STAGE 56

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“The pursuit of maximum performance that guided the design of LaFerrari has by no means compromised the comfort features, such as the useful interior lights of the two-seater cabin.”

 

Contents


Parts

Build


The Interior Lights and Switches

NOTE: I slightly changed the order of these steps from the digital instructions to make things easier.

Step 1

Retrieve your Chassis assembly from the previous stage. Fit the Ceiling Light Mount down into the matching hole at this location on the roof of the Main Chassis, and then firmly press it down onto the two larger nearby pins.

The two small upright pins of the Mount should be towards the rear of the Chassis. If you find this fitment too tight, you can either sand some paint from the Chassis pins or gently drill out the holes of the Mount itself. It should fit flush down into the opening, as shown:

Lower the Bracket into the Ceiling Light Mount as shown, pressing the two holes of the Bracket over the matching pins of the Mount:

Push the round end of the LED Light fully into this hole of the LED Support Bracket, orienting the leads as shown:

Route the plug of the LED Light down through this gap behind the Ceiling Light Mount:

Gently bend the leads of the LED Light towards the rear opening, as shown.

We want these leads to be as low as possible so they will not end up touching the roof later on and possibly shorting out. If you find any metal of the LED leads is significantly exposed on your model, I recommend covering this LED with a piece of electrical tape to insulate it:

Step 2

On the left side of the Main Chassis, pass the switch (marked ‘L’) of the Door Switch cable out through this larger rectangular opening:

Cover this switch with the Left Switch Plate (marked ‘L’) and secure it into place with one (1) Type AA screw.

Installing these door switches is trickier than it looks. What I did was to first make a small ‘S’ shape in the Cable. Then, I fed the left side loop back into the Chassis via the lower triangular-shaped opening, as shown:

The switch fits diagonally into a matching recess of the Chassis wall, but it needs to be angled upwards as shown. 

To take this picture I was holding the Chassis on its side, but it shows how the switch sits when properly fitted. It also shows how I pulled the slack wire of my ‘S’ loop back up through the rectangular opening and into the Chassis:

With the switch aligned correctly, we can fit the Left Switch Plate to the Chassis and capture the switch in place. There is a triangular shaped cutout on the inside of the Plate that fits over the angled corner of the switch. It should sit flush to the Chassis as shown. This may take a few attempts:

Finally, we can secure the Cover Plate to the Chassis with the Type AA screw as directed. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on the threads of all screws going into metal parts:

To ensure proper operation of this switch, you should be able to push the lever toward the center of the car and hear the switch click:

Moving to the right of the Main Chassis, fit the switch (marked ‘R’) of the same Door Switch cable in the same way. Cover it with the Right Switch Plate (marked ‘R’) and secure it into place with one (1) Type AA screw, as shown:

Step 3

Press the posts of the Lower Rear Right Side Panel onto the matching posts of the right-side Main Chassis:

There is a small tab at the rear upper edge of these Side Panels that should be fitted under the lip of the metal Chassis, here:

In the same way, press the posts of the Lower Rear Left Side Panel onto the matching posts of the left-side Main Chassis:

Thoughts


I heard that these door switches could be difficult, but we managed to make it through! While handling the Chassis, take care not to damage the wiring we have recently attached. The unused Upper Cover Panel can be safely stored with the Main Chassis assembly for use later on.

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 Stage 57 – Windshield, Connection Panel, Sun Visors, Hood Details

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