting regulations before buying a back-lighted bow tie.
Just testing my link here, never mind me, carry on with what your doing! LOL