Here's some videos of the current setup installed in the truck. I'm also including the parts list of everything I used to make this build.
1. Side Glow fiber optic filament 3mm at 2ft:
2. 1/8th clear heat shrink tubing:
3. RGB LED Strip of Choice:
4. RGB RF Controller of Choice:
5. RGB Extension Cable:
6. RGB Male/Male and Male/Female Connectors
a. Female -
b. Male -
7. Various sizes Black shrink tubing
8. Hollow Wall Anchors
1. Dremel or small carving tool
2. Soldering tool with preferred solder
3. Heatshrink gun or lighter
The basic instructions for adding the cup holder ring are as follows:
Adding the glow tube to the cup holder
1. using a dremel tool with a carving bit, carve a channel into the inner lip (roughly 3/8th of an inch deep, I recommend taking it slow and test with the optical tube)
2. position the clear heat shrink tubing around the optical tubing and heat from the middle out to make sure no air pockets are produced.
3. After you've test fitted the tubing in the groove you carved, use some clear crazy glue and glue the shrink wrapped optical tube to the cup holder. Press down firm to make sure the tube binds to the plastic of the cup holder. (The clear shrink tubing is the key to making the optical tube connect to the cup holder, without it, no glow that I could find will make the slink optical tube stick)
Creating the RGB module for the tubing:
1. Cut a 3 LED section from the spool of RGB 5050 LED strip (only 2 of the LEDs will be used)
2. Solder a short run of RGB wire to the strip and add a connector to the othe end of the RGB wire
3. Modify the Hollow Wall Drive Anchors by removing all parts from where it begins to be hollow to the tip, (this will be used to keep the optic tubing in place and fixed on the LEDs) slightly curve the head of the ancher so it matches the contour of the RGB LED strip.
4. Crazy Glue the curved anchors to the RGB strip LEDs so that they are resting directly on top of the LEDs. You should be able to see the LED through the hole at the top of the anchor.
5. Using various sizes of shrink tubing (3/4 being the largest) begin to cover the strip so that you in case the strip and anchors into one unit. This is the ugly part and can vary in design, but the most important thing is to reinforce the anchor on the strip so it won't come apart along with blocking any light other that what will shine through the anchors. (Also, I recommend using marine grade shrink tubing as it gets harder after it's heated)
6. slide the optical tubing into the anchor hole and take more shrink tubing to lock the two together.
At this point you should have a setup similar to the pictures of the module I've shown. Once all that is complete, you can add the RGB LED strip with the optical tubing to the controller and wire it anyway you desire.
If needed I can work on creating instructions for adding the whole RGB wiring/strips and connecting it to truck, but most of that is covered in previous posting in this thread.
I hope this offers enough to get you started, it's easier that my instructions let on and the outcome is great
I haven't yet added up the cost, but I'm still very close to below 100bucks for everything
Another note is, with this setup you can use any RGB LED controller you like. I picked the one listed as it was small and offered the RF remote option.